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The Nuclear Spies: America's Atomic Intelligence Operation against Hitler and Stalin

Vince Houghton


The subject of this book is the US atomic intelligence effort against both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in the period 1942-1949. Both of these intelligence efforts operated within the framework of an entirely new field of intelligence: scientific intelligence. Because of the atomic bomb, for the first time in history a nation’s scientific resources became a key consideration in assessing a potential national security threat. In September 1949, US intelligence was shocked to discover that the Soviet Union had detonated its first atomic bomb. Coming just four years after the United States h ... More

Keywords: intelligence, atomic bomb, Nazi, Soviet, scientific intelligence, nuclear, national security, prediction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501739590
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501739590.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vince Houghton, author
International Spy Museum

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