This is Teaser Tuesday, a weekly Meme hosted by The Purple Booker. Anyone is welcome to join in!
In today’s world of cyber-warfare and Wikileaks it seemed like a good idea to try to learn about what intelligence actually is. As it can be quite a polemic subject I asked a friend to recommend a book that tries to show a more balanced overview of the subject.
I’m terrible at remembering dates and names, so I expect I’ll be reading this one for quite a while…
“It has saved thousands of British and American lives and, in no small way, contributed to the speed with which the enemy was routed and eventually forced to surrender.”The Rise and Fall of Intelligence: An International Security History – Michael Warner
The general’s note encapsulated the value and the scope of the Anglo-American intelligence cooperation in its allusion to the codebreaking, human intelligence, and analytic successes of the combined effort. The fact that such a note could be sent by a general of one nation’s army to the secret intelligence chief of another nation also spoke volumes. A truly multinational intelligence instrument had been forged by the exigencies of war.