Books by AFIO Authors
The Dead Have Secrets: A John Powers Novel (Volume 2) by Owen Parr. FICTION (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 14, 2016).
Usually, former Delta Force soldier John Powers is delighted to hear from Casey McBride, the widow of John’s brother-in-arms Braden and mother of John’s five-year-old godson Ian. But Casey is calling because she has just killed two of three intruders to her Boulder, Colorado home. And when John hears that Ian, under hypnosis to find a cure for his acute aqua phobia, has claimed to be the reincarnation of an assassinated U.S. senator, he tells Casey to get out of the house, now. Within minutes, John tells his Team Alpha mate, Melissa Harrington, that they are leaving Prague to return to the U.S. to put the assets of the security company they work for, Sect-Intel, to work protecting his godson. What he doesn’t tell his co-worker is that the boy is possibly the reincarnation of a man that he, John Powers, assassinated. Six years previously, John had been a member of an elite Department of Defense team under its then secretary, Charles Perthweiler, and had been told that Senator Clarence Brown was a traitor giving security intelligence to the Iranian government. He undertook the orders to terminate the senator believing that the order came directly from the president himself. Now, in Washington, D.C., Perthweiler meets with his former under secretary and current director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Edward Raymore, to frantically ask how a five-year-old boy’s claims of a past life can be unraveling the conspiracy that both men have been part of carefully maintaining. Now that Iranian hitmen have failed to eliminate this threat to their part of an international conspiracy, the two men agree to take the necessary steps to tie up any unraveling loose ends.
The Intelligence War in Latin America 1914-1922 by Jamie Bisher. (McFarland, 440 pages paperback, $75, also available as an eBook ISBN 978-1-4766-2026-8)
World War I did not bypass Latin America. Within days of the war’s outbreak, European belligerents mobilized intelligence assets and secret diplomacy to compete for Latin America’s allegiances and resources. This intelligence war entangled all of the American republics and even Japan. Dreary consular offices from the Rio Grande to the Straits of Magellan were abruptly thrust into covert activities, trafficking in fugitives, running contraband and conducting sabotage. Revolutionary and counter-revolutionary movements, big oil, international banks and businesses were also drawn in. Drawing on long-classified U.S. intelligence documents, this narrative of the Latin American intelligence war reveals the complexity and chaos behind the placid veneer of wartime Pan-America. The author connects the dots between Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Guatemala City, Lima, Havana, Santiago, Rio de Janeiro, Berlin, London, Washington, Tokyo and dozens of safe houses, front companies, consulates, legations and headquarters in between. Scores of unrecognized veterans of the intelligence war are revealed. This is "a book which changes popular perceptions of the First World War.” Among the book’s revelations: the 1914 German Southwest Africa Relief Expedition from Chile and Argentina; German and Japanese intelligence support for Mexico against the US, and for Chilean operations against Peru; US and Mexico at the brink of war in 1919; secret anti-US Latin League and a pact between Mexico, Japan and Spain for joint military operations against the US; British-Japanese-Chilean sabotage sleeper cells targeting the Panama Canal Zone in 1921; scores of never-before-published cases and intelligence operatives from the Latin American republics, US, Japan, Germany, Great Britain and Russia. Bisher is also the author of White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian (Routledge, 492 pages, ISBN-10: 0415571340).
Operation Black Swan: A John Powers Novel (John Powers Novels Book 1) by Owen Parr [FICTION]
Paperback, $9.95; CreateSpace Independent Publishing, November 2015; Kindle edition free, Amazon Digital Services. Or order direct from Owen Parr utilizing Paypal secure site and receive a signed copy. U.S. domestic only. Do so here.
In the aftermath of the horrifying attacks of September 11, 2001, a second wave of attacks is expected to hit the U.S. mainland. The year is 2002. A Cabal of elite "one world" proponents, in conspiracy with members of the Chinese government, has developed an operation to spark the birth of their new world order. John Powers, ex-Delta Force sniper and CIA operative and the Alpha Team, must act now. Joey Valentine, a 22 year-old African-American computer whiz and master hacker, Melissa Harrington, 21 year-old ex-con, convicted of killing her tormentor and child molesting step-father, and Jackie Allison, a 31 year-old ex-DEA undercover agent, together with John Powers, are the Alpha Team. Their employer is Sect-Intel, a private intelligence firm owned by Alex Cardenas, and under contract to the Department of Defense and the CIA. Following standard operating procedures is not the norm for John and the Alpha Team. They must do what it takes to prevent the horrifying multiple- pronged attack that is about to be unleashed on the United States.
About the author: Owen has written unique fictional novels utilizing his experiences of over a quarter century working for Wall Street firms. Born in Havana, Cuba, growing up in Miami, he read and wrote extensively and is a published magazine author. He is currently employed in the financial advice industry, and in his free time writes articles for the local paper, and for a blog, and is also working on screenplays of his novels. [description from book jacket and promotional materials]
Due Diligence (Action thrillers Book 1) by Owen Parr [FICTION]
284p, Paperback, $9.95; CreateSpace Independent Publishing, November 2015; Kindle edition free, Amazon Digital Services. Or order direct from Owen Parr utilizing Paypal secure site and receive a signed copy. U.S. domestic only. Do so here.
"It helps to be from Miami. The University of Miami once housed the CIA as thousands of Cubans fought Castro from the University's South Campus. Suspense oozes up from the sidewalks in Miami. Odors of delicious garlic-laced food and pungent flowers hang in the air. Things happen here. They are called "Miami Moments". And they happen much like it does to the characters in Due Diligence experience. Alex, the main character, gets recruited at UM by CIA. Lots of students actually did. Owen Parr is a skillful observer of political world events and the wretched psyche of the Castro Bros. He understands how people with unfettered power, unchallenged by law, can visit tragedy and pain on those who disagree. Few people know that Castro, a world class criminal, personally ran the Dirección de Inteligencia, He ran it viciously. Owen Parr must know this, because Alex, the main character weaves in and out of the web the Castro's have created for their various venal and devastating strategies. Due Diligence is a suspense-filled movie in your mind. Parr rolls the film, controls the color and sound exquisitely; he teases you, he jolts you with action and takes you up and down the roller coaster. Cuban men LOVE their women and -- well-- it is pretty obvious that Parr is a Cuban man. And, of course Julia and Paris and Chicago and Miami Beach and Havana swirl around the stage set, painted and lighted by Parr. Does Alex's beloved Julia survive the action? How could she? Who or what is "Chico and Gang"? To find out -- do your own 'Due Diligence'." -- Tom Spencer. [description from book jacket and promotional materials]
About the author: Owen has written unique fictional novels utilizing his experiences of over a quarter century working for Wall Street firms. Born in Havana, Cuba, growing up in Miami, he read and wrote extensively and is a published magazine author. He is currently employed in the financial advice industry, and in his free time writes articles for the local paper, and for a blog, and is also working on screenplays of his novels.
The Boys in the Woods: Inside the CIA by John Janis Strauchs
Kindle Price $9.95; 195 pgs, ebook, Amazon Digital Services, March 2015
The Boys in the Woods is a whimsical glimpse at what it is like to work for the CIA and how having worked there has a lingering affect on the rest of your life.
Global Security Consulting: How to Build a Thriving International Practice by Luke Bencie
List Price: $29.95 [Hardcover] 6" x 9" 280 pages ISBN: 9780990808909
Available in hardcover and as an ebook from Mountain Lake Press
With new security threats nearly every week all over the globe, governments and businesses are forced to take extraordinary measures to protect themselves. Likewise, espionage continues at levels comparable to the days of the Cold War—but many more players are now participating. In this environment, a new industry has grown to deal with these challenges: international security consulting. Drawing from military, law enforcement, and intelligence communities, new private companies are springing up across the world. Global Security Consulting, written by a former intelligence specialist who has built a successful consultancy, provides solid guidance for anyone wishing to enter this glamorous but often dangerous field.
The Taliban: Afghanistan's Most Lethal Insurgents (PSI Guides to Terrorists, Insurgents, and Armed Groups) [Hardcover] Praeger Press by Mark Silinsky
Battle hardened, tribally oriented, and deeply committed to its cause, the Taliban has proven itself resourceful, adaptable, and often successful. As such, the Taliban presents a counterinsurgency puzzle for which the United States has yet to identify effective military tactics, information operations, and Coalition developmental policies. Written by one of the Department of the Army's leading intelligence and military analysts on the Taliban, this book covers the group's complete history, including its formation, ideology, and political power, as well as the origins of its current conflict with the United States. The work carefully analyzes the agenda, capabilities, and support base of the Taliban; forecasts the group's likely course of action to retake Afghanistan; and details the Coalition forces' probable counterinsurgency responses. Author Mark Silinsky also reviews the successes and failures of the latest U.S. counterinsurgency doctrine to extrapolate the best strategies for future counterinsurgency campaigns.
The Formative Years of an African-American Spy: A Memoir by Odell Bennett Lee
List Price: $19.99 6" x 9" 260 pages ISBN-13: 978-0615640365 (Custom Universal) ISBN-10: 0615640362
The story traces the childhood experiences of an African-American C.I.A. officer. Poverty and racism were lesser evils than the Cinderella-like experiences in his dysfunctional family. He endured the volatility of a no-nonsense mother who used the rod at his slightest infraction, and the loathing of two stepfathers that sought to isolate him from the family. By age fifteen, he was the primary caregiver for six half-brothers and sisters. The twists and turns of growing up in a dysfunctional family forced an emotional, intellectual, and spiritual renaissance in his life. Through adversity and chance, at an early age he learned to decouple his self-image from his turbulent childhood experiences. More importantly, he learned to keep a cool head in the face of antagonistic and ambiguous situations, and refused to let others define his personal worth. At sixteen, an unbearable home situation caused him to drop out of high school and join the U.S. Navy. He welcomed the Navy's carefully constructed value system that demanded teamwork, courage, and personal confidence. On his seventeenth birthday he was sailing across the Pacific Ocean to such far off places as Japan, Hong Kong, Guam, and Australia. He discovered that the world was big, complicated, and very different from the one he had known. Yet, he felt safe for the first time in his life. After the Navy, he worked at several dead-end jobs. Friends and colleagues convinced him to complete his education. He received his high school diploma at age twenty-three, and attended undergraduate school at the University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.), and graduate school at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advance d International Studies (S.A.I.S.). He worked for several international businesses before coming to the attention of the C.I.A. The Agency offered him a unique opportunity to serve his country that he could not refuse. Unlike most books about C.I.A. spies, this one is deeply personal and offers an insight into the mind of an African-American C.I.A. officer. It traces many of his positive and negative childhood experiences that, in hindsight, proved essential to his success as a case officer in the covert services of the Central Intelligence Agency.
The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA by Richard Holm
Available in hardcover and as an ebook from Mountain Lake Press
Of the book...
"A rare and masterful glimpse into the inner workings of the clandestine service ... But more than that, his story is an account of extraordinary personal courage that sets a standard for those who would call themselves intelligence officers."—Porter Goss, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
"Arguably the best book I have ever read on the agency ... and I've read practically all of them." —Larry Cosgriff, Maritime Lens
"The stuff of great spy fiction ... a must-read." —David Pitt, Booklist Online
"The memoir of a true patriot ... a fascinating look into the motivations and everyday life of a highly decorated CIA operative ... who gave his life—almost literally—to serve our country in ambiguous and dangerous circumstances that we everyday people cannot truly appreciate."—Gregory Herbert
"Remarkable. Thank you for all the work Mountain Lake Press did in bringing this inspiring CIA Officer's autobiography into print in the manner it long deserved."—Elizabeth Bancroft, Executive Director, AFIO
"Clear and engaging ... Holm corrects the media's portrayal of spying operations as car chases punctuated by martinis shaken-not-stirred and disregard for American laws and values." —André Le Gallo, former senior CIA officer and the author of Satan's Spy [see mention further down this book list]
"A terrific book—required reading! His story magnifies the importance of human intelligence in warfare, and is demonstrable of the valor of our clandestine services." —Frank Gaffney, Secure Freedom Radio
"Something worth being grateful for—both the book itself and the actual decades of service detailed in its pages."—Ronnie Rittenberry, Security Products magazine
"An absorbing trip through the mind of a gifted operative who for 35 years did his difficult and sometimes dangerous job to heroic effect ... One might say America was lucky to have him." —Charles McCarry, The Wall Street Journal
Codename Aphrodite [fiction] by Charles S. Faddis
Orion Strategic Services (September 11, 2011), 314 pgs, paperback, available at Amazon.
Ex CIA ops officer, Bill Boyle, has been languishing in limbo in Mexico since the day his wife, another CIA officer, was blown to pieces in front of him during an op on the streets of Athens. Now he's been given a chance to redeem himself and find his wife's killers, but to do so he is going to have to return to Greece and dig up an old, and very dangerous asset, codenamed Aphrodite. Based on the author's own real experiences as a CIA operative working against terrorist groups in Europe and the Middle East, this is as close as you can get to running an operation yourself without signing up for the Company.
Charles S. Faddis is retired CIA operations officer. He spent twenty years working undercover against terrorist groups, WMD networks and rogue states. He is the author of several works of non-fiction including BEYOND REPAIR and WILLFUL NEGLECT. This is his first foray into fiction.
Satan's Spy [fiction] by Andre le Gallo [Mountain Lake Press, also available as ebook from Amazon, released December 2011]
This second novel from le Gallo is based on his CIA career, especially his experiences in Iran. The novel will resonate with anyone interested in current affairs.
The story catches up with Steve Church and Kella Hastings from their previous assignment (see le Gallo's The Caliphate,) as they are sent to Tehran on a CIA mission to determine the status of Iran's nuclear weapons program. While undercover, they unveil an insidious plan to cripple America's infrastructure and must evade capture to prevent a disaster worse than Pearl Harbor and 9/11 combined. The backdrop to the story includes naval clashes in the gulf, Inside-the-Beltway intrigue, and Iran's religious and tribal mosaics. You will never read the headlines in quite the same way again!
