Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda (Paperback)

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Who's spying on you? And how are they doing it?
"Spycraft"offers anunprecedented look at the CIA's most secretive operations and the devices that made them possible.
Written by the former director of the CIA's Office of Technical Service, Robert Wallace (a real-life Q, straight out of the James Bond films), and internationally renowned intelligence historian H. Keith Melton, "Spycraft"reveals how the CIA carries out its life-and-death missions against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions - including the Cold War, the Cuben Missile Crisis, and the War on Terror.
More relevant than ever - given the news about Edward Snowden and the NSA, concerns about privacy rights, organizations like Julian Assange's WikiLeaks, and popular entertainment like "The Americans"and"Homeland"-"Spycraft"is an important and revealing primer on the fundamentals of high-tech espionage.

About the Author

Robert Wallce has led tours, with his wife Gwynneth, to the Holy Land and followed in the steps of St. Paul to Turkey and Greece. After retiring from parish ministry and teaching homiletics, he represented the United Church of Canada on the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, which involved much world travel.

H. Keith Melton, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, is an intelligence historian and a specialist in clandestine technology and espionage "tradecraft." He is the author of several books, including CIA Special Weapons and Equipment, Clandestine Warfare, and The Ultimate Spy Book.

Praise For…

"Reveals more concrete information about CIA tradecraft than any book."
-The Washington Times

"This is a story I thought could never be told."
-James M. Olson, former chief of CIA counterintelligence

"The first comprehensive look at the technical achievements of American espionage from the 1940s to the present."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780452295476
ISBN-10: 0452295475
Publisher: Plume Books
Publication Date: May 2009
Pages: 548
Language: English