By Jan Goldman

Intelligence pros are staff of the govt. operating in a enterprise that a few might think about unethical—the enterprise of spying. This booklet seems on the dilemmas that exist whilst one is requested to accomplish a civil carrier that's in clash with what that particular believes to be "ethical." this can be the 1st publication to provide the simplest essays, articles, and speeches on ethics and intelligence that display the complicated ethical dilemmas in intelligence assortment, research, and operations that confront govt staff. a few are lately declassified and not prior to released, and all are written by way of authors whose backgrounds are as different as their insights, together with Robert M. Gates, former Director of the imperative Intelligence company; John P. Langan, the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Professor of Catholic Social inspiration on the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown collage; and Loch ok. Johnson, Regents Professor of Political technological know-how on the collage of Georgia and recipient of the Owens Award for contributions to the certainty of U.S. intelligence actions. To the intelligence specialist, this can be a necessary selection of literature for development a moral code that isn't depending on any particular corporation, division, or state. Managers, supervisors, and staff of all degrees should still learn this e-book. growing the basis for the research of ethics and intelligence by way of filling within the hole among battle and philosophy, Ethics of Spying makes the assertion that the intelligence specialist has ethics.

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The reason is that it brings back a memory of a very different episode in which we and the French were involved with ciphers. This was in 1945 when the British cryptographers at Bletchley were anxious to interrogate their German counterparts after the German surrender. We traced their flight from the wartime headquarters at Treuenbritzen and found that they were now in the relatively small zone of Germany that had been allocated for French control. After their wartime history the French were tending to reestablish their dignity whenever occasion arose, and this was one: they would not allow a mission of British and American cryptographers to enter their zone, and all representations, both military and diplomatic, had failed.

After three days the envelope came back to us immaculately restitched with no visible sign of tampering, but including a complimentary card from our friends to show that they had opened it. They were furious when we told them that we were certain it had been opened, and that they had failed to spot the simple trick of fluorescent marking in concentrating, otherwise so successfully, on the very difficult task of restitching. In such an instance the contest between the men trying to protect their country’s secrets and the men who are trying to pry them open can be a battle of wits in which each side is aiming to be cleverer than the other, with all the thrust and parry of a medieval joust.

5. , p 286. 6. Harry Rositzke in ‘‘America’s Secret Operations: A Perspective,’’ Foreign Affairs, January 1975, pp. 334–51, has presented a sophisticated view of the remaining need for clandestine human intelligence and counterintelligence collection. , writing from a consumer’s viewpoint (as I do) has laid, I think, the right stress on the predominant need for technological methods today. ’’ Foreign Affairs, April 1976, pp. 482–95. 7. See Harry Rositzke, CIA’s Secret Operations, New York: Reader’s Digest Press, 1977, Chapter 13.

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