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Aid, Matthew M. 1958-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 1,834 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: UB256.U6, 327.1273
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matthew M Aid
The secret sentry : the untold history of the National Security Agency by Matthew M Aid( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peering from space via satellite, tapping telephone lines, computer networks, and cell phone frequencies around the globe, the National Security Agency monitors enemy states, terror suspects, and friendly nations alike. Some 60 percent of the presidents daily intelligence briefing comes from this one agency. From Eastern Europe to Korea to Iraq and Afghanistan, the NSA has played a key role in America's geopolitical successes, and some of its failures. This book follows the NSA from the tense days of the Cold War through its controversial role in the War on Terror. The Secret Sentry reveals hidden chapters of the NSA's history, including its party in dramatic events such as the Six-Day War, the Soviet downing of Korean Airlines flight 007, and the pursuit of al Qaeda, where agency intercepts were vital in capturing top lieutenants of Osama bin Laden. Aid explores the agency's involvement in the 2003 Iraqi intelligence debacle, where evidence that NSA officials called "ambiguous" was used as proof of Iraqi WMD capacity, and reveals the intense debate within the NSA over its unprecedented role, pressed by the Bush-Cheney administration, in spying on U.S. citizens since 9/11
Intel wars : the secret history of the fight against terror by Matthew M Aid( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the growth of the American intelligence community after the September 11 attacks, citing the billions that have been spent on intelligence efforts while explaining why its sophisticated systems are still being eluded by enemies
Secrets of signals intelligence during the Cold War and beyond( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years the importance of Signals Intelligence (Sigint) has become more prominent, especially the capabilities and possibilities of reading and deciphering diplomatic, military and commercial communications of other nations. This growing awareness of the importance of intelligence applies not only to the activities of the big services but also to those smaller nations like The Netherlands. For this reason The Netherlands Intelligence Association (NISA) was recently established in which academics and (former and still active) members of The Netherlands intelligence community work together in order to promote research into the history of Dutch intelligence communities.--
Intelligence and the national security strategist : enduring issues and challenges by Roger Z George( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligence and the National Security Strategist: Enduring Issues and Challenges presents students with a useful anthology of published articles from diverse sources as well as original contributions to the study of intelligence. The collection includes classic perspectives from the history of warfare, views on the evolution of U.S. intelligence, and studies on the delicate balance between the need for information-gathering and the values of democratic societies. It also includes succinct discussions of complex issues facing the Intelligence Community, such as the challenges of technical and
U.S. intelligence on the Middle East, 1945-2009( )

in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These documents shed light on the U.S. intelligence community's spying and analytic efforts in the Arab world, including the Middle East, the Near East, and North Africa. They cover the time period from the end of World War II to the present day, up until the 2002-2003 Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) assessments, the Global War on Terror, the Iraq War, and Iran's nuclear program
Cold War Intelligence the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Sammlung von 2.360 ehemals geheimen US-Regierungsdokumenten (die meisten davon als "Top Secret" oder höher klassifiziert) ermöglicht erstmalig einen Einblick in die freigegebene Dokumentation zu den Erfolgen und Fehlschlägen des amerikanischen Geheimdiensts beim Ausspionieren der Sowjetunion in der Zeit des "Kalten Krieges". Die Dokumente der Sammlung stammen überwiegend aus dem Zeitraum vom Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges 1945 bis zum Zusammenbruch der Sowjetunion 1991, doch sind auch einige Berichte und Artikel enthalten, die erst nach dem Ende des Kalten Krieges entstanden sind
Cold War intelligence online : the secret war between the U.S. and the USSR, 1945-1991( )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 2,360 formerly classified U.S. government documents (most of them classified Top Secret or higher) provides access to the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War
History now( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go inside the NSA as they track the world's two most famous fugitives. Looks at the various efforts to kill Saddam Hussein just prior to the current Iraq War and after the war has been in progress some months. Likens the search for Osama bin Laden to the Israeli hunt for Nazi war criminals, particularly Adolf Eichmann
Secrets of Signals Intelligence During the Cold War : From Cold War to Globalization by Matthew M Aid( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The hunt for Osama and Saddam, tracking down the killers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go inside the NSA as they track the world's two most famous fugitives. Looks at the various efforts to kill Saddam Hussein just prior to the current Iraq War and after the war has been in progress some months. Likens the search for Osama bin Laden to the Israeli hunt for Nazi war criminals, particularly Adolf Eichmann
Special issue on secrets of signals intelligence during the Cold War and beyond( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. intelligence on Europe, 1945-1995( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. intelligence on Asia, 1945-1991( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides students and researchers with the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in the Far East during the Cold War (1945-1991). Particular emphasis is given to America's principal antagonists in Asia during the Cold War era: the People's Republic of China, North Korea and North Vietnam. Also covered are Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia
Declassification in reverse : the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence community's secret historical document reclassification program( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project Azorian : the CIA's declassified history of the Glomar Explorer( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has declassified substantive information on one of its most secret and sensitive schemes, "Project Azorian," the Agency codename for its ambitious plan to raise a sunken Soviet submarine from the floor of the Pacific Ocean in order to retrieve its secrets. Today the National Security Archive publishes "Project Azorian: The Story of the Hughes Glomar Explorer," a 50-page article from the fall 1985 edition of the Agency's in-house journal Studies in Intelligence. Written by a participant in the operation whose identity remains classified, the article discusses the conception and planning of the retrieval effort and the creation of a special ship, the Glomar Explorer, which raised portions of the submarine in August 1974. The National Security Archive had submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the CIA for the document on December 12, 2007. National Security Archive director Tom Blanton commented that "the Navy alternative to the Glomar Explorer--investigation by a deep sea submersible--sounds more convincing than the claim in the Studies in Intelligence article that Project Azorian advanced the cutting edge of deep sea exploration the way the CIA did on aerial and satellite reconnaissance. To me, Glomar resembles the Bay of Pigs more than U-2 or Corona. On the latter, they brought in the best people, Ed Land and the Skunk Works, on the former, they only talked to themselves." Also published today for the first time are recently declassified White House memoranda of conversations from 1975 which recount the reactions of President Ford and cabinet members to ongoing news of press leaks about the Glomar Explorer, including Seymour Hersh's expose ̌in The New York Times on March 19, 1975
National Security Agency releases history of cold war intelligence activities : Soviet strategic forces went on alert three times during September-October 1962 because of apprehension over Cuban situation, top secret codeword history of National Security Agency shows( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In response to a declassification request by the National Security Archive, the secretive National Security Agency has declassified large portions of a four-part top-secret Umbra study, American cryptology during the Cold War. Despite major redactions, this history discloses much new information about the agency's history and the role of SIGINT and communications intelligence (COMINT) during the Cold War. Researched and written by NSA historian Thomas Johnson, the three parts released so far provide a frank assessment of the history of the Agency and its forerunners, warts-and-all
History undercover( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Security Agency Director Gen. Mike Hayden and Secretary of State Colin Powell talk about a little-known surveillance program
Cold war intelligence the secret war between the U.S. and the USSR, 1945-1991( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Secret Sentry Declassified : Declassified Documents Reveal the Inner Workings and Intelligence Gathering Operations of the National Security Agency( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A collection of declassified documents obtained for Matthew M. Aid's book The Secret Sentry
 
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The secret sentry : the untold history of the National Security Agency
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Intel wars : the secret history of the fight against terrorSecrets of signals intelligence during the Cold War and beyond
Alternative Names
Matthew Aid American writer

Matthew Aid Amerikaans journalist

Matthew Aid US-amerikanischer Militärhistoriker und Autor

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English (50)