The Puzzle Palace

Author: James Bamford

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328566897

Category: Political Science

Page: 593

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The first book ever written on the National Security Agency from the New York Times bestselling author of Body of Secrets and The Shadow Factory. In this groundbreaking, award-winning book, James Bamford traces the NSA’s origins, details its inner workings, and explores its far-flung operations. He describes the city of fifty thousand people and nearly twenty buildings that is the Fort Meade headquarters of the NSA—where there are close to a dozen underground acres of computers, where a significant part of the world’s communications are monitored, and where reports from a number of super-sophisticated satellite eavesdropping systems are analyzed. He also gives a detailed account of NSA’s complex network of listening posts—both in the United States and throughout much of the rest of the world. When a Soviet general picks up his car telephone to call headquarters, when a New York businessman wires his branch in London, when a Chinese trade official makes an overseas call, when the British Admiralty urgently wants to know the plans and movements of Argentina’s fleet in the South Atlantic—all of these messages become NSA targets. James Bamford’s illuminating book reveals how NSA’s mission of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) has made the human espionage agent almost a romantic figure of the past. Winner Best Investigative Book of the Year Award from Investigative Reporters & Editors “The Puzzle Palace has the feel of an artifact, the darkly revealing kind. Though published during the Reagan years, the book is coolly subversive and powerfully prescient.”—The New Yorker “Mr. Bamford has emerged with everything except the combination to the director’s safe.”—The New York Times Book Review

Puzzle Palace

Author: Sgt Kevin John Keller Usaf (Ret.)

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440131600

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 174

View: 7126


Assignment: Pentagon

Author: Perry McCoy Smith,Daniel M. Gerstein

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597970964

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

View: 3565

The essential guide to working in the Pentagon

The Mitrokhin Archive

Author: Christopher Andrew,Vasili Mitrokhin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141966467

Category: Political Science

Page: 1040

View: 3670

'One of the biggest intelligence coups in recent years' The Times For years KGB operative Vasili Mitrokhin risked his life hiding top-secret material from Russian secret service archives beneath his family dacha. When he was exfiltrated to the West he took with him what the FBI called 'the most complete and extensive intelligence ever received from any source'. This extraordinary bestselling book is the result. 'Co-authored in a brilliant partnership by Christopher Andrew and the renegade Soviet archivist himself ... This is a truly global exposé of major KGB penetrations throughout the Western world' The Times 'This tale of malevolent spymasters, intricate tradecraft and cold-eyed betrayal reads like a cold war novel' Time 'Sensational ... the most informed and detailed study of Soviet subversive intrigues worldwide' Spectator 'The most comprehensive addition to the subject ever published' Sunday Telegraph

Big Brother NSA & its "little brothers" : The National Security Agency's global surveillance network

Author: Terry L. Cook

Publisher: Kalki Mahavatar


Category: Political Science

Page: 427

View: 8393

Big Brother NSA is the best researched, best documented book ever written regarding the Beast's international computer system. Many rumors and overly dramatic, undocumented speculations have been postulated regarding a possilbe Beast computer system in Brussels, Belgium. The solid research in "Big Brother NSA" refutes these rumors by informing people that the Beast system is really located in America at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland! There is a huge, classified, European Union database center in Brussels, but it is nowhere near the size and capability of the NSA with its ten acres of underground computers at the Fort Meade Army Base. And as you might guess, the Belgium system is connected to NSA via modern telecommunications technology. In fact, virtually every major database in the world, either government or private, is connected to the NSA. Never before has any Christian author done what Terry Cook has accomplished in this book. "Big Brother NSA," is a carefully researched, solid documented, reliable work that should help to dispel all previous misunderstandings and "Christian" dogma regarding this issue.

Spies, Wiretaps, and Secret Operations: A-J

Author: Glenn P. Hastedt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851098070

Category: History

Page: 900

View: 8135

A comprehensive two-volume overview and analysis of all facets of espionage in the American historical experience, focusing on key individuals and technologies. * Includes over 750 entries in chronologically organized sections, covering important spies, spying technologies, and events * Written by an expert team of contributing scholars from a variety of fields within history and political science * Provides a chronology of key events related to the use of espionage by the United States or by enemies within our borders * A glossary of key espionage terms * An extensive bibliography of print and electronic resources for further reading * Photos of key individuals plus maps of geographical locations and military engagements where espionage played an important role

The Wizards Of Langley

Author: Jeffrey T. Richelson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786742666

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 1804

In this, the first full-length study of the Directorate of Science and Technology, Jeffrey T. Richelson walks us down the corridors of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, and through the four decades of science, scientists, and managers that produced the CIA we have today. He tells a story of amazing technological innovation in service of intelligence gathering, of bitter bureaucratic infighting, and sometimes, as in the case of its "mind-control" adventure, of stunning moral failure. Based on original interviews and extensive archival research, The Wizards of Langley turns a piercing lamp on many of the agency's activities, many never before made public.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Antiaircraft artillery

Page: 68

View: 2030

A Century of Spies

Author: Jeffery T. Richelson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195113907

Category: History

Page: 548

View: 3505

Examines the role of espionage in world history through a discussion of information gathering in the modern world, including spy technology, the Cold War, and crisis intelligence