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Secrets of Signals Intelligence During the Cold War

From Cold War to Globalization

Edited by Matthew M. Aid, Cees Wiebes

© 2002 – Routledge

368 pages

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About the Book

In recent years the importance of Signals Intelligence (Sigint) has become more prominent, especially the capabilities of reading and deciphering diplomatic, military and commercial communications of other nations. This work reveals the role of intercepting messages during the Cold War.

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Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung

"This volume shows that historians and political scientists can no longer ignore the importance of "signals intelligence" in the history of international relations since 1945."


"Such detailed accounts on specific SIGINT operations are rare, and offer a glimpse of what is missing from the acknowledged history of the Cold War."


"this excellent book provides an abundance of interesting information…it belongs in your personal library

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