Historical Dictionary of Naval Intelligence by Nigel WestHistorical Dictionary of Naval Intelligence by Nigel West

Historical Dictionary of Naval Intelligence

byNigel West

Hardcover | April 28, 2010

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Naval intelligence is one of the most vital, and sometimes decisive, forms of intelligence. Over the centuries, and with particular velocity over recent decades, the techniques of detecting and destroying military (and commercial) shipping have improved, leapfrogging the equally frantic race to keep ahead of them and safeguard the huge investments involved. Today the new challenges range from an increasingly aggressive strategy adopted by Pyongyang's submarine fleet and the exclusion of illegal immigrants heading for Australia and southern Europe to the capture of cocaine-laded submarines in the Caribbean and the interdiction of Somali pirates off the Gulf of Aden. Any accurate assessment of the comparative threat these activities pose is just as dependent on good intelligence today as it was to Admiral Lord Nelson in the days of sail. The Historical Dictionary of Naval Intelligence relates the long and fascinating history of naval intelligence through a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the organizations, operations, and events that made Naval intelligence what it is today.
Nigel West is currently the European Editor of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence and teaches the history of postwar intelligence at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies in Alexandria, VA. He is the author of many books, including the Historical Dictionary of British Intelligence (Scar...
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Title:Historical Dictionary of Naval IntelligenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:442 pages, 8.92 × 5.93 × 1.27 inPublished:April 28, 2010Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810867605

ISBN - 13:9780810867604

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This historical dictionary is hence of immense value; its importance cannot be overstated. The dictionary is most comprehensive and covers many topics with which I was unaware, on U.S., British, and German naval intelligence. . .An excellent bibliography on naval intelligence is offered. . .This is the first dictionary devoted solely to naval intelligence. . .The historical dictionary covers subjects not covered anywhere else and is not redundant with any other reference sources. . .The historical dictionary is a most interesting read of a very important and timely subject. It identifies numerous items on naval intelligence.