The Search for the "Manchurian Candidate": The CIA and Mind by John D. Marks

By John D. Marks

''The CIA expos? to finish all CIA expos?s.'' —New York A 'Manchurian Candidate' is an unwitting murderer brainwashed and programmed to kill. In this booklet, former kingdom division officer John Marks tells the explosive tale of the CIA's hugely mystery software of experiments in brain keep an eye on. His interest first aroused through info on a difficult suicide. Marks labored from hundreds of thousands of pages of newly published files in addition to interviews and behavioral technological know-how stories, generating a publication that 'accomplished what Senate committees may possibly no longer' (Senator Edward Kennedy).

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Cockleshell Raid by Paul Oldfield

By Paul Oldfield

Operation Frankton is a narrative of ways a handful of decided and imaginative males, utilizing flimsy canoes, completed what hundreds of thousands couldn't by means of traditional skill. The volunteers had enlisted for Hostilities merely and, apart from their chief, none have been in a canoe prior to. in spite of the fact that, with a couple of months education they conducted what one German officer defined as, «the extraordinary commando raid of the war». They grew to become often called the Cockleshell Heroes, having been immortalized in a movie and a ebook of that identify within the Fifties.

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Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How by Marc A. Thiessen

By Marc A. Thiessen

White apartment speechwriter Marc Thiessen was once locked in a safe room and given entry to the main delicate intelligence whilst he used to be tasked to write down President George W. Bush’s 2006 speech explaining the CIA’s interrogation application and why Congress should still authorize it. Few recognize extra approximately those CIA operations than Thiessen, and in his new ebook, relationship catastrophe, he files simply how potent the CIA’s interrogations have been in foiling assaults on the USA, penetrating al-Qaeda’s excessive command, and supplying our army with actionable intelligence. Thiessen additionally indicates how reckless President Obama has been in shutting down the CIA’s software and freeing mystery files that experience aided our enemies. relationship catastrophe proves:How the CIA software thwarted particular lethal assaults opposed to the U.S.Why “enhanced interrogation” was once no longer torture through any moderate criminal or ethical standardHow the knowledge received through “enhanced interrogation” couldn't were obtained the other wayHow President Obama’s activities given that taking place of work have left the USA even more susceptible to attackIn chilling element, Thiessen unearths how shut the terrorists got here to impressive back, how intelligence won from “enhanced interrogation” again and again stymied their plots, and the way President Obama’s dismantling of this CIA application is inviting catastrophe for the USA.

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How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and by Edward Jay Epstein

By Edward Jay Epstein

A groundbreaking exposé that convincingly demanding situations the preferred picture of Edward Snowden as hacker grew to become avenging angel, whereas revealing how weak our nationwide safety structures have become--as interesting as any political mystery, and much extra important.

After info of yankee executive surveillance have been released in 2013, Edward Snowden, previously a subcontracted IT analyst for the NSA, turned the guts of a world controversy: was once he a hero, traitor, whistle-blower, secret agent? used to be his robbery legitimized through the character of the knowledge he uncovered? whilst is it helpful for governmental transparency to provide solution to subterfuge? Edward Jay Epstein brings a life of journalistic and investigative acumen to endure on those and different questions, delving into either how our secrets and techniques have been taken and the fellow who took them. He makes transparent that via outsourcing components of our defense equipment, the govt. has made categorised details way more weak; how Snowden sought employment accurately the place he might most simply achieve entry to the main delicate categorised fabric; and the way, even though he claims to have acted to serve his state, Snowden is handled as a prized intelligence asset in Moscow, his new domestic.

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Infectious Disease and National Security: Strategic by Gary Cecchine

By Gary Cecchine

The velocity of worldwide go back and forth, migration, and trade has caused an elevated possibility of a world infectious affliction outbreak. This file examines infectious affliction in the context of nationwide defense and assesses the necessity for and adequacy of knowledge that may allow U.S. policymakers to avoid and reply to such threats.

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The End of Intelligence: Espionage and State Power in the by David Tucker

By David Tucker

Utilizing espionage as a attempt case, The finish of Intelligence criticizes claims that the hot details revolution has weakened the country, revolutionized conflict, and altered the stability of energy among states and non-state actors―and it assesses the potential of understanding any hopes we would have for reforming intelligence and espionage. studying espionage, counterintelligence, and covert motion, the publication argues that, opposite to triumphing perspectives, the knowledge revolution is expanding the facility of states relative to non-state actors and perilous privateness greater than secrecy. Arguing that intelligence enterprises should be taken because the paradigmatic agencies of the knowledge age, writer David Tucker exhibits the boundaries of data accumulating and research even in those agencies, the place mess ups at self-knowledge element to broader limits on human knowledge―even in our meant age of transparency. He argues that, during this advanced context, either intuitive judgment and morality stay as very important as ever and undervalued via these arguing for the transformative results of data. This publication will problem what we expect we all know concerning the strength of knowledge and the nation, and in regards to the most likely twenty-first century destiny of secrecy and privateness.

