Cautious Beginnings: Canadian Foreign Intelligence, 1939-51.

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Cautious Beginnings: Canadian Foreign Intelligence, 1939-51.

Post by timothyrobarts » July 5th, 2011, 5:33 pm

Kurt F. Jensen. Cautious Beginnings: Canadian Foreign Intelligence, 1939-51.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press, 2009. 230 pp. $37.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7748-1483-6.

http://www2.carleton.ca/polisci/faculty ... en-kurt-f/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cautious-Beginn ... 0774814829

Synopsis
When World War II began, Canada had no foreign intelligence capacity. At the time, Canada's political leaders concluded that a clandestine intelligence service was not essential to meet the nation's intelligence requirements. Yet, by the early 1950s, Canada possessed foreign intelligence resources that rivalled or exceeded those of many nations."Cautious Beginnings" reveals how the government created an intelligence organization during the war that aided Allied resources and established operations such as Signal Intelligence interception and Human Intelligence. In the postwar years, Canada went on to reconfigure its foreign intelligence to meet the challenges of a changing world and establish the framework for the nation's current foreign intelligence capabilities.Kurt Jensen makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the early foundations and evolution of security and intelligence in Canada. Drawing on newly released materials and exhaustive research, this book will greatly interest students and academics in Canadian history, political science, military history, specialists in the field, and anyone interested in the often mysterious world of foreign intelligence.
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Re: Cautious Beginnings: Canadian Foreign Intelligence, 1939

Post by timothyrobarts » July 8th, 2011, 4:01 pm

NB. This section will soon be accessible by an MP3 audio file recording of an interview by telephone with the author of the book. It is to be hoped that this will present the book in a medium which is not always available to the reading public who may buy their own copies of the book and who may wish to research the subject in more detail. There may also be available a YouTube.com presentation.

The Robarts.com website is also able to offer web conferencing facilities (audio and online chat) which may be helful to any student or researcher of the subject of the evolution and development of the Canadian Foreign Intelligence Service since World War 2.

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