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Сообщение Моргенштерн » 09 дек 2011 14:34

Кто что может сказать об этих двух книжках:

http://www.amazon.de/Uses-Limits-Intell ... 905&sr=1-2

The Uses and Limits of Intelligence
Walter Laqueur

Taschenbuch: 404 Seiten
Verlag: Transaction Publ (31. Dezember 1993)
Sprache: Englisch
ISBN-10: 1560005947
ISBN-13: 978-1560005940

Never before has intelligence played such a critical role in life and death policy decisions. Whether it is a question of monitoring compliance by hostile nations with arms control efforts, assessing foreign intervention in civil wars, or determining fundamentalist involvement in terrorist organizations, vital decisions depend on the quality of the intelligence at the disposal of policymakers. In this pathbreaking volume, originally released in 1986 under the title A World of Secrets, Walter Laqueur examines the basic questions: How good is intelligence-and even more important-how well has it been evaluated and presented? What can be done to improve it? And what inherent limits of intelligence must we learn to live with? In a brilliant new opening essay, the author brings these questions to bear in a post-Soviet environment, raising uncomfortable questions about how profoundly in error the intelligence community and its social scientific sources were throughout the Cold War epoch. The Uses and Limits of Intelligence is a major survey and assessment of U.S. intelligence activites over the last forty-fi ve years. It offers a systematic and authoritative evaluation of American intelligence-gathering machinery: how it has been used, misused, and on occasion, ignored. Based on meticulous analysis of hitherto inaccessible material, as well as personal interviews with leading policy-makers and figures in the intelligence community, this volume takes a probing look at how various U. S. agencies that produce political, military, economic, and scientific intelligence go about their jobs. The Uses and Limits of Intelligence has been hailed as "a splendid work, reflective and penetrating" by James R. Schlesinger; while Zbigniew Brzezinski described Laqueur as "a man who understands the relationship between history and the world of secret services." Henry S. Rowen noted that Laqueur "brings a rare degree of analytical power to this important subject."

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http://www.amazon.de/Tao-Spycraft-Intel ... 772&sr=1-1

The Tao of Spycraft: Intelligence Theory and Practice in Traditional China
Ralph Sawyer

Taschenbuch: 640 Seiten
Verlag: Basic Books; Auflage: New edition (16. Januar 2004)
Sprache: Englisch
ISBN-10: 0813342406
ISBN-13: 978-0813342405

In The Tao of Spycraft, for the first time anywhere Ralph Sawyer unfolds the long and venerable tradition of spycraft and intelligence work in traditional China, revealing a vast array of theoretical materials and astounding historical developments. Encompassing extensive translations of relevant portions of theoretical military manuals previously unknown in the West (such as the T'ai-pai Yin-ching, Hu-ling Ching, and Ping-fa Pai-yen), the book spans centuries to trace the development and expansion of agent concepts, insertion and control methods, recruitment, and covert practices such as assassination, subversion, and sexual entrapment and exploitation, going on to explore counter-intelligence and all aspects of military intelligence, including objectives, analysis and interpretation. But The Tao of Spycraft is more than an examination of military tactics, it also provides a thorough overview of the history of spies in China, emphasizing their early development, ruthless employment, and dramatic success in subverting famous generals, dooming states to extinction, and facilitating the rise of the first imperial dynasty known as the Ch'in. The cases discussed-particularly those exploiting women and sex-not only became part of China's general mindset over the ages, but coupled with the theoretical writings remain the basis for the study and teaching of contemporary spycraft methods and practices as the PRC trains and aggressively deploys thousands of agents throughout the world, including the United States.
Synopsis
In The Tao of Spycraft, for the first time anywhere Ralph Sawyer unfolds the long and venerable tradition of spycraft and intelligence work in traditional China, revealing a vast array of theoretical materials and astounding historical developments. Encompassing extensive translations of relevant portions of theoretical military manuals previously unknown in the West (such as the T'ai-pai Yin-ching, Hu-ling Ching, and Ping-fa Pai-yen), the book spans centuries to trace the development and expansion of agent concepts, insertion and control methods, recruitment, and covert practices such as assassination, subversion, and sexual entrapment and exploitation, going on to explore counter-intelligence and all aspects of military intelligence, including objectives, analysis and interpretation. But The Tao of Spycraft is more than an examination of military tactics, it also provides a thorough overview of the history of spies in China, emphasizing their early development, ruthless employment, and dramatic success in subverting famous generals, dooming states to extinction, and facilitating the rise of the first imperial dynasty known as the Ch'in.

The cases discussed-particularly those exploiting women and sex-not only became part of China's general mindset over the ages, but coupled with the theoretical writings remain the basis for the study and teaching of contemporary spycraft methods and practices as the PRC trains and aggressively deploys thousands of agents throughout the world, including the United States.

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Понимаю, что темы разные, но все равно - есть какие-то мнения? Какая лучше, какая хуже?
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