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The Resource Soviet leaders and intelligence : assessing the American adversary during the Cold War, Raymond L. Garthoff

Soviet leaders and intelligence : assessing the American adversary during the Cold War, Raymond L. Garthoff

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Soviet leaders and intelligence : assessing the American adversary during the Cold War
Title
Soviet leaders and intelligence
Title remainder
assessing the American adversary during the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Raymond L. Garthoff
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The United States was seen by Soviet political leaders as the "Main Adversary" throughout the Cold War, and Soviet intelligence services were renowned and feared throughout the world for their ability to conduct espionage and dirty tricks. This work by Raymond Garthoff examines the Soviet foreign intelligence system broadly to evaluate how Soviet leaders and their intelligence chiefs understood, or misunderstood, the United States. This extended case study shows a paradox in the Soviet foreign intelligence system, that as good and feared as Soviet intelligence was at operations, their analysis of intelligence was mediocre and under-resourced. Furthermore, Soviet leaders were more frequently guided by their personal views and Party ideology than by intelligence. This work synthesizes new and old sources on Soviet intelligence and Soviet political leaders to give the most authoritative assessment to date of the Soviet's understanding of the United States. This work is an important case study for the history of intelligence analysis, and it is also an important corrective for those who see Soviet intelligence as an all-powerful and all-knowing force during the Cold War
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DGU/DLC
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Garthoff, Raymond L
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • Intelligence service
  • Politicians
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Intelligence service
  • Politicians
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
Label
Soviet leaders and intelligence : assessing the American adversary during the Cold War, Raymond L. Garthoff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology of key events affecting US-Soviet relations, 1945-1991 -- Preface -- Introduction -- Stalin : emergence of the cold war, 1945-1953 -- Khrushchev : thaw and crisis, 1954-1964 -- Brezhnev : engagement and detente, 1965-1979 -- Brezhnev, Andropov : tensions revived, 1979-1984 -- Gorbachev : back to detente; and beyond, 1985-1991 -- Conclusions -- Appendix 1. Soviet leaders, 1945-1991 -- Appendix 2. Heads of the Soviet state security organization, 1945-1991 -- Appendix 3. Heads of the Soviet foreign intelligence service, 1945-1991 -- Appendix 4. US-Soviet summit meetings, 1945-1991
Control code
ocn905088629
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 142 pages
Isbn
9781626162297
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014043611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)905088629
Label
Soviet leaders and intelligence : assessing the American adversary during the Cold War, Raymond L. Garthoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology of key events affecting US-Soviet relations, 1945-1991 -- Preface -- Introduction -- Stalin : emergence of the cold war, 1945-1953 -- Khrushchev : thaw and crisis, 1954-1964 -- Brezhnev : engagement and detente, 1965-1979 -- Brezhnev, Andropov : tensions revived, 1979-1984 -- Gorbachev : back to detente; and beyond, 1985-1991 -- Conclusions -- Appendix 1. Soviet leaders, 1945-1991 -- Appendix 2. Heads of the Soviet state security organization, 1945-1991 -- Appendix 3. Heads of the Soviet foreign intelligence service, 1945-1991 -- Appendix 4. US-Soviet summit meetings, 1945-1991
Control code
ocn905088629
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 142 pages
Isbn
9781626162297
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014043611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)905088629

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