A Short Course in the Secret War

This now classic insider's look at international intelligence and secret operations, based in part on the author's own Cold War experience in Hungary after World War II, has been updated to include a new afterword featuring revelations of ...

Author: Christopher Felix

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781568331799

Category: History

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This now classic insider's look at international intelligence and secret operations, based in part on the author's own Cold War experience in Hungary after World War II, has been updated to include a new afterword featuring revelations of Raoul Wallenberg's fate, British turncoat Kim Philby, and much more.

The Spy and His Masters

Efterretningstjenestens klassiske principper, samt udførelsen i praksis, f.eks. historien om 75 personers flugt fra det af sovjettropper besatte Ungarn.

Author: Christopher Felix

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg [1963]

ISBN: LCCN:gb63007499

Category: Espionage

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Efterretningstjenestens klassiske principper, samt udførelsen i praksis, f.eks. historien om 75 personers flugt fra det af sovjettropper besatte Ungarn.


They tend to be told from either a supportive or critical perspective, so more than one should be consulted in order to maintain objectivity. Among them are Christopher Felix, A Short Course in the Secret War (New York: Dell, 1988, ...

Author: Glenn P. Hastedt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576079508

Category: Political Science

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Explores the role that espionage plays in world politics today, discussing how it has changed over time, profiling famous spies, and pointing out the key role that advanced warning plays in national security.

Sketches from a Secret War

See also Christopher Felix [James McCarger], A Short Course in the Secret War, Lanham: Madison Books, 1992. 2. The immense literature on the Cold War cannot be discussed here. Basic treatments of its east European origins are Vojtech ...

Author: Timothy Snyder

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300125993

Category: History

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The forgotten protagonist of this true account aspired to be a cubist painter in his native Kyïv. In a Europe remade by the First World War, his talents led him to different roles—intelligence operative, powerful statesman, underground activist, lifelong conspirator. Henryk Józewski directed Polish intelligence in Ukraine, governed the borderland region of Volhynia in the interwar years, worked in the anti-Nazi and anti-Soviet underground during the Second World War, and conspired against Poland’s Stalinists until his arrest in 1953. His personal story, important in its own right, sheds new light on the foundations of Soviet power and on the ideals of those who resisted it. By following the arc of Józewski’s life, this book demonstrates that his tolerant policies toward Ukrainians in Volhynia were part of Poland’s plans to roll back the communist threat. The book mines archival materials, many available only since the fall of communism, to rescue Józewski, his Polish milieu, and his Ukrainian dream from oblivion. An epilogue connects his legacy to the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the democratic revolution in Ukraine in 2004.

The Secret War Between the Wars

... and Romance in the Secret Intelligence Service in Red Russia (London: Cassell and Company, 1938) Essential Handbook for KGB Agents (London: Industrial Information Index, 1991) Felix, Christopher, A Short Course in the Secret War, ...

Author: Kevin Quinlan

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843839385

Category: History

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The methods developed by British intelligence in the early twentieth century continue to resonate today. Much like now, the intelligence activity of the British in the pre-Second World War era focused on immediate threats posed by subversive, clandestine networks against a backdrop of shifting great power politics.

The Secret War

The Office of Strategic Services in World War II George C. Chalou ... a good discussion of the distinction between counterespionage and security , see Christopher Felix ( James McCargar ) , A Short Course in the Secret War , rev . ed .

Author: George C. Chalou

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788125982


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The proceedings of the first major scholarly conference on the OSS, which was in existence from 1941 through 1945. Includes 24 papers presented by veterans and historians of the OSS. Offers new insights into the activities and importance of the U.S.'s first modern national intelligence agency. Discusses: the U.S. on the brink of war; the operations of the OSS at the headquarters level and in the field throughout Western Europe, the Balkans, and Asia. Also explores the legacy of the OSS. Contributors include: Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., William Colby, Walt W. Rostow, Robin Winks, and Aline, Countess of Romanones.
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The End of Intelligence

Felix, A Short Course in the Secret War, 39. 30. Harman, “Dubai Assassination Spotlights Top Cop Skills in a Modern-day Casablanca.” 3 . Keith Jeffrey, MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service, 1909–1949 (London: Bloomsbury, ...

