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Espionage Biblio 2

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RECOMMENDED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON THE MAJOR SECRET SERVICES Lawrence Chin www.lawrencechin2011.

com Russia: the SVR (formerly KGB) Christopher Andrew, The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB, Basic Books, 1999. The book is a classic example of "active measure", disinformation to discredit the past and present Russian intelligence service as both evil and ineffectual. Genrikh Borovik, The Philby Files: The Secret Life of Master Spy Kim Philby, translated by Antonina W. Bouis, edited and introduced by Phillip Knightley, Little, Brown and Co., 1994. A most excellent account of the life of the "spy of the century" Kim Philby, the British SIS officer who spied for USSR throughout World War II and after and then defected to USSR in the 1960s. The account is balanced, objective, and non-propagandist. Victor Cherkashin, Spy Handler: The True Story of the Man Who Recruited Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames, Basic Books, 2005. A fairly accurate and balanced presentation of the KGB and SVR. Does not contain classified details on operational methods, etc. France: DGSE Douglas Porch, The French Secret Services: From the Dreyfus Affair o the Gulf War, Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1995. Useful to some extent for educating yourself about the French inteilligence sercie. From RG (Renseignements généraux), to DST (Direction de la surveillance du territoire), to SDECE (Service de documentation extérieure et de contre-espionnage) which later became DGSE. A good history on the politicization and fragmentation which have plagued the French intelligence organs more than in any other country. Underestimates the effectiveness of the French foreign intelligence service. Advocates the erroneous model of intelligence business as "intelligence gathering". Jean Guisnel, Roger Faligot, and Remi Kauffer, Histoire politique des services secrets francais, La Decouverte, 2012. Educational and informative if you know nothing about the French secret services. Mediocre if you already know a lot, because it gives out no secrets and is usually conforming to "official stories", especially toward the Sarkozy era (e.g. the bullshit "We Western democracies are under threat from Muslim terrorists and rogue states like North Korea"). China: MSS David Wise: Tiger Trap: America's Secret Spy War with China, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. Detailed examination of the cases of Katrina Leung and Wu-Tai Chin. Mediocre; not an overview

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propaganda). On MI5. Lies. Spies. 2007. 2009. fairy-tale view of Britain's highly sophisticated and deviant intelligence organs. Secret Wars: One Hundred Years of British Intelligence Inside MI5 and MI6. 2 . and Whistleblowers. Israel: Mossad Gordon Thomas. A simplistic. Annie Machon. To hide the fact that females constitute the majority of CIA spies. Purely disinformation. bombing of Israel's embassy in London). Britain: CI6 (SIS) Gordon Thomas. St Martin's Press. Valerie Plame Wilson.of the China's intelligence service at all. Book Guild Ltd 2005. Check out the early edition! US: CIA Lindsay Moran. Berkley Trade. Moran's book also misportrays the CIA as male-dominated and permeated by sexism. 2005. Contains useful information. These two contemporary memoirs by actual CIA agents are the worst sources of information about the CIA. "true details" behind certain terrorist acts (the plot to assassinate Gadhafi. Fair Game. but not an overview of Mossad. No such thing. Very good. Official stories (i. Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad. Blowing My Cover.e. Purposely designed to mislead you to the erroneous model of CIA's mission as intelligencegathering for the purpose of defending the nation. Occasional disinformation (Lockerbie bombing). Simon and Shuster. A collection of specific operations carried out by Mossad. Awful book.

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