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Author Stewart, Brian, 1922-2015, author

Title Why spy? : the art of intelligence / Brian T.W. Stewart and Samantha Newbery
Published London : Hurst & Company, [2015]
New York, NY : Oxford University Press
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Description 1 online resource
Series Intelligence and security
Intelligence and security.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Dedication; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Biographies of the Authors; Writing Why Spy?; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Definitions of Terms; Structure of the Book; Part One: Three Asian Cases; 1. The Malayan Emergency: An Intelligence Success Story; The Emergency; Determinants of Success; The Pre-Emergency Failure of Intelligence; Appendix A: Summary of the Commissioner General's Conference, 26 June 1947; Appendix B: The MSS Political Intelligence Journal; 2. Vietnam: A Can of Worms; Historical Background and Overview of the War
10. Iraq: The Intelligence Imbroglio and the Butler ReviewThe Butler Review; Conclusion; Part Four: Non-Information Gathering Intelligence Operations; 11. Special Operations; Examples and Types of Special Operations; China and Special Operations; Conclusion; 12. Deception Operations; Eighteenth-Century Deception; The First World War; Soviet Deception; Operation Fortitude; The Double Cross Operation; Conclusion; 13. Assassination; Conclusion; Notes; Valedictory; Glossary and Abbreviations; Select Bibliography; Index
Exile intelligence (Exint)Hunch intelligence (Hunchint); Trash intelligence (Trashint); Cab intelligence (Cabint); Rumour intelligence (Rumint); Technical Intelligence (Techint); The Complementary Nature of Techint and Humint; Signals intelligence (Sigint); Imagery intelligence (Imint); Audio intelligence (Audint); Documentary intelligence (Docint); Open Source Intelligence; Conclusion; 6. Assessment: Problems and Common Fallacies; Mirror Imaging; Groupthink; The Numbers Fallacy; Wishful Thinking; The Grass is Greener; Conclusion; 7. Moral Dilemmas; Torture and Interrogation
Historical examplesAmerica's views; Northern Ireland and Strasbourg; Polygraphs and Lie Detectors; Oversight, Freedom of Information and Security; Blackmail, Drugs and Sex; Conclusion; Part Three: Famous Cases of Intelligence in Practice; 8. Pearl Harbor; The Events of 1941: Prelude to War; The Attack; The Nature of the Intelligence Failure; Japanese intelligence; Conclusion; 9. Cuba: The Bay of Pigs and the Missile Crisis; The Bay of Pigs Disaster; The performance of intelligence and its customers; The Cuban Missile Crisis; The performance of intelligence; Conclusion
The US' Decades of InterventionThe Tet Offensive; Personal Reflections; The Intelligence Performance; The Malayan Red Herring; 3. Chinese Affairs; Conclusion; Part Two: The Machinery and Methodology of Intelligence; 4. The Organisation and Machinery of Intelligence; Coordination of an Intelligence Community; The US experience; The British solution: The Joint Intelligence Committee; The Customers; Collectors and Assessors; Intelligence Requirements; Training and Education; Conclusion; 5. Types of Intelligence Collection Methods; Human Intelligence (Humint); Agents; Walk-ins and defectors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Espionage.
Intelligence service.
Form Electronic book
Author Newbery, Samantha, author
ISBN 1849046115 (electronic bk.)
9781849046114 (electronic bk.)