Author: David Tucker

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804792691

Category: Political Science

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Using espionage as a test case, The End of Intelligence criticizes claims that the recent information revolution has weakened the state, revolutionized warfare, and changed the balance of power between states and non-state actors—and it assesses the potential for realizing any hopes we might have for reforming intelligence and espionage. Examining espionage, counterintelligence, and covert action, the book argues that, contrary to prevailing views, the information revolution is increasing the power of states relative to non-state actors and threatening privacy more than secrecy. Arguing that intelligence organizations may be taken as the paradigmatic organizations of the information age, author David Tucker shows the limits of information gathering and analysis even in these organizations, where failures at self-knowledge point to broader limits on human knowledge—even in our supposed age of transparency. He argues that, in this complex context, both intuitive judgment and morality remain as important as ever and undervalued by those arguing for the transformative effects of information. This book will challenge what we think we know about the power of information and the state, and about the likely twenty-first century fate of secrecy and privacy.

Partly Cloudy

Christopher Felix [James McCargar], A Short Course in the Secret War (New York: Dutton, 1963; Dell, 1988), 54ff.; Morton Grodzins, The Loyal and the Disloyal: Social Boundaries of Patriotism and Treason (Chicago: University of Chicago ...

Author: David L. Perry

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442262041

Category: Political Science

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Partly Cloudy: Ethics in War, Espionage, Covert Action, and Interrogation explores a number of wrenching ethical issues and challenges faced by military and intelligence personnel. It provides a robust and practical approach to analyzing ethical issues in war and intelligence operations, and applies careful reasoning to issues of vital importance today, not only for soldiers, intelligence professionals, and policy makers, but also for the citizens they serve and protect. This new edition has been updated throughout and includes new contents, to deal with critical issues such as torturing detainees, using espionage to penetrate terrorist cells, mounting covert actions to undermine hostile regimes, practicing euthanasia on the battlefield as mercy-killing, or using targeted killings as a means to fight insurgencies. Partly Cloudy provides an excellent introduction to the field for students, instructors, and practitioners who are interested in the ethical challenges faced by public servants.

Espionage s Most Wanted

Among his books: A Short Course in the Secret War (1963), also published in London as The Spy and His Masters: A Short Course in the Secret War, and Three Cornered Cover (1972), which he wrote with George Marton.

Author: Tom E. Mahl

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612340388

Category: Electronic books

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Delivers little-known facts and astounding stories about cloak-and-dagger operations, dirty tricks, and the games that nations play

Intelligence And Espionage

THE SPY AND HIS MASTERS: A SHORT COURSE IN THE SECRET WAR. London: Seeker and Warburg, 1963. 287 pp., no index [New York: Dutton. A Short Course in the Secret War]. An outstanding book on intelligence tradecraft and practice.

Author: George C Constantinides

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429725333

Category: Political Science

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This pioneering work, based on many years of reading and research and ranging mainly from the seventeenth century to the present, breaks new ground in intelligence bibliography. It is the most comprehensive and thorough bibliography of English-language nonfiction books on intelligence and espionage to date. The in-depth analytical annotations deal

US Covert Operations and Cold War Strategy

Truman, Secret Warfare and the CIA, 1945-53 Sarah-Jane Corke ... See James McCargar (aka Christopher Felix), A Short Course in the Secret War, Lanham: Madison Books, 2001, p. 138. Darling, op. cit., p. 266. See Hillenkoetter to Souers, ...

Author: Sarah-Jane Corke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134104130

Category: History

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Based on recently declassified documents, this book provides the first examination of the Truman Administration’s decision to employ covert operations in the Cold War. Although covert operations were an integral part of America’s arsenal during the late 1940s and early 1950s, the majority of these operations were ill conceived, unrealistic and ultimately doomed to failure. In this volume, the author looks at three central questions: Why were these types of operations adopted? Why were they conducted in such a haphazard manner? And, why, once it became clear that they were not working, did the administration fail to abandon them? The book argues that the Truman Administration was unable to reconcile policy, strategy and operations successfully, and to agree on a consistent course of action for waging the Cold War. This ensured that they wasted time and effort, money and manpower on covert operations designed to challenge Soviet hegemony, which had little or no real chance of success. US Covert Operations and Cold War Strategy will be of great interest to students of US foreign policy, Cold War history, intelligence and international history in general.

