By John Hughes-Wilson

This publication tells the tales in the back of the various worlds so much disastrous army error, even if attributable to defective details, undesirable interpretation, crafty plans to misinform the intelligence gatherers or leaders who wont hearken to what they're instructed. it truly is an research of the intelligence cycle that turns uncooked info into important information regarding features and intentions after which brings it to the eye of the decision-makers. Who makes use of many examples of every kind of remarkable judgements and deceptions from heritage to teach how usually and badly issues can get it wrong

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Not a word reached his generals. Neither Timoshenko at the Defence Commissariat nor Zhukov at the General Staff saw any data or hard intelligence of the impending German attack. Golikov, with Stalin's approval, "safed" his intelligence away. To compound their difficulties, by spring 1941 the Russian generals' own subordinates in the frontier military districts were warning them from below. German troop and aircraft movements on the scale of Barbarossa could not be entirely concealed. Pleas for contingency plans to relocate forward Soviet units to better defensive positions began to flood into Moscow in late May and June 1941.

The German intelligence staff got it completely wrong. It was a mistake that was to end in the ruins of Berlin and the collapse of the Third Reich. Rarely can a mistaken intelligence estimate have had such catastrophic consequences. The D-Day intelligence deception story has a postscript that elegantly sums up Sevan's cunning, Masterman's professionalism and the German tragedy. m. on the morning of DDay, Masterman's trusted double agent, Garbo, frantically signalled his German controllers to inform them that one of his "network of agents" had reported that the Allied troops had left camp, complete with sea-sickness bags.

To add to this catalogue of ignored warnings, Stalin's intelligence service was feeding him with high-grade human intelligence from a number of trusted agents deep within the combatants' war machines. For example, John Cairncross (later revealed to have been the KGB's "Fifth Man" in Britain) was Private Secretary to Lord Hankey, the minister responsible for the British intelligence services in Churchill's government. We do not know exactly what Cairncross passed to his masters in Moscow, but Oleg Gordievsky has claimed that there were literally "tons of documents" in the KGB archives sourced from Cairncross after his recruitment in September 1940.

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