The author has also written papers for intelligence journals and has spoken on intelligence topics to universities on each coast (e.g. Harvard Law and Stanford), to the national laboratories, as well as in the Distinguished Author Series at the National Counterterrorism Center. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution. Further details are available on the Mountain Lake Press website.
Book available from Mountain Lake Press: http://mountainlakepress.com/buyourbooks.html; or from Amazon. And you can read it on your Kindle, your iPad, your Nook and on all electronic readers
TORIES: Fighting for the King in America’s First Civil War
by Thomas Allen
(Harper; Hardcover; 9780061241802; November 9, 2010). A gripping, exciting narrative, TORIES unpacks the complexities of the turbulent revolutionary years while presenting an insightful, humane look at the lives of those Americans who sided with the British. Loyalists, as they called themselves, were active agents during the American Revolution, turning the rebellion against Britain into a bloody and vicious civil war between Americans. Choosing to remain true to their home country, Loyalists spied for the British, established New York and Philadelphia as Tory strongholds, and fought fellow Americans on the battlefield. Their allegiance was awarded with disdain, abuse, and violence. As a result, nearly 100,000 Tories fled America, finding refuge in Canada, the United Kingdom, and other parts of the world.
CONVERGENCE: Special Operations Forces and Civilian Law Enforcement
by Dr. John B. Alexander
Convergence of missions between special operations forces and civilian law enforcement agencies (especially SWAT)
Click picture at left to view 122-page monograph.
Cover shows the commonalities between the Special Forces soldier in training and the Las Vegas Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officer engaged in executing a high-risk search warrant are remarkable. The equipment is nearly identical.
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U.S. Strategic Early Warning: A Case Study in Poland (1980-1981) The US Army Europe Intelligence Estimate
by Mr. Gail H. Nelson, Ph.D., Unpublished PDF located at at this link on AFIO's website; April 2010. 142p Bibliography, Glossary, appendices, photos, charts, tables.
The U.S. Army Intelligence Center Europe warned US/NATO manders of Polish Martial Law contingency planning in 1980 and the imminence of Martial Law in the fall 1981 allowing leaders to act from a factual basis.. 1. Cold War History. 2. Intelligence. 3. Strategic Early Warning. 4. Poland (1980-1981). 5. Warsaw Pact. 6. Brezhnev Doctrine. 7. Eastern Europe. 8. Soviet Union.
SPIES IN THE VATICAN: The Soviet Union’s War Against the Catholic Church
By John O. Koehler
Pegasus Books, $26.95, 296 pages, illus.
One of the more vicious substruggles of the Cold
War was the Soviet Union’s attempt to obliterate the
Catholic Church, intensified when Pope John Paul II pushed for freedom for his native Poland. The KGB coopted Vatican officials of many levels, employing
blackmail and agents who became priests for the sole
purpose of getting high church assignments.
The KGB relied heavily upon “bugs” planted in
key Vatican offices. One especially audacious (and
odious) stunt was for a housekeeper couple to present
a 10-inch ceramic statute of the Virgin Mary to
Cardinal Agostino Caseroli. The
husband was Cardinal Caseroli’s
uncle. Mr. Koehler writes, “What
a betrayal by his own nephew!
Inside the revered religious icon
was a ‘bug,’ a tiny but powerful
transmitter which was monitored
from outside the building by the
couples’ handler from the Soviet
embassy in Rome.” Another transmitter
was secreted in an armoire in the cardinal’s
dining room. Mr. Koehler reproduces pages of these
transcripts that he acquired from Stasi files after the
collapse of East Germany.
One report recounted a 1970 meeting between
Pope Paul VI and President Nixon at which Vietnam
and the Middle East were discussed. Another summarized
a talk between the pontiff and Secretary of State
William Rogers. The East German security service,
Stasi, and Bulgarian and Polish agents did much of
the spying scut work. But their “take” was quickly
shared with the KGB.
Mr. Koehler identifies by name a staggering
number of priests who spied on their own masters,
either because of blackmail or ideological weaknesses.
The Soviet spy rings were vast and effective.
But there were Vatican successes as well. The
KGB scoured schools in the Ukraine for young men
who were schooled in spycraft, then steered into the
priesthood. But within months, many were detected
and dispatched home by Father Robert A. Graham,
originally from San Francisco, a Jesuit counterintelligence
expert who had learned his trade fighting Nazi
infiltration of the Vatican.
In Poland, the Communist services recruited
an estimated 10 percent to 14 percent of the serving
priests to spy on the church. Inquiries are ferreting
out and humiliating these persons with regularity.
Mr. Koehler accepts contentions that ultimate
responsibility for the attempted murder of Pope John
Paul II lies with the Soviets, acting through Bulgarian
surrogates. The myriad theories swirling around
Europe — a cottage industry rivaling in scope the JFK
assassination — are beyond the scope of a 500-word commentary. Mr. Koehler, a former Army counterintelligence officer, reported for the Associated Press for 40 years,
chiefly from Europe. A must-read that ranks with his
earlier book on the Stasi. [review by Joseph Goulden, in AFIO Intelligencer journal, Vol 17, No. 2, Fall 2009]
Cold War Radio - The Dangerous History of American Broadcasting in Europe, 1950–1989
Richard H. Cummings
McFarland Publishers, 319pp. softcover 2009, ISBN 978-0-7864-4138-9, 21 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, $45.00 PB
During the Cold War, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty broadcast uncensored news and
commentary to people living in communist nations. As critical elements of the CIA’s early covert
activities against communist regimes in Eastern Europe, the Munich-based stations drew a
large audience despite efforts to jam the broadcasts and ban citizens from listening to them.
This history of the stations in the Cold War era reveals the perils their staff faced from the
Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Romania and other communist states. It recounts in detail the murder of
writer Georgi Markov, the 1981 bombing of the stations by “Carlos the Jackal,” infiltration by
KGB agent Oleg Tumanov and other events. Appendices include security reports, letters
between Carlos the Jackal and German terrorist Johannes Weinrich and other documents,
many of which have never been published.
Author Richard H. Cummings was the Director of Security for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty for 15 years beginning in 1980. He currently lives in Düsseldorf, Germany
Ethics of Spying: A reader for the intelligence professional Edited by Jan Goldman
[2006, 0-8108- 5640-9, $45.00 Pb, 484 pgs, Scarecrow Press, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing]
Intelligence officers are employees of the government, working in a business that some would consider unethical. Goldman [teaches ethics and intelligence at Joint Militar y Intelligence College] provides essays, articles and speeches on the ethics of intelligence, and looks at the dilemmas that exist when one is asked to conduct operations that conflict with what some individuals believe to be “ethical.” The complex moral dilemmas one faces in intelligence collection, analysis, and particularly in operations, are examined in recently declassified and never before published works by authors whose backgrounds are as varied as their insights, including former DCI Robert M. Gates, John P. Langan, S.J., a Professor of Catholic Social Thought at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, and Lock K. Johnson, Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia. Contributors and their topics are as follows: Part 1: Ethics and the Intelligence Community— 1. Ethics and Intelligence by J. E. Drexel Godfrey. 2. Intelligence Ethics by R. V. Jones 3. Ethics and Morality in U.S. Secret Intelligence by Arthur S. Hulnick and David W. Mattausch. 4. The Need for Improvement: Integrity, Ethics, and the CIA by Kent Pekel. 5. Bungee Jumping off the Moral Highground: Ethics of Espionage in the Modern Age by Tony Pfaff Part 2: Ethics and Intelligence Collection and Analysis — 6. Moral Damage and the Justification of Intelligence Collection from Human Sources by John P. Langan, S.J.. 7. Intelligence Collection and Analysis: Dilemmas and Decisions by John B. Chomeau and Anne C. Rudolph. 8. An Ethical Defense of Torture in Interrogation by Fritz Allhoff. 9. Interrogation Ethics in the Context of Intelligence Collection by Michael Skerker. 10. Guarding against Politicization: A Message to Analysts by Robert M. Gates. 11. Memorandum: One Person Can Make a Difference Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) and Andrew Wilkie. 12. The Ethics of War, Spying, and Compulsory Training by Rev. James Ernest Roscoe. Part 3: Ethics and Covert Action — 13. Legitimacy of Covert Action: Sorting out the Moral Responsibilities by Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr. 14. Covert Intervention as a Moral Problem by Charles R. Beitz. 15. “Repugnant Philosophy”: Ethics, Espionage, and Covert Action by David L. Perry. 16. Managing Covert Political Action: Guideposts from Just War Theory by James A. Barry. 17. Ethics of Covert Operations by Loch K. Johnson. 18. Military and Civilian Perspectives on the Ethics of Intelligence: Report on a Workshop at the Department of Philosophy by Jean Maria Arrigo. Part 4: Related Professions — 19. Sociology: Ethics of Covert Methods by Roger Homan. 20. Comment on “The Ethics of Covert Methods” by Martin Bulmer. 21. Science: Anthropologists as Spies by David Price. 22. Business: Ethical Issues in Competitive Intelligence Practice by Linda K. Trevino and Gary R. Weaver. 23. Business: The Challenge of Completely Ethical Competitive Intelligence and the “CHIP” Model by Darren Charters. Appendix A: Principles, Creeds, Codes, and Values Appendix B: Case Studies
Words of Intelligence: A dictionary by Jan Goldman
Scarecrow Press, $30 PB / ISBN 0-8108-5641-7, June 2006, 232 pgs.
A highly current dictionary for those involved in the fighting of the Global War on Terrorism at the local, state and federal levels. But also appropriate for all who follow such stories closely in the press. Following the massive changes the intelligence community has undergone, Professor Goldman recognized that many new agencies and terms had come into play and he was seeing the misuse of either old terms or incorrect ones as writers and speakers sought to adapt to so many changes so quickly in a field normally secret about what it is calling things or even about the existence of certain departments. There has been the establishment of Homeland Security, the creation of a Directorate of National Intelligence, and the requirement that intelligence be transmitted to state and local public administrators, health officials, and transportation planners in times of possible domestic attack. Containing over 600 terms related to theoretical aspects of intelligence, intelligence operations, intelligence strategies, security classification of intofmriaton, obscure names of intelligence boards and organizations, and homeland security, this dictionary will be an invaluable tool for those who need a working knwoledge of modern intelligence issues. A topical index is included. Goldman, an AFIO member, is a professof for the study of strategic warning and threat management at the National Defense Intelligence College in Washington, DC, where he also teaches ethics and intelligence.
White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian by Jamie Bisher
Taylor and Francis, $125 / £70.00, ISBN 0714656909, 552 pages,
20 photos and maps. On sale August 2005.
How Russia’s last chance for democracy
devolved into a sadistic kleptocracy.‘Cossack Warlords’ dispels confusion and propaganda to tell the full
story of revolution and civil war in the Russian Far East, Mongolia
Russia’s 1917 revolution and 1918-1922 civil war in her Far Eastern
provinces and the spillover into Mongolia and China are chronicled
in this nitty-gritty history by Jamie Bisher. Cossack pirates and traditionalists fought communist zealots for Russia’s soul aboard fleets of armored
trains in a setting immortalized in Boris Pasternak’s ‘Doctor Zhivago,’ across forests, steppes and river
valleys carved by epic mythological battles between Mongol gods and beasts, on the fault lines of the
Russian, Chinese and Japanese empires... ‘White Terror’ amends a history twisted by 70 years of
communist propaganda and parroted by Western mainstream media and academia.
Jewish Cossacks, Tibetan cavalry, pressgang cannon fodder, rampaging anarchists, Serbian and
Manchurian mercenaries, stranded regiments from Czechoslovakia, Poland, Rumania and Italy, American
railroad engineers and YMCA secretaries, military contingents from the U.S., Japan, China and Western
Europe, Red internationalists recruited from POW camps, and legions of refugees, prostitutes and spies...
Terror, torture and lost treasure worth billions that still haunts Russo-Japanese relations.
Bisher’s book builds around the biography of a notorious warlord, Ataman Grigori Semenov,
following his life from a small Cossack village to intrigue in China’s rebellious Mongolian outback, through
heroic Carpathian and Mesopotamian campaigns of the Great War, to the revolutionary chaos of
Moscow, back to counter-revolution in the far-flung provinces of the Russian Far East, wandering the
world in exile from Seoul to Tientsin to Vancouver to New York, then into the organized crime world of
Japanese intelligence in Manchukuo. Semenov’s associate warlords are also profiled, including Baron
Roman Ungern-Shternberg and Ataman Ivan Kalmykov, whose names have become synonyms for
sadism. Bisher describes in detail the Cossacks' armies, ever-changing orders of battle, key officers,
armored trains, atrocities against prisoners and civilians, battles against Bolsheviks and even the
Cossacks’ fellow Whites, dirty deals with the Japanese and conflict with the Americans. It's the story of a
forgotten Russia in turmoil, when the line between government and organized crime blurred into a chaotic
continuum of kleptocracy, vengeance and sadism.
Says Dr. Jonathan Smele, senior lecturer on the Russian Revolution at Queen Mary College, University
of London and editor of the journal Revolutionary Russia, “Historians have long recognized that Ataman
Semenov and Company were a nasty lot. This book details precisely how nasty they were.”
Rarely does a major publishing house like Taylor and Francis print such a scholarly work by a first-time
author. Jamie Bisher lives in Bowie, Maryland and is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy,
American University and the University of Maryland with 30 years experience in defense and international
projects and dozens of non-fiction magazine and journal articles to his credit. He is a member of AFIO.
Jamie Bisher can be reached at
Telephone (301) 437-0877, email@example.com
Email Address (evening) firstname.lastname@example.org
Review Copies: Guy.Edwards@tandf.co.uk
Profiling the Criminal Mind: Behavioral
Science and Criminal Investigative Analysis
by Dr. Robert J. Girod, Sr. [iUniverse,
Dec 2004, ISBN: 0-595-33277-3; 293 pgs, $21.95 pb;
$31.95 hc; $6 digital PDF edition].Back to Top
Profiling the Criminal Mind is a
practical text that combines both behavioral and forensic science into a
useful reference for criminal investigators, forensic scientists,
prosecutors, behavioral scientists, and academics interested in criminal
behavior. A practical guide to applied criminology, the author brings
together his years of experience as a detective/investigator and
professor of criminology and criminal justice to outline an
inter-disciplinary approach to analyzing crime scenes and crime scene
behavior.Multi-discipline sleuths and researchers into the criminal mind
will find this approach to analysis valuable. The author is a former
USACIDC officer and currently a law enforcement officer and adjunct
professor at seven universities. Available from iUniverse or from Amazon.com and other online and university bookstores.
