By Chris Mullin
This identify gains acclaimed political satire and T.V. drama now again in print with Serpent's Tail - from the distinguished diarist of "A View from the Foothills". Former metal employee Harry Perkins has, opposed to the entire odds, led the Labour get together to a gorgeous victory on the normal election. His manifesto comprises the removing of yank bases, public keep an eye on of finance, and the dismantling of the newspaper monopolies. The institution is appalled via the possibility, and secretly comes to a decision that anything has to be performed. As M15 conspires with the town and the click barons, Perkins the PM reveals himself in a no-holds-barred conflict for survival.
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23 Vernon Loeb, ‘Crypto City Lifts the Drawbridge; Author Basks in Post-Cold-War Thaw’, Washington Post, 28 April 2001. 24 Theory By the turn of the century, then, many intelligence services faced existential challenges as to their purpose and their morale. 25 Despite their wartime origins, the culture of US intelligence services had become more bureaucratic than military. The quality and quantity of human intelligence had fallen; the agencies struggled to retain staff. Though hindsight easily gives the illusion of wisdom, it is difﬁcult not to see these problems as limiting the ability of the intelligence community to do its job.
4 See generally Jeffrey T Richelson and Desmond Ball, The Ties that Bind: Intelligence Cooperation Between the UKUSA Countries, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1985). 5 Michael Herman, Intelligence Power in Peace and War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), 203. 6 See generally Patrick Radden Keefe, Chatter: Inside the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping (New York: Random House, 2005); James Bamford, The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America (New York: Doubleday, 2008).
Is that too romantic? ’ He grinned like a schoolboy. ‘And in weighing up the moralities, we go in for dishonest comparisons; after all, you can’t compare the ideals of one side with the methods of the other, can you now? . ‘I mean, you’ve got to compare method with method, and ideal with ideal. I would say that since the war, our methods—ours and those of the opposition—have become much the same. ’ He laughed quietly to himself. ‘That would never do,’ he said. John le Carré, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold 1 Oleg Danilovich Kalugin ﬁrst entered the United States in 1958 to study as a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University.
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