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Agency Africa

Agency Africa  

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Franco-Polish intelligence network which was also known as Agency Rygor after its leader, Major (later Maj-General) Rygor Slowikowski, who escaped to France after the end of the Polish campaign in ...
Allen Welsh Dulles

Allen Welsh Dulles  

(1893–1969), lawyer, foreign service officer, and intelligence official.The grandson of one secretary of state and nephew of another, Dulles entered the foreign service in 1914. He spent World War ...
Bureau Central de Rensignements et d'Action

Bureau Central de Rensignements et d'Action  

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(BCRA)(Central Bureau of Information and Action) was the intelligence service of de Gaulle and the Free French, formed in January 1942 and headed by André Dewavrin alias Colonel Passy. ...
carrier pigeons

carrier pigeons  

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Like other animals, were employed—by both sides—more frequently than might be supposed. British birds were conscripted into the National Pigeon Service and were used most often by the RAF whose ...
Central Intelligence Agency

Central Intelligence Agency  

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CIA an independent U.S. agency responsible to the president through its Director and to the people of the United States through Congressional intelligence oversight committees. It was officially ...
computer

computer  

Any device capable of carrying out a sequence of operations in a defined manner. The definition of the operations is called the program. An analog computer performs computations by manipulating ...
deception

deception  

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N.those measures designed to mislead the enemy by manipulation, distortion, or falsification of evidence.
diplomacy

diplomacy  

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N.the profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a country's representatives abroad: an extensive round of diplomacy in the Middle East.
double agent

double agent  

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Agent in contact with two opposing intelligence services, only one of which is aware of the double contact or quasi-intelligence services.
Eire

Eire  

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The Gaelic name for Ireland, the official name of the Republic of Ireland from 1937 to 1949.
Elyeza Bazna

Elyeza Bazna  

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(1905–71),agent of the Nazi security service, the Sicherheitsdienst or SD (see RSHA), which gave him the codename CICERO. In July 1943 he was employed as the manservant of the ...
espionage

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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2009
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Law, International Law
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‘In the early years of the operation of the Vienna Convention [on Diplomatic Relations 1961], suspicion of spying was

espionage

espionage   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002
n.the act of obtaining, delivering, transmitting, communicating, or receiving information about the national defense with an intent, or reason to believe, that the information may be used ... More
Espionage and Philosophy

Espionage and Philosophy   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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2010
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Philosophy
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Several British philosophers were sometime diplomats. John Locke went on diplomatic missions to France and Germany. David Hume also worked

Espionage, Economic and Industrial

Espionage, Economic and Industrial   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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2005
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Social sciences, Economics
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Espionage is the stealing of secrets and is conventionally associated with military conflict. But commercial organizations also have their secrets

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Investigation  

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(FBI)The investigative branch of the US Department of Justice. Established by Attorney-General Charles J. Bonaparte (1851–1921) in 1908, it was at first called the Bureau of Investigation. It was ...
fifth column

fifth column  

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A group within a country at war who are sympathetic to or working for its enemies.fifth columnist.the term dates from the Spanish Civil War, when Gen. Mola, leading ...
Hong Kong

Hong Kong  

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British sovereignty (up to 1997)A territory on the south coast of China, situated on the mouth of the Pearl River, opposite Macao. The British occupied the island of Hong Kong in 1841, declaring it a ...
humint

humint  

Human intelligence, as opposed to sigint, or signals intelligence. See spies.
insurrection

insurrection  

The question of why Britain did not experience revolution [1] in the age of revolutions still troubles modern historiography. Though few historians would now subscribe to Élie Halévy's proposition ...

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