TITLE

Espionage

AUTHOR(S)
Richelson, Jeffrey T.
PUB. DATE
January 1996
SOURCE
Reader's Companion to Military History;1996, p156
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Espionage, usually defined as the illegal acquisition of information about an individual, group, or organization, has been called the second oldest profession. There are two types of espionage: the first is human intelligence, which involves sending spies into a group or country or suborning individuals working for a target group or nation. A second, long-established type of espionage, cryptology, involves intercepting coded or ciphered messages and decoding them. Espionage changed drastically as the result of the technological advances of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
ACCESSION #
12443496

 

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