Studies in Intelligence

With this sentence in A Short Course in the Secret War , foreign service officer James McCargar began to describe his brief career as a case In accordance with this philosophy , the Pond spent most of its existence not as a government ...



ISBN: UCBK:C088260042

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The Counterintelligence Chronology

A Short Course in the Secret War. Lanham, MD: Madison Books, 2001, 301 pp. Fergusson, Thomas G. British Military Intelligence, 1870–1914: The Development of a Modern Intelligence Organization. Frederick, MD: University Publications of ...

Author: Edward Mickolus

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476662510

Category: History

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Spying in the United States began during the Revolutionary War, with George Washington as the first director of American intelligence and Benedict Arnold as the first turncoat. The history of American espionage is full of intrigue, failures and triumphs—and motives honorable and corrupt. Several notorious spies became household names—Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen, the Walkers, the Rosenbergs—and were the subjects of major motion pictures and television series. Many others have received less attention. This book summarizes hundreds of cases of espionage for and against U.S. interests and offers suggestions for further reading. Milestones in the history of American counterintelligence are noted. Charts describe the motivations of traitors, American targets of foreign intelligence services and American traitors and their foreign handlers. A former member of the U.S. intelligence community, the author discusses trends in intelligence gathering and what the future may hold. An annotated bibliography is provided, written by Hayden Peake, curator of the Historical Intelligence Collection of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Covert Regime Change

America's Secret Cold War Lindsey A. O'Rourke. izing policies, rather than attempt to remove ... Christopher Felix, A Short Course in the Secret War (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001), 28. 121. Carson, Secrecy, Acknowledgement and ...

Author: Lindsey A. O'Rourke

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501730689

Category: Political Science

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States seldom resort to war to overthrow their adversaries. They are more likely to attempt to covertly change the opposing regime, by assassinating a foreign leader, sponsoring a coup d’état, meddling in a democratic election, or secretly aiding foreign dissident groups. In Covert Regime Change, Lindsey A. O’Rourke shows us how states really act when trying to overthrow another state. She argues that conventional focus on overt cases misses the basic causes of regime change. O’Rourke provides substantive evidence of types of security interests that drive states to intervene. Offensive operations aim to overthrow a current military rival or break up a rival alliance. Preventive operations seek to stop a state from taking certain actions, such as joining a rival alliance, that may make them a future security threat. Hegemonic operations try to maintain a hierarchical relationship between the intervening state and the target government. Despite the prevalence of covert attempts at regime change, most operations fail to remain covert and spark blowback in unanticipated ways. Covert Regime Change assembles an original dataset of all American regime change operations during the Cold War. This fund of information shows the United States was ten times more likely to try covert rather than overt regime change during the Cold War. Her dataset allows O’Rourke to address three foundational questions: What motivates states to attempt foreign regime change? Why do states prefer to conduct these operations covertly rather than overtly? How successful are such missions in achieving their foreign policy goals?

Church of Spies

The Pope's Secret War Against Hitler Mark Riebling. ———. “Secret Papal Brief on Tyrannicide.” Church History 26:4 (1957), 319–324. Lichten, Joseph. ... McCargar, James [as Christopher Felix]. A Short Course in the Secret War ...

Author: Mark Riebling

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465061556

Category: History

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The heart-pounding history of how Pope Pius XII -- often labeled "Hitler's Pope" -- was in fact an anti-Nazi spymaster, plotting against the Third Reich during World War II. The Vatican's silence in the face of Nazi atrocities remains one of the great controversies of our time. History has accused wartime pontiff Pius the Twelfth of complicity in the Holocaust and dubbed him "Hitler's Pope." But a key part of the story has remained untold. Pope Pius in fact ran the world's largest church, smallest state, and oldest spy service. Saintly but secretive, he sent birthday cards to Hitler -- while secretly plotting to kill him. He skimmed from church charities to pay covert couriers, and surreptitiously tape-recorded his meetings with top Nazis. Under his leadership the Vatican spy ring actively plotted against the Third Reich. Told with heart-pounding suspense and drawing on secret transcripts and unsealed files by an acclaimed author, Church of Spies throws open the Vatican's doors to reveal some of the most astonishing events in the history of the papacy. Riebling reveals here how the world's greatest moral institution met the greatest moral crisis in history.

