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Da chefen for Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste, Lars Findsen, i december 2021 landede i Københavns Lufthavn, blev han anholdt og fængslet for landsskadelig virksomhed.Det var kulminationen på en historisk efterretningsskandale, der går hele vejen til toppen af regeringen, og som også førte til sigtelsen mod tidligere forsvarsminister Claus Hjort Frederiksen. En helt igennem usædvanlig og udansk sag.Men i virkeligheden begyndte den ti år tidligere, længe før Mette Frederiksen blev statsminister. På Amager blev en af spionvæsenets it-eksperter så kritisk over for Danmarks overvågningssamarbejde med USA, at han gav sig til at optage sine samtaler med kolleger og chefer for at bevise, at stormagten spionerede mod sine allierede.Det udløste en kæderække af begivenheder, herunder en langvarig overvågning af efterretningsfolk og journalister; blandt dem denne bogs forfatter, som på baggrund af sine artikler om sagen i Politiken og årelange dækning af de danske efterretningstjenester forsøger at levere et svar på, hvordan det kom så vidt.
"I statens hemmelige tjeneste" fortæller Jacob Kaarsbo om sine 15 år i Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste med tophemmelige missioner, politiske magtspil og skandaler.Jacob Kaarsbo gjorde gennem 15 år tjeneste i Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste (FE), og var en af meget få personer, der sikkerhedsgodkendes på allerøverste niveau. I denne bog tager han os helt med ind i de dybeste kamre af FE og med på hemmelige missioner, hvor menneskeliv og nationens sikkerhed var på spil. Det er sager om terror, pirater, hemmelige kilder, kontraspionage og kampen imod Saddam Hussein, Al -Qaeda og Islamisk Stat. "I statens hemmelige tjeneste" åbner for første gang en ellers lukket dør til FE, og giver et levende indblik i efterretningstjenestens dagligdag men også tjenestens dramatiske magtkampe, dens afgørende rolle som brik i dansk politik og de seneste års hovedrystende skandalesager. Jacob Kaarsbo har skrevet bogen i samarbejde med Steffen Nyboe McGhie.
Michele Rigby Assad er kristen og forhenværende agent for den amerikanske efterretningstjeneste CIA. Som hemmelig agent for CIA gjorde hun tjeneste i nogle af de mest risikofyldte områder i Mellemøsten. Hun var leder for nogle af de allerdygtigste agenter på kloden. Truslerne var virkelige. Operationerne var farlige, og inderst inde spurgte Michele sig selv, om hun virkelig var den rette til jobbet. Var hun det rigtige sted på det rigtige tidspunkt, eller havde hun misforstået sit livs kald undervejs? Havde hun det, der skulle til for at overleve?I Ud af skjul har Michele fået tilladelse til at droppe sit dække og stå frem og fortælle sin historie – en historie om indædt kamp, uventede udfordringer, mislykkede operationer og frem for alt: beretningen om, hvordan hun fandt en tro og et formål, der kunne overvinde selv hendes værste frygt.Da Michele og og hendes mand, Joseph, trak sig tilbage fra aktiv tjeneste var de med til at planlægge og udføre en nervepirrende redningsoperation, hvor en stor gruppe internt fordrevne kristne irakere blev evakueret til en ny tilværelse i Slovakiet.Hardback med jacket.
Clandestine radio operators had one of the most dangerous jobs of World War 2.
Code Koral takes you inside secret operations of the intelligence worlds of the 1970s in both the United States and Russia where both balance on the edge of perestroika. There is a new world order waiting in the wings. Ironically, it is the would-be defecting Wings of the Soviet ice hockey team on center stage. The players become like puppets and the double-dealing puppet-masters vie for who can pull the strings. Careers, consciences and lives are on Red Alert. When the reward for loyalty is betrayal, freedom itself is in danger of being put on ice.
