Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood by Meir Doron, Joseph Gelman

By Meir Doron, Joseph Gelman

Arnon Milchan has led a mystery double existence. the type of existence one may examine in a John Le Carré secret agent novel or in a film made via Hollywood colleagues Steven Spielberg or Oliver Stone. this can be the tale of a undercover agent, of nuclear proliferation, billion-dollar high-tech protection transactions, ideology, patriotism, love, heartbreak, and the awe inspiring Hollywood profession of a mysterious magnate. In a real tale that places James Bond to disgrace, Confidential info with nail-biting suspense how manufacturer Arnon Milchan advanced from his adolescence into some of the most vital covert brokers that Israeli intelligence has ever fielded. From Iran to South Africa, from Poland to Taiwan and the united states, Confidential casts an international web to reveal the mythical manufacturer of blockbusters like Pretty Woman, LA Confidential, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Meir Doron and Joseph Gelman methodically unveil Arnon Milchan's function as a key participant in lots of of Israel s most vital intelligence operations. Confidential is choked with wonderful new revelations and opens a window into the realm of a key covert operative, who developed right into a real member of Hollywood's royal elite.

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The Government had set up a Code and Cipher School, which in Purple cipher machine In this Japanese device, two electric typewriters were connected via two switching units. Plain text typed into one of the typewriters would emerge from the other in the Purple cipher. indd 36 12/5/09 8/4/09 11:44:12 16:15:16 world war II AlAn Turing A mathematical genius, Alan Turing (1912–54) played a leading role in the breaking of the Enigma ciphers. At the age of 24, Turing had written a paper that set out the principles by which modern computers work.

54) and Aldrich Ames (see p. 202), both offered their services for money. Ames operated as a mole inside the CIA, while Walker sold secrets from within the US Navy. Remote cable to control unit Camera SpieS iN the SKy Another major element of the Cold War was the arms race, a contest for nuclear weapons supremacy between East and West. In this struggle the CIA found that its existing techniques for intelligence-gathering were inadequate for assessing the nuclear strength of the Soviet Union. This led to the development of the U-2 spy plane, which was able to conduct high-altitude photographic reconnaissance (see p.

54). the fBI works closely with the CIA, which is responsible for counterintelligence overseas. the CIA has no powers of arrest, and cooperates with the fBI to deal with traitors and spies within CIA ranks. Since the arrest in 1994 of SVr mole Aldrich Ames (see p. 202) in the CIA, the fBI and CIA have cooperated even more closely with each other. Central Intelligence Agency Created under the National Security Act of 1947, and based on a concept formulated in 1944, the CIA is made up of several directorates.

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