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Studies in Intelligence Strategy: Union Spies During the United States Civil War (SCP: Studies in Intelligence Strategy Book 3) #2020

Studies in Intelligence Strategy Union Spies During the United States Civil War SCP Studies in Intelligence Strategy Book Union Spies During the United States Civil War Throughout the course of the American Civil War the Union army employed a variety of methods to collect and analyze intelligence on their Confederate op

  • Title: Studies in Intelligence Strategy: Union Spies During the United States Civil War (SCP: Studies in Intelligence Strategy Book 3)
  • Author: Douglas H. Brown
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  • Page: 295
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Studies in Intelligence Strategy: Union Spies During the United States Civil War (SCP: Studies in Intelligence Strategy Book 3) By Douglas H. Brown, Union Spies During the United States Civil War Throughout the course of the American Civil War, the Union army employed a variety of methods to collect and analyze intelligence on their Confederate opposition These methods produced varying degrees of success and in many cases, the outcome of an intelligence plan depended on the competency and biases of the officers taskeUnion Spies During the United States Civil War Throughout the course of the American Civil War, the Union army employed a variety of methods to collect and analyze intelligence on their Confederate opposition These methods produced varying degrees of success and in many cases, the outcome of an intelligence plan depended on the competency and biases of the officers tasked with assessing a given situation In the War s Western Theater, Union General Ulysses S Grant often excelled as both a consumer and practitioner of military intelligence, which likely played a major part in his eventual success as a senior Union army commander Unlike some of his peers, he was frequently able to develop accurate and timely assessments of Confederate intentions Grant s largely successful use of intelligence in his decision making process was enabled by several factors, some of which were circumstantial, but the majority of which can be attributed to his intellect and military skill In most cases, Grant had a keen ability to judge the reliability of intelligence reporting and he cultivated an analytical attitude which allowed him to confidently make estimates of battlefield situations, many times in the face of diametrically opposed reporting His personal skills and natural inclination towards the intelligence discipline were complemented by an array of largely effective spies and scouting networks Grant focused on collecting the most accurate intelligence possible and he emphasized vetting and multiple source corroboration as a means of ensuring the quality of his analyses However, Grant s intelligence apparatus, commonly referred to as his secret service, was not without flaws At times he made miscalculated assessments, some of which were quite costly Overall, Grant and his secret service demonstrated an effective blend of intelligence analysis and strategic aggression in the Western Theater of the Civil War The SCP Studies in Intelligence Strategy series offers scholars, intelligence professionals, policy makers and general readers concise and digestible introductions into a variety of critical issues that influence the United States current intelligence strategy, policy development, technical advancements, covert activities and foreign policies Thoroughly researched, fully sourced and peer reviewed, all Studies in Intelligence Strategy volumes are exclusively offered via Kindle and enable readers to tackle key intelligence issues without extensive independent research and at a low cost.

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