The Cold War was a sophisticated conflict fought by the west, principally the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, with support from NATO, CENTO and SEATO, to confront the Kremlin and its Warsaw Pact satellites. The battlegrounds extended from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Byelorussia and Albania to Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary, and resulted in conventional, proxy wars fought in Vietnam, Egypt and Korea. Only now, thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, can these issues be examined through the prism of the secret files generated by the intelligence agencies on both sides which have been declassified.
This Historical Dictionary of Cold War Intelligence contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on crucial operations spies, defectors, moles, double and triple agents, and the tradecraft they apply. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about intelligence during the Cold War.
Nigel West is a military historian specializing in security and intelligence issues. He is the European editor of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence. He is the author of many books, including the Historical Dictionary of British Intelligence (Scarecrow, 2005), Historical Dictionary of International Intelligence (Scarecrow, 2006), Historical Dictionary of Cold War Counterintelligence (Scarecrow, 2007), and Historical Dictionary of Sexspionage (Scarecrow, 2009). In October 2003 he was awarded the U.S. Association of Former Intelligence Officers' first Lifetime Literature Achievement Award.
Editor’s Foreword (Jon Woronoff)
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix 1: Soviet Antisubmarine Warfare: Current Capabilities and Priorities.
Appendix 2: CIA Country Plan for Albania
Appendix 3: The Berlin Tunnel,1967 Assessment
Appendix 4: MI5 Study of Soviet Defectors.1948
Appendix 5: BfV Annual Report,1963
Appendix 6: CIA Clandestine Service Primer on HUMINT,1961
Appendix 7: CIA Report on the 1956 Hungarian Uprising
Appendix 8: CIA Report on Lithuania, dated 1953
Appendix 9: CIA Report on Penkovsky’s Legacy, 1971
Appendix 10: NATO Threat Assessment,1973
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