The Snowstorm Murders by Rose Ameser
Bannigan [AuthorHouse, 2005, 455 pgs, ISBN 1420806009; $13.25 pb]. Back to Top
terrorists plot to assassinate the nation's lawmakers in the Capitol
Building, financing the operation by laundering drug money. First, they
must eliminate an FBI informant threatening to expose their plans. A
major snowstorm cripples Washington. Liz Rider, a local fund-raiser and
divorcee, throws a dinner party for her Georgetown neighbors to relieve
boredom. At the party's end, a murdered woman's body is found. It turns
out to be the terrorists' target. Liz becomes involved with DC
homicide police, FBI and CIA in an attempt to uncover the terrorists'
plans to seek revenge and punish the U.S. for its role in Desert Storm.
Kidnappings and more murders occur in Liz's neighborhood and reveal a
web of intrigue and deception. Bannigan worked for the CIA in both Washington, DC and Germany and for The Asia Foundation in San Francisco, New York and Afghanistan. Subsequently she joined the National Academy of Sciences' international office which involved programs with and travel to the Middle East, Africa and Asia. For several years, she managed programs in Indonesia and Thailand involving technical and administrative development. With this first novel, she tops a career involving considerable reportorial and analytical writing.
The Eye of the Viper - a novel
by David DeHart [Booklocker; ISBN 1591136539,
$15.95 trade paperback or $8.95 E-Book edition] Back to Top
It's the tale of
Army Intelligence Agents Dan, Bull and Nateesha, who in 1968 under DIA
orders, are dispatched to Izmir, Turkey to track down a renegade Kurdish
terrorist code-named The Viper. An entertaining read that takes you on a
tour of ancient Izmir. Experience the danger, the humor, and the
frustrations of operating within "the system," and the joy of ignoring
the system; and yes, even newfound love. This is all wrapped up in a
story that will make former intelligence agents long for the time when
they were allowed to do whatever it took to complete the mission. For
those who might be interested, excerpts are available on-line at: http://booklocker.com/books/1874.html More about the
author and the book, and a variety of ways it can be ordered is here.
Terrorism and Personal
Security: Reduce Your Chances of Becoming a Target
by William M. "Mac" Epps
[South-Western Educational Pub; 240 pgs; ISBN: 0324300794; $29.95 HC]. Back to Top
The current political climate adds a whole new element of risk for
executives traveling abroad. Personal security can no longer be taken
for granted. Terrorism & Personal Security equips executives and
government officials with the tools and knowledge to lower their risks
on foreign soil. During his eight years with the CIA, William "Mac" Epps
taught government executives how to lower their profile as a government
official and minimize their chances of a terrorist attack. In this
insightful new book, Epps provides an overview of terrorists - why they
do what they do, their methods, how they operate - to help readers
understand the threat so they can prepare to travel safely. Both
practical and thorough, the book explains how to decrease the risk of
attack, what to do if you are attacked, and how to survive in a hostage
situation. Timely and enlightening, International Terrorism & Personal
Security is an excellent resource for senior executives and government
officials at all levels. Mac Epps, an AFIO member, served with the CIA
from 1982 to 1990. During his tour of duty, he worked in the Agency's
Office of Training and Education (OT&E) as the international terrorism
referent in a branch, which taught personal security measures and
techniques. He was the coordinator for the Personal Security Course,
ensuring that the course, given numerous times throughout the year, ran
smoothly with minimal disruptions. Epps was also the senior instructor
in the counterterrorism section of the course. As a senior instructor,
he played an important role as the branch's unofficial counselor and
advocate to the junior staff members in the office. During a second year
in OT&E he organized and administered courses on International Narcotics
and Science and Technology issues.
Order the book from Amazon.com.
The Spy Who Seduced America;
Lies and Betrayal in the Heat of the Cold War -Back to Top
The Judith Coplon Story
by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell. Won AFIO's
"Distinguished Counterintelligence Book of the Year" in 2002. [Invisible
Cities Press, 352 pgs, ISBN: 1931229228; $24.95 HC] On March 4, 1949,
Justice Department staffer Judith Coplon and her Russian lover were
arrested. The charge: spying for the Soviets. Coplon's trials and
appeals mesmerized the nation ("her fan mail rivaled that of Bette
Davis"). But after a partial vindication by the Supreme Court, there
were still questions about her guilt. This husband-and-wife AFIO members
-- he former FBI agent involved in the Coplon case -- answer these
questions. They painstakingly flesh out court transcripts, especially
Coplon's first trial. Much weight is given to the histrionics of
Coplon's lawyer; the shocking (at the time) allegations about Coplon's
sex life; and the revelations about FBI perjury and illegal wiretapping.
Most interesting is the Mitchells' ongoing dispute about key aspects of
the case, especially whether or not Coplon was framed by the FBI. What
is clear, based on declassified Venona decrypts and statements from
former KGB officials, is that she had been a Soviet spy since 1944. This
is a useful addition to Cold War scholarship that will appeal to
students of espionage and the Cold War era. Available from Amazon.com
and many other online and store-based bookstores.
The Competitive Edge
by James H. Hansen [NIBC Press, National
Intelligence Book Center, Washington, DC, 1996, 220 pgs, ISBN
1-0878292-16-1 HC]. Back to Top
Hansen, a former senior official at the DIA
,specializes in counterintelligence. Earlier, he served in CIA in both
Operations and the Intelligence Directorates. He provides the
story of Japanese intelligence and the challenge it presents in the
mid-1990s. The author discusses how the Japanese intelligence services
began and developed, their setting in Japan's culture, how they are
performing, what they will likely do in the future, and what it all
means to the United States and the West. The author and book can
be reached via email@example.com ]
Holy War on the Home Front:
The Secret Islamic Terror Network in the United States
by Harvey Kushner and Bart Davis. [Sentinel
Books (January 3, 2005), 288 pgs, ISBN: 1595230025]Back to Top
years after 9/11, the war on terror is far from over. In fact, a leading
terrorism expert argues that despite the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
and the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security, we’re not really
any safer at all. Harvey Kushner, a respected adviser to the FBI, the
FAA, the INS, and other government agencies, offers frightening new
evidence of a unified Islamic terrorist network that is operating inside
the United States and planning new opportunities to strike. Kushner
identifies and assesses the violent plans of these Islamic organizations
and individuals who take advantage of our reluctance to engage in ethnic
profiling. He supports his claims with never-before-seen documents from
top-level government sources, exposing a secret network of Arab
intelligence agencies, terrorists, university professors, corrupt imams
and other religious leaders, and violent criminals. Some members of this
network are recent immigrants; others have been American citizens for
years. Some are laundering money from abroad through seemingly innocuous
charities and mosques. Some have even infiltrated our military as Arabic
translators and Muslim chaplains. Finding and stopping these
conspiracies will require drastic changes in the way Americans think
about terrorism. Kushner’s proposals will spark a lively but essential
debate about homeland security, civil liberties, immigration, law
enforcement, and our nation’s most basic values and ideals.
Keeping Us Safe: Secret Intelligence and Homeland Security
by Arthur S. Hulnick. [Praeger Greenwood
Publishers, 264 pp, Aug 30, 04 release; ISBN: 0275981509] Back to Top
HC. How can the United States guard
against a clever unknown enemy while still preserving the freedoms it
holds dear? Hulnick explains the need to revamp U.S. intelligence
operations from a system focused on a single Cold War enemy to one
offering more flexibility in combating non-state actors (including
terrorists, spies, and criminals) like those responsible for the attacks
of September 11, 2001. Offering possible solutions not to be found in
the federal commission's official report, Hulnick, a distinguished
retired CIA officer, examines what is really necessary to make intelligence and homeland
security more efficient and competent, both within the United States
The U.S. government's progress in establishing a
system for homeland security is considerable, yet, besides shifts in
alert status, most U.S. residents are unaware of the work being done to
keep them safe. Describing the system already in place, Hulnick adds
further ideas about what more is needed to protect Americans in the
ever-changing world of intelligence. To create a truly valuable program,
it is suggested the the United States consider not only new strategies
and tactics, but also the need to break down the barriers between
intelligence agencies and law enforcement [publisher
Rift Zone by Raelynn Hillhouse. [Forge Books, 2004]. Back to Top
Zone is the first Cold War thriller to be published by a major publisher
since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Chicago Tribune wrote, “The
absolutely riveting scenes of escape and capture in her first thriller
prove that Hillhouse might well be the next--and perhaps the
last--excellent novelist to come in from the cold. Whitney's brutal
interrogation ... is one of the most believably painful scenes in spy
In the turbulent years after the rise of the Berlin Wall, Germany stood
dangerously divided between freedom and Communism. Dodging border
patrols and guard posts, a silent few were able to cross the borders of
the Iron Curtain to deliver needed supplies, always at the risk of their
This is the past Faith Whitney knew. The daughter of a Bible smuggler,
Faith was raised on the danger that such a life brought with it, a
danger that can rip lives apart, even that of a mother and daughter. Now
grown and living in 1989 Germany, Faith continues to smuggle goods
across the border, narrowly slipping by the East German Stasi each time.
But her activities haven't gone unnoticed. The Stasi have recruited her
to deliver a package to Moscow, a package that must be delivered within
forty-eight hours . . . or Faith will be eliminated. Her payment: the
long-desired location of her missing father. The danger mounts as Faith
is secretly contacted by the beautiful and seductive Colonel Bogdanov of
the KGB, who also wants the package at any cost. Barely surviving harsh
interrogations, and unsure of whom to trust, Faith turns to her
ex-fiancée, Naval Officer Max Summer, the only man with the know-how to
get her and her delivery to Moscow in one piece. On the run, the more
they discover about the package, the more they realize that delivering
it will likely cost them their lives. Little do they both know that the
package is part of a larger plan, one that could affect the result of
the Cold War in ways no one ever imagined.
About the Author:
Raelynn Hillhouse has been recruited as a spy by both Libyan and East
German intelligence services. (They failed.) A former professor and
Fulbright fellow, she's not only faced the barrels of Kalashnikovs, but
has also been caught in the crossfire of border guards' snowball fights.
Hillhouse earned her M.A. in Russian and East European studies and her
Ph.D. in political science at the University of Michigan. She completed
her undergraduate degree in history and German area studies at
Washington University in St. Louis. She has published articles about
Eastern Europe in major academic journals and has lectured at such
prestigious institutions as Harvard, the Smithsonian Institution, Soviet
Academy of Sciences, among others. She speaks several languages,
including German, French and Russian.
For more information, see http://thrillerwriters.org/.
the Clickstream: Reflections on Life in a Virtual World
by Richard Thieme [Syngras Publishers,
Paperback, 360 pp; June 2004; 1931836221] Back to Top
A collection of essays that
focus on the effect of computers and technology on the world. Thieme
ranges beyond the impact of technology to spirituality, psychological
insight, and social commentary. See: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1931836221/002-7919439-4656813
Many references to James Angleton and a few other intelligence figures,
though the book itself has little to do with the topic.
The Archaeologist was A Spy: Sylvanus Morley and the Office of Naval Intelligence
by Louis R. Sadler and Charles H. Harris III
[Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 2003] Back to Top
Sylvanus G. Morley
was the most influential Mayan archaeologist of his generation and
perhaps the greatest American spy of WWI. Harris and Sadler document for
the first time Morley's dual career as a scholar and a spy. Working for
the Office of Naval Intelligence, he proved an invaluable source of
information about German and anti-American activity in Mexico and
Central America. See: http://www.unmpress.com/books.php?ID=468362212
The Texas Rangers and the
Mexican Revolution: The Bloodiest Decade 1910-1920
by Louis R. Sadler and Charles H. Harris III
[Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, September
2004] Back to Top
authors document the secret role of the Mexican president in the
insurgency against Anglos during the Mexican Revolution and the Texas
Rangers' role in ending the uprising See http://www.unmpress.com/books.php?ID=10512063900834
Executive Secrets - Covert
Action & The Presidency
by William J. DaughertyBack to Top
To be published
in September 2004 by University Press of Kentucky [$32.50 HC,
0-8131-2334-8, see http://www.kentuckypress.com ]. The book will "debut" at the
annual meeting of the American Political Science Association. Mark
Bowden of "Black Hawk Down" and "Killing Pablo" fame did the foreword. Borrowing the words of former Idaho senator Frank Church,
one widespread notion of the Central Intelligence Agency is that it
tends to behave like a “rogue elephant” rampaging out of control,
initiating risky covert action programs without the sanction of either
Congress or the White House. In Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the
Presidency, William J. Daugherty, a seventeen-year veteran operations
officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, addresses these and other
perceptions about covert action that have seeped into the public
Daugherty cites congressional investigations, declassified documents,
and his own experiences in covert action policy and oversight to show
convincingly that the C.I.A.’s covert programs were conducted
specifically at presidential behest from the Agency’s founding in 1947.
He provides an overview of the nature and proper use of covert action as
a tool of presidential statecraft and discusses its role in transforming
presidential foreign policy into reality. He concludes by detailing how
each president conducted the approval, oversight and review processes
for covert action while examining specific instances in which U.S.
Presidents have expressly directed C.I.A. covert action programs to suit
their policy objectives.
A former Marine Corps aviator with a combat tour in
Vietnam, Daugherty’s first tour with the C.I.A. was in Iran, where he
was one of fifty-two Americans held hostage for 444 days during the
Carter administration. Daugherty combines unique inside perspectives
with sober objectivity in judging the true nature and scope of C.I.A.
covert actions during the last half century.
William J. Daugherty holds a Ph.D. in Government from
the Claremont Graduate School and is associate professor of government
at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. A retired
senior officer in the Central Intelligence Agency, he is the author of In the Shadow of the Ayatollah: A CIA Hostage in Iran.
