The Intelligence War: Penetrating the Secret World of Today’s Advanced Technology Conflict by William V. Kennedy lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Salamander, 1983, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;
From the cover: It is now acknowledged by most who have studied the superpowers arms race that, probably for the first time in history, a successful nuclear first strike can he launched against an equally well armed opponent. The weapons are now available, or soon will be. in the opposing nuclear arsenals to cripple any attempt by an opponent to respond in kind against a surprise first strike, at least with land-based weapons. The decision to launch such a strike will depend on information that is military intelligence expanded to include politics, economics, sociology and psychology.
The statesman who makes that first strike decision may have no more than 15 to 20 minutes in which to decide to act.
That decision will he the product of the intelligence, good or had. formal or informal, he has received throughout a lifetime. Above all it will he a product of the intelligence organizations through which must come most, if not all. of the intelligence indicators that will force him to confront the possibility of an enemy attack.
In a very real sense, the lives of every man. woman and child on earth depend on how well or poorly those intelligence organizations function.
This hook, unique in its concept and execution, explains the complex systems of intelligence gathering, and shows just how important intelligence is to national and international security.
The highly readable text and hundreds of photographs and diagrams, most in colour, reveal a very murky world of secrecy and spies and technological equipment, addressing the important questions of strengths and weaknesses within the world s major intelligence organizations, and showing how they operate in peace and war, in space, in the air, on land and at sea.
Certainly this hook will cause controversy, but its aim is to inform and give interest. No ether book has been published which deals with this subject so clearly and in such depth.
Introduction by: Ray S. Cline
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Index. 12″ x 8¾”.
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