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International Encyclopaedia of Military, Security and Intelligence Agencies (In 7 Volumes)

A.P. Gupta (Author) Suresh Goel (Author)

This Encyclopaedia describes important military, security and intelligence agencies of the world. An intelligence agency lives in a world of shadows. It cannot function if it is not able to keep its sources, its methods and many of its operations secret. The 120 chapters include; arms, ammunition, intelligence agencies, operations and responsibilities in their respective countries. The principal theme of this new encyclopaedia is the dilemma of maintaining a secret organization in an open society. An extensive bibliography and comprehensive index complete this user-friendly, informative title. This book is beneficial for academician, public libraries, intelligence people, defence persons and military experts.

This work also aims to counter some of the more alarmist and anti-intelligence books available. It explains the concepts, philosophies and procedures of intelligence gathering analysis and management. It examines how intelligence agencies were used in various historical situations to explain a government’s actions. Intelligence agencies are also involved in defensive activities such as counter-espionage or counter-terrorism. Some agencies are accused of being involved in assassination, arms sales, coups d’etat, and the placement of misinformation as well as other covert operations, in order to support their own or their government’s interests.

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About the authors

A.P. Gupta

A.P. Gupta, M.Sc., Ph.D., (AMV), presently Head of Applied Chemist & Polymer Technology Deptt., DCE, Delhi and Head, Deptt. of Science & Humanities, D.U., Delhi. He has been teaching B.E. & M.E. polymer technology and developed this branch at DCE. He has published about 80 research papers, guided 9 Ph.D., 70 M.E. (Polym. Tech.) and 45 B.E. (Polymer Science) students. His main area of research are Membrane Technology, Polymer Blends and Alloys & Ion-exchange Materials.

Suresh Goel

Suresh Goel is a retired Major of Indian Army. He is also a banker, author and news analyst. He was born on 7 December 1949. He has served Indian Army for 20 years. He is presently working as AGM in State Bank of India. He is co-author of four books and has authored several books as well as magazine articles on the military, security and intelligence agencies. He regularly speaks at major universities both nationality and internationally on such topics as: defence, national security, and media issues of India and other timely and relevant topics.

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Bibliographic information

Title International Encyclopaedia of Military, Security and Intelligence Agencies (In 7 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 13.08.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788175331709
length 3456p., Figures; 25cm.