Military Intelligence Blunders
John Hughes-Wilson
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Sep 15, 2019 - 14:40 PM By John Hughes-Wilson

In this controversial, eye opening book, a long serving professional military intelligence officer examines and analyzes the mistakes in military judgment that have resulted in some of the major catastrophes in the air, at sea, and on the battlefield since the crushing defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815.Colonel John Hughes Wilson not only explores how events have conspIn this controversial, eye opening book, a long serving professional military intelligence officer examines and analyzes the mistakes in military judgment that have resulted in some of the major catastrophes in the air, at sea, and on the battlefield since the crushing defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815.Colonel John Hughes Wilson not only explores how events have conspired to cause disasters in modern military history but also demonstrates why and the reason often than not lies in the failure of politicians and seasoned generals alike to understand and appreciate fully the value of crucial intelligence information Hughes Wilson shows how, for one instance, American bureaucratic bungling and inter service rivalries collaborated with the Japanese in their devastating attack on Pearl Harbor despite the fact that the US was monitoring Japan s top secret radio traffic and he reveals why, for another, the Viet Cong s Tet Offensive of 1968 took the world s most technologically advanced army completely by surprise.In Hitler s Berlin as in Saddam Hussein s Baghdad, this book discloses the lapses, errors, miscalculations, and under estimations of military intelligence that have shaped our wars and defined our times.
  • Title: Military Intelligence Blunders
  • Author: John Hughes-Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780786707157
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback

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Rick Brindle Sep 15, 2019 - 14:40 PM
A very informative, easy to read book covering wars big and small, and a few sanguine observations along the way about hidden agendas. I guess that all comes with the territory when the book is coming at you from an intelligence slant. It shows that you can always learn from disasters, but there will probably never be any removing of the human element, and so new chapters to this book have probably already been written, and will continue to do so.
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Matt Sep 15, 2019 - 14:40 PM
Not as good as I was expecting from the synopsis. Interesting in parts but written in a hap hazard way jumping back and to in the years in each chapter. I did learn a few interesting facts about the wars/battles written about but not enough to raise the rating.
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Artur Coelho Sep 15, 2019 - 14:40 PM
Não resisto. Inteligência militar, ou falta de? É uma velha piada, que me foi uma vez contada por um polícia, que se a inteligência fosse medida em tars o militar estaria no fundo da escala. Inteligência, aqui, não é tanto sabedoria e capacidade cognitiva como a designação abrangente dos serviços secretos.O curioso deste livro é analisar detalhadamente diversos acontecimentos históricos, da invasão da União Soviética à guerra das Falkland e à invasão do Kuwait, em que o papel [...]
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Kit Sep 15, 2019 - 14:40 PM
This is an excellent read for anyone interested in the business of intelligence and its failures. It shows how mistakes get repeated, lessons painfully learnt in battle simply forgotten and having to be learnt all over again.It covers the realities of competing services, agencies and budgets with the inevitable adjustments made to satisfy political power. Time and again the sheer number of warnings of upcoming hostility were simply ignored as it was an inconvenient truth!
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Dunsany Sep 15, 2019 - 14:40 PM
Was reading this book the night of September 10th, 2001.
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Military Intelligence Blunders By John Hughes-Wilson In this controversial, eye opening book, a long serving professional military intelligence officer examines and analyzes the mistakes in military judgment that have resulted in some of the major catastrophes in the air, at sea, and on the battlefield since the crushing defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815.Colonel John Hughes Wilson not only explores how events have conspIn this controversial, eye opening book, a long serving professional military intelligence officer examines and analyzes the mistakes in military judgment that have resulted in some of the major catastrophes in the air, at sea, and on the battlefield since the crushing defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815.Colonel John Hughes Wilson not only explores how events have conspired to cause disasters in modern military history but also demonstrates why and the reason often than not lies in the failure of politicians and seasoned generals alike to understand and appreciate fully the value of crucial intelligence information Hughes Wilson shows how, for one instance, American bureaucratic bungling and inter service rivalries collaborated with the Japanese in their devastating attack on Pearl Harbor despite the fact that the US was monitoring Japan s top secret radio traffic and he reveals why, for another, the Viet Cong s Tet Offensive of 1968 took the world s most technologically advanced army completely by surprise.In Hitler s Berlin as in Saddam Hussein s Baghdad, this book discloses the lapses, errors, miscalculations, and under estimations of military intelligence that have shaped our wars and defined our times.

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