Abstract and Keywords
This article discusses signals intelligence in war and power politics. Signals intelligence is the most secretive and significant source of intelligence. It has many parts such as: the elint (electronic intelligence) which derives information from assessing electronic emissions and the communication intelligence which derives information from reading encrypted messages. Signal intelligence is relevant as it is highly reliable. Aside from its reliability, like other forms of intelligence, signal intelligence aids in the proper execution of policies, aids developing military tactics, and influences diplomatic bargaining. In this article, discussions include: the emergence of signals intelligence; open diplomacy and diplomatic codebreaking; Ultra and Enigma signals intelligence and the industrialization of signals intelligence through the introduction of computers that specializes in cryptology.
Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.
If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.