I read this book Double edged Secrets after Tom Clancy mentioned the title in one of his novels After I read this history of World War Clancy mentioned the title in one of his novels After I read this history of World War I felt I understood what a moral dilemma knowing a secret can be In the intelligence business they want to know MORE secrets from that same source but if ou do something that reveals that source that source if it is human can end up dead If it is mechanical or electronic that source can be changed so that
becomes impossible to get further information This means that even though ou know where the enemy will strike next Falling Through Clouds you may not be able to do anything about it because doing something about it tells the enemy thatou knew ahead of time and they will start looking for where the leak is in their organization You want to find enough information to win the war not just one battleI d read this book again This wasn t a bad book It was full of information about radio intelligence and submarines from WW2 but it was just too dry for me I m not a huge nonfiction fan which is most of the problem I was reading it to finish it not reading it to enjoy itThere are lots of acronyms a side effect of a naval career It was interesting for me to see the similarities and difference of. Assigned to the was interesting for me to see the similarities and difference of. Assigned to the intelligence unit in Honolulu from June 1941 until the end of World War II author W J Holmes was an important part of the naval organization that collected analyzed and disseminated intelligence information and his compassionate understanding of the business of intelligence gathering is uniue Here he not only captures the.
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Now I Was Confused At How The Time Line OfI was confused at how the time line of navy and intelligence now I was confused at how the time line of navy and intelligence now I was confused at how the time line of book kept jumping around It was like the author would write chapters about the progression of the war but a lot of backstory would need to be shared for the reader to understand the significance of the event but it was confusing to keep it all straight A timeline diagram may have helped Compelling personal history Interesting easy to read insight into naval intelligence of WW2 It clearly tells ou how the intel was received and what could and what could not be done with it This is a description of the intelligence effort during World War 2 as coordinated from Pearl Harbor Hawaii This book is taken from the perspective of one of the leaders of the intelligence effort It begins when the author is woken from peaceful sleep and heads for his office at Pearl Harbor while the Japanese were bombing The book ends as the author heads for bed with the country once at peace and the Japanese surrendering In the middle is how the small intelligence office grew into a massive organization distributing reports to the military by the ton literally Paper is heavyNote While the story is reasonably exciting there is not. Mood of the period but also gives rare insight into the problems and personalities involved The reader comes to fully appreciate the painful moral dilemma faced daily by commanders in the Pacific once the Japanese naval codes were broken Every time the Americans made use of the enemy messages they had decoded they increased the probability that. ,
A lot of context The focus is on the intelligence data how it was produced and distributed including the politics that is on the intelligence data how it was produced and distributed including the politics that to cripple the effort Also toward the end of the book the events tend to be presented as one success after another One might be tempted to skip ahead but don t do it In the last few pages he makes the point that became the title of the book that secrets can cut both ways like a double edged sword That is secrets can kill our own people as well as the enemy when our efforts to keep something secret means that the right information doesn t get to the people who need it in time to do them any good or to save their livesThis is my second reading of this book and I will probably read it again Started this probably 5 ears ago as an extra book About a billion projects later decided to finish it back to the shelf Published in 1979 by an officer who was there I d categorize this as somewhat sanitized source material It goes into no detail about the codes themselves but does provide a modicum of illumination of the problem of using confidential material Pretty sure Stephenson read it before CryptonomiconUpgraded to five stars the original source firsthand experience is a delight. The Japanese would realize what had happened and change their codes thereby causing the US Pacific Fleet to lose a vital edge Withholding the information however could and sometimes did result in the loss of American lives and ships This illuminating study reveals not only the difficulties of collecting intelligence but of deciding when to use