Learning to Walk: The Origins of the UK's Joint Intelligence Committee

  title={Learning to Walk: The Origins of the UK's Joint Intelligence Committee},
  author={M. Goodman},
  journal={International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence},
  pages={40 - 56}
  • M. Goodman
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence
  • Great Britain’s intelligence machinery has one of the longest histories of any modern intelligence system. In 1909, in the wake of fears about an imminent German invasion, the Secret Service Bureau was set up. This quickly developed into a home branch—what would become the Security Service (MI5)—and an overseas branch—the forerunner to the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS). British intelligence at this time was strictly military in scope; indeed, Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 gave… CONTINUE READING
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