Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Counterintelligence

Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Counterintelligence

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& Francis Publishing

From references to secret agents in The Art of War in 400 B.C.E. to the Bush administration's ongoing War on Terrorism, espionage has always been an essential part of state security policies. This illustrated encyclopedia traces the fascinating stories of spies, intelligence, and counterintelligence throughout history, both internationally and in the United States. Written specifically for students and general readers by scholars, former intelligence officers, and other experts, Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Counterintelligence provides a unique background perspective for viewing history and current events. In easy-to-understand, non-technical language, it explains how espionage works as a function of national policy; traces the roots of national security; profiles key intelligence leaders, agents, and double-agents; discusses intelligence concepts and techniques; and profiles the security organizations and intelligence history and policies of nations around the world. As a special feature, the set also includes forewords by former CIA Director Robert M. Gates and former KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin that help clarify the evolution of intelligence and counterintelligence and their crucial roles in world affairs today.

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An encyclopedia of covert activity may seem to be an oxymoron, but these volumes appropriately contain more history than fresh exposés of government secrets. The volumes cover intelligence and counterintelligence worldwide in the 20th century. In keeping with the stated editorial preference for a biographical and historical, rather than a theoretical, approach, the entries primarily concern individuals and countries. The first volume includes a timeline of intelligence, beginning with the Battle of Kadesh in 1294 B.C.E. and concluding with the report from the 9/11 Commission. The second volume contains a resource guide as well as excerpts from the 9/11 Commission report. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : Sharpe Reference, c2005
ISBN: 9780765680686
0765680688
Characteristics: 2 v. : ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Carlisle, Rodney P.

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