9780415484428

East German Foreign Intelligence: Myth, Reality and Controversy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415484428

  • ISBN10:

    0415484421

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-08-25
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

This edited book examines the East German foreign intelligence service (Hauptverwaltung Aufklarung, or HVA) as a historical problem, covering politics, scientific-technical and military intelligence and counterintelligence.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. x
List of contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Intelligence and counter-intelligencep. 1
Introduction: East German foreign intelligence as historyp. 3
Counter-intelligence in post-war Europe, 1945-1965p. 11
Western espionage and Stasi Counter-espionage in East Germany, 1953-1961p. 19
The rise and fall of West German intelligence operations against East Germanyp. 34
Deaf, dumb, and blind: the CIA and East Germanyp. 48
Rosenholz: Mischa's files, CIA's bootyp. 70
Political intelligencep. 89
Political intelligence: foci and sources, 1969-1989p. 91
Active measures and disinformation as part of East Germany's propaganda war, 1953-1972p. 113
Foreign intelligence under the roof of the Ministry for State Securityp. 134
East German espionage in Denmarkp. 146
How the MfS' worldview affected the intelligence cycle: a study based on operations against the Netherlandsp. 162
Scientific-technical and military intelligencep. 183
The crown jewels and the importance of scientific-technical intelligencep. 185
The professionalization of Soviet military intelligence and its influence on the Berlin Crisis underp. 204
BND military espionage in East Germany, 1946-1994p. 219
People indexp. 238
Place indexp. 242
Cover names and operations indexp. 245
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