Summary Of M16: Her Majesty's Secret Service

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The history of the development of an institutional intelligence capability began after World War II. The reason why an institutional intelligence capability was created in lieu of the attack on Pearl Harbor was due to the fact that such surprise attacks should be preventable in terms of recurrence. Considerably, this was also during the same period in time in which nuclear-armed missiles became popular for attacking. Since the late nineteenth century, specific military and naval intelligence units were existent. The national intelligence capability in the United States, however, specifically arose into importance “only with the creation of the Coordinator of Information (COI), the predecessor of the World War II-era Office of Strategic Services (OSS).” The COI and OSS were both created by that of Franklin D. Roosevelt, in which William Dovovan overlooked the affairs. Dovovan traveled to Britain twice before the creation of the COI and OSS, and World War II. During his visits, Dovovan appreciated the fact that the British maintained a central government organization, which he thought the United States should imitate. The film, entitled, Secrets of Britain. M16: Her Majesty’s Secret Service highlights the close and unique relationship between the United States and Britain. In 1939,…show more content…
North Korea invaded South Korea in 1950, which initiated the Korean War. This initially affected the United States intelligence based on two aspects. The first aspect included the fact that the director of central intelligence (DCI), Walter Bedell Smith, highlighted the importance of national intelligence estimates, which was one of the changes that had to be created. Secondly, the cold war was globalized through the Korean War. Through the cold war, which has been dominated and confined in Europe, Asia was then affected, which eventually spread all

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