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Secret Intelligence in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

Edited by Heike Bungert, Jan G. Heitmann, Michael Wala


226 pages

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This work investigates the connection between intelligence history, domestic policy, military history and foreign relations in a time of increasing bureaucratization of the modern state. The issues of globalization of foreign relations and the development of modern communication are also discussed.

Table of Contents

1. Military and Civil Intelligence Services in Germany from World War 1 to the End of the Weimar Republic 2. Unresolved Issues of World War 2: The records still closed and the open records not used 3. Ethnic Germans as an Instrument of German Intelligence Services in the USA, 1933-45 4. Pioneering Research and Analysis: The R&A branch of the Office of Strategic Services and its legacy 5. The Role of Covert Operations in US Cold War Foreign Policy 6. The WRINGER Project: German ex-POWs as intelligence sources on the Soviet Union 7. US Intelligence, COCOM and the Trade War during the Cold War, 1947-55: The French problem 8. "A New Apparatus is Established in the Eastern Zone": The foundation of the East German State Security Service 9. US Intelligence and the GDR: The early years 10. The CIA's Berlin Operations Base and the Summer of 1953 11. The Early History of the Gehlen Organization and its Influence on the Development of a National Security System in the Federal Republic of Germany 12. The KGB and Germany: Some thoughts by a participant in the events 13. Canada and the Intelligence Revolution

About the Series

Studies in Intelligence

The growing interest in intelligence activities and the opening of hitherto closed archives since the end of the Cold War has stimulated this series of scholarly monographs, wartime memoirs and edited collections. With contributions from leading academics and prominent members of the intelligence community, this series has quickly become the leading forum for the academic study of intelligence.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security