Mark Bowden is an author, journalist, screenwriter,
and teacher. He is the author of a number of books, including Black
Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War and Killing Pablo: the Hunt
for the World's Greatest Outlaw. Bowden contributes regularly to
major magazines and is an adjunct professor at Loyola College of
“A hard-hitting, balanced and highly successful effort to deal with the
issue of presidential responsibility for covert action.”—John Stempel
|A Defector in Place Back to Top
by Kenneth Tolliver [First Books Library, ISBN 1-4033-9312-5, 420
paperback January 2003].
An account largely based on the story of Raya, the Soviet Embassy code
clerk in Mexico City who became a defector in place. While published as
fiction, veterans will recognize the portrait. Available from
Barnes & Noble (BN.com) or Amazon.com. High drama in Mexico, Cuba,
Moscow, and Langley.
Jack in the Box: A Shadow War Thriller Back to Top
by John Weisman. [William Morrow; ISBN: 0060570687; 336 pgs.; $24.95 HC;
May 2004]. Jacket details: In the highest reaches of the United States
government, someone is betraying America's secrets. Former CIA Moscow
station chief Sam Waterman is drawn into an astonishing maze of
deception when he is called on to debrief the legendary traitor Edward
Lee Howard. The only CIA officer ever to defect to the KGB, Howard has
decided to come home and come clean. Or has he? He makes the stunning
allegation that American intelligence, distracted by the war on terror,
has been penetrated by high-level moles. If true, the government and the
intelligence community would be thrown into chaos. But before Waterman
can verify any of it, Howard is found murdered. Desperate, Waterman
scours his old haunts in Moscow, Paris, and Washington, D.C. As he
delves deeper and begins to unravel a mind-bending conspiracy, his old
friends -- and old enemies -- turn up dead. Through it all he begins to
realize that the new CIA is nothing like the old, that truth is
relative, and honor has become an afterthought. Filled with cutting-edge
tradecraft and based on actual CIA operations, JACK IN THE BOX goes deep
inside the American intelligence community as few novels ever have
Memoirs of a Counterintelligence Officer in World War II and the Cold
War Back to Top
by Richard Cutler [Brassey's Books, 208 pgs; ISBN: 1574888390; $25.95
HC; Sept 2004] Richard Cutler describes his career with the super-secret
X-2 counterintelligence branch of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)
during World War II and his postwar counterespionage work with its
successor, the War Department’s Strategic Services Unit (SSU), which
later became the CIA. While with X-2, he analyzed Ultra intercepts and
vetted agents about to be sent into Germany. Cutler also provides an
insightful overview of OSS operations during the war. Cutler’s first job
after the German surrender was to vet all of Allen Dulles’s wartime
sources inside Germany, who were aptly nicknamed the Crown Jewels. Just
as the OSS was converted into the SSU, he moved to Berlin, where,
increasingly, his job was to collect intelligence from former Nazis.
Soon he became chief of counterespionage. Soviet intelligence had
already begun recruiting former German intelligence officers to spy on
Americans in Berlin, so Cutler’s top priority was to uncover Soviet
objectives through defectors and doubling their agents. Cutler reveals
previously unpublished case histories of double agents against Soviet
intelligence in Berlin and details agents’ recruitment, missions,
methods of operation, successes and failures, and fates. With
photographs and a foreword by best-selling author Joseph Persico
(Roosevelt’s Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage), Counterspy
provides a fascinating account of espionage during World War II and the
beginning of the Cold War.
Intelligence veteran RICHARD W. CUTLER is a graduate of Yale University
and Yale Law School. A retired lawyer, he lives in Milwaukee.
In The Shadow Of The
Ayatollah: A CIA Hostage In Iran Back to Top
by William J. Daugherty. Published in October 2001
by Naval Institute Press at http://www.usni.org/.
Still vivid in many Americans’ memories are the 444 days of 1979 when
Islamic militants held U.S. diplomatic personnel hostage in Iran. Though
their story has been told before, never has it been related from such a
perspective. Unique among the hostages, the author was an officer for
the Central Intelligence Agency serving at the U.S. embassy in Tehran.
Once his CIA connection was discovered, Bill Daugherty became a special
target of his captors and was subjected to extraordinarily harsh
treatment. He managed to survive the ordeal by relying upon his Marine
Corps training and combat experience and his remarkable inner reserve of
fortitude. Ultimately he was awarded the State Department Medal of Valor
and the CIA Exceptional Service Medal. Drawing on intelligence
information not readily available to previous writers, recently
declassified materials, interviews with such key government officials as
former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and former CIA
director and ambassador to Iran Richard Helms, and to his own firsthand
knowledge, Daugherty sheds light on this disturbing event, particularly
with respect to the decision-making process in the White House. Among
his revelations is the involvement of the Soviet Union. Despite his
personal involvement, Daugherty has produced an impressively objective
account of the tragedies and triumphs that marked this black time in
U.S. history. It is both a harrowing adventure story and a serious look at U.S.-Iran relations. The pivotal event continues to evoke emotions
and begs careful analysis for potential lessons learned.
William J. Daugherty served in the U.S. Marine Corps as both an enlisted
man and as a naval flight officer before beginning his career in the
CIA. He currently teaches American government and foreign policy at
Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia.
No Backup: My Life as a Female FBI
Special Agent Battling Kidnapper, Terrorists,and the Destructive Culture that
Handcuffs the Bureau
by Rosemary Dew and Pat Pape [Carroll & Graf,
0-7867-1278-3, 302 pp, index, endnotes, bibliography, $25.00 HC] Back to Top
"In the FBI,
there's a pack-of-wild-dogs mentality. You either belong to the pack or you're
torn apart by it," says Dew, in this angry, burn-some-of-the-bridges, look at
her experiences as female and agent in the pre-1990 Bureau. She ran with the
pack for years, but found the nips, growls and bites growing as she rose through
the ranks. Dew did more than suffer in silence [up till now], she also received
eight commendations and became the seventh woman to be named a supervisor at
FBI-HQ, working undercover criminal cases, counterintelligence, and
counterterrorism assignments. She supervised the Bureau's response to the
Achille Lauro hijacking; and signed the arrest warrant for Leon Klinghoffer'
kidnapper, Abu Abbas. Through all that, however, she tells of being treated with
disdain, sexually harassed, denied opportunities and privileges quickly bestowed
on male agents, and found the Bureau to be rife with destructive practices. Of
interest, her descriptions of internal communications failure which she pins to
pre- and post-9/11 botched cases; cover-ups (the promotion of senior officials
involved in Ruby Ridge) and falsifications at the lab. She suggests the Bureau
is a dysfunctional family which fostered the environment where someone like
Robert Hanssen can work and thrive -- but a look at Rick Ames at CIA, and John
Walker in USN makes one question that position. After describing the pathology,
she offers a mode of treatment - a blueprint for reform to avoid what she sees
are clear warnings of how Bureau failings that affect national security are passed from generation to generation of FBI agents, unless reforms are quickly &
firmly put into place. "A scathing insider portrait." -- Kirkus Reviews. Dew is
an AFIO member who, since leaving the Bureau in 1990, has led info security,
antisub warfare and software development programs and served on Presidential
advisory committee on info tech and national security. She is a trained chemical
weapons inspector. Co-author Pat Pape is a Dallas-based writer/new reporter and
|THE MISSION: CIA in the
by Ronald E. Estes. published by iUniverse Press, August
2003.Back to Top
|Stray Voltage: War in the
by Wayne Michael Hall, published by Naval Institute
Press, ISBN 1-59114-350-0, 2003; available NIP, AUSA, Amazon.com and Barnes and
Noble. Enemies of America who have no hope of competing with conventional U.S.
military forces, warns Wayne Michael Hall in the opening pages of this timely
book, will instead seize upon the strategies, tactics, and tools of asymmetric
warfare to win future conflicts. A retired brigadier general in the U.S. Army
with thirty years of experience in intelligence, Hall has written the book
primarily for the military community and civilians interested in or responsible
for homeland security. He explains the notion of knowledge warfare as our
adversaries' principal asymmetric strategy and information operations as their
tactic du jour, and then offers a wealth of ideas on how to deal aggressively
with these threats in the twenty-first century. Along with knowledge war and
information operations, the book discusses deception, information superiority,
and knowledge management. It also recommends ways for the country to prepare for
knowledge war through merging the country's brainpower and technology in
Knowledge Advantage centers, developing a joint information-operations proving
ground where leaders train their staffs in a cyber-world environment, and
developing an internet replicator to prepare for conflict in cyberspace. About
the Author Wayne Michael Hall, Brig. Gen., USA (Ret.), was G2 82d Airborne
Division, commanded the 82d's 313 Military Intelligence Battalion, commanded the
501st Military Intelligence Brigade, and was J2 USFK before he retired in 1999.
Brig. Gen. Hall is now Senior Executive Vice President for Homeland Security and
Future Conflict at MZM, Inc., a private consulting company in Washington D.C.
CIA, Inc.: Espionage and the Craft of Business Intelligence Back to Top
by F. W. Rustmann, Jr. Teaches the CIA’s
basic intelligence and counterintelligence principles for use in the business
world · Will help executives and entrepreneurs maximize their competitiveness in
the increasingly cutthroat new economy · Written by a former CIA station chief
and clandestine operations officer Every major government on earth recognizes
the value of intelligence and employs an intelligence service to collect it for
them. Businesses should be no different. Knowing how to gather information about
the strength of your competitors, being able to anticipate their next move, and
preventing them from stealing your secrets are critical keys to success in the
new economy. Executives, entrepreneurs, and business school students must
realize that the success of their companies partially depends on their
effectiveness in the realm of business intelligence. This book teaches the
principles of intelligence and counterintelligence, using the CIA’s methods as a
model for the business world. CIA, Inc. explores the major aspects of business
intelligence, including competitor intelligence, risk analysis, business and
market analysis, counterintelligence, background investigations, due diligence,
and security surveys. F. W. Rustmann draws on his experience as a CIA operations
officer and a pioneer in the field of corporate intelligence to describe the
collection, analysis, authentication, and reporting of intelligence. F. W.
Rustmann, Jr. is a twenty-four-year veteran of the CIA’s Clandestine Service. He
retired in 1990 as a member of the elite Senior Intelligence Service (SIS) with
the equivalent rank of major general. He was also an instructor at the CIA’s
legendary covert training facility, “The Farm.” After retiring from the CIA, he
founded CTC International Group, Inc., a pioneer in the field of business
intelligence and a recognized leader in the industry. His numerous articles on
business intelligence have appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Miami Herald, Palm
Beach Post, and elsewhere. He lives in Palm Beach, Florida.
The Shadow Warriors of Nakano: A History of the Imperial Japanese Army's
Elite Intelligence School Back to Top
by Stephen Mercado, published by Brassey's, 2002.
|SACRED SECRETS: How Soviet Intelligence Operations
Changed American Histor Back to Top
by Jerrold and Leona Schecter, published by Brassey's,
To Catch A Shadow Back to Top
by Leon A. Wortman
True Men & Traitors: From
OSS to the CIA, My Life in the Shadows Back to Top
by David W. Doyle. Published May 2001 by John
Wiley & Sons, New York City. ISBN 0-471-41608-8.
Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy Back to Top
by Mark Lowenthal, published by CQ Press in 2000.
ISBN 1-56802-512-2, includes appendix and index. This is the first book
on intelligence specifically written to be used as a college/graduate
level textbook. The book analyzes each phase of the intelligence process
(requirements, collection, analysis, etc.) and also emphasizes the role
of the policy maker in all phases and as consumer. There are also
chapters on the historical development of the U.S. IC, the role of the
IC in the Cold War and after, and moral and ethical issues that anise in
intelligence -- both operational and analytical.
The U.S. Intelligence
Community: An Annotated Bibliography Back to Top
by Mark Lowenthal, published by Garland Press in
1994, ISBN 0-8153-1423-X, includes appendices and two indices. As the
title says, this is an annotated bibliography of intelligence literature
-- books, articles and official documents, organized along functional
and historical topics. Indexed by both key themes and authors to
U.S. Intelligence: Evolution and Anatomy Back to Top
by Mark Lowenthal, published by Praeger, 1992
(2nd. ed.), ISBN 0-275-94435-2, includes index. Part I describes the
origin and development of the IC from pre-World War II through the end
of the Cold War, emphasizing key themes and events that were of major
importance. Part II describes the structure of the IC, assessing the
roles plated by each agency and by Congress.
SPY HUNTER: Inside the FBI Investigation of
the Walter Espionage Case Back to Top
by Robert W. Hunter and Lynn Dean Hunter,
published May 1999 by the Naval Institute Press and available through
the Press, bookstores or online at http://www.Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. "Had it not been for Bob Hunter, the John
Walker spy ring never would have been unmasked. With this book, the
veteran FBI spy-catcher gives us an inside look at how he outsmarted
perhaps America's most notorious and damaging traitor in a spy case
hailed by the KGB as its greatest triumph in the Cold War. Hunter's
fact-filled narrative is a must read for anyone who wants to know how
real spies operate and why treachery came so easily to John Walker Jr.
and his band ..." -- Pete Earley, author of Confessions of
a Spy: The Real Story of Aldrich Ames
|5GTC: An authorization code
by Kenneth Tolliver, [First Books Library, ISBN 1-58500-398-0, 310 pages
$14.95, December 1999 paperback]
A British (MI5) account of the transition challenges at the end of the
cold war. Fast moving tradecraft in the Jean LeCarre style. Available
from Barnes & Noble (BN.com) or Amazon.com. Set in England, Malta,
Libya, Berlin, and Moscow. Disinformation becomes a weapon for the
BODY OF SECRETS: Anatomy
of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency - From the Cold War Through
the Dawn of a New Century Back to Top
V. James Bamford, Doubleday, April 2001. Well-researched, controversial,
and much in the news as a result.
THE PUZZLE PALACE: A
Report on NSA, America's Most Secret Agency Back to Top
V. James Bamford, 1983 in paperback from Viking Penguin and still in
print. The classic first book to "crack open" NSA ... a
book that still makes NSA old-timers mutter and sputter, yet received
scores of accolades by scholars worldwide. It remains today one of
the basic foundation texts that must be read by any serious researchers
or scholars (or even potential NSA employees or contractors or those who
interact with them); hence it remains still in print.
