Spy Satellite manual

Spy Satellite manual

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 1785210866

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 203

The book also has potential for use as a news media reference guide to spy satellites, their capabilities and how they work. The field is much misunderstood and this book could be strongly marketed as unveiling highly detailed text, detailed cutaways and drawings and providing a single one-stop-shop to space-based spy-school! A veritable "Spooks in Space" guide to all there is to know about spy satellites.

SCP Series One Field Manual

SCP Series One Field Manual

Author: SCP Foundation

Publisher: Abandondero

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 474

SCP Foundation anomalies SCP-001 through to SCP-999, including containment procedures, experiment logs and interview transcripts. An encyclopedia of the unnatural. The Foundation Operating clandestine and worldwide, the Foundation operates beyond jurisdiction, empowered and entrusted by every major national government with the task of containing anomalous objects, entities, and phenomena. These anomalies pose a significant threat to global security by threatening either physical or psychological harm. The Foundation operates to maintain normalcy, so that the worldwide civilian population can live and go on with their daily lives without fear, mistrust, or doubt in their personal beliefs, and to maintain human independence from extraterrestrial, extradimensional, and other extranormal influence. Our mission is three-fold: Secure The Foundation secures anomalies with the goal of preventing them from falling into the hands of civilian or rival agencies, through extensive observation and surveillance and by acting to intercept such anomalies at the earliest opportunity. Contain The Foundation contains anomalies with the goal of preventing their influence or effects from spreading, by either relocating, concealing, or dismantling such anomalies or by suppressing or preventing public dissemination of knowledge thereof. Protect The Foundation protects humanity from the effects of such anomalies as well as the anomalies themselves until such time that they are either fully understood or new theories of science can be devised based on their properties and behavior. ———————————— About the ebook This ebook is an offline edition of the first series of fictional documentation from the SCP Foundation Wiki. All illustrations, subsections and supporting documentation pages are included. All content is indexed and cross-referenced. Essentially, this is what a SCP Foundation researcher would carry day-to-day in their Foundation-issued ebook reader. The text has been optimised for offline reading on phones and ebook readers, and for listening to via Google Play Book’s Read Aloud feature. Tables have been edited into a format that is intelligible when read aloud, the narration will announce visual features like redactions and overstrikes, and there are numerous other small optimisations for listeners. The SCP text are a living work and the SCP documentation is a gateway into the SCP fictional universe, so links to authors, stories and media are preserved, and will open your reader’s web browser. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License and is being distributed without copy protection. Its content is the property of the attributed authors.

The Central Intelligence Agency: An Encyclopedia of Covert Ops, Intelligence Gathering, and Spies [2 volumes]

The Central Intelligence Agency: An Encyclopedia of Covert Ops, Intelligence Gathering, and Spies [2 volumes]

Author: Jan Goldman Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690928

Category: Political Science

Page: 911

View: 186

The Central Intelligence Agency is essential in the fight to keep America safe from foreign attacks. This two-volume work traces through facts and documents the history of the CIA, from the people involved to the operations conducted for national security. • Covers the history of the CIA from its days prior to World War II, when it was known as the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), supplying comprehensive, objective information in a convenient ready reference • Provides documents formerly classified as "top secret" and an extensive bibliography to allow further research by students • Includes contributions from about two dozen experts in their field of study, ranging from a psychologist describing CIA "mind experiments" to former practitioners and historians writing on covert operations during the Cold War • Provides primary documents such as the oldest formerly classified document held by the CIA (how to make invisible ink, 1918) and intelligence reports that Osama bin Laden was planning to attack the United States (2001)

American Spies

American Spies

Author: Michael J. Sulick

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781647120450

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 579

A history of Americans who spied against their country and what their stories reveal about national security What’s your secret? American Spies presents the stunning histories of more than forty Americans who spied against their country during the past six decades. Michael Sulick, former head of the CIA’s clandestine service, illustrates through these stories—some familiar, others much less well known—the common threads in the spy cases and the evolution of American attitudes toward espionage since the onset of the Cold War. After highlighting the accounts of many who have spied for traditional adversaries such as Russian and Chinese intelligence services, Sulick shows how spy hunters today confront a far broader spectrum of threats not only from hostile states but also substate groups, including those conducting cyberespionage. Sulick reveals six fundamental elements of espionage in these stories: the motivations that drove them to spy; their access and the secrets they betrayed; their tradecraft, or the techniques of concealing their espionage; their exposure; their punishment; and, finally, the damage they inflicted on America’s national security. The book is the sequel to Sulick’s popular Spying in America: Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War. Together they serve as a basic introduction to understanding America’s vulnerability to espionage, which has oscillated between peacetime complacency and wartime vigilance, and continues to be shaped by the inherent conflict between our nation’s security needs and our commitment to the preservation of civil liberties. Now available in paperback, with a new preface that brings the conversation up to the present, American Spies is as insightful and relevant as ever.

