Titel: Spying on Science: Western Intelligence in Divided Germany 1945-1961
Autor/en: Paul Maddrell
OXFORD UNIV PR
April 2006 - gebunden - 330 Seiten
The years 1945-61 were a golden age of Western intelligence collection from spies, defectors, and refugees. This book examines the methods of spying and intelligence collection in East and West Germany and assesses the importance of border security to the East German Communist state, the impact of intelligence on the arms race, and the aggressive dimension of the US Government's policy of containment.
Introduction ; 1. The Soviet Exploitation of German Science and the Origins of Scientific Containment ; 2. Refugees and Defectors ; 3. Other Key Sources of Intelligence ; 4. The Prisoners-of-War Come Home ; 5. Mass Espionage: Western Spying in Germany 1945-1961 ; 6. The Scientific and Military Spy Networks ; 7. The Inducement of Defection ; 8. Operation 'Dragon Return' ; 9. The Western Secret Services and the Wall ; 10. The Uses of the Intelligence Gathered ; Conclusion: The Years of the Germans ; Appendix: map ; Bibliography ; Index
[The] most convincingly argued and well researched study on the subject. European History Quarterly Spying on Science is one of the most impressive studies of Cold War intelligence to have emereged in many years...reliable and remarkably detailed...a model study of intelligence activity. Richard J. Aldrich Journal of Cold War Studies The intrinsic pertinence of Maddrell's book to the world today, combined with the author's research, means that both specialised and non-specialised readers will find it wide-ranging, stimulating and useful ... a valuable contribution to the early history of the Cold War Calder Walton, English Historical Review An excellent account...easily accessible...it provides stimulating reading Pauline Elkes, History a highly informative book, which not only offers much new and to some extent surprising information but also once again clearly underlines the point that the Cold War was a comprehensive struggle, to which the combatants committed themselves completely. Dr Bernd Stover, H-Soz-u-Kult ...a wealth of empirical evidence that broadens our understanding of the early years of the Cold War. Dr Gary Bruce, German History Research into intelligence cannot do better than the synthesis of such varied sources. Maddrell is one of those who are thus taking this difficult area of research forward into the future. This empirically well-supported analysis by Paul Maddrell is exciting to read. It fits very neatly into the researches of Bernd Stover, Armin Wagner and Matthias Uhl into Stovers presentation of the Cold War context and into Wagner and Uhls examination of the operations against the GDR of the Organization Gehlen (later the BND). Helmut Muller-Enbergs, Deutschland Archiv Vol 40, No 6 Maddrell's book is an example of what can be accomplished by a dedicated author and is a significant contribution to the history of cold war intelligence. Jeffrey T. Richelson, Technology and Culture Spying on Science is an important contribution to Cold War and intelligence history. [It] contains a wealth of detail about how the British and American intelligence services operated Ben Fischer, Formerly the Chief Historian of the CIA, International Journal of Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence