By Edward Lucas
Edward Lucas - Deception: The Untold tale of East-West Espionage Today
From the catch of Sidney Reilly, the 'Ace of Spies', through Lenin's Bolsheviks in 1925, to the deportation from the us of Anna Chapman, the 'Redhead below the Bed', in 2010, Kremlin and Western spymasters have battled for supremacy for almost a century.
In Deception Edward Lucas uncovers the genuine tale of Chapman and her colleagues in Britain and the US, unveiling their clandestine missions and the spy-hunt that resulted in their downfall. It unearths unknown triumphs and mess ups of Western intelligence within the chilly conflict, offering the historical past to the recent international of commercial and political espionage. to inform the tale of post-Soviet espionage, Lucas attracts on unique interviews with Russia's most sensible NATO undercover agent, Herman Simm, and unveils the terrible remedy of a Moscow legal professional who dared to problem the ruling felony syndicate there.
Once the possibility from Moscow was once overseas communism; now it comes from the siloviki, Russia's ruthless "men of power." "The outcome," Lucas argues, "will ascertain no matter if the West brings Russia towards its criteria of liberty, legality, and cooperation, or no matter if Russia will form the West's destiny as we accommodate (or even undertake) the authoritarian crony-capitalism that's the Moscow regime's hallmark."
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John Eisenhower, each morning would review the separate reports from CIA, State, Defense, and the Joint Chiefs. They would meld this material into one early morning oral briefing. In those sessions, Eisenhower occasionally would ask to see a specific raw report or analytic paper, or task additional work. Agency veterans recall that Sheldon and Deputy Director for Intelligence Loftus Becker in early March 1953 did discuss the idea of producing a brief, all-source, daily current intelligence publication exclusively for the President.
Into Politics With Kennedy and Johnson The CIA's early relationship with presidential candidate John Kennedy could hardly have been more different from the one it had established eight years earlier with General Eisenhower. In 1952, the Agency's briefings in the preelection period had been undertaken by working-level officers who, for the most part, delivered current intelligence summaries in written form. With few exceptions, the reports and analyses offered by the briefers steered clear of policy issues.
Eisenhower, however, relied exclusively on the briefings provided by the DCI. During the transition period in late 1952 the press occasionally wrote of the DCI's "weekly" briefings of the President-elect. But, in fact, the General's schedule did not permit briefings on any regular schedule. His trip to Korea and the Pacific took more than two weeks, with the result that the next CIA briefing did not occur until 19 December. Eisenhower was accompanied at that meeting by Adams and Smith by Deputy Director for Intelligence Robert Amory.
Deception: The Untold Story of East-West Espionage Today by Edward Lucas