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9780471785309

Hide and Seek : The Untold Story of Cold War Naval Espionage

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  • ISBN13:

    9780471785309

  • ISBN10:

    047178530X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-14
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Summary

Through dramatic incidents tells for the first time the full story of the development of Cold War naval intelligence from the end of WWII to the breakup the Soviet Union in 1991, from both sides, East and West. Unlike other accounts, which focus on submarine confrontations and accidents, the authors cover all types of naval intelligence, human collection (racing with the Soviets to capture Nazi subs, successful and losing spies and defectors), signal intelligence (surface, air, satellite and navy commando teams in balaclavas launched by speed boats from subs), acoustic (passive underwater arrays and tapping phone lines), and the aerial and space reconnaissance. The authors give details of operations in all these areas, some of which were witnessed first hand.

Author Biography

Captain Peter A. Huchthausen, U.S. Navy (Retired), had a distinguished careerserving both at sea and on land as a Soviet naval analyst and a naval attaché in Yugoslavia, Romania, and the Soviet Union. He was the author of three books on the Soviet navy. His works include the bestselling Hostile Waters, October Fury, and Shadow Voyage.

Alexandre Sheldon-Duplaix serves as a researcher in the French Joint HistoricalServices (Service historique de la Défense) inVincennes, France, and as a lecturer on thehistory of the Russian navy at the Defense Staff College in Paris. He worked as a naval analyst for twelve years and has written or cowritten three books published in France on ships, strategy,and politics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.Note to the Reader.Introduction.Chapter One: Victor's Plunder 1945.Chapter Two: Penetrations 1946-1947.Chapter Three: Allies to Antagonists 1946-1948.Chapter Four: Korean War 1950-1950.Chapter Five: Requiem for a Battleship 1955.Chapter Six: Khrushchev and Crabbe 1956.Chapter Seven: Anatomy of Treason 1959-1960.Chapter Eight: Cuba 1962.Chapter Nine: Transition to War: Vietnam 1964-1975.Chapter Ten: A Submarine is Lost and Found 1968-1974.Chapter Eleven: Ocean Surveillance 1962-1970.Chapter Twelve: A Naval Intelligence Revolution 1970s.Chapter Thirteen : Soviet, U.S. . . or Others? 1950s-1980s.Chapter Fourteen: Sablin Mutiny: 1975.Chapter Fifteen: Spies in Uniform 1980s.Chapter Sixteen: War Scare and Psyops 1983-1984.Chapter Seventeen: Swedish Waters 1980-1990s.Chapter Eighteen: Loss of Komsomolets 1989.Chapter Nineteen: Legacy of the Soviet Navy 1998-1990.Chapter Twenty: Red Banners Furled 1989-1991.Source Notes.Index.

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