Intelligence Services
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Intelligence Services

Also called the secret service, these government organizations were employed to collect and interpret intelligence information of military, political, economic, and scientific importance about other states. Intelligence services were also assigned sabotage missions and diversion operations, as well as the safeguarding of their own state secrets against enemy espionage. During the age of nationalism between 1860 and 1914, most states established intelligence services. The Worl…

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Bavendamm, Gundula, “Intelligence Services”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 26 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0307>
First published online: 2015



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