My Father the Spy: An Investigative Memoir by John H. Richardson

By John H. Richardson

As his father nears dying in his retirement domestic in Mexico, John H. Richardson starts to solve a lifestyles packed with drama and secrecy. John Sr. was once a Cia "chief of station" on many of the most popular assignments of the chilly struggle, from the again alleys of occupied Vienna to the jungles of the Philippines—and specifically Saigon, the place he turned a pivotal participant within the turning aspect of the Vietnam struggle: the overthrow of South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem. As John Jr. and his sister got here of age in unique postings internationally, they struggled to deal with themselves to their pushed, far away father, and their clash opens a window at the tumult of the sixties and Vietnam.

during the day-by-day happenings at domestic and his father's activities, reconstructed from declassified records in addition to large interviews with former spies and govt officers, Richardson unearths the innermost workings of a relatives enmeshed within the chilly War—and the deeper struggle that turns the area of the fathers into the area of the sons.

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Securing America's Passenger-Rail Systems by Jeremy M. Wilson, Brian A. Jackson, Mel Eisman, Paul

By Jeremy M. Wilson, Brian A. Jackson, Mel Eisman, Paul Steinberg, Jack K. Riley

U.S. groups depend upon trustworthy, secure, and safe rail structures. each one weekday, greater than 12 million passengers take to U.S. railways. This publication explains a framework for defense planners and policymakers to lead reasonably priced rail-security making plans, particularly for the chance of terrorism. hazard is a functionality of danger, vulnerability, and outcomes. This booklet specializes in addressing vulnerabilities and restricting outcomes.

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Unsafe for Democracy: World War I and the U.S. Justice by William H. Thomas Jr.

By William H. Thomas Jr.

During the 1st international warfare it used to be the duty of the U.S. division of Justice, utilizing the newly handed Espionage Act and its later Sedition Act modification, to prosecute and convict those that antagonistic America’s access into the clash. In Unsafe for Democracy, historian William H. Thomas Jr. indicates that the Justice division didn't cease at this respectable cost yet went a lot further—paying cautionary visits to suspected dissenters, pressuring them to precise aid of the warfare attempt, or intimidating them into silence. now and then going undercover, investigators attempted to elicit the unguarded reviews of people believed to be a hazard to the existing social order.
In this huge but principally mystery crusade, brokers solid their internet extensive, focusing on isolationists, pacifists, immigrants, socialists, exertions organizers, African american citizens, and priests. The unemployed, the mentally unwell, students, schoolteachers, even schoolchildren, all may well come below scrutiny, usually within the context of the main trivial and benign actions of day-by-day life.
            Delving into a number of studies through Justice division detectives, Thomas files how, in case after case, they used threats and warnings to frighten conflict critics and silence dissent. This early executive campaign for wartime ideological conformity, Thomas argues, marks one of many extra doubtful achievements of the innovative Era—and a improvement that resonates within the current day.

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Vaults, Mirrors, and Masks: Rediscovering U.s. by Jennifer E. Sims, Burton Gerber

By Jennifer E. Sims, Burton Gerber

Choice makers matching wits with an adversary wish intelligence -- reliable, suitable details to assist them win. Intelligence can achieve those merits via directed learn and research, agile assortment, and the well timed use of guile and robbery. Counterintelligence is the paintings and perform of defeating those endeavors. Its function is equal to that of optimistic intelligence -- to realize virtue -- however it does so via exploiting, disrupting, denying, or manipulating the intelligence actions of others. The instruments of counterintelligence contain defense structures, deception, and cover: vaults, mirrors, and masks.In one imperative quantity, most sensible practitioners and students within the box clarify the significance of counterintelligence this day and discover the reasons of -- and sensible ideas for -- U.S. counterintelligence weaknesses. those specialists tension the significance of constructing a valid strategic imaginative and prescient in an effort to increase U.S. counterintelligence and emphasize the demanding situations posed by means of technological switch, careworn reasons, political tradition, and bureaucratic tension. Vaults, Mirrors, and mask skillfully finds that powerful counterintelligence is essential to making sure America's security.Published in cooperation with the guts for Peace and protection experiences and the George T. Kalaris Memorial Fund, Edmund A. Walsh institution of overseas provider, Georgetown collage.

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Spying in America: Espionage from the Revolutionary War to by Michael J. Sulick

By Michael J. Sulick

Can you retain a secret?

Maybe you could, however the usa executive can't. because the start of the rustic, countries huge and small, from Russia and China to Ghana and Ecuador, have stolen the main valuable secrets and techniques of the us.

Written through Michael Sulick, former director of CIA's clandestine carrier, Spying in the USA presents a heritage of greater than thirty espionage circumstances contained in the usa. those instances contain american citizens who spied opposed to their nation, spies from either the Union and Confederacy throughout the Civil struggle, and international brokers who ran operations on American soil. the various tales are favourite, reminiscent of these of Benedict Arnold and Julius Rosenberg, whereas others, notwithstanding much less renowned, are both attention-grabbing.

From the yankee Revolution, in the course of the Civil conflict and international Wars, to the atomic age of the big apple venture, Sulick info the lives of these who've betrayed America's secrets and techniques. In every one case he specializes in the motivations that drove those contributors to undercover agent, their entry and the secrets and techniques they betrayed, their tradecraft or thoughts for concealing their espionage, their publicity and punishment, and the wear and tear they finally inflicted on America's nationwide defense.

Spying in America serves because the ideal creation to the early historical past of espionage in the US. Sulick's specific event as a senior intelligence officer is clear as he skillfully publications the reader via those situations of intrigue, deftly illustrating the evolution of yankee understanding approximately espionage and the fitful improvement of yankee counterespionage best as much as the chilly War.

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Pebble Island: The Falklands War 1982 by Jon Cooksey, Francis McKay

By Jon Cooksey, Francis McKay

This can be the tale of the SAS raid on Pebble Island throughout the Falklands War.

In atrocious climate, forty eight males of twenty-two SAS Regiment have been landed by means of Sea King Helicopter at the Island. Their activity used to be to damage the eleven enemy plane positioned on the Airstrip at the Island and neutralize the Argentinean strength published there to protect it.

The raid used to be winning and the entire plane have been destroyed yet debate nonetheless is going on to whether the raid was once a political gesture to provide the British Public a few motion or no matter if it was once to knock out the Airbase which may have made existence tricky for the landings at San Carlos Bay later within the War.

The ebook covers sections on: heritage of the engagement, education and making plans concerned, apparatus used, guns dossier, breakdown of forces engaged, effects and controversies in addition to own bills of these concerned.

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U.S. Intelligence and the Nazis by Richard Breitman, Visit Amazon's Norman J. W. Goda Page,

By Richard Breitman, Visit Amazon's Norman J. W. Goda Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Norman J. W. Goda, , Timothy Naftali, Robert Wolfe

At a time whilst intelligence successes and screw ups are on the heart of public dialogue, this booklet offers an exceptional within examine how intelligence firms functionality in the course of warfare and peacetime. because the direct results of the 1998 Nazi struggle Crimes Disclosure Act, the amount attracts upon many files declassified below this legislation to bare what U.S. intelligence companies realized approximately Nazi crimes in the course of international battle II and concerning the nature of Nazi intelligence organisations' position within the Holocaust. It examines how a few U.S. organisations discovered how one can make the most of Nazi Germany's expropriation of the valuables of German Jews. The paintings additionally finds startling new information at the chilly conflict connections among the U.S. executive and Hitler's former officials.

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