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The Cold War. Clandestine operations conducted during 50 years of unprecedented peace. This analysis includes accounts of the bomber and missile gaps, the roles played by Soviet defectors and the contributions of Oleg Penkovsky, Piotr Popov and Adolf Tolkachev.

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Espionage and Bad Information. Assessing the performance of intelligence agencies in an age of proliferation and weapons of mass destruction. An analysis of the intelligence mosaic and the eight principal sources of intelligence, including open sources; liaison links; diplomatic reporting; prisoner interrogation; attaché links; air magery, Measurement & Signature intelligence; signals intelligence; human intelligence.

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GARBO. The Greatest Double Agent of World War II. How Juan Pujol, a Spaniard, became an Abwehr spy and a British double agent for MI5 to dupe his Nazi controllers over the Allied objective of launching OVERLORD on the beaches of the Pas-de-Calais. Pujol’s co-author reveals how, in 1984, he traced him to Caracas and accompanied him to Buckingham Palace.

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James Bond. The fact and fiction of Ian Fleming's 007. An analysis of the material contained in Fleming’s twelve Bond novels, and two collections of short stories, which contain material based on actual events drawn from authentic intelligence operations, from Casino Royale to the details of the Soviet intelligence structure contained in From Russia with Love. The Spektor cipher machine; defecting codeclerks; Corporal Mensies and Miss Philby.

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Political Assassination. The American, Soviet, British, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Israeli experience of eliminating defectors such as Vladimir Kostov and Georgi Markov; General Pacepa’s astonishing revelations of murder with plutonium dust; the techniques adopted by Nikolai khokhlov and Bogdan Stashinsky; the CIA’s evidence concerning Parice Lumumba, Fidel Castro, President Allende and President Diem.

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The Secret War for the Falklands. The SAS, MI6, and the war Whitehall nearly lost. An account of the SIGINT role played by HMS Endurance; the loss of HMS Sheffield; the deployment in 1977 of Operation JOURNEYMAN as a deterrent to an anticipated Argentine invasion; SIS’s representative in South America; B Squadron’s reluctance to participate in Operation MIKADO to eliminate the Exocet missile threat.

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Sexspionage. An examination of honeytraps and other ploys to entrap the unwary that were used during the Cold War. The East German spymaster Markus Wolf refined the manipulation of vulnerable men and women with his Swallows and Ravens, and the KGB trained a former London detective, Sergeant John Symonds, to seduce the wives and daughters of suspected CIA personnel across the globe.

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Strategic Deception in the Mediterranean. During World War II the Allies perfected the act of strategic deception, adopting some ingenious ruses to mislead the enemy. Operation MINCEMEAT involved floating a dead body, supposedly that of a British courier carrying secret plans, off the Spanish coast. COPPERHEAD required a drunken actor to impersonate teetotal General Montgomery in Gibraltar shortly before D-Day. But was the Axis deceived?

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The Special Relationship: Number 10 and the White House. Since December 1940, when a pair of senior FBI officials visited England to tour MI5, SIS, the Radio Security Service and the Government Code & Cipher School, British and American intelligence agencies have collaborated, and in the postwar era cooperation extended into the development of atomic weapons.  

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The War on Terrorism. Applying conventional counter-intelligence techniques against Islamic radicals. An account of innovative methods developed in Northern Ireland, such as automatic number-plate recognition systems; cellphone analysis; electronic surveillance; satellite tracking and other ploys adopted to assist Western counter-terrorism.  

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The Wilderness of Mirrors. The successful (and catastrophic) management of double agents. Examples of double agents from World War II; MI5’s double cross system; integrity tests; case officer training; source handling.

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ULTRA and Bletchley Park. An account of how Anglo-American cryptographers first solved some of the Abwehr's hand ciphers in 1939, and then depended on a double agent to break into channels encrypted with the Enigma machine in 1940. The result would have a major impact on the campaign in North Africa, the Battle of the Atlantic and the success of D-Day, perhaps shortening the conflict by as much as two years.

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Nigel West's keynote at the Raleigh Spy Conference 2009 from Nigel West on Vimeo.

 

 

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