Roger Faligot


Faligot, Roger. "France, Sigint and the Cold War." Intelligence and National Security 16, no. 1 (Spring 2001): 177-208.

Under Alexandre de Marenches in the 1970s, the SDECE absorbed the previously independent Sigint organization, the Radioelectronic Communication Group (GCR). The French also moved closer to the UK-USA pact while avoiding actually joining. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the French have been active in developing new national Sigint capabilities.


Faligot, Roger, and Remi Kauffer. Tr., Christine Donougher. The Chinese Secret Service: Kang Sheng and the Shadow Government in Red China. New York: Morrow, 1989. London: Headline Books, 1990. [pb] Kang Sheng et les services secrets Chinoise. Paris: Editions Robert Lafont, 1987.

Faligot, Roger, and Rémi Kauffer. Histoire mondiale de renseignement. [A World History of Intelligence] 2 vols.

Vol. I: 1870-1939. Paris: Laffont, 1993.

Vol. II: Les maîtres espions: De la guerre froide à nos jours. [The Master Spies: From Cold War to the Present] Paris: Laffont, 1994.

Kahn, I&NS 23.2 (Apr. 2008), says that "this work's howlers ["errors of detail"] destroy much of its usefulness.... Books like this give popularizers a bad name!" Volume II "deals only with spies and says nothing about such important forms of intelligence as satellites and codebreaking."


Faligot, Roger, and Pascal Krop. Tr., W.D. Halls. La Piscine: The French Secret Services Since 1944. Oxford & New York: Basil Blackwell, 1989. La piscine. Les services secrets français 1944-1984. Paris: Seuil Paris, 1984.


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