Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda

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Wallace, Robert; Melton, H. Keith
Editorial: Dutton Adult (2008)
ISBN 10: 0525949801 ISBN 13: 9780525949800
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Wallace, Robert; Melton, H. Keith
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Descripción Dutton Adult, 2008. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Todays CIA is regularly criticized for emphasizing technology at the expense of human intelligence. In this history of the agencys Office of Technical Services, Wallace, its former head, and academic specialist Melton (Ultimate Spy) refute the charge with exciting content and slam-bang style. The books chief value is its perspective on the synergy of technology and tradecraft. From WWII through the Cold War and up to the present, the authors say, technical equipmentfor clandestine audio surveillance, for examplehas been an essential element of agent operations. In the post-Cold War information society, technology plays an even more significant role in fighting terrorism. Agents remain important, along with their traditional skills. Increasingly, however, they support clandestine technical operations, especially infiltrating and compromising computer networks. The authors persuasively argue that employing and defending against sophisticated digital technology is the primary challenge facing U.S. intelligence in the 21st century. Their position invites challenge, but it cannot be dismissed. --Publishers Weekly Modern espionage requires more than a fast car and a shaken martini; it demands suitable equipment with which to gather, store, and transmit information. Wallace, former director of the CIA's Office of Technical Services (OTS), and H. Keith Melton (CIA Special Weapons & Equipment: Spy Devices of the Cold War), together with Henry Robert Schlesinger (coauthor, Brooklyn Bounce: The True- Life Adventures of a Good Cop in a Bad Precinct), present this well-written account of the ingenious items and procedures developed by the OTS to support field agents. The details of operational activity are as engrossing as the descriptions of the equipment, military and otherwisee.g., miniature cameras and radios, obscure drugs, tiny weapons, secret compartments, and forged documentsdepicted here in 100- plus fascinating diagrams and photographs. --Library Journal Just amazing! Page after page of jaw-dropping revelations about incredible cases and amazing technology. There has never been anything like this book. Richard Gid Powers, author of Secrecy and Power: The Life of J. Edgar Hooverand Broken: The Troubled Past and Uncertain Future of the FBI This book is absolutely the best I've ever read about the CIA's "spy-techs" and the critical role they have played Painstakingly researched, yet written with a novelist's flair, SPYCRAFTrips back the veils, revealing unfamiliar cases and offering fresh insights into infamous ones. From chronicling the invention of exploding pancakes to wristwatch cameras and quiet helicopters, SPYCRAFTdocuments how ingenious "techies" turned the CIA's lab into "the greatest toy shop in the world" and proved that if they "could think it --(they) could do it." --Pete Earley, author of Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia's Master Spy After The End of The Cold Warand Confessions of a Spy; The Real Story of Aldrich Ames A must read for anyone interested in the world of CIA clandestine operations. The authors open a door on a hidden area that even those of us who have served in the Agency rarely see. Incredible research and great writing make this a fun ride through the history of this until now overlooked secret world deep inside the CIA. Gary C. Schroen, author of First In This is a story I thought could never be told. The CIA's super-secret gadgets and technical operations were the difference maker in the espionage wars. Bob Wallace and Keith Melton have done a brilliant job of taking us into this amazing and arcane world. Behind all of us who did the front line spying for the CIA stood some remarkable and unsung heroes, the scientist. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0525949801

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