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Demystifying the world of espionage

31 October 2020

9:00 AM

31 October 2020

9:00 AM

How Spies Think: Ten Lessons in Intelligence David Omand

Viking, pp.352, 20

John le Carré once wrote sadly that he felt ‘shifty’ about his contribution to the glamorisation of the spying business.

David Omand doesn’t deal in glamour. He was at the top of the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office, director of the code-braking Government Communications Headquarters, chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, and responsible for structuring the government’s current anti-terrorist organisation.

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