The U.S.A. had all of their intelligence coming from the CIA, which was established in 1947 after President Truman decided that the U.S. needed an agency like them. Both the CIA and the KGB were collecting information about the opposite nation in terms of their abilities and scientific advancements. They were the two main players in this war because they were the ones who found out the “secrets” that their countries needed. The KGB and the CIA were competing with each other to find out more secrets about the other fastest. According to K. Lee Lerner the KGB, “…was the preeminent Soviet intelligence agency and Soviet equivalent of the American CIA.” During this time, it was a race to see who could have the biggest and best arsenal.
Also in 1948 2 of the major USSR spies; Ethel and Julius were capture. Those two people were a threat because they both were a member of a communist party and they have been known for espionage. American reaction to the cold war in the 1950s was justified because it was protection of American economical system as well as peace. The treat of communism not only disturbed the American way of life and economical value but it was major encouragement of starting a nuclear war. In American home front, many organization, help agencies and communist spotters were created.
In “Spies: the Rise and fall of the KGB in America”, John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr, and Alexander Vassiliev base their information off of a collection of documents that belonged to the KGB. The archives provide the most complete report of Soviet espionage in America ever written. Along with a general look into espionage strategies and the motives of Americans who spied for Stalin, this book settles specific controversies. “Spies: the Rise and Fall of the KGB in America” reveals numerous American spies who were never even under suspicion and also identifies the last unaccounted for nuclear spies who were American. This source focused greatly on Soviet infiltration of the U.S. government, and Haynes, Harvey, and Vassiliev convey why and how penetration contributed to the success and failure of the KGB throughout the Cold War.
During the cold war, global security rested on the shoulders of the two greatest nations: The United States and the Soviet Union. Other nations had capabilities to harm other smaller nations, but none had the world power control of the two greatest nations. The CIA’s mission in the spring of 1948 was “to collect secret intelligence on the Soviet Union itself, its military intentions, atomic weapons and advanced missiles; on Soviet actions in Eastern Europe, North Korea and North Vietnam.” (Richelson, 217). The mission set forth the guidelines for the CIA to protect the United States from the Soviet’s missiles. Now that the United States is dealing with nations of the former Soviet Union there is still a need to watch those Soviet missiles.
Have you ever considered what would have become of this country if J. Edgar Hoover never became FBI director during the 30s? All those American flags you see could have been the flag of the Soviet Union, or the mob and other criminal organizations would have threatened the public to this day if President Coolidge had never appointed Hoover as FBI director. Hoover also helped in the fight against Hitler and the Nazis during WWII. He used spies, double-agents, and techniques such as wire tapping to keep tabs on America's enemies or possible enemies. J. Edgar Hoover played an integral role in riding many of America's enemies such as: criminal organizations, the Nazis, and the country's greatest enemy in the 1900s : the USSR In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge appointed J. Edgar Hoover as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Eileen Ahlin).
Russia may be poised to sell nuclear weapons to the highest bidder as organized crime expands its influence in Russian society (Phinney). Some of the 200 Russian organized crime groups now operate worldwide, including in the United states and gaining the ability to manipulate its banking system and financial markets (Phinney). Roughly two-thirds of Russia’s economy is under sway of crime syndicates, and protection rackets have been the norm since the collapse of communism(Phinney). The Russian Mafia and the antifada becoming nuclear powers or the likelihood that some of this dangerous material being transferred to rogue states like Iran, Iraq, or North Korea. Even if the uranium and plutonium are not used to build nuclear technology, these materials are radioactive and therefore intrinsically dangerous to any one who comes in contact with them, particularly the smugglers themselves.
Japan's Purple Machine Codes and ciphers have played many crucial roles in the past 3000 years, protecting the secrets of caesars and laymen. In World War II numerous nations used cryptographic systems to conceal their secret intentions and plans from the spying eyes of enemies everywhere. Cryptanalysts, however, undeterred by the complexity of the crypto-systems, worked diligently, trying to find any sort of weakness that would allow a break into the cipher and expose the secrets contained within. During the late 1930s two nations, Japan and the United States, were in a state of intense negotiations regarding various political conflicts. The US trying to indirectly help the Allies set numerous conditions for Japan that prevented her from receiving crucial resources and embarking on its agreed upon mission with its European friends.
 That meant it was critical for the USA to stop espionage from telling their moves and having their spies tell them about the planned attacks of the Axis Powers. This would help the USA to pull off critical assaults on Germany su... ... middle of paper ... ...ering messages, recording military movements, or finding other spies, American espionage played a major role in the defeat of Germany and their allies during World War II. American Espionage stood up to the dangers that a soldier faced in battle and did not back down when their country needed them, even if it meant dying to keep a secret. Bibliography: BIBLIOGRAPHY Richelson, Jeffrey. A Century of Spies Intelligence in the Twentieth Century.
Today much of the photo taken by the United States spy satellites and U2 Spy Planes are classified but they are still used today as a part of the military and the Center Intelligent Agency to identify threats just as they did during the Cold War; submarines The tracking down and monitoring Soviet submarines movements during the Cold War was one of the major missions of the nuclear submarines, unfortunately today the submarine force of the United States is slowly shrinking do to budget cut with in the military. Fear and uncertainty surrounded the Cold War, however thanks to these technological advancements during the Cold War it helped to keep offensive weapons form being fired and destroying the world. Unfortunately only a few of these technologies have found there way into the world today. The Cold War was a conflict that brought fear to Americans but also brought the United States new technology that is still around today.
The Communist Party, successful in organizing war production, now was setting in motion a fourth Five-Year Plan, aiming to increase goods available for consumption, develop science, and foster expansion of heavy industry as a means to national security.” (Stalin Speech) This was seen as massive Soviet Propaganda and potentially drove Truman to investigate the Soviet problem further. The propaganda the Soviet Union used is said to be, “Planned strategically and tactically. The Soviet population is well insulated from non-Soviet Ideology. All means of public expression are completely controlled in the USSR, and material is published only as it fits in the government programs.” This propaganda technic was seen by the U.S. as harmful because the Soviet public would generally favor a war against the United States. (Soviet Foreign Policy Memo) The biggest reason why traditionalists