The Definition and History of Counterintelligence

In this chapter, we will take a look at the definition and history of counterintelligence. I will illustrate the various applications of counterintelligence throughout history to give you a better understanding of where many of the strategies and tactics in this book originated.

I will also discuss the proper definition of intelligence and how it is far more comprehensive than many people realize.

Although counterintelligence is an aspect of security that many students will interpret as relatively modern, it is important to note that just as with many other security topics and aspects its actual foundations and applications can pretty much be traced back to the dawn of human civilization. ...

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