By Danny Steed

This e-book lines the actions of the key Intelligence carrier (SIS/MI6) and the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) in the course of the Suez problem, some of the most notorious episodes of British overseas coverage. In doing so it identifies broader classes not just concerning the occasions of 1956, yet concerning the position of intelligence in technique itself. It presents either an exploration of the connection among intelligence and process on the conceptual point, and in addition a ancient account, and strategic research of, the functionality of the Joint Intelligence Committee and the key Intelligence carrier in this time. concentrating on the interval instantly ahead of, in the course of, and after the concern, Danny Steed brings jointly a whole photo of intelligence tale in Britain that has to date eluded complete therapy within the Suez historiography. via large session of declassified archival resources, a re-evaluation of frequently said resources, and the employment of oral background, this examine identifies the main major classes in regards to the use of intelligence published by way of the Suez Crisis.

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It is useful at this stage to deploy a historical example in order to illustrate the point of Precept 2: American intelligence throughout the Cold War. American policy, and thus American strategy and intelligence, was presented with a novel challenge in their strategic history. That challenge was dealing with an opponent geographically very distant, culturally different to a marked degree, but an opponent whose ideological mind-set was one of direct challenge to the American political/ideological vision.

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