Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond
Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond looks at the huge number of debates, controversies and events that have occurred in the field of intelligence and espionage since the end of World War Two. Always a hidden subject, even the definition of strategic intelligence is controversial.
In this accessible volume, Jefferson Adams places these events and discussions in their historical context, taking a global approach to themes including
- various undertakings from both sides in the Cold War, with emphasis on covert action and deception operations
- controversial examples involving Cuba, Chile, and Nicaragua, as well as some lesser known episodes.
- 3 individual case studies which consider the role of human personality in intelligence work
- the technological dimension
- spies in fiction, film and television
- developments in the intelligence agencies of both sides following the fall of the Berlin wall
Including further reading, a glossary of key terms and a timeline of important events, this is an essential read for all those interested in the modern history of espionage.