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Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union Hardcover – Deckle Edge, June 14, 2016
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About the Author
STEPHEN BUDIANSKY was the national security correspondent and foreign editor of U.S. News & World Report, Washington editor of Nature, and editor of World War II magazine. He is the author of six books of military and intelligence history, including Blackett’s War, a Washington Post Notable Book. He has served as a Congressional Fellow, he frequently lectures on intelligence and military history, and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Economist, and other publications. He is a member of the editorial board of Cryptologia, the leading academic journal of codes, codebreaking, and cryptologic history.
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breaking with events of the time .
I read a book on code breaking and it was very dry, took me several years to read, this is not the case,
Interesting from start to finish describes the infighting, power struggles between agencies , not sharing info, duplication of efforts.
Disturbing thing is it seems very little has changed in the regard to all of the above.
I used some of the machines the author described , this book will appeal to people like myself that just scratched the surface of cryptography and persons interested in history since one very seldom gets to see how events were formed from the secret side .
Book is well researched and gives a clear picture of the Russian Problem as well as Korea, Vietnam and the Pueblo incident. Author does not favor any agency or individual tells it like it happened.
If you were in the Army Security Agency, Air Force Security Service or Naval Security Group you will too. If you ever had any doubt that our work was meaningful, you won't after you finish this book!