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Why Spy? The art of intelligence

Stewart, BTW and Newbery, SL 2015, Why Spy? The art of intelligence , Other, Hurst, London. (In Press)

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Why Spy? distills Brian Stewart’s seventy years of experience in intelligence. Few books currently available have been written by someone who has his practical experience both of field work and of the intelligence bureaucracy at home and abroad. Stewart relates successes and failures via a fascinating series of vignettes, either those cases in which he was personally involved, or seminal events such as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and draws conclusions that should be pondered by all those concerned with the limitations and usefulness of the intelligence product. He also cautions against the tendency to abuse or ignore intelligence findings when their conclusions do not fit with preconceived ideas. Stewart also reminds the reader of the multiplicity of methods and organisations and the wide range of talents making up the intelligence world. Brian Stewart’s co-author, scholar Samantha Newbery, emphasise throughout Why Spy? the necessity of embracing a range of sources, including police, political, military and overt, to ensure that secret intelligence is placed in as wide a context as possible when decisions are made.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for European Security
Publisher: Hurst
Series Name: Intelligence and Security
ISBN: 9781849045131
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Samantha Newbery
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2015 13:04
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2015 11:57

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