Cold War Radio The Dangerous History of American Broadcasting in Europe, 1950-1989
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Description: During the Cold War, the Munich-based radio stations Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty provided clandestine broadcasts to thousands of individuals living behind the Iron Curtain. As American-sponsored radio stations, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty were two critical elements in the CIA's early covert activities directed against the communist regimes in Eastern Europe. While the importance of these stations in the Cold War cannot be denied, accurate information on the stations' history and years of operation can be hard to come by. Most early corporate and government records either no longer exist or cannot be located, and most persons who were responsible for the stations' initial development have long since died, leaving only fragmentary documentation of the stations' critical formative years.This book, written by a former Director of Security at Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, describes the dangerous Cold War world of the Munich stations, focusing on the security and intelligence problems which plagued the stations between 1950 and 1989. After an initial chapter providing a succinct history of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, later chapters focus on particular moments in the stations' history, including the murder of Radio Free Europe scriptwriter Georgi Markov, the February 1981 bombing of the stations by "Carlos The Jackal," and the subversive activities of Oleg Tumanov and other KGB agents who infiltrated the stations. Several appendices provide copies of security reports and other documents which have never appeared in print, along with an overall summary of the hostile intelligence activities directed against the stations and their émigré personnel during 45 years of operation in Munich.
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Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 3/13/2009
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Abbreviations and Acronyms|
|Intelligence Underpinnings of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty|
|The 1950s: When the Cold War Was Hot|
|Piccadilly versus the Tramp: The Murder of Georgi Markov|
|Carlos the Jackal and the Bombing of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Revenge of the Chief Architect: Ceausescu's War Against Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Code Name Iago: The Murder Attempts on Emil Georgeseu|
|Aggression in the Ether: Oleg Tumanov and Other KGB Agents|
|Alpha, Waves, and Hornets|
|East German Intelligence Report on Carlos|
|Action Plan in Noel Bernard's Case, Code Name the Jackal|
|Detailed Plan Used to Bomb RFE/RL|
|Letter from Carlos to Johannes Weinrich|
|Stasi Report on "Separat"|
|Letter from Johannes Weinrich to Carlos|
|West German Annual Report Excerpts|
|1992 SRI Report to RFE/RL|
|1985 Romanian Ether Report|
|1976 Joint Action Plan Against RFE/RL|
|Selected Summary of Threats, Intimidations, Contacts, Intelligence Cases and Notes|