The Rise and Fall of Intelligence: An International Security History
Michael Warner. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2014. 406 pp. Illus. Notes. Biblio. Index. $28.50.
Reviewed by Captain Steven E. Maffeo, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
Potential readers—including those in the intelligence business—could be confused by this fascinating book’s title. Michael Warner does not mean, by using the word “fall,” the end of the profession of intelligence nor the dissolution of the world’s intelligence and security services. What has fallen is the decades-old state monopoly on sophisticated intelligence capabilities, surveillance, and espionage.