America s Secret Power

A Short Course in the Secret War. New York: Dell, 1963; 1988. Fisher, Roger. “The Fatal Flaw in Our Spy System.” Boston Globe, February 1, 1976. Flanagan, Stephen J. “The Coordination of National Intelligence.

Author: Loch K. Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195361539

Category: History

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Based on hundreds of interviews with CIA officials, national security experts, and legislators, as well as a thorough culling of the archival record, America's Secret Power offers an illuminating and up-to-date picture of the CIA, stressing the difficult balance between the genuine needs of national security and the protection of individual liberties. Loch Johnson, who has studied the workings of the CIA at first hand as a legislative overseer, presents a comprehensive examination of the Agency and its relations with other American institutions, including Congress and the White House, and looks closely at how it pursues its three major missions--intelligence analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action. At once fascinating and sobering, Johnson's book reveals how the best intelligence reports can be distorted or ignored; how covert actions can spin out of control despite extensive safeguards, as in the Iran-Contra scandal; and how the CIA has spied on American citizens in clear violation of its charter. Further, he provides a thorough review of legislative efforts to curb these abuses, and suggests several important ways to achieve the delicate balance between national security and democratic ideals.

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FOOTNOTES 4 1 Jon B. Jansen and Stefan Weyl , The Silent War ( New York : Lippincott , 1943 ) , pp . 151-52 . 2 Christopher Felix , A Short Course in the Secret War ( New York : E. P. Dutton , 1963 ) , p . 28 .



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Human Factors Considerations of Undergrounds in Insurgencies

FOOTNOTES 1 Jon B. Jansen and Stefan Weyl , The Silent War ( New York : Lippincott , 1943 ) , pp . 151-52 . 2 Christopher Felix , A Short Course in the Secret War ( New York : E. P. Dutton , 1963 ) , p . 28 .

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ISBN: UIUC:30112065085158

Category: Communist strategy

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"The study is the second product of SORO (CRESS) research on undergrounds and describes, on the basis of existing empirical information and current state of knowledge, the organizational, motivational, and behavioral characteristics of undergrounds in insurgent movements and relates thise characteristics to the total revolutionary structure, mission, and operations. There are six parts to the study: Organization; Paramilitary Operations; Government Countermeasures. Three appendices give details on the methodological approach, offer an analysis of 24 insurgencies, and summarize World War II underground rules of clandestine behavior."--Report documentation page.

Cloak Gown

Scholars in the Secret War, 1939-1961 Robin W. Winks. London : Secker & Warburg , 1963. Published in the United States as A Short Course in the Secret War . New York : Dutton , 1963 . - , with George Marton . Three - Cornered Cover .

Author: Robin W. Winks

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300065248

Category: True Crime

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The CIA and its World War II predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), were for many years largely populated by members of Ivy League colleges, particularly Yale. In this highly acclaimed book, Robin Winks explores the underlying bonds between the university and the intelligence communities, introducing a fascinating cast of characters that include safe-crackers and experts in Azerbaijani as well as such social luminaries as Paul Mellon, David Bruce, John P. Marquand, Jr., and William Vanderbilt. This edition of the book includes a new preface by Winks. Reviews of the first edition: "One of the best studies of intelligence in recent years."--Edward Jay Epstein, Los Angeles Times Book Review "The most original book yet written on the interpenetration of counter-intelligence and campus."--Andrew Sinclair, Sunday Times (London) "Winks writes a lively compound of analysis and anecdote to illuminate the bonds between academe and the intelligence community. His book is a towering achievement."--Robert W. Smith, Chicago Sun-Times "Among the more important contributions to the history of Anglo-American espionage to appear this or any other year. . . . Moves with an unfolding pace that any thriller writer might envy."--Tom Dowling, San Francisco Examiner "A brilliant book."--Sallie Pisani, Journal of American History