By Stephen M. Harris
This can be a learn of the British army intelligence operations through the Crimean struggle. It information the beginnings of the intelligence operations end result of the British Commander, Lord Raglan's, want for info at the enemy, and strains the next improvement of the process.
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S. efforts to intercept and decipher the communications of foreign governments and military organizations using any means possible. Nor could they have so recklessly doubted the essential importance of foreign signals intelligence in safeguarding national security during that fraught chapter of world conflict. S. 9 After first insisting that NSA’s post–9/11 bulk surveillance efforts had foiled fifty-four terrorist plots, NSA officials were forced to revise that claim to thirteen, then “one or two”—then zero.
Andrei Galdins had served the entire war in an SS execution squad of Latvian collaborators that was responsible for murdering half of Latvia’s Jews. Brought to London, the men had received six months’ intensive training in tradecraft while living in a comfortable four-story Victorian house, complete with a cook and housekeeper, in the exclusive area of Chelsea, and provided £5 a week pocket money. They were drilled in Morse code and radio and cipher procedures, the use of invisible ink, arranging letter drops, shaking surveillance, resisting interrogation.
4 Skeptics in Washington and London were just as dismissively brushed off. Determined to prove that the wartime derring-do of SIS and the American OSS was alive and well and relevant in the postwar world, the heads of operations of the British and American intelligence services refused to see the obvious. Stewart Menzies, head of SIS since 1939, was a throwback to the romantic days of cloak-and-dagger espionage, a spymaster from central casting. He was charming and aristocratic and slightly mysterious, had been a star athlete as a boy on the playing fields of Eton, belonged to all the right London clubs, rode to hounds with the Duke of Beaufort’s fox hunt, never missed the Ascot races, and was the principal source of the untrue but widely believed rumor that he was the illegitimate son of King Edward VII.