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Intelligence and espionage : secrets and spies

Lomas, DWB; Murphy, CJ


DWB Lomas


Intelligence and Espionage: Secrets and Spies provides a global introduction to the role of intelligence – a key, but sometimes controversial, aspect of ensuring national security. Separating fact from fiction, the book draws on past examples to explore the use and misuse of intelligence, examine why failures take place and address important ethical issues over its use.

The book adopts a thematic approach to the topic, guiding the reader through the collection and analysis of information and its use by policymakers, before looking at intelligence sharing. Lomas and Murphy also explore the important associated activities of counterintelligence and the use of covert action, to influence foreign countries and individuals. Topics covered include human and signals intelligence, the Cuban Missile Crisis, intelligence and Stalin, Trump and the US intelligence community, and the Soviet Bloc. This analysis is supplemented by a comprehensive documents section, containing newly released documents, including material from Edward Snowden’s leaks of classified material.


Lomas, D., & Murphy, C. (2019). Intelligence and espionage : secrets and spies. Routledge

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Feb 15, 2019
Deposit Date Apr 4, 2019
Publisher Routledge
Series Title Seminar Studies in History
ISBN 9781138303133
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