A fascinating and highly readable study by the most distinguished contemporary writer of military history.
As the war in Afghanistan has proved, military intelligence holds the key to both success and failure in any conflict. From the Trojan War and Alexander the Great to the code-breaking and espionage activities of the Second World War and of contemporary warfare, including the war against terror, intelligence forms a vital yet little understood dimension.
For the first time it is examined seriously in one magisterial volume, on the scale of Keegan's own 'History Of Warfare'. The breadth of scope, depth of research and sheer narrative drive of Intelligence in War make this long-awaited study the essential study of a much misunderstood subject.