Soldiers Spies And The Rat Line

Author: James V. Milano
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574883046
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After Germany’s surrender in World War II, Jim Milano, a young U.S. army intelligence officer, led a small, independent group of soldiers charged with carrying out some of the first intelligence efforts of the postwar era. Inventing the techniques of Cold War espionage for themselves and improvising unorthodox methods, the major and his creative cohorts confounded Soviet forces and created escape routes for defectors. In the pages of Milano’s fascinating memoir you'll find the shadowy world populated by spies, prostitutes, refugees, scoundrels, and heroes comes alive.

Croatia Under Ante Paveli

Author: Robert B. McCormick
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 085773671X
Size: 11.53 MB
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Ante Pavelic was the leader of the fascist party of Croatia (the Ustaše), who, on Adolf Hitler’s instruction, became the leader of Croatia after the Nazi invasion of 1941. Paveli? was an extreme Croatian nationalist who believed that the Serbian people were an inferior race - he would preside over a genocide that ultimately killed an estimated 390,000 Serbs during World War II. Croatia under Ante Paveli? provides the full history of this period, with a special focus on the United States’ role in the post-war settlement. Drawing on previously unpublished documents, Robert McCormick argues that President Harry S. Truman’s Cold War priorities meant that Paveli? was never made to answer for his crimes. Today, the Ustaše remains difficult legacy within Croatian society, partly as a result of Paveli?’ political life in exile in South America. This is a new account of US foreign policy towards one of the Second World War’s most brutal dictators and is an essential contribution to Croatian war-time history.


Author: Stephen Dorril
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743217780
Size: 55.89 MB
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This extraordinary expos of one of the world's greatest and most secretive intelligence agencies is filled with revelations so explosive that the British government attempted to suppress its publication.

The Myth Of The Good War

Author: Jacques R. Pauwels
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 1459408721
Size: 11.51 MB
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In the spirit of historians Howard Zinn, Gwynne Dyer, and Noam Chomsky, Jacques Pauwels focuses on the big picture. Like them, he seeks to find the real reasons for the actions of great powers and great leaders. Familiar Second World War figures from Adolf Hitler to Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin are portrayed in a new light in this book. The decisions of Hitler and his Nazi government to go to war were not those of madmen. Britain and the US were not allies fighting shoulder to shoulder with no motive except ridding the world of the evils of Nazism. In Pauwels' account, the actions of the United States during the war years were heavily influenced by American corporations -- IBM, GM, Ford, ITT, and Standard Oil of New Jersey (now called Exxon) -- who were having a very profitable war selling oil, armaments, and equipment to both sides, with money gushing everywhere. Rather than analyzing Pearl Harbor as an unprovoked attack, Pauwels notes that US generals boasted of their success in goading Japan into a war the Americans badly wanted. One chilling account describes why President Truman insisted on using nuclear bombs against Japan when there was no military need to do so. Another reveals that Churchill instructed his bombers to flatten Dresden and kill thousands when the war was already won, to demonstrate British-American strength to Stalin. Leaders usually cast in a heroic mould in other books about this war look quite different here. Nations that claimed a higher purpose in going to war are shown to have had far less idealistic motives. The Second World War, as Jacques Pauwels tells it, was a good war only in myth. The reality is far messier -- and far more revealing of the evils that come from conflicts between great powers and great leaders seeking to enrich their countries and dominate the world.

Historical Dictionary Of United States Intelligence

Author: Michael A. Turner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810878909
Size: 70.16 MB
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While the United States has had some kind of intelligence capability throughout its history, its intelligence apparatus is young, dating only to the period immediately after World War II. Yet, in that short a time, it has undergone enormous changes—from the labor-intensive espionage and covert action establishment of the 1950s to a modern enterprise that relies heavily on electronic data, technology, satellites, airborne collection platforms, and unmanned aerial vehicles, to name a few. This second edition covers the history of United States intelligence, and includes several key features: Chronology Introductory essay Appendixes Bibliography Over 600 cross-referenced entries on key events, issues, people, operations, laws, regulations This book is an excellent access point for members of the intelligence community; students, scholars, and historians; legal experts; and general readers wanting to know more about the history of U.S. intelligence.

Crimes Of State Past And Present

Author: David M. Crowe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317986822
Size: 67.93 MB
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War Crimes and acts of genocide are as old as history itself, but particularly during the 20th century. Yet what are war crimes and acts of genocide? And why did it take the world so long to define these crimes and develop legal institutions to bring to justice individuals and nations responsible such crimes? Part of the answer lies in the nature of the major wars fought in the 20th century and in the changing nature of warfare itself. This study looks at war crimes committed during the Second World War in the USSR, Yugoslavia, Germany, and efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice. This led to successful postwar efforts to define and outlaw such crimes and, more recently, the creation of two international courts to bring war criminals to justice. This did not prevent the commitment of war crimes and acts of genocide throughout the world, particularly in Asia and Africa. And while efforts to bring war criminals to justice has been enhanced by the work of these courts, the problems associated with civil wars, command responsibility, and other issues have created new challenges for the international legal community in terms of the successful adjudication of such crimes. This book was based on a special issue of Nationalities Papers.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To The Cia

Author: Allan A. Swenson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028643960
Size: 79.62 MB
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The history of the Central Intelligence Agency and its role in world events since its creation in 1947.

The Foundation Of The Cia

Author: Richard E. Schroeder
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826273939
Size: 54.13 MB
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This highly accessible book provides new material and a fresh perspective on American National Intelligence practice, focusing on the first fifty years of the twentieth century, when the United States took on the responsibilities of a global superpower during the first years of the Cold War. Late to the art of intelligence, the United States during World War II created a new model of combining intelligence collection and analytic functions into a single organization—the OSS. At the end of the war, President Harry Truman and a small group of advisors developed a new, centralized agency directly subordinate to and responsible to the President, despite entrenched institutional resistance. Instrumental to the creation of the CIA was a group known colloquially as the “Missouri Gang,” which included not only President Truman but equally determined fellow Missourians Clark Clifford, Sidney Souers, and Roscoe Hillenkoetter.

Legacy Of Ashes

Author: Tim Weiner
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307455628
Size: 34.12 MB
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With shocking revelations that made headlines in papers across the country, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Tim Weiner gets at the truth behind the CIA and uncovers here why nearly every CIA Director has left the agency in worse shape than when he found it; and how these profound failures jeopardize our national security. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Battleground Western Europe

Author: Beatrice de Graaf
Publisher: Het Spinhuis
ISBN: 9789055892815
Size: 16.65 MB
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This book throws light on a lesser-known aspect of the history of Western Europe and looks at Germany and the Netherlands as the terrain on which some crucial intelligence battles were fought throughout the last century. Beatrice de Graaf is a historian and assistant professor at the Center for Terrorism and Counterterrorism at Leiden University in the Hague (the Netherlands). Ben de Jong is a historian and lecturer at the Department of Russian and East European studies at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Wies Platje is a retired lieutenant-commander of the Royal Dutch Navy with a long career in the Netherlands Navy Intelligence Service.