On the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, Peter Taylor tells for the first time the gripping story of Operation Chiffon, the top-secret intelligence operation that helped bring peace to Ireland.'A gripping exploration of how MI5 and MI6 worked for a ceasefire with the IRA - and how one meeting changed everything' Telegraph'An extraordinary story . . . A true tale of espionage' The TimesApril 1998: the Good Friday Agreement is signed, ending decades of violence and bloodshed in Northern Ireland. The process of getting the IRA to end its so-called 'armed struggle' was always the prerequisite of the search for peace. It was Operation Chiffon that finally helped make it possible.Operation Chiffon takes us inside the top-secret intelligence operation whose roots go back to the bloodiest years of the conflict in the early 1970s, involving officers from MI6 and, later in the 1990s, MI5. The remarkable story, which has remained hidden for forty years, is now revealed by legendary BBC journalist Peter Taylor with unique access to the officers involved. Drawing on exclusive interviews and Taylor's fifty years of covering the conflict, the book narrates in first-hand detail how those involved risked their careers - and their lives - to help secure the fragile peace that exists today.Taylor vividly brings this covert operation to life and in the process chronicles the history of Sinn Féin, rising from obscurity in the early days of the Troubles to becoming the largest political party in Ireland today. It is a story fraught with uncertainty and danger that, as Brexit risks destabilising what was achieved in the Good Friday Agreement twenty-five years ago, is more important than ever to remember.
An innovative theory of state intelligence
After the panic of 9/11, intelligence agencies, including state and local police and their nascent anti-terror divisions, realized they had failed the country and had to share all their precious info with the total intel community—something all their years of training had taught them never to do.The great War on Terror was not intentionally begun by the United States or its NATO allies. It came looking for us. America is a country that is an open society, where men like the 9/11 perpetrators could visit on a student visa and conduct the diabolical, fevered schemes of Osama bin Laden and other monsters from hell. Islamic extremists were angry that Western women are treated equally to men, can drive cars, and even show their faces in public. The existence of such a nation/state sneers at the barbarous conditions in the many Islamic states that torture and publicly behead citizens for giving voice to the societal rules that America and the West consider the norm. The main sources of the book are code-named “Ranger” and “Laredo,” to save them from the antifas—or death warrants—the terrorists have attached to them. Ranger joined the elite Army Rangers. Laredo steered her career in the direction she felt would make the most difference: she was an expert in chemical, biological, and radiologic warfare. Her army general father and other advisors told her they had plenty of warriors; they needed people who could identify and neutralize future weaponry—the kind of weapons third-world terrorists could afford with no concern regarding the hellish outcome. Both jobs call for unique soldiers with special skills and fearless souls. The Hunter Elite is about the clash of civilizations on a global scale.
The Women Behind the Few explores the Second World War from the perspective of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force members working behind the scenes to collect and disseminate vital intelligence - intelligence that resulted in Allied victory.
The untold history of Moscow's Metropol hotel—a fervent spot of intrigue, secrets, and the center of Stalin's nefarious propaganda during WWII.In 1941, when German armies were marching towards Moscow, Lenin’s body was moved from his tomb on Red Square and taken to Siberia. By 1945, a victorious Stalin had turned a poor country into a victorious superpower. Over the course of those four years, Stalin, at Churchill's insistence, accepted an Anglo-American press corps in Moscow to cover the Eastern Front. To turn these reporters into Kremlin mouthpieces, Stalin imposed the most draconian controls – unbending censorship, no visits to the battle front, and a ban on contact with ordinary citizens. The Red Hotel explores this gilded cage of the Metropol Hotel. They enjoyed lavish supplies of caviar and had their choice of young women to employ as translators and share their beds. On the surface, this regime served Stalin well: his plans to control Eastern Europe as a Sovietised ‘outer empire’ were never reported and the most outrageous Soviet lies went unchallenged. But beneath the surface the Metropol was roiling with intrigue. While some of the translators turned journalists into robotic conveyors of Kremlin propaganda, others were secret dissidents who whispered to reporters the reality of Soviet life and were punished with sentences in the Gulag. Using British archives and Soviet sources, the unique role of the women of the Metropol, both as consummate propagandists and secret dissenters, is told for the first time. At the end of the war when Lenin returned to Red Square, the reporters went home, but the memory of Stalin’s ruthless control of the wartime narrative lived on in the Kremlin. From the weaponization of disinformation to the falsification of history, from the moving of borders to the neutralisation of independent states, the story of the Metropol mirrors the struggles of our own modern era.
