9:30 am to 12:30 pm
This seminar is a study of intelligence gathering and analysis in the twentieth century (and beyond). We will address the role intelligence played in the politics, diplomacy, and strategy of the leading world powers. Special consideration will be given to the eras of the two world wars, and the Cold War, with some implications for our own era. We will look at a few case studies, including the Zimmermann Telegram, the Enigma machine and the cryptanalysis efforts of Bletchley Park, Second World War allied deception campaigns, and recent research into the Venona files. We will also address issues such as the myths of Pearl Harbor and the recent War on Terror as time permits.