Shadow Warrior

Shadow Warrior

Author: Randall B. Woods

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465037889

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 386

World War II commando, Cold War spy, and CIA director under presidents Nixon and Ford, William Egan Colby played a critical role in some of the most pivotal events of the twentieth century. A quintessential member of the greatest generation, Colby embodied the moral and strategic ambiguities of the postwar world, and first confronted many of the dilemmas about power and secrecy that America still grapples with today. In Shadow Warrior, eminent historian Randall B. Woods presents a riveting biography of Colby, revealing that this crusader for global democracy was also drawn to the darker side of American power. Aiming to help reverse the spread of totalitarianism in Europe and Asia, Colby joined the U.S. Army in 1941, just as America entered World War II. He served with distinction in France and Norway, and at the end of the war transitioned into America's first peacetime intelligence agency: the CIA. Fresh from the fight against fascism, Colby zealously redirected his efforts against international communism. He insisted on the importance of fighting communism on the ground, doggedly applying guerilla tactics for counterinsurgency, sabotage, surveillance, and information-gathering on the new battlefields of the Cold War. Over time, these strategies became increasingly ruthless; as head of the CIA's Far East Division, Colby oversaw an endless succession of assassination attempts, coups, secret wars in Laos and Cambodia, and the Phoenix Program, in which 20,000 civilian supporters of the Vietcong were killed. Colby ultimately came clean about many of the CIA's illegal activities, making public a set of internal reports -- known as the "family jewels" -- that haunt the agency to this day. Ostracized from the intelligence community, he died under suspicious circumstances -- a murky ending to a life lived in the shadows. Drawing on multiple new sources, including interviews with members of Colby's family, Woods has crafted a gripping biography of one of the most fascinating and controversial figures of the twentieth century.

The Uses and Limits of Intelligence

The Uses and Limits of Intelligence

Author:

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 141283953X

Category: Political Science

Page: 404

View: 665

This is a major survey and assessment of U.S. intelligence activities over the last forty-five years. It offers a systematic and authoritative evaluation of American intelligence-gathering machinery: how it has been used, misused, and on occasion, ignored. The book has been hailed as "a splendid work, reflective and penetrating" by James R. Schlesinger; while Zbigniew Brzezinski describes Laqueur as "a man who understands the relationships between history and the world of secret services." Henry S. Rowen noted that Laqueur "brings a rare degree of analytical power to this important subject."

The Cold War Spy Pocket Manual

The Cold War Spy Pocket Manual

Author: Philip Parker

Publisher: Pool of London Press

ISBN: 9781910860106

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 100

"Some twenty-five years after its conclusion, yet with its echoes resonating once more in contemporary East-West relations, the rigors and detail of many aspects of the Cold War are becoming increasingly of interest. Furthermore, at the very same time many of the records of the period are beginning to become accessible for the first time. At the forefront of this unique conflict, that divided the world into two opposing camps for over four decades, were the security services and the agents of these secretive organizations. The Cold War Pocket Manual presents a meticulously compiled selection of recently unclassified documents, field-manuals, briefing directives and intelligence primers that uncover the training and techniques required to function as a spy in the darkest periods of modern history. Material has been researched from the CIA, MI5 and MI6, the KGB, the STASI as well as from the Middle East security services and on into China and the East. As insightful as any drama these documents detail, amongst many other things, the directives that informed nuclear espionage, assassinations, interrogations and the ÔturningÕ of agents and impacted upon the Suez Crisis, the Hungarian Uprising, the ÔCambridge FiveÕ and the most tellingly the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. ¥ Full introduction and commentary provided by leading historian and former diplomat Philip Parker. ¥ Complete with a catalogue of, and often instructions for, genuine espionage devices including lock decoders, bugging equipment, a 4.5mm single-shot lipstick gun, microfilm concealing coins and cameras mounted in clothing or pens and shoe-concealed tracking devices. ¥ Presents for the first time the insightful documents, many of which inspired Cold War novelists including John Le CarrŽ, Len Deighton and Ian Fleming, and many of which they would never have seen. "