'David Omand is exactly the man you need in a crisis' Rory Stewart'An extraordinary achievement. Probably the best book ever written on crisis management' Christopher Andrew, author of Defence of the RealmWe never know when a crisis might explode. Some 'sudden impact' events, such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters, blow up out of a clear blue sky. Other 'slow burn' crises smoulder away for years, often with warning signs ignored along the way until, as if from nowhere, the troops storm the palace.In How to Survive a Crisis, Professor Sir David Omand draws on his experience in defence, security and intelligence, including as Director of GCHQ and UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator, to show how you can detect a looming crisis and extinguish it (or at least survive it with minimum loss).Using gripping real-world examples from Omand's storied career, and drawing lessons from historic catastrophes such as Chernobyl, 9/11, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack, this empowering book is filled with practical advice on how to survive the multiplying crises of the future. Not every crisis need tip into disaster - if we have invested in personal, business and national resilience.This is an essential toolkit for our turbulent twenty-first century, as well as an exhilarating read for anyone interested in the state of our world - and how we might improve it.'Piercingly insightful, brilliantly lucid and illuminating, frightening and wise . . . From nuclear meltdown to apocalyptic cyber-attacks, from pandemics to the drums of war, here is a remarkable record of how the threads of society can be held firm in the darkest days' Sinclair McKay, author of Berlin'An amazing book. Timely, essential and important. The brilliantly insightful David Omand draws on his unmatched experience to explore the complexities of crisis. He shows us how poor preparation leads to failure, but applied intelligence saves lives' Richard Aldrich, author of GCHQ'This book is the instruction manual we all need' Sir Alex Younger, Chief of MI6
This book, first published in 1986 and an essential study of signals intelligence, examines Tsarist codebreakers and cryptanalysis during the Weimar Republic; the history of the Government Code and Cypher School; the Ultra programme; hand cyphers and wartime sigint; and surveillance under the Vichy regime.
"A concise history of espionage. Going beyond the traditional accounts of espionage that focus on military and diplomatic intelligence collected by humans, the book also includes chapters on industrial espionage as well as the new techno-spy"--
The history of Enigma is of interest to many researchers and authors on an international scale. The capture and unraveling of the most hidden secret of the army of the Third Reich that was decisive for the fate of one of the greatest armed conflicts in the history of the world appeals to everyone from the avid historian to Hollywood. So far, other authors' attention has focused on the technical and cryptological issues of Enigma functioning, the fate of the Bletchley Park facility, or Alan Turing's story. Most of the attention was devoted to the events during the Second World War and it is the time frame of this conflict that usually begins and ends the story of Enigma. The First Enigma Codebreaker raises an issue that has never been discussed in greater detail in both international and Polish literature, the story of Marian Rejewski. This biography answers the questions: in what conditions was the ""Enigma conqueror"" brought up, in what circumstances did he manage to decode the machine, what happened to him during the Second World War and why he never ended up in Bletchley Park, what price he had to pay for his discovery in the communist Poland and what he did to make the world know the true history of Enigma. This is the story of a man who made a revolution in cryptology, about the rivalry between man and machine, about powerful history affecting individual lives, and about the life of Marian Rejewski whose story is still waiting to be presented to the public.
This book examines Indiäs foreign intelligence culture and strategic surprises in the 20th century.
Introduction to Intelligence Studies (3rd edition) provides an overview of the US intelligence community, including its history, organization, and function.
This book is a professional military-intelligence officer's and a controversial insider's view of some of the greatest intelligence blunders of recent history. It includes the serious developments in government misuse of intelligence in the recent war with Iraq. Colonel John Hughes-Wilson analyses not just the events that conspire to cause disaster, but why crucial intelligence is so often ignored, misunderstood or spun by politicians and seasoned generals alike. This book analyses: how Hitler's intelligence staff misled him in a bid to outfox their Nazi Party rivals; the bureaucratic bungling behind Pearl Harbor; how in-fighting within American intelligence ensured they were taken off guard by the Viet Cong's 1968 Tet Offensive; how over confidence, political interference and deception facilitated Egypt and Syria's 1973 surprise attack on Israel; why a handful of marines and a London taxicab were all Britain had to defend the Falklands; the mistaken intelligence that allowed Saddam Hussein to remain in power until the second Iraq War of 2003; the truth behind the US failure to run a terrorist warning system before the 9/11 WTC bombing; and how governments are increasingly pressurising intelligence agencies to 'spin' the party-political line.