Historical Dictionary of the Vietnam War Back to Top
by Edwin E. Moise. 543 pages. Published in
December 2001 by Scarecrow Press at http://www.scarecrowpress.com/
Has strong coverage of military and paramilitary forces, military
operations, weapons and technology, major and minor ethnic groups, the
politics of the war, and its diplomatic environment. There is
significant coverage of, but not a special emphasis on, intelligence.
The greatest focus is on Vietnam and the United States, but there is
also significant coverage of Laos and Cambodia, and of the other
countries that were in various ways involved in the conflict. This is a
single-author book; the articles were not farmed out.
Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the Vietnam War Back to Top
by Edwin E. Moise (firstname.lastname@example.org) Available on Amazon
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8078-2300-7.
There have been few misunderstandings of a military situation more
complete than that on the night of August 4, 1964, when most of the
officers and men of two U.S. destroyers, in the Gulf of Tonkin, believed
themselves under attack by North Vietnamese torpedo boats when in fact
there were no enemy vessels in the area. The United States bombed North
Vietnam in retaliation the following afternoon. This book examines what
actually happened in the Gulf that night, and how it was reported. It
also considers the context in which the incident occurred, of covert
operations and plans for escalation of the Vietnam War. It is based
mostly on interviews with U.S. personnel and declassified records, but
Vietnamese sources were also used to some extent.
Talking with Harry: Candid
Conversations With President Harry S. TrumanBack to Top
by Ralph E. Weber, [Scholarly Resources: Wilmington, DE, March 2001].
$55.00 HC, $22.95 pb. Truman notes the creation of CIA, also his
decision re. using the atom bomb, and his concerns about Soviet
ambitions. In 1959, Truman answered numerous questions re his domestic
administration, foreign policies, Congressional relations, presidential
elections, his critical and sometimes hostile views of Eisenhower,
McCarthy, Nixon, Stevenson, Kennedy: his answers during 70 plus hours of
interviews are in this book. Also included are comments on Truman and
Mission to Chara Back to Top
by Lynn M. Boughey. [$16.95 Paperback - 425
pages (January 15, 2001) North American Heritage Pr; ISBN:
0942323327]. This Truman Scholar's novel has won high praise, as
follows: "A modern-day spy thriller that combines nonfiction
accuracy relating to world affairs and military technology with a
quick-moving tale of suspense. One-half of the book deals with Russia
and the art of spying, and the other half deals with the military
mission to go into Russia to retrieve a Russian agent. Beyond the
action-adventure, the book delves into present-day political and
international problems, including nuclear non-proliferation,
implementation of treaties with Russia, the breakdown of the Russian
economy, the capabilities of our military, and the proper role of the
United States as the proponent of democracy as well as economic
stability of other nations." Available through http://www.Amazon.com,
and in local bookshops.
Women in Espionage Back to Top
by Marjorie and Harry Mahoney, [ABC Clio, Santa
Barbara, CA, 1993], ISBN: 0-84736-743-3
Mexico and the Confederacy, 1860-1867 Back to Top
by Marjorie and Harry Mahoney, [Austin and
Winfield, Bethesda, MD, 1996], ISBN: 1-57292-066-1
Espionage in Mexico: The 20th Century Back to Top
by Marjorie and Harry Mahoney, [Austin and
Winfield, Bethesda, MD, 1997], ISBN: 1-57292-057-2
The Saga of Leon Trotsky: His Clandestine
Operations and His Assassination Back to Top
by Marjorie and Harry Mahoney, [Austin and
Winfield, Bethesda, MD, 1998], ISBN 1-57292-120-2
Biographic Dictionary of Espionage Back to Top
by Harry Thayer Mahoney and Marjorie Locke
Mahoney, [Austin and Winfield, Bethesda, MD, 1998], ISBN: 1-57292-064-5
Gallantry in Action: A Biographic Dictionary
of Espionage in the American Revolutionary War Back to Top
by Marjorie and Harry Mahoney, [University Press
of America, Lanham, MD, 1999], ISBN: 0-7618-1479-5
American Prisoners of the Bolsheviks. 1917-1922 Back to Top
by Marjorie and Harry Mahoney, [Austin and
Winfield, Bethesda, MD, 2001 (forthcoming)]
Ireland Defined: Espionage Through The Ages Back to Top
by Marjorie and Harry Mahoney, [Austin and
Winfield, Bethesda, MD, 2001 (forthcoming)]
Espionage in the American Revolutionary War,
1775-1783: A Reference Primer to People and EventsBack to Top
by Marjorie and Harry Mahoney, [Austin and
Winfield, Bethesda, MD, 2001 (forthcoming)]
As Others See UsBack to Top
by Ralph E. Weber; [Holt Rinehart and Winston: New York, 1972].
Voices of RevolutionBack to Top
by Ralph E. Weber, [Dryden Press: Hinsdale, IL, 1972].
American Dissent: From Thomas Jefferson to Caesar ChavezBack to Top
by Ralph E. Weber, [Krieger Publishers: Chicago, 1981].
United States Diplomatic Codes and Ciphers,
1775-1938Back to Top
by Ralph E. Weber, [Precedent Publishers: Chicago, 1979].
From the Foreign PressBack to Top
by Ralph E. Weber; [Krieger Publishers: Chicago, 1980].
The Final Memoranda: Major
General Ralph H. Van Deman, The Father of U.S. Military IntelligenceBack to Top
by Ralph E. Weber, [Scholarly Resources: Wilmington, DE, 1988].
Masked Dispatches: Cryptograms
and Cryptology in American History, 1775-1900Back to Top
by Ralph E. Weber, [National Security Agency: Fort George Meade, MD].
Spymasters: Ten CIA
Officers in Their Own WordsBack to Top
by Ralph E. Weber: [Scholarly Resources: Wilmington, DE, 1999].
The Attack on Axnan Headquarters: An
Espionage OperationBack to Top
by Glenn H. Whidden, [1st Books Library via www.1stbooks.com]
$3.95 Ebook Acrobat PDF edition; $8.95 as Paperback; June 2000,
150 pages, no index; 1-58820-076-0; 2nd Edition; This easily
undiscovered fictionalized account of close to State of the Art
electronic tradecraft techniques uses an espionage attack against the
fictional US-based Axnan Corporation HQ. Attackers are professionals who
gained experience through many years of work with US Federal Govt.
Whidden -- who happens to fit that background -- describes how a team of
professionals works against a target, their practice of tradecraft has
none of the lapses displaced in 1999 by the Russian Government when it
bugged the US Dept of State. The goal: to obtain information on the
target to gain competitive advantage. As they progress, however, they
discover that something other than normal business is going on and of
such importance that it might endanger the national security of their
country. This presents a predicament...should they tell the government
about it, even though it would reveal their own incursions which are
blatantly illegal. This issue aside, we watch the team as they devise
ways of penetrating the target to the extent that they are able to
eavesdrop on all the sounds that occurs in the office of the head of the
company and also in his conference room. Whidden describes the
employment of a wide variety of technical methods - benefits and
limitations - in considerable detail.
Whidden worked with the Clandestine Services of CIA for over 20 years,
operations in 50 countries. Since retirement, he has specialized in the design of espionage
defenses and heads a professional international association of counterespionage
Boy Soldier: A German Teenager at the Nazi Twilight Back to Top
by Gerhardt B. Thamm, Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, and London; May 2000, ISBN 0-7864-0660-7; [email@example.com]. As a fifteen-year-old boy I fought briefly in a war. My fight was neither noble nor heroic. I saw the horrors that no fifteen-year-old boy should ever see. The story describes growing up in Lower Silesia, the hinterlands of Germany; the Soviet advance into Germany; their capture of my hometown, and the aftermath. It describes the horrors of ground combat between two unforgiving enemies.
Spies, Pop Flies and French Fries: Stories I Told My Favorite Visitors to the CIA Exhibit Center Back to Top
by Linda McCarthy [firstname.lastname@example.org],
Publisher: History is a Hoot, Inc., P.O. Box 285, Markham, VA
22643, (540) 622-2074 - phone/fax; www.historyisahoot.com,
ISBN 0-9669538-0-0, May 1999. This work is based on the tour monologues I gave
to VIP visitors to the CIA Exhibit Center during the nine years I served
as the collection's founding curator. Included in the work are chapters
highlighting the baseball player-turned-spy, Morris "Moe"
Berg, the famous "Limping Lady of the OSS," Virginia Hall, the
Buffalo Soldiers, the Navajo code talkers, and the evolution of SIGINT
and overhead photo reconnaissance. Besides being featured in numerous
radio and print accounts, the book was acknowledged during the hour-long
ESPN presentation on Moe Berg that has generated a good deal of
favorable comment about Moe and the intelligence profession in
The Psychic Battlefield Back to Top
by W. Adam Mandelbaum [LEXMAN@worldnet.att.net];
Publisher: St Martin's Press, 2/2000, ISBN:0-312-20955-X. The first
complete history of the use of psychics by armies and intelligence
agencies. From Ancient Egypt to the CIA Stargate Program, this book
reveals the the truth about ESPionage.
On Intelligence: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World Back to Top
by Robert David Steele, OSS CEO [email@example.com], Publisher: AFCEA International Press, May 2000, 0-916159-28-0; http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0916159280/; Foreword by Senator Boren, recommendations by Toffler, Kerr, and others. Comprehensive review and outline for creation of a virtual intelligence community that harnesses private sector knowledge, improves information sharing with other governments, and makes true "Global Coverage" affordable and actionable. 52 page annotated bibliography and 62 page index, 30 pages of proposed legislation, 14 original Presidential initiatives, make this an instant collectible reference work.
The Hallcrest Report
II: Private Security Trends 1970-2000 Back to Top
by John J. Strauchs, Great Falls, Virginia, William C. Cunningham, John J. Strauchs, Clifford W. Van Meter VALMIERA@aol.com. Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann. 1990, Stoneham, MA: This books presents an analysis of private security versus public law enforcement in America as of 1990 and projects trends to the year 2000. The chapters are: America's Price Tag for Economic Crime, Selected Crime Concerns (Ethics, Corporate Ethics, Drug Abuse and Protective Services), Computer Security and Electronic Intrusion, The Security & Terrorism Interface, Dimensions of Protection, Security Personnel Issues, Security Market Analysis, Comparisons of Private Security and Law Enforcement Employment and Expenditures, Relationships and Cooperative Programs, Major Security and Police Issues, and Findings, Recommendations, Forecasts and Research Needs.
Tracking the Axis
Enemy: The Triumph of Anglo-American Naval Intelligence Back to Top
by Alan Harris Bath (AHBath@aol.com), Publisher: University Press of Kansas, 1998 ISBN 0-7006-0917-2, Traces the development of Anglo/American cooperation in Naval Intelligence during World War II, with emphasis on the factors that aided or impeded the
cooperative effort and on the contribution made by naval intelligence to winning the war.
Ally to Adversary:
An Eyewitness Account of Iraq's Fall from Grace Back to Top
by Rick Francona [firstname.lastname@example.org] http://www.francona.com,
Publisher: Naval Institute Press, May 1999, ISBN 1557502811; U.S.-Iraqi relations from the American assistance operations in the last years of the Iran-Iraq war through the end of the Gulf War as told by a direct participant. The author served as a liaison officer to the Iraqi armed forces directorate of military intelligence and later as General Schwarzkopf's Arabic-language interpreter.
Tears of the Lotus Back to Top
by Roger E. McCarthy [Jarcy99@aol.com], Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, NC, 1997;
library binding, Photographs, maps, appendices, bibliography, index.
ISBN 0-7864-0331-4. [Available from McFarland, $49.95 plus $4.00 shipping. To order, call 1-800-253-2187, or FAX
336-246-5018, or www.mcfarlandpub.com]. It includes a brief history of Tibet, the story of the development of the CIA's support to the Tibetans (including the training of and subsequent air drops to the Freedom Fighters), accounts of the formation and actions of the resistance movement including its successes and failures, the extensive brutalities of the PLA/PRC against the Tibetans, details of the escape of the Dalai Lama to India from Lhasa in March, 1959, and also details the shameful lack of political support to Tibet by most leaders of the Free World, especially the Governments of India and Britain.
Fixing the Spy
Machine: Preparing American Intelligence for the 21st Century Back to Top
by Arthur S. Hulnick [Hlnk@aol.com]; Publisher: Praeger, Westport CT, , Dec 1999, ISBN 0-275-96653-4. Many observers of US intelligence believe that US intelligence needs a major overhaul. In fact, the system works reasonably well when competent and effective professionals
are running it. Still, some changes and fine tuning are needed to face the new challenges of terrorism, narcotics flows, organized crime, and industrial espionage.
Cassidy's Run: The Secret Spy War over Nerve GasBack to Top
by David Wise, Publisher: Random House, March 2000, ISBN: 0375501533.
"A Soviet sleeper agent doubled back against the GRU. Dangles. Illegals. Hollow rocks with microdots at dead drops. Fake nerve gas formulas. FBI special agents killed in the line of duty. At the center of it all an army sergeant from a humble background who deceives Soviet intelligence for over two decades. Bag the novels. Read Cassidy's Run."--R. James Woolsey, former director, Central Intelligence Agency
"David Wise's carefully researched, dramatic story reveals how counterintelligence has been used to identify the targets, objectives, and techniques of our enemies and to neutralize their efforts. Because of patriotic citizens like Joe Cassidy, America is safer today."
--William H. Webster, former director, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency
Wise is author of many other books
on intelligence and espionage. He is the coauthor of The Invisible Government, a number one bestseller about the CIA. He is also the author of Nightmover, Molehunt, The Spy Who Got Away, The American Police
State, and The Politics of Lying, and the coauthor, with Thomas B. Ross, of The Espionage Establishment and The U-2 Affair. A native New Yorker and graduate of Columbia College, he is the former chief of the Washington bureau of the New York Herald Tribune and has contributed articles on government and politics to many national magazines. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Molehunt: The Secret Search for Traitors That Shattered the U.S. Back to Top
by David Wise [Random House, March, 1992], ISBN: 0-394-58514-3
Nightmover: How Aldrich Ames Sold the CIA to the KGB for $4.6 Million Back to Top
by David Wise [HarperCollins, 1995], ISBN: 0-06-017198-7.
