eBook ✓ Behind the Enigma Intelligence Agency

eBook Behind the Enigma

eBook ✓ Behind the Enigma Intelligence Agency Ó [KINDLE] ❆ Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain’s Secret Cyber-Intelligence Agency Author John Ferris – Dcmdirect.co.uk You know about MI5 You know about MI6Now uncover the mystery behind Britains most secretive intelligence agency in the first eveYou know about MI5 You know about MI6Now uncover the mystery behind Britains most secretive intelligence agency in the first ever authorised history of GCH For a hundred years GCH Government Communications Headuarters has been at the forefront of innovation in national security and British secret statecraft Famed for its codebreaking achievements during the Second World War and essential to the Allied victory GCH also held a critical role in both the Falklands War and Cold War Today amidst the growing threats of terrorism and online crime GCH continues to be the UKs leading intelligence security and cyber agency and a powerful tool of the British state Based on unprecedented access to classified archives Behind the Enigma is the first book to authoritatively tell the entire history of this most uniue and enigmatic of organisations and peer into its future at the heart of the nations security One wants to like this book because the author has a critical eye and delivers at times justifiable correctives to the many myths surrounding GCH There are some excellent parts the Palestine section is very good discussion on treaties internal affairs and liaison with civil servants and a wealth of information However it is a mess and lacks clarity It isn't helped by the writing which reads like a report to a board meeting I am pretty sure that few readers will make it to the end A rather boring nuts and bolt account that might be useful as a manual but since it avoids operations is largely irrelevant in terms of informing the public what the organisation actually doesWhat it does do is provide than enough ammunition to suggest that the many millions of taxpayers money that it has consumed are not justified by the rather slim output it appears from this book to have delivered It also uite clearly has had a negative impact on the UK in terms of technological advance and in its dislike of Europe because of its mistrust of FrenchGermany security On the basis of the material here de Gaulle and later the the EU were right to uestion the UK's commitment to EuropeThe one thing the book does identify is that GCH is an isolated stand alone bureaucracy that has escaped democratic oversight and sets its own standards tasks and ethics In that sense the book does us a service Whether that was the unconscious intention is unclear but as a read it is pure stodge

John Ferris Å Britain’s Secret Cyber text

You know about MI5 You know about MI6Now uncover the mystery behind Britains most secretive intelligence agency in the first ever authorised history of GCH For a hundred years GCH Government Communications Headuarters has been at the forefront of innovation in national security and British secret statecraft Famed for its codebreaking achievements during the Second World War and essential to the Allied victory GCH also held a critical role in both the Falklands War and Cold War Today amidst the growing threats of terrorism and online crime GCH continues to be the UKs leading intelligence security and cyber agency and a powerful tool of the British state Based on unprecedented access to classified archives Behind the Enigma is the first book to authoritatively tell the entire history of this most uniue and enigmatic of organisations and peer into its future at the heart of the nations security I am a third of the way through reading this This book has an enormous amount of detail extremely well researched howeverit is extremely hard work The problems areThe narrative jumps about all over it doesn't seem to be either in overall chronological or subject matter seuence probably arranged in the way the author researched or thought about thingsHardware and systems are mentioned often with no indication as to what they did or how they were constructed I appreciate this is about the history but some small additional descriptors are necessary I found myself separately looking up subject matter on WikipediaAbbreviations are not always referencedEvery now an again the grammar seemed to falterIllustrations are at the end of the Kindle version if the book has the same arrangement I wouldn't care for itSo I will persevere but overall the book has been a disappointment

book ✓ The Authorised History of GCHQ Å John Ferris

Behind the Enigma The Authorised History of GCHQ Britain’s Secret Cyber Intelligence AgencyYou know about MI5 You know about MI6Now uncover the mystery behind Britains most secretive intelligence agency in the first ever authorised history of GCH For a hundred years GCH Government Communications Headuarters has been at the forefront of innovation in national security and British secret statecraft Famed for its codebreaking achievements during the Second World War and essential to the Allied victory GCH also held a critical role in both the Falklands War and Cold War Today amidst the growing threats of terrorism and online crime GCH continues to be the UKs leading intelligence security and cyber agency and a powerful tool of the British state Based on unprecedented access to classified archives Behind the Enigma is the first book to authoritatively tell the entire history of this most uniue and enigmatic of organisations and peer into its future at the heart of the nations security One of the most detailed books i have ever readIt mainly focuses around the 1st and 2nd world warThey cannot talk about the last 40 years due to the official secrets act