Spy Agencies, Intelligence Operations, and the People Behind Them

Spy Agencies, Intelligence Operations, and the People Behind Them

by Robert Curley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622750351
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Series: Intelligence and Counterintelligence Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction viii

Chapter 1 The Nature of Intelligence 1

Levels of Intelligence 1

Types of Intelligence 2

Sources of Intelligence 6

Methods of Intelligence Gathering 6

The U-2 Affair 9

Cyberspionage 10

Chapter 2 Titans of the Cold War: The CIA and the KGB 14

The CIA 17

The Emergence of the CIA 17

The CIA in the Cold War 18

The Bay of Pigs Invasion 21

The KGB 23

Early Soviet Security Services 23

Creation and Role of the KGB 25

Chapter 3 Soviet Atomic Bomb Spies 28

Klaus Fuchs 28

Ruth Werner 30

Robert Lamphere: Counterintelligence Agent 31

Alan Nunn May 31

Bruno Potecorvo 33

Theodore Hall 34

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg 36

Chapter 4 The Cambridge Spy Ring 39

Kim Philby 40

Guy Burges 42

Donald Maclean 43

The Profumo Affair 44

Anthony Blunt 45

John Cairncross 47

Chapter 5 American Rogues and Double Agents 50

Alger Hiss 50

Whittaker Chambers 53

Oleg Penkovsky: Soviet Double Agent 57

John Walker 58

Jonathan Jay Pollard 61

Aldrich Ames 62

Robert Hanssen 63

Chapter 6 Intelligence Agencies Today: The U.S., Soviet/Russian, and British Models 67

The United States 68

Sergey Olegovich Tretyakov: A Post-Cold War Defector 71

Russia 72

The United Kingdom 74

Chapter 7 Intelligence Agencies Today: Two Global Hot-Spots 76

The Middle East and South Asia 76

Israel 77

Isser Harel and Adolf Eichmann 78

Iran 79

Pakistan 81

India 82

East Asia 83

China 83

Taiwan 85

South Korea 85

North Korea 86

Conclusion 88

Glossary 90

Bibliography 93

Index 96

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