Spies, Wiretaps, and Secret Operations: A-J

Spies, Wiretaps, and Secret Operations: A-J

Author: Glenn P. Hastedt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851098071

Category: History

Page: 900

View: 709

A comprehensive two-volume overview and analysis of all facets of espionage in the American historical experience, focusing on key individuals and technologies. * Includes over 750 entries in chronologically organized sections, covering important spies, spying technologies, and events * Written by an expert team of contributing scholars from a variety of fields within history and political science * Provides a chronology of key events related to the use of espionage by the United States or by enemies within our borders * A glossary of key espionage terms * An extensive bibliography of print and electronic resources for further reading * Photos of key individuals plus maps of geographical locations and military engagements where espionage played an important role

Handbook of Intelligence Studies

Handbook of Intelligence Studies

Author: Loch K. Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135986889

Category: History

Page: 401

View: 436

This topical volume offers a comprehensive review of secret intelligence organizations and activities. Intelligence has been in the news consistently since 9/11 and the Iraqi WMD errors. Leading experts in the field approach the three major missions of intelligence: collection-and-analysis; covert action; and counterintelligence. Within each of these missions, the dynamically written essays dissect the so-called intelligence cycle to reveal the challenges of gathering and assessing information from around the world. Covert action, the most controversial intelligence activity, is explored, with special attention on the issue of military organizations moving into what was once primarily a civilian responsibility. The authors furthermore examine the problems that are associated with counterintelligence, protecting secrets from foreign spies and terrorist organizations, as well as the question of intelligence accountability, and how a nation can protect its citizens against the possible abuse of power by its own secret agencies. The Handbook of Intelligence Studies is a benchmark publication with major importance both for current research and for the future of the field. It is essential reading for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and scholars of intelligence studies, international security, strategic studies and political science in general.

Predicting Malicious Behavior

Predicting Malicious Behavior

Author: Gary M. Jackson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118239568

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 317

A groundbreaking exploration of how to identify and fightsecurity threats at every level This revolutionary book combines real-world security scenarioswith actual tools to predict and prevent incidents of terrorism,network hacking, individual criminal behavior, and more. Written byan expert with intelligence officer experience who invented thetechnology, it explores the keys to understanding the dark side ofhuman nature, various types of security threats (current andpotential), and how to construct a methodology to predict andcombat malicious behavior. The companion CD demonstrates availabledetection and prediction systems and presents a walkthrough on howto conduct a predictive analysis that highlights proactive securitymeasures. Guides you through the process of predicting maliciousbehavior, using real world examples and how malicious behavior maybe prevented in the future Illustrates ways to understand malicious intent, dissectbehavior, and apply the available tools and methods for enhancingsecurity Covers the methodology for predicting malicious behavior, howto apply a predictive methodology, and tools for predicting thelikelihood of domestic and global threats CD includes a series of walkthroughs demonstrating how toobtain a predictive analysis and how to use various availabletools, including Automated Behavior Analysis Predicting Malicious Behavior fuses the behavioral andcomputer sciences to enlighten anyone concerned with security andto aid professionals in keeping our world safer.

Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness

Author: Chris Adams

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595397556

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 545

OUT OF DARKNESS is the fourth in The Cold War Series by Chris Adams and continues to characterize the turbulent unrest in the lives of the Russian people under the yoke of communism. Once again, he draws from his extensive background in strategic air operations and lengthy travels in the former Soviet Union to create this historical novel. His featured character, Sasha Katsanov, a highly trained and skilled Soviet spy, continues to move from one exciting adventure to the next. The son of a Soviet general, he is also greatly influenced by a doting mother who holds deep anti-communist sentiments. The story witnesses Sasha's development of his own self-doubts, vision and eventual participation in the ultimate implosion of the Soviet Empire. Consistent with his previous novels, the story includes high adventure, spy intrigue and excitement. The author alludes to the fact that many of the episodes are based on similar events that actually took place during the Cold War.