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Countries rarely rely exclusively on their military forces when fighting their wars. Intelligence-gathering operations and actual acts of sabotage are often used. As this episode of Secrets of War indicates, modern terrorist practices can frequently be traced back to the tactics used by both the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) and America's Office of Strategic Services (OSS) that operated during World War II. Mark Seaman, Keith Melton, and Bradley Smith are among the experts who discuss the types of intelligence operations engaged in by the United States, Britain, and others in times of peace and war. Actor Charlton Heston provides the narration for this program. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi