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“The Spanish intelligence services: from the civil war to 11-M” by Antonio M. Díaz Fernández

“Darkness, silence, chases, wiretaps, murders?…, an exciting cinematographic and literary world that has been born under the mantle of espionage. But what really is a spy? What functions does he have? What does he do? Again opacity is the answer. Nothing is known, nothing is told. Information is power and processed information, intelligence. Intelligence allows the power to make decisions from a deep and reasoned knowledge of the facts. But the following questions arise: Who does intelligence in Spain? Under whose command? How far do his missions and powers go? How are the services organized? How are they controlled? This book tries to break down all these unknowns, becoming the first history of the Spanish information and intelligence services: from the civil war to 11-M and the latest incidents in Iraq and the Basque Country, passing through the Franco regime, on 23 -F or the dirty war against ETA”.

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The Spanish intelligence services: from the civil war to 11-M: history of a transition / Antonio M. Díaz Fernández. — Madrid: Editorial Alliance, 2005. — 565 p. ; 24cm

Bibliography: p. 523-543

DL M 9128-2005 — ISBN 84-206-7696-9

UB 251 .S7 D53 2005

R. 91003