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The Rise and Fall of Intelligence: An International Security History

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The Rise and Fall of Intelligence: An International Security History by Michael Warner

This sweeping history of the development of professional, institutionalized intelligence examines the implications of the fall of the state monopoly on espionage today and beyond. During the Cold War, only the alliances clustered around the two superpowers maintained viable intelligence endeavors, whereas a century ago many states could aspire to be competitive at espionage. Recent technological and sociopolitical changes have made it possible for private entities and even individuals to unearth secrets and influence global events. Historian Michael Warner addresses the birth of professional intelligence in Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century, the subsequent rise of US intelligence during the Cold War, and changes in the field ensuing from the struggle against terrorism and the digital revolution. Throughout, the book emphasizes how technological advancement and ideological competition drive intelligence, improving its techniques and creating a need for intelligence and counterintelligence activities to serve and protect policymakers and commanders.

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Pages: 424
Size: 4.3 MB
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 2370007753628 (DRM-EPUB)
9781626160477 (DRM-PDF)

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