U.S. Intelligence on Europe, 1945-1995

This unique collection of over 4,000 formerly classified U.S. government documents provides a comprehensive survey of the U.S. intelligence community’s activities in Europe, including Eastern Europe, Turkey and Cyprus, covering the time period from the end of World War II to the fall of the Iron Curtain and beyond.

Scope:
U.S. Intelligence operations in Western Europe
U.S. Intelligence operations in Eastern Europe
U.S. Intelligence gathering on Western European communist parties
Economic intelligence gathering
Monitoring European anti-nuclear groups in the 1980s
Intelligence gathering on terrorist groups
Analyses of European socio-economic developments

Number of documents: 4,023
Number of pages: ca. 21,000

Auxiliary aids:
- Introductory essay
- Glossary of acronyms
- Chronology
- Bibliography
- MARC21 catalog records

Sourcing archives:
- National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland
- CIA-CREST database
- Harry S. Truman Library, Independence, Missouri
- Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, Abilene, Kansas
- George H.W. Bush Library, Houston, Texas
- John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, Massachusetts
- Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Austin, Texas
- Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library, Yorba Linda, California
- Gerald R. Ford Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Atlanta, Georgia
- Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California
- Hoover Institution Archives, Palo Alto, California
- Library of Congress Manuscript Division, Washington, D.C.
- George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia
- General Douglas MacArthur Memorial Library, Norfolk, Virginia
- National Archives of the United Kingdom, Kew, England

See also the companion collections: Cold War Intelligence, U.S. Intelligence on Asia, 1945-1991, U.S. Intelligence on the Middle East, 1945-2009, and Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Institutional outright purchase price

EUR €4,066.00USD $4,886.00

Readership

Intelligence historians, Cold War historians, graduate and undergraduate students of modern history, and researchers working on international relations and security.

Biographical Note

Matthew M. Aid is a leading expert on intelligence matters. He is the author of The Secret Sentry, the definitive history of the National Security Agency, and Intel Wars, the history of the U.S. intelligence community during the administration of President Barack Obama. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Review Quotes

" Eine hoch spannende Datenbank … Das Archiv erlaubt einen Blick hinter die Kulissen der Macht." – Oliver Beckhoff, in: Die Welt, 26.3.2015
" This collection is a real treasure trove for researchers working on American and European intelligence history. Editor Matthew Aid, who compiled two other excellent Brill collections – Cold War Intelligence and U.S. Intelligence on the Middle East – provides an in-depth, inside view of the beginnings of the CIA in Western Europe. Once again, he did a remarkable job." – Dr. Cees Wiebes, senior analyst (retired) of the Netherlands National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism, The Hague.

Table of contents

Collection highlights:
- Security of Turkey 1945-1947
- Greek civil war 1946-1949
- U.S. aircraft shot down over Yugoslavia (November 1946)
- Elections in Italy (November 1947)
- Berlin Crisis (1948-1949)
- Yugoslavia’s expulsion from the COMINFORM (November 1949)
- Monitoring Soviet/Eastern European trade with Western Europe, including covert smuggling of high-tech goods and embargoed commodities to the Iron Curtain countries from the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam
- French war in Indochina through fall of Dien Bien Phu (June 1950 - July 1954)
- Threat of Soviet military intervention in Yugoslavia (March 1951)
- Development of secret relationship between U.S. and Yugoslav intelligence services (1952 - )
- Spying on the French war in Algeria (1954-1962)
- Austrian independence (August 1955)
- Food riots and political discontent in Poland (1956)
- Soviet military intervention in Hungary (October 1956)
- Berlin Crisis (February - May 1959)
- Spying on the French nuclear weapons program in (1960 - )
- The role of Western European intelligence services in Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)
- Diplomatic/military crisis between Greece and Turkey over Cyprus (January - August 1964)
- Intensification of US/UK spying on France after Charles de Gaulle pulled his country’s military forces out of NATO in 1966
- Military coup d’etat in Greece (April 1967)
- Spying on Greece and Turkey during the November Cyprus crisis (1967)
- Soviet/Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia (August 1968)
- Threat that the Soviet were going to invade Romania (November 1968)
- Impact of Arab oil embargo in Europe (1973-1974)
- Cyprus coup d’etat and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus (July - August 1974)
- Loss of U.S. intelligence facilities in Turkey (August 1974)
- Rise of the Solidarity trade union and the Polish crisis (1980-1981)