Russian intelligence during the Russo-Japanese war, 1904-05

Marshall, A. (2007) Russian intelligence during the Russo-Japanese war, 1904-05. Intelligence and National Security, 22(5), pp. 682-698. (doi: 10.1080/02684520701718096)

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The Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 marked a clear turning point in the development of modern military intelligence. Intelligence played a major role in the conflict, as acknowledged by both sides and by many international observers at the time. Russian commentators attributed many of Russia's military and political reverses in the conflict both to their own military intelligence failures and to the sophistication (and broad-ranging scope) of Japanese intelligence activities. As a result, in the wake of the conflict, Russia set out to reorganize her whole intelligence structure via deep and broad-ranging reform, initiating developments that would ultimately culminate in the Soviet Union becoming one of the premier'panoptic' surveillance states of the twentieth century in terms of the measures it took to guard against both internal and external 'hidden forces'.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Marshall, Dr Alexander
Authors: Marshall, A.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Intelligence and National Security
ISSN (Online):1743-9019

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