The French Secret Services by Douglas Porch
From the Dreyfus Affair to the Gulf War

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A comprehensive history of French intelligence from the 1880s to the present tells the story of the transformation of France's spy networks into modern intelligence services and explains operations of French intelligence in the context of France's divided political culture.

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Douglas Porch is a historian and a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He has been a professor of strategy at the Naval War College and has lectured at the U.S. Army War College and the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy. He is the author of various books on military history, including The Conquest of the Sahara and The French Foreign Legion. He lives in Pebble Beach, California.
Published August 1, 1995 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). 623 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences, War. Non-fiction

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An authoritative analysis of the complex role of intelligence services in modern French history.

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This academic study of France's intelligence services traces the influence of intelligence estimates on French policy formulation and strategic decisions. Porch has pinned down an elusive subject (arc

Jul 31 1995 | Read Full Review of The French Secret Services: F...

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