Spying on Nasser: British Signals Intelligence in Middle East Crises and Conflicts, 1956–67

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Abstract

This article examines British signals intelligence on Egypt during the 1956 Suez Crisis, the 1958 Middle East Crisis and the Egyptian intervention in the Yemen. It explains the production of signals intelligence and reviews the evidence that GCHQ could read Egyptian and other Arab communications. It then identifies some of the intelligence provided by GCHQ and considers its influence on British policy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)824-844
Number of pages21
JournalIntelligence and National Security
Volume28
Issue number6
Early online date18 Oct 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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