In the Shadow of the Sphinx: A History of Army Counterintelligence (eBook)

In the Shadow of the Sphinx: A History of Army Counterintelligence (eBook)
In the Shadow of the Sphinx: A History of Army Counterintelligence (eBook)
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For nearly a century, counterintelligence has played a crucial role in providing force protection to the Army while keeping the Nation’s most guarded secrets.  Today, it continues to play an integral part in America’s first line of defense in the war against global terrorism. In the Shadow of the Sphinx, an absorbing new history of Army counterintelligence, now reveals the real stories of the soldiers and civilians of Army counterintelligence on the front lines of three major wars and the shadowy Cold War conflict of spy versus counterspy.

Explosions in American cities and spies crossing international borders are not unique to the post 9-11 world. In the Shadow of the Sphinx traces the origins of Army counterintelligence to the need to counter such threats as far back as World War I.  This authoritative, profusely illustrated official history follows the Army’s shadowy war of spies versus spies through two World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, and the Cold War.

In the Shadow of the Sphinx includes fascinating tales of:

  • True spy stories from World War I through the end of the Cold War
  • Securing the Manhattan Project
  • Handling denazification in post-war Germany
  • Grappling with the emerging threat of communism


Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Chapter One: Corps of Intelligence Police
Chapter Two: Counterintelligence Corps in World War II
Chapter Three: Counterintelligence Corps During the Occupation
Chapter Four: Counterintelligence in the Cold War
    CIC Order of Battle: World War II and Korean War
    Key Personnel


Members of the government, policymakers, military leaders, and members of the general public interested in the history of U.S. Army counterintelligence will find this publication useful.

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U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Army Intelligence & Security Command
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