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Cloak & Data

The New Spymasters: Inside Espionage from the Cold War to Global Terror

By Stephen Grey

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Stephen Grey is a well-informed writer and broadcaster who used to head the Sunday Times Insight team and has published on CIA rendition and on the fighting in Helmand. He has walked the ground and has sand in his shoes. He writes here about the evolution of the post-Cold War intelligence world and the changes wrought upon it by the focus on counterterrorism.

Drawing on published and unpublished sources (many of the latter anonymous),

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