Admirable research, culled quickly without any "official"
assistance or support, and conveyed here without a moment of boredom for
the reader, is reflected in these snippets, reminding us why David Wise
is often called "the dean of U.S. writers on intelligence":
"Four accounts of the Ames case have been published so far
...[this] is the most authoritative." -- Joseph Finder, New York
Times Book Review "The best of the four books ... because [Wise]
brings to the case the deepest personal knowledge, based on thirty years
of inquiry into the history and ethos of the Central Intelligence
Agency. [Nightmover] is filled with the sort of detail valued by those
who seriously want to know what the spooks are up to." -- Thomas
Powers, The New York Review of Books "Wise does the best job in
presenting the failures of the agency in a larger context."_
Stephen Kurkjian, The Boston Globe "...the pick of the crop. Wise
dug the deepest in revealing not just the corruption of a pathetic
alcoholic but the rot within the CIA." -- Patrick J. Sloyan,
Newsday "Which book tells the most, explains the most, and does it
most gracefully?...Far in the lead is Nightmover, a thoughtful and
smoothly written account. Wise offers insights into [CIA's] introverted
corporate culture that few authors dare attempt." -- Leonard
Bushkoff, The Christian Science Monitor
Espionage Establishment Back to Top
by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross [Random House,
Children's Game Back to Top
by David Wise (Fiction)
Samarkand Dimension Back to Top
by David Wise (Fiction)
Spy Who Got Away: The Inside Story of Edward Lee Howard, the CIA
Agent Who Betrayed His Country's Secrets and Escaped to Moscow Back to Top
by David Wise [Random House, 1988]
American Police State: The Government Against the People Back to Top
by David Wise [Random House, 1976]
Politics of Lying: Government Deception, Secrecy, and Power Back to Top
by David Wise [Random House, 1973]
Spectrum Back to Top
by David Wise (Fiction)
The U-2 Affair Back to Top
by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross [Random House,
Invisible Government Back to Top
by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross [Random House,
Communism, the Cold War and the FBI Connection Back to Top
by Herman O. Bly [BHobly@aol.com]
Publisher: Huntington House Publishers, Lafayette, LA, August 1998, ISBN 1- 56384-149-5 [$13.00 each, postage free from author at email address above]. This book outlines the bloody history of communism, exposes the mistakes made by the Presidential Administrations from Roosevelt to Bush and the inside story of how the FBI contained the Communist Party, USA from achieving its goal of establishing a Soviet America.
G.R.U., Le Plus Secret des services
sovietiques, 1918-1988 Back to Top
by Pierre de Villemarest and Clifford A. Kiracoff [email@example.com]
Publisher: Editions Stock, Paris, FR,1988, 336 pages. The first overall history of the GRU, 1918-1988. It had good reviews. Out of print. Copies available from principal author, Pierre de Villemarest at CEI, La Vendomiere, 27930 CIERREY, France. Phone: 33-232-670024
The Aerial Photo Sourcebook Back to Top
by Mary Rose Collins [MaryRoseC@aol.com], Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Lanham, MD: 1998. HC 224 pages. ISBN: 0810835193 $45. The Sourcebook is an illustrated reference for the aerial photo novice. It has a complete bibliography of over 800 books and articles on aerial photography and provides the most comprehensive listing of federal, state, regional and commercial sources of aerial photos. The author worked as an Imagery Analyst and training officer at NPIC, now NIMA.
Last of the Boom
Ships: Oral Histories of the U.S. Merchant Marine 1927-2000 Back to Top
by James F. Whalen [Jwhale712@aol.com], Publisher: 1st Books Library, July 2000, ISBN: 1-58721-733-3. Fourteen men and one woman relate their experiences as Deck Officers on U.S. flag merchant ships - cargo ships in regular service, tramps, tankers, and the fastest passenger ship ever built, the SS United States.
Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly Back to Top
by Anthony Bourdain, Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub USA; ISBN: 158234082X ; $24.95 HC, 307 pgs, May 2000. , 'Benedict Arnold. Alger Hiss. Anthony Bourdain' said London Evening Standard; "'With equal parts wit and wickedness, Bourdain [does] the unthinkable by revealing trade secrets that chefs and restaurateurs cringe to read." said Restaurant Business magazine. "Drugs, crime, aggression, violence, and sex all commingle with the pots and pans." CIA-trained [Culinary Institute of America] Anthony Bourdain is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City. Other books by Bourdain, all fiction: Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, both available in paperback Sept 2000.
Psychology of Intelligence Analysis Back to Top
by Richards J. Heuer, Jr. [firstname.lastname@example.org], Publisher: CIA Center for the Study of Intelligence, 1999, ISBN 1 929667-00-0. Available on the Internet from the Center for the Study of Intelligence. Can be purchased from Government Printing Office. Examines how the mind typically works, and how it can work better, when making complex judgments based on incomplete and ambiguous information. Written as an aid to training intelligence analysts, the many insights in this book can help analysts in almost any field. FYI, I am told this is the most popular book ever published by the CIA Center for the Study of Intelligence. It has become required reading in many Intelligence Community training courses.
The Laws of War and the Rules of
Peace: Why Traditional Legal Models Do Not Work - Pearson Papers Number 5 Back to Top
by Thomas B. Baines [email@example.com], Publisher: The Canadian Peacekeeping Press, 1999, ISBN 1-896551-29-7. Modern international stability operations frequently involve several warring factions, an unstable or
non-existent truce, and a trans-national theater of operations. Most times, the combatants are ill-defined as organizations, and have few or none of the characteristics that are anticipated for application of the traditional laws of war. The mix is complicated by the presence of non-governmental organizations who's role in a stability mission context must be redefined for each instance. This book argues that a new international regime is needed as a foundation for how we mount and manage stabilization missions.
Baines is Senior Programs Manager Decision & Information Sciences Division Argonne National Laboratory DIS900/MS11 9700 South Cass Avenue Argonne, Illinois 60439 VOICE (630) 252-5743 UFAX (630) 252-6073
The SWAT Cyclopedia Back to Top
by Capt Richard A. Haynes, USN [firstname.lastname@example.org], Publisher: Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, IL, August 99, ISBN is 0-398-06978-6. The book is a source of information regarding the police function of Special Weapons and Tactics or SWAT. It contains a wide ranging collection of terms and technical data pertaining to police tactical operations, training, tactical intelligence- gathering, strategies, SWAT history, terrorism and counter-terrorism as well as other related information. It is designed as a handy desk reference for SWAT personnel, commanders, police administrators or anyone seeking a greater understanding of SWAT and its mission in law enforcement. The book is a collection of data and research into the subject of SWAT that culminated from my 16 years in SWAT, and its Commander, with the Charleston (West Virginia) Police Department. I retired from that agency on 28 March 98 after 26 years of serving, protecting and fighting back the forces of darkness, with the rank of Captain.
The Real J. Edgar
Hoover: For the Record Back to Top
by Ray Wannall; Publisher: Turner Publishing, Paducah, KY, July 2000. This presents the Hoover known to the thousands of FBI agents who served under him beginning in 1924. It surgically takes apart the vilifying allegations made against him since his 1972 death, with extensive public source documentation neglected by most biographers in the past.
Law Enforcement Counterintellignce Back to Top
by Lawrence B. Sulc [email@example.com], Publisher: Varro Press, PO Box 8413, Shawnee Mission, KS 66208 (913-385-2034), 1996 ISBN: 1-888644--74-5. Exposes the extent to which criminal organizations go to mount sophisticated and sometimes deadly intelligence operations against the police. Law enforcement counterintelligence is essential - the author offers constructive ideas and solutions to implement it. Sulc was a CIA operations officer for more than 23 years. He left government service as a deputy assistant secretary of State.
Olympic Actby William J. Gross [firstname.lastname@example.org], Publisher: Writers Club Press, an imprint of iUniverse.com; July 2000; ISBN 0-595-00420-2. Olympic Act describes an event of biological warfare in a contemporary setting. The settings for story lines include, the Trans-Caucasus, European NATO, and the United States. The character set include a group of fictional persons many of which are described as employees of the CIA. There are frequent references to contemporary terrorists and international political figures.
War: A Scientific Study of International Conflict Back to Top
by J. David Singer [email@example.com] and Daniel Geller, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1988. The authors summarize in a sysytematic way almost all of the quantitative, data-based research that has been published on the explanation/causes of international war over the period from Congress of Vienna to the
Piper: Allard K. Lowenstein and the Liberal Dream Back to Top
by Richard Cummings [firstname.lastname@example.org], Publisher: InPrint.com 2000 ISBN 0-9673514-1-3. The story of Allard Lowenstein's life, both in intelligence and in American politics and social movements, deals with the impact of the Cold War on American liberalism and it relationship to the CIA. The untold story of the CIA's role in defeating apartheid in South Africa while preventing a Communist takeover, shows Lowenstein in a new light; a hero of freedom and democracy.
Stasi: The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police Back to Top
by John O. Koehler [JKoeprima@aol.com], Publisher: Westview Press, January, 1999. 460 pages, including illustrations, ISBN 0-8133-3409-8. "Stasi" is a methodical review of The Ministry for State Security's domestic and foreign activities, including political oppression, international espionage, abetting international terrorism and special operations in Latin America and Africa. The book went to three printings and the paperback was released July 21. It was judged by Josef Hufelschulte, editorial expert on the Stasi of the German news magazine "Focus", as the most comprehensive and best-written book in any language on the Stasi to date. Translations are underway in several countries, including Russia and Poland.
The Private Life of Kim Philby: The Moscow Years Back to Top
by Thomas F. Troy. First published by Central Intelligence Agency, Center for the Study of Intelligence, 1981, 589
pp. Hardcover (1981); later in same year published by Greenwood Publishing Group; ISBN: 0313270465. COI, OSS, CIA, a splendid history with detailed referencing that traces the origins of US strategic intelligence thinking from the early thirties to the establishment of the CIA.
Donovan and the
CIA: A History of the Establishment of the Central Intelligence Agency Back to Top
by Thomas F. Troy; Publisher: University Publications of America, Inc., Frederick, MD, June 1987, 201 pp, ISBN: 0313270759. Edited diary of James Grafton Rogers, chief of covert action planning for the OSS, covering the period July 1942-November 1943.
Washington: The Secret OSS Journal of James Grafton Rogers Back to Top
by Thomas F. Troy, Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1996; 259 pages, Bibliography, Index, Extensive Notes, Maps, Photographs, Charts, ISBN 0-300-06563-9, $30.00 HC. Drawing on interviews with William S. Stephenson ñ the legendary ìIntrepid,î who directed British intelligence in the U.S. during WWII ñ and others, Troy tells how Stephenson cultivated Donovan as an influential American interventionist whom the British could encourage to mount operations to frustrate Axis operations in Western Europe and, through those activities, watch as America was brought into the war, ensuring Allied victory. Troy tells us that it was Stephenson who gave Donovan the idea of establishing a new American intelligence organization, and that the idea was passed on to Roosevelt, who then authorized the Office of the Coordinator of Information in 1941, with Donovan as head. It was quickly replaced by OSS the following year, and then by CIA in 1947 [the dustjacket has the dates wrong but the author is correct in the text].
This historic and clandestine collaboration between Stephenson and Donovan has provoked considerable allegations and insinuations by intelligence historians ranging from Donovan being considered a possible WWI British spy, to frank questioning of his veracity on all his reports. Troy forcefully rebuts all of these charges.
Bill and Intrepid: Donovan, Stephenson, and the Origin of CIA Back to Top
by John H. Waller, Publisher: Random House, 6/90, 329 pages, ISBN: 0394569342, $24.95 HB;
paperback from University of Texas Press, 10/92; ISBN: 0-292-79073-2; 31 Photographs; $17.95 PB. A sweeping saga, chronicling the brutal wars and international intrigues of the nineteenth century in India and Afghanistan, culminating in the disastrous siege of Kabul, in which 16,000 British soldiers, their families and camp followers, were massacred. The story of British-Russian rivalry in Central Asia The Great Game involving international politics, military actions, assassination, espionage, and palace intrigues.
Beyond the Khyber
Pass: The Road to British Disaster in the First Afghan War Back to Top
by John H. Waller, Publisher: Random House, 1996, ISBN: 0679448268. The generous use of acronyms like OSS, SIS, RHSA, and NKVD announces the familiar field of spy versus spy. Although short on titillating revelations pending declassification of British files, Waller constructs intrigue-packed anecdotes of now-well-known Axis and Allied intelligence operations. Running through many of these stories is the shadowy figure of Wilhelm Canaris, chief of German military intelligence, whom Waller describes as a canny, cagey member of the Wehrmacht's opposition to the Nazis. Until the
July 1944 assassination attempt against Hitler, Canaris operated undetected, though Waller speculates that Himmler kept hands off Canaris for his own convoluted reasons. Another aspect of Waller's stories is the angling for peace negotiations that recurred during the war, including sensations like the Hess defection or the surrender of German forces in Italy.
The Unseen War in Europe: Espionage and Conspiracy in the Second World War Back to Top
by George Gordon [pseudo for John H. Waller], Publisher: Atheneum, 1988, 504 pages, 14 pages of illustrations. Notes, bibliography, index.
