Historical Dictionary of Naval Intelligence (Historical by Nigel West

By Nigel West

Naval intelligence is likely one of the most important, and infrequently decisive, types of intelligence. Over the centuries, and with specific speed over contemporary a long time, the thoughts of detecting and destroying army (and advertisement) transport have enhanced, leapfrogging the both frantic race to maintain prior to them and defend the massive investments concerned. this present day the hot demanding situations variety from an more and more competitive process followed via Pyongyang's submarine fleet and the exclusion of unlawful immigrants heading for Australia and southern Europe to the seize of cocaine-laded submarines within the Caribbean and the interdiction of Somali pirates off the Gulf of Aden. Any actual evaluation of the comparative risk those actions pose is simply as depending on sturdy intelligence at the present time because it was once to Admiral Lord Nelson within the days of sail. The old Dictionary of Naval Intelligence relates the lengthy and engaging heritage of naval intelligence via a chronology, an creation, a bibliography, and 1000's of cross-referenced dictionary entries at the agencies, operations, and occasions that made Naval intelligence what it really is today.

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