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In spies we trust : the story of Western intelligence

Author: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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"In spies we trust reveals the full story of the Anglo-American intelligence relationship - ranging from the deceits of World War I to the mendacities of 9/11 - for the first time. Why did we ever start trusting spies? It all started a hundred years ago. First we put our faith in them to help win wars, then we turned against the bloodshed and expense, and asked our spies instead to deliver peace and security. By the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
ISBN: 9780199580972 0199580979
OCLC Number: 816154822
Description: ix, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The separate origins of American and British intelligence --
Great war origins of the Anglo-American intelligence partnership --
Implications of the Zimmermann telegram --
The special intelligence relationship in the Second World War --
CIA: the new model agency --
Surviving mistrust: Cold War intelligence episodes --
Vietnam, Guyana, Ramparts: trust in decline --
An American gift: government in the sunshine --
The distant cousin: America goes its own way --
Europol --
The quest for European intelligence --
Beyond the old west.
Responsibility: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones.
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The full story of the Anglo-American intelligence relationship, ranging from the deceits of World War I to the mendacities of 9/11 - now told for the first time.  Read more...

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a thoughtful and thought-provoking book, and provides a valuable study of a story that still has a very long way to run. Gill Bennett, Diplomacy & Statecraft [An] authoritative book. Military History Read more...

 
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