Khartoum: The Saga of a Victorian Hero Back to Top
by Wallace H. Spaulding. Publisher: University
Press of America, May 1998, 160 pgs, ISBN: 0-7618-1062-5; Available from www.univpress.com, or
1-800-462-6420; Fax 1-800-338-4550, $38.00 HC. Although the
Comintern [Communist International] and Cominform [Communist Information
Bureau] were disbanded in 1943 and 1956 respectively, the infrastructure
for another Communist International appears to be building, with
factional centers in the North Korean and French Communist Party's
conference systems. Prior to the 1989-1991 collapse of the Soviet
system, the party line for loyal communists was devised by the Communist
Party of the Soviet Union. This system remained intact until the end,
although Trotskyists left it in mid-1920s and various nationalist
communists did the same following WWII. Now, says Spaulding, the Sao
Paulo Forum, a regional conference system, has gathered all important
Left forces in Latin America on an anti-US basis. Among leading members:
the Cubans, the Broad Front of Uruguay, the pro-Eurocommunist Democratic
Revolutionary Party of Mexico, and the Trotskyist Workers Party of
Brazil. Spaulding works for the National Strategy Information Center in
the Comintern Coming Back?: Essays on Party Development-98-1, A
Project of the Center for Party Development Back to Top
by Col. Michael E. Haas, USAF, Ret. Publisher:
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, March, 2000. ISBN # 1-55750-344-3.
Hardback, 28 photographs, 4 line drawings, Index, 272 pages. List Price:
$29.95. To order, call Naval Institute Press, 1-800-233-8764; credit
cards accepted. Devil's Shadow makes extensive use of formerly
classified CIA and DoD data, as well as interviews with veterans of U.S.
Army, Air Force, Navy, and CIA clandestine warfare in North Korea, to
describe their victories and failures behind enemy lines. The CIA
section in particular uses Agency war histories declassified
specifically and for the first time for this book.
The Devil's Shadow: UN Special Operations during the Korean War Back to Top
by Col. Michael E. Haas, USAF, Ret. Publisher: Air
University Press, Maxwell AFB, Ala., May, 1998. ISBN # 0788149830.
Paperback, large, coffee-table format. Numerous color photos, maps, line
drawings, 369 pages. List Price: $28.00. To order, call Air University
Press 1-334-953-6281; credit cards accepted. Apollo's Warriors describes
USAF support to military and CIA clandestine and covert operations in
North Korea, Tibet, Cuba, Laos, Vietnam, during the period 1950-1979.
Extensive use made of documents and interviews declassified specifically
for this book. A foreword from then Air Force Chief of Staff Ronald R.
Fogleman. A special study funded by Air Force Special Operations
Warriors: U.S. Air Force Special Operations during the Cold War Back to Top
by Dr. Susan Huck, New World Publishing, Ltd.,
McLean VA, 1989, 171 pages, hardcover $15.00, softcover $8.00 (including
S & H). Order from the author, P.O. Box 70, Church Hill, MD 21623.
In 1986, the Agency's former Associate Deputy Director for Operations,
Theodore Shackley, General Jack Singlaub, and a considerable variety of
other people were charged in federal court with murder, drug-smuggling,
and other crimes. Only after six years was this "racketeering
conspiracy" cleared out of the judicial system, with the defendants
exonerated and partially compensated. The personnel and previous
activities of the Christic group are described before focusing on the
fantastic tapestry of the Institute's fraudulent "La Penca"
lawsuit. The book details the sources of funding and the collaboration
of the mass media in spreading its false version of events in Central
America during the 1980s. Although the situation was not at all amusing
for the targeted defendants, the author found it intriguing to pursue
the threads of this story.
Terrorism: The Truth about the Christic Institute Back to Top
Do We Americans Submit to This?
by Dr. Susan Huck. Newcomb Publishers, Inc,
Arlington VA, 1997, 2000, 220 pages, softcover $20.00 (including S &
H) Order from the author, P.O. Box 70, Church Hill, MD 21623.
Conservative Review was published bimonthly from 1990 through 1997. Dr.
Huck was the Associate Editor and a fairly prolific contributor. The
current, second edition of the book is a complete collection of all her
articles during the eight-year period. The title of the book reflects
the author's usual frame of mind when settling down to write.
Although the more than sixty articles were created in random order, the
book groups them under thirteen general headings such as education,
environmentalism, other "hardy perennials of the liberal
agenda," as well the propaganda wars, foreign affairs, and
"spook stuff." The author states that satire is her
"edged weapon of choice." Many a tempting target feels the
knife. Guaranteed fun.
Defensive Living: Attitude, Tactics and Proper Handgun Use to Secure Your Personal Well-Being Back to Top
by Ed Lovette and Lt Dave Spaulding, [Looseleaf Law Publications,
800-647-5547; fax is 718-539-0941; e-mail is email@example.com],
October 1999, ISBN 1-889031-26-7, photos, index, soft cover, available .
Also available from Calibre Press, 800-323-0037; fax 847-498-6869; www.calibrepress.com.
Lovette, retired CIA paramilitary officer, and Spaulding, of the
Montgomery County, Ohio Sheriff's Office, describe a street-proven methodology to respond to
those situations in which an attacker has "the ability and the opportunity
to place someone in jeopardy". It looks at how you can take advantage of your strongest personal security weapons, Awareness, Attitude and
Training, in order to Avoid-Evade-Counter and safely escape from those who
would do you harm. It is the book you would want a family member, or anyone
close to you whom you care about, to read if you were concerned about their
Mule: Fighting the Secret War in Laos for the CIABack to Top
[Covert Ops - renamed in 1997]
by James E. Parker, Jr., U.S. Naval Institute
Press, Annapolis, Md., $27.95. American soldiers in the Second Indochina War wore the uniforms of many services--Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. Much has been written about the experiences of uniformed troops in Vietnam. But there was another type of American soldier whose story still is cloaked in secrecy: the CIA case officers who conducted covert operations in Vietnam and Laos.
Parker relates his personal experiences and observations as a CIA case officer in the largest
covert operation run by the US, the secret war in Laos.
In a captivating and readable style, he relates his experiences--from his CIA training in espionage and clandestine operations in Virginia in 1970, through his participation in the evacuation of agents from South Vietnam as the North Vietnamese took control of Saigon during 1975. The largest and most valuable portion of his personal memoirs covers his assignment in Laos, where he served as a CIA case officer at Long Tieng, the secret headquarters and base of operations for General Vang Pao's Hmong army. Parker's firsthand account provides valuable insights into the events and personalities during the final years of the valiant yet tragic struggle of the Hmong against the Pathet Lao and North Vietnamese. Codename Mule is the intriguing story of the colorful and valiant American CIA case officers who served as America's clandestine soldiers in the secret war.
-- blurb by Col Donald F. Lunday Full review here.
Man Out: A Personal Account of the Vietnam War. Back to Top
by James E. Parker, Jr., John Culler & Sons, Camden, S.C.,
1996, $23.95 reprinted in paperback by Ballantine Books 2000. Full
review at: http://www.thehistorynet.com/reviews/bk_manout.htm
A proud veteran who simply did his duty gives an account refreshingly free of cynicism and self-pity.
Parker unsentimentally chronicles his love for his country, his fellow soldiers and the
Vietnamese people. His account is also the story of a boy becoming a man in a system that would fail to measure up to today's politically correct standards of consideration for others. Early in the war when Parker signed on, however, it was as close to a pure meritocracy as such a system could be, and it produced competent, caring patriots who, like Parker, did their best to support and defend constitutionally formulated foreign policy objectives. Last Man Out will make readers who served in Vietnam remember the particulars of their training leading up to deployment and those hundreds of forgotten incidents that made up a tour of duty. For those who know the Vietnam War as history, it will help tell the rest of the story. This is an account of a proud veteran who simply did his duty.
There comes a time when old soldiers owe it to posterity to offer a summing up, but it is unusual and refreshing when memoirs appear free of prevailing mythology or self-serving ambition. Parker thinks for himself and tells no "bright shining lies." The results are thoroughly honest and compelling Vietnam memoirs about uncommon duty in Southeast Asia.
Refreshingly free of cynicism, self-pity and self-aggrandizement, Parker's candid account of the human dimension of combat belongs on your bookshelf next to other soldierly accounts of honorable duty such as Harold Moore and Joseph Galloway's We Were Soldiers Once and Young. -- Joseph Cox.
Odd Man Out: Truman, Stalin, Mao and the Origins of the Korean War Back to Top
by Dr. Richard C. Thornton, Brassey's, 2000, 448 pages, ISBN 1-57488-240-6. The author is professor of history and international relations at George Washington University. His book is a detailed review of the political, diplomatic and military events that led to the outbreak of the Korean War, and its aftermath. Using documents recently made available in this country, China and Russia, he examines the intricate moves that Truman and Stalin made in 1949 and 1950, prior to the attack by North Korea. He shows that Stalin pushed the North Koreans into attacking the South, but did not provide sufficient materiel or effective planning support to insure victory. The steps that Mao took in 1950 to bring China into the war are also meticulously described. "As a former Air Force intelligence officer, I
was gratified to read the documentary proof that our government was not surprised by the June 25, 1950 attack on South Korea. The intelligence was there. Our leaders did not use it. Dr. Thornton's principal argument is that in the maneuvering by the three national leaders, Mao was repeatedly duped by Stalin, whose main goal was preventing a rapprochement between the US and China. When additional information is declassified, particularly relevant communications intelligence, many of Dr. Thornton's conclusions will be reinforced." Reviewer Robert M. McAllister
General Book Reviews (Alphabetical - Book Title)
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- A BETTER WAR: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last
Years in Vietnam, Lewis Sorley
- A MAN OF INTELLIGENCE: Memoirs of War, Peace, and the CIA, General
Charles P. Cabell, edited by Charles A. Cabell
- A PRETEXT FOR WAR: 9/11, IRAQ, AND THE ABUSE OF AMERICA’S INTELLIGENCE
AGENCIES, James Bamford
- A SECRET LIFE: The Polish Officer, His Covert Mission, and the Price He Paid
to Save His Country,
- A TERRIBLE LOVE OF WAR, James Hillman
- AGAINST ALL ENEMIES: INSIDE AMERICA’S WAR ON TERRORISM, Richard Clarke
- ALGER HISS’S LOOKING-GLASS WARS: THE COVERT LIFE OF A SOVIET SPY, G. Edward
- ALL THE SHAH’S MEN: AN AMERICAN COUP AND THE ROOTS OF MIDDLE EAST TERROR,
- ALLEN DULLES: MASTER OF SPIES, James Srodes
- ALLY TO ADVERSARY: An Eyewitness Account of Iraq's Fall From Grace, Rick
- ALTERNATIVE CAREERS IN SECRET OPERATIONS: Your Guide to a New Identity, Life
and Career, Admiral William Studeman, USN (ret)
- AMERICA THE VULNERABLE: HOW OUR GOVERNMENT IS FAILING TO PROTECT US FROM
TERRORISM, Stephen Flynn
- AMERICA’S SPLENDID LITTLE WARS: A SHORT HISTORY OF U.S. MILITARY ENGAGEMENTS
1975-2000, Peter Huchthausen (USN Ret.)
- AMERICA'S ACHILLES HEEL: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Terrorism and
Covert Attack, Richard Falkenrath, Robert Newman and Bradley Thayer
- AMERICA'S SPACE SENTINELS: DSP Satellites and National Security, Jeffrey
- AMERITHRAX: THE HUNT FOR THE ANTHRAX KILLER, Robert Graysmith
- AN END TO EVIL: HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON TERROR, David Frum and Richard
- APOLLO'S WARRIORS, Col Michael Haas, USAF (ret)
- ARGUING ABOUT WAR, Michael Walzer
- AT COLD WAR'S END: US INTELLIGENCE ON THE SOVIET UNION AND EASTERN EUROPE,
1989-1991, Benjamin B. Fisher
- AT THE ABYSS: AN INSIDER’S HISTORY OF THE COLD WAR, Thomas C. Reed
- AVOIDING NUCLEAR ANARCHY: Containing the Threat of Loose Russian Nuclear
Weapons and Fissile Material, Graham T. Allison
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- BATTLE READY, Tom Clancy with Gen. Anthony Zinni (USMC Ret.) and Tony
- BE NOT AFRAID, FOR YOU HAVE SONS IN AMERICA: HOW ALBANIANS IN THE U.S. FOUGHT FOR THEIR PEOPLE IN KOSOVO, Stacy Sullivan
- BETRAYAL: How the Clinton Administration Undermined American Security,
- BETWEEN SERB AND ALBANIAN: A History of Kosovo, Miranda Vickers
- BETWEEN SILK AND CYANIDE: A Codemaker's War, Leo Marks
- BEYOND THE FRONT LINE: HOW THE NEWS MEDIA COVER A WORLD SHAPED BY WAR,
- BIOHAZARD: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons
Program in the World, Ken Alibek, with Stephen Handelman
- BIOWARRIOR: INSIDE THE SOVIET/RUSSIAN BIOLOGICAL WAR MACHINE, Igor V.
Domaradskij and Wendy Orent
- BLACK HAWK DOWN: A STORY OF MODERN WAR, Mark Bowden
- BLOOD FROM STONES: THE SECRET FINANCIAL NETWORK OF TERROR, Douglas Farah
- BRITISH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE IN THE PALESTINE CAMPAIGN, Yigal Sheffy
- BUSH VS THE BELTWAY: THE INSIDE BATTLE OVER WAR IN IRAQ, Laurie Mylroie
- CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR: THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE LARGEST COVERT
OPERATION IN HISTORY, George Crile
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- CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL TERRORISM: Research and development to improve
Civilian Medical Response
- CHINA HANDS: NINE DECADES OF ADVENTURE, ESPIONAGE, AND DIPLOMACY IN ASIA,
James Lilley with Jeffrey Lilley
- CHINESE INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS, Nicholas Eftimiades
- CHURCHILL AND THE SECRET SERVICE, David Stafford
- CHURCHILL’S FOLLY: HOW WINSTON CHURCHILL CREATED MODERN IRAQ,
- CIA AND THE VIETNAM POLICYMAKERS: Three Episodes 1962-1968, Harold P.
- CIA DRUG ALLEGATIONS BOOK, Ned Dolan
- CIA LIFE: 10,000 DAYS WITH THE AGENCY, Tom Gilligan
- CIA WORLD FACTBOOK 1999
- CLOAKS-AND-DAGGERS, moderated by Dr Rudolf Kies
- COLOSSUS, Niall Ferguson
- COMMUNISM, THE COLD WAR AND THE FBI CONNECTION, Herman Bly
- CONFESSION d'UN AGENT SOVIETIQUE, Éditions du Rocher
- CORPORATE WARRIORS : THE RISE OF THE PRIVATIZED MILITARY INDUSTRY, P.W.
