Spying on the Bomb

Spying on the Bomb

American Nuclear Intelligence From Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A global history of U.S. nuclear espionage from its World War II origins to today's threats from rogue states. Since 1952 the nuclear club has grown to at least eight nations, while others are making serious attempts to join. Each chapter chronologically focuses on the nuclear activities of one or more countries, intermingling what the United States believed was happening with accounts of what actually occurred in each country's laboratories, test sites, and decision-making councils. Intelligence scholar Richelson weaves recently declassified documents into his interviews with the scientists and spies involved in the nuclear espionage, revealing new information about U.S. intelligence work on the Soviet/Russian, French, Chinese, Indian, Israeli, and South African nuclear programs; on the attempts to solve the mysterious Vela Incident; and on current efforts to uncover nuclear secrets of Iran and North Korea. Includes spy satellite photographs never before extracted from the National Archives.--From publisher description.

Norton Pub
A global history of U.S. nuclear espionage from its World War II origins to today's threats from rogue states.

For fifty years, the United States has monitored friends and foes who seek to develop the ultimate weapon. Since 1952 the nuclear club has grown to at least eight nations, while others are making serious attempts to join. Each chapter chronologically focuses on the nuclear activities of one or more countries, intermingling what the United States believed was happening with accounts of what actually occurred in each country's laboratories, test sites, and decision-making councils. Jeffrey T. Richelson weaves recently declassified documents into his interviews with the scientists and spies involved in the nuclear espionage. The book reveals new information about U.S. intelligence work on the Soviet/Russian, French, Chinese, Indian, Israeli, and South African nuclear programs; on the attempts to solve the mysterious Vela Incident; and on current efforts to uncover the nuclear secrets of Iran and North Korea. The book also includes spy satellite photographs never before extracted from the national archives. 46 photographs, 6 maps.

Book News
Richelson (a senior fellow with the National Security Archive in Washington, DC) examines efforts by the US intelligence community, particularly the Central Intelligence Agency, to monitor and analyze the ongoing nuclear weapons programs of about 15 nations, both rivals and allies. In each chapter, he focuses on the nuclear activities of one or a small group of countries from the 1940s to the turn of the century, comparing what is now known about the actual nuclear activities with US intelligence's understanding at the time. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

A global history of U.S. nuclear espionage traces the growth of nuclear activities in an increasing number of nations while indicating what the United States historically believed about each country's laboratories, test sites, and decision-making councils, in an account that includes coverage of the mysterious Vela incident and current efforts to uncover nuclear secrets in Iran and North Korea. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Norton, [2006]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780393053838
0393053830
Branch Call Number: 327.1747 Richelson 2006
Characteristics: 702 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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