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Learning from the Secret Past : Cases in British Intelligence History.

Author: Robert Dover; Michael S Goodman
Publisher: Washington : Georgetown University Press, 2011.
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Identifying "lessons learned" is not new -- the military has been doing it for decades. However, members of the worldwide intelligence community have been slow to extract wider lessons gathered from the past and apply them to contemporary challenges. Learning from the Secret Past is a collection of ten carefully selected cases from post-World War II British intelligence history. Some of the cases include the Malayan  Read more...
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Dover, Robert.
Learning from the Secret Past : Cases in British Intelligence History.
Washington : Georgetown University Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Dover; Michael S Goodman
ISBN: 9781589017955 1589017951
OCLC Number: 782879895
Description: 1 online resource (330 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Learning from the Secret Past; Part I: The Organization and Oversight of Intelligence; Chapter 1 The Postwar Organization of Intelligence: The January 1945 Report to the Joint Intelligence Committee on "The Intelligence Machine"; Document: The Intelligence Machine; Chapter 2 "A Formidable Power to Cause Trouble for the Government"? Intelligence Oversight and the Creation of the UK Intelligence and Security Committee; Document: Intelligence Services Bill; Part II: Political Interference in Intelligence. Chapter 3 The Scott Report: Intelligence and the Arms TradeDocument: Matrix Churchill Ltd: Export Licence Applications for Iraq, September 25, 1989; Chapter 4 Political Interference in the Intelligence Process: The Case of Iraqi WMD; Document: The Butler Report: Annex B: Intelligence Assessment and Presentation: From March to September 2002; Part III: Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism; Chapter 5 Intelligence and Counterinsurgency: The Malayan Experience; Document: "The Special Branch Charter," Directive No. 21, Director of Operations, Malaya, April 24, 1952. Chapter 6 "A Skeleton in Our Cupboard": British Interrogation Procedures in Northern IrelandDocument: Prisoner Handling in Interrogation Centres in Northern Ireland: Report by the Intelligence Coordinator; Chapter 7 The Value and Limits of Experience in the Early Years of the Northern Ireland Troubles, 1969-72; Document: Visit by Secretary JIC to Northern Ireland, January 10-12, 1972; Part IV: Avoiding Surprise; Chapter 8 Suez and the Threat to UK Interests Overseas; Document: The Threat to United Kingdom Interests Overseas, October 18, 1956. Chapter 9 Oleg Penkovsky, British Intelligence, and the Cuban Missile CrisisDocument: "Cuba: Threat Posed By Soviet Missiles," October 26, 1962; Document: CIA Memo: Meeting No. 1 (London) at Mount Royal Hotel, April 20, 1961; Chapter 10 Avoiding Surprise: The Nicoll Report and Intelligence Analysis; Document: "The Joint Intelligence Committee and Warning of Aggression," November 1981; Chapter 11 Lessons Learned: What the History of British Intelligence Can Tell Us about the Future; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

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Identifying "lessons learned" is not new -- the military has been doing it for decades. However, members of the worldwide intelligence community have been slow to extract wider lessons gathered from the past and apply them to contemporary challenges. Learning from the Secret Past is a collection of ten carefully selected cases from post-World War II British intelligence history. Some of the cases include the Malayan Emergency, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Northern Ireland, and the lead up to the Iraq War. Each case acommpanied by authentic documents, illuminates important lessons that t.

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