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Key to Sinai, The Battles for Abu Agelia in the - and - Arab by George W. Gawrych

By George W. Gawrych

[Includes five figures and 21 maps]
Situated among the Suez Canal and Israel and marked through the tough atmosphere of the primary Sinai lies Abu Ageila, an unprepossessing quarter of low ridges and hills by which passes the best-surfaced highway within the peninsula. because of its situation at the critical course, with regards to the Israeli-Egyptian border, Abu Ageila turned the foremost to the Sinai within the Arab-Israeli wars of 1956 and 1967. The fight for this barren land in wars offers an epic tale of conflict and divulges the effect of expertise at the coaching for and behavior of war.
In either the 1956 and 1967 wars, Abu Ageila was once the most gateway to the Sinai for the Israel protection Forces. but, as Dr. George W. Gawrych demonstrates, there have been marked modifications among Egyptian and Israeli conflict plans, arrangements, operations, and leads to the 2 battles for the world. In 1956, Israel carried the weight of a constricting alliance with Britain and France and confronted different large army difficulties. the outcome used to be that Israel fought a tricky and expensive conflict for Abu Ageila. by contrast, in 1967, the Israel safety Forces built a super operational plan and completed powerful unit command and keep watch over and attained a decisive victory.
Based on vast examine, together with own interviews with Israeli commanders and briefings through Egyptian army historians, Key to the Sinai is a crisp conflict narrative of wilderness struggle and a scientific historic research of 2 armies confronting the altering phrases of conflict. scholars of AirLand conflict doctrine will locate interpreting this learn Survey a stimulus to assembly the demanding situations of contemporary battle.

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A Little Knowledge: Privacy, Security, and Public by Peter M. Shane

By Peter M. Shane

With the expansion of the realm vast internet and the signing of the digital Freedom of knowledge Act Amendments within the mid-1990s, expertise promised empowerment and freedom. the internet held the aptitude to create an educated and engaged citizenry by means of supplying the yankee voter entry to a nearly limitless global of knowledge. After the September eleven assaults, notwithstanding, the accessibility of machine networks has grow to be considered as a vulnerability rather than an asset. the liberty provided via know-how has more and more been changed with secrecy within the identify of safety. yet this equation of secrecy with safety threatens not just our liberty yet our security, as an ill-informed public has little religion in its management and is poorly outfitted to guage its vulnerabilities. a bit wisdom describes how the present administration’s crusade for unparalleled secrecy has affected the functioning of our democracy and recommends six serious tenets for framing a brand new, extra open nationwide coverage on expertise and public info. The booklet argues that voters needs to assert the worth of openness in formulating new and extra efficient methods towards reconciling the imperatives of defense and freedom. members comprise George T. Duncan, Baruch Fischhoff, and Victor W.Weedn (Carnegie Mellon University), Alice P. Gast (MIT), Sally Katzen (University of Michigan legislations School), Richard C. Leone (The Century Foundation), John Podesta (Center for American Progress), Joel R. Reidenberg (Fordham legislations School), and Peter M. Shane (Ohio country University/Carnegie Mellon).

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Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Intelligence by Ephraim Kahana

By Ephraim Kahana

Given the rivalries and suspicions triumphing within the center East, it isn't incredible that almost all of those states are very focused on espionage and infiltration. With the extra risk of terrorism, nuclear guns, a wide U.S. army presence, and the Arab-Israeli clash, the result's an impressively busy intelligence undefined, proportionately higher and extra vast than in such a lot different regions.

The Historical Dictionary of center East Intelligence addresses intelligence concerns within the zone from historic historical past and the center a while via glossy occasions, overlaying the decline of the Ottoman Empire, intelligence task within the heart East in the course of and among the 2 global wars, and the interaction among colonial and native intelligence and counterintelligence firms of the interval. It additionally provides the particularly new fundamentalist terrorist companies that experience had an important influence on diplomacy and at the constitution and deployment of intelligence, counterintelligence, and different protection organs within the heart East at the present time. With a chronology, an introductory essay, and over three hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on vital occasions and key enterprises interested by all points of intelligence collecting and research, in addition to the biographies of key avid gamers, this is often a huge reference at the present scenario within the center East.

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