Spycraft Secrets: An Espionage A-Z (Paperback)

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By Nigel West, Gen. David Petraeus (Foreword by)
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Tradecraft is the term applied to techniques used by intelligence personnel to assist them in conducting their operations and, like many other professions, the espionage business has developed its own rich lexicon. Each bit of jargon acts as a veil of secrecy over particular types of activity, and here Nigel West explains and give examples of the lingo in action. He draws on the first-hand experience of defectors to and from the Soviet Union; surveillance operators who kept terrorist suspects under observation in Northern Ireland; case officers who have put their lives at risk by pitching a target in a denied territory; the NOCs who lived under alias to spy abroad; and much more. Turn these pages and be immersed in the real world of James Bond: assets, black operations, double agents, and triple agents.

About the Author

Nigel West is the author of more than 40 books, including Double Cross in CairoM15 in the Great War, and Operation Garb. He has spent the past 14 years at the Counterintelligence Center in Washington, D.C. General David Petraeus is the former director of the CIA.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780750983754
ISBN-10: 0750983752
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English