Governments and Secret Services: A Historical Perspective

  title={Governments and Secret Services: A Historical Perspective},
  author={C. Andrew},
  journal={International Journal},
  pages={167 - 186}
  • C. Andrew
  • Published 1979
  • Sociology
  • International Journal
  • Some of the problems which presently confront the secret services of the Western world appear remote from past experience.1 The information explosion of the last quarter-century has forced intelligence systems to cope with the novel problems of too much rather than too little raw intelligence. Intelligence analysts in the United States nowadays face what one of them has called 'an all-source glut: millions of words daily from foreign radio broadcasts, thousands of embassy and attach6 reports, a… CONTINUE READING
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