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Finland som underrättelsemål eller vän: C-byråns underrättelseverksamhet i Finland under andra världskriget
Swedish Defence University.
2024 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Intelligence organizations and their operations are by their nature secretive and wantto continue as such. This problematizes research around them and especiallyintelligence cooperation with other countries can be considered among the most secretparts of an intelligence organization. This is put in the context of the essay whereSweden and Finland have a long and extensive historical relationship. Thatrelationship also includes military aspects with volunteer soldiers and even today withthe joint decision to apply to NATO. Previous research on Swedish intelligencegathering and intelligence cooperation in Finland has been sparse and scattered inlarger works that have focused largely on the Swedish intelligence organization andits operations.

The purpose of the essay is twofold. One is to map the Swedish intelligence gatheringin Finland by C-byrån and see how it changed during the course of the war. Thesecond is to highlight and discuss the intelligence cooperation between the Swedishand Finnish intelligence services. Since the purpose is twofold, two differenttheoretical frameworks and researchers' thoughts will be used. The first is Agrell'sthoughts on different types of intelligence, which will be used to analyze what isobtained in Finland. The second is Michael Herman's thoughts on intelligencecooperation, which will be used to explain and discuss the Swedish-Finnishintelligence cooperation. The method chosen for this essay is a qualitative textanalysis with a close reading of reports carried out. The essay will also containelements of quantitative methods in the form of a table and figures to more easilyvisualize some of the results. The end result of this essay is that the C-byrånsintelligence gathering in Finland changed in volume and type of intelligence duringthe course of the war. Within the intelligence cooperation, it is established that thecooperation was at its greatest and in clarity during the Finnish Winter War. After theFinnish Winter War cooperation decreased and became discreet, then returned duringthe Lapland War in clarity. Intelligence cooperation with the Finnish intelligenceservice became a method of approach and a professional exchange for the C-byrån toobtain intelligence on active war experience of how Soviet troops fight and theirtactics

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2024. , p. 49
Keywords [en]
Intelligence, intelligence gathering, intelligence cooperation, Swedish-Finnish relations
Keywords [sv]
C-byrån, Underrättelse, Underrättelseinhämtning, Underrättelsesamarbete, Svenskfinska relationer
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-12247OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-12247DiVA, id: diva2:1837749
Subject / course
Militärhistoria
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Swedish Defence University’s Bachelor Program
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2024-02-15 Created: 2024-02-14 Last updated: 2024-02-15Bibliographically approved

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