- COUNTERFEIT SPIES: Genuine or Bogus?, Nigel West
- COUNTERSPY - Memoirs of a Counterintelligence Officer in World War II and
the Cold War, Richard Cutler
- CRESCENT EAGLE, Joe Fontana
- CRISIS :
THE PRESIDENT, THE PROPHET, AND THE SHAH—1979 AND THE COMING OF MILITANT
ISLAM, David Harris
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- GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER: THE REAL STORY BEHIND AMERICAN TALIBAN JOHN WALKER
LINDH, Richard D. Mahoney
- GHOST WARS: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE CIA, AFGHANISTAN, AND BIN LADEN, FROM
THE SOVIET INVASION TO SEPTEMBER 10, 2001, Steve Coll
- GIDEON'S SPIES: The Secret History of the Mossad, Gordon Thomas
- GOOD MUSLIM, BAD MUSLIM, Mahmood Mamdani
- GREEK FIRE, POISON ARROWS, AND SCORPION BOMBS: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL
WARFARE IN THEANCIENT WORLD, Adrienne Mayor
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- HARBOR, Lorraine Adams
- HATING AMERICA: THE NEW WORLD SPORT, John Gibson
- HE WHO DARES: Recollections of Service in the SAS, SBS and MI5, David
- HEADQUARTERS GERMANY, Hans Klaus and Andreas Robert
- HIGH NOON IN THE COLD WAR: KENNEDY, KHRUSHCHEV, AND THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS,
- HITLER YOUTH, Michael H. Kater
- HITLER: The Pathology of Evil, George Victor
- HUNTING DOWN SADDAM: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE SEARCH AND CAPTURE, Robin
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- IN THE COMPANY OF SOLDIERS: A CHRONICLE OF COMBAT, Rick Atkinson
- INFORMATION OPERATIONS: WARFARE AND THE HARD REALITY OF SOFT POWER,
Edwin L. Armstead
- INSIDE STALIN'S KREMLIN: An Eyewitness Account of Brutality, Duplicity and
Intrigue, Peter S. Deriabin with Joseph C. Evans
- INSIDE THE LIES THAT LED TO WAR AND BETRAYED MY WIFE’S C.I.A. IDENTITY: A
DIPLOMAT’S MEMOIR, Joseph Wilson
- INTELLECTUAL MORONS: HOW IDEOLOGY MAKES SMART PEOPLE FALL FOR STUPID IDEAS,
Daniel J. Flynn
- INTELLIGENCE AND THE WAR IN BOSNIA 1992-1995, Dr. Cees Wiebes
- INTELLIGENCE IN WAR: KNOWLEDGE OF THE ENEMY FROM NAPOLEON TO AL-QAEDA,
- INTELLIGENCE, ESPIONAGE AND RELATED TOPICS: An Annotated Bibliography,
- INTELLIGENCE: From Secrets to Policy, Mark M. Lowenthal
- INVESTIGATOR'S INTERNET RESOURCE GUIDE, David Vine
- IRREPARABLE HARM: A Firsthand Account of How One Agent Took on the CIA in an
Epic Battle over Secrecyand Free Speech, Frank Snepp
- ISRAELI BOMB, Avner Cohen
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- JACK IN THE
BOX, John Weisman
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- OCCIDENTALISM: THE WEST IN THE EYES OF ITS ENEMIES, Ian Buruma and
- OKHRANA: The Paris Operations of the Russian Imperial Police, Ben Fisher
- OLD BOYS,
- ONCE AN EAGLE, Anton Myrer
- OPERATION HOLLYWOOD: HOW THE PENTAGON SHAPES AND CENSORS THE MOVIES,
David L. Robb
- OPERATIVES, SPIES, AND SABOTEURS: THE UNKNOWN HISTORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN
OF WORLD WARII’S OSS, Patrick K. O’Donnell
- ORPHANS OF THE COLD WAR: America and the Tibetan Struggle for Survival,
- OSAMA: THE MAKING OF A TERRORIST, Jonathan Randal
- OVERCONFIDENCE AND WAR: THE HAVOC AND GLORY OF POSITIVE ILLUSIONS,
- OVERWORLD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A RELUCTANT SPY, Larry Kolb
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- PARANOIA, Joe Finder
- PARTNERS AT THE CREATION: THE MEN BEHIND POSTWAR GERMANY’S DEFENSE AND
INTELLIGENCE ESTABLISHMENTS, James H. Critchfield
- PATTERNS OF GLOBAL TERRORISM
- PHOENIX AND THE BIRDS OF PREY: The CIA's Secret Campaign to Destroy the Viet
Cong, Mark Moyar
- PHOTO FAKERY: A History of Deception and Manipulation, Dino Brugioni
- PIERCING THE VEIL OF SECRECY, Janine M. Brookner
- PLAN OF ATTACK, Bob Woodward
- POWER, TERROR, PEACE, AND WAR: AMERICA’S GRAND STRATEGY IN A WORLD AT RISK,
Walter Russell Mead
- PSYCHOLOGY OF INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS, Richards J. Heuer, Jr.
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- SECRECY, Daniel Patrick Moynihan
- SECRET COMMANDOS: BEHIND ENEMY LINES WITH THE ELITE WARRIORS OF THE SOG,
John L. Plaster
- SECURITY STUDIES FOR THE 21st CENTURY, edited by Richard Shultz
- SEPARATED AT BIRTH: HOW NORTH KOREA BECAME THE EVIL TWIN, Gordon Cucullu
- SILENT RUNNING: My Years on a World War II Attack Submarine, James F.
Calvert (VADM, USN ret)
- SISTERHOOD OF SPIES: The Women of the OSS, Elizabeth McIntosh
- SLEEPING WITH THE DEVIL: HOW WASHINGTON SOLD OUR SOUL FOR SAUDI CRUDE,
- SOFT POWER: THE MEANS TO SUCCESS IN WORLD POLITICS, Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
- SPIES AND SABOTEURS: Anglo American Collaboration and Rivalry in Human
Intelligence Collection and Special
- Operations, 1940-45, Jay Jakub
- SPIES FOR NIMITZ: JOINT MILITARY INTELLIGENCE IN THE PACIFIC WAR,
Jeffrey M. Moore
- SPIES IN THE VATICAN: ESPIONAGE & INTRIGUE FROM NAPOLEON TO THE HOLOCAUST,
- SPIES WITHOUT CLOAKS: The KGB's Successors, Amy Knight
- SPY BOOK: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ESPIONAGE, Norman Polmar & Thomas B Allen
- SPY HUNTER: Inside the FBI Investigation of the Walker Espionage Case,
Robert W. Hunter
- SPY LETTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
- SPYMASTERS: Ten CIA Officers in Their Own Words, ed. by Ralph E. Weber
- STALKING THE VIETCONG: Inside Operation Phoenix - A Personal Account,
Colonel (ret) Stuart A. Herrington
- STASI: The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police, John O.
- STICKY SITUATIONS: STORIES OF CHILDHOOD ADVENTURES ABROAD, Leigh Platt
- SURVIVING TERRORISM: RECOGNITION AND RESPONSE GUIDE TO NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL,
AND CHEMICALATTACK, Alexander E. Gowen
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- TEN DAYS TO D-DAY: CITIZENS AND SOLDIERS ON THE EVE OF THE INVASION,
- TERRORISM, AFGHANISTAN, AND AMERICA’S NEW WAY OF WAR, Norman Friedman
- The ACCIDENTAL AMERICAN: TONY BLAIR AND THE PRESIDENCY, James Naughtie
- The ACHILLE LAURO HIJACKING: LESSONS IN THE POLITICS AND PREJUDICE OF
TERRORISM, Michael K. Bohn
- The AFGHAN-PAKISTAN CONNECTION: Mariam Abou Zahab, Olivier Roy
- The AL-QAEDA THREAT: AN ANALYTICAL GUIDE TO AL-QAEDA’S TACTICS AND TARGETS
- The ANATOMY OF FASCISM, Robert O. Paxton
- The ATTACHES, Major General (ret) "Chuck" Scanlon
- THE BLACK BOOK ON COMMUNISM, Stephane Courtois, Nicholas Werth,
Jean-Louise Panne, Andrzej Paczkowski, Karel Bartosek and Jean-Louis
- The BOMB IN
MY GARDEN: THE SECRETS OF SADDAM’S NUCLEAR MASTERMIND, Mahdi Obeidi, Kurt
- The CIA AND CRACK-COCAINE STORY: Fact or Fiction?, Abe Miller
- The CIA AND THE U-2 PROGRAM, 1954-1974, George W. Pedlow and Donald E.
- The CIA AT WAR: INSIDE THE SECRET CAMPAIGN AGAINST TERROR, Ronald
- THE CIA'S BLACK OPS: COVERT ACTION, FOREIGN POLICY AND DEMOCRACY, by
John Jacob Nutter
- The COCAINE
WAR IN CONTEXT: DRUGS AND POLITICS, Belén Boville
- THE CODE BOOK, Simon Singh
- The CONDOR YEARS: HOW PINOCHET AND HIS ALLIES BROUGHT TERRORISM TO THREE
CONTINENTS, John Dinges
- The CONNECTION: HOW AL QAEDA’S COLLABORATION WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS
ENDANGERED AMERICA, Stephen F. Hayes
- The CROWN JEWELS: The British Secrets at the Heart of the KGB Archives,
Nigel West and Oleg Tsarev
- The DECEIVERS: ALLIED MILITARY DECEPTION IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR,
- The DICTATORS: HITLER’S GERMANY, STALIN’S RUSSIA, Richard Overy
- The FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL, William F. Buckley, Jr.
- The FINAL MONTHS OF WAR WITH JAPAN: Signals Intelligence, US Invasion
Planning, and the A-Bomb Decision, Douglas MacEachin
- The GRAND STRATEGY OF PHILIP II, Geoffrey Parker
- THE GREAT GAME: THE MYTH AND REALITY OF ESPIONAGE, Frederick P. Hitz
- The HALLIBURTON AGENDA: THE POLITICS OF OIL AND MONEY, Dan Briody
- The HAUNTED WOOD: Soviet Espionage in America -- the Stalin Era, Allen
Weinstein & Alexander Vassiliev
- The INTERROGATORS: INSIDE THE SECRET WAR AGAINST AL-QAIDA, Chris Mackey
and Greg Miller
- The IRAQ WAR, John Keegan
- The KISSINGER TRANSCRIPTS: The Top Secret Talks with Beijing and Moscow,
edited by William Burr
- The LESSER EVIL: POLITICAL ETHICS IN AN AGE OF TERROR, Michael Ignatieff
- The MASTER OF DISGUISE: My Secret Life in the CIA, Antonio Mendez
- The MISSING PEACE: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE FIGHT FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE,
- The MISSION: CIA IN THE BALKANS, R.E. Estes
- The NEW FACE OF WAR, Robert Chandler (Colonel, USAF ret)
- The NUREMBERG INTERVIEWS: AN AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIST’S CONVERSATIONS WITH THE
DEFENDANTS AND WITNESSES, Leon Goldensohn
- The PENTAGON’S NEW MAP: WAR AND PEACE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY,
Thomas P.M. Barnett
- The PENTUM MISSION, Joe Fontana
- The PUPPET MASTERS: SPIES, TRAITORS AND THE REAL FORCES BEHIND WORLD EVENTS,
- The READER OF GENTLEMAN’S MAIL: HERBERT O. YARDLEY AND THE BIRTH OF AMERICAN
CODEBREAKING, David Kahn
- THE SAVAGE WARS OF PEACE: SMALL WARS AND THE RISE OF AMERICAN POWER, Max
- THE SECRET WAR AGAINST HANOI: Kennedy's and Johnson's Use of Spies,
Saboteurs, and Covert Warriors in North Vietnam, Richard H. Shultz, Jr.
- The SECRET WIRELESS WAR: THE STORY OF MI6 COMMUNICATIONS 1939-1945, Geoffrey Pidgeon
- The SPY’S
GUIDE: OFFICE ESPIONAGE, H. Keith Melton, Craig M. Pilgian, and Duane
- The SPYING GAME: THE SECRET HISTORY OF BRITISH ESPIONAGE, Michael Smith
- THE SWORD AND THE SHIELD: The Mitrokhin Archive, Christopher Andrews and
- THE VENONA SECRETS, Eric Breindel, Herbert Rom & Herbert Romerstein
- The WOMEN WHO LIVED FOR DANGER: THE AGENTS OF THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS
EXECUTIVE, Marcus Binney
- The YEAR OF THE RAT: How Bill Clinton Compromised US Security for Chinese
Cash, Edward Timberlake and William Triplett
- THEY CAME TO DESTROY AMERICA: THE FBI GOES TO WAR AGAINST NAZI SPIES &
SABOTEURS BEFORE AND DURING WORLD WAR II, Stan Cohen and Don DeNevi
- THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ENEMY: The Autobiography of Stanislav Lunev,
Stanislav Lunev with Ira Winkler
- TODAY’S BEST MILITARY WRITING: THE FINEST ARTICLES ON THE PAST, PRESENT AND
FUTURE OF THE U.S. MILITARY, Walter J. Boyne
- TOP SECRET INTRANET, Frederick Thomas Martin
- TRAITORS: THE WORST ACTS OF TREASON IN AMERICAN HISTORY FROM BENEDICT ARNOLD
TO ROBERT HANSSEN, Richard Sale
- TREASONABLE DOUBT: THE HARRY DEXTER WHITE SPY CASE, Bruce Craig
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- WAR, EVIL AND THE END OF HISTORY, Bernard-Henri Lévy
- WHEN GOD LOOKED THE OTHER WAY: AN ODYSSEY OF WAR, EXILE AND REDEMPTION,
- WINNING MODERN WARS: IRAQ, TERRORISM, AND THE AMERICAN EMPIRE, Gen.
Wesley K. Clark (USA Ret.)
- WORLD HISTORY OF ESPIONAGE: Agents, Systems, Operations, Janusz
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