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Because of the high volume of self-publishing which skyrocketed since 2010, works by AFIO members or others are no longer listed below. Each week we list one or two forthcoming books in our Weekly Intelligence Notes here.

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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

Global Security ConsultingWith 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

The Taliban by Mark SilinskyBattle 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

The Craft We Chose by Richard HolmOf 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:; 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.

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 and Manchuria 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,
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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 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

Arab 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:   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.
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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 and many other online and store-based bookstores.

Japanese Intelligence:
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 ]

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

  Nearly three 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

$39.95 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 and abroad.
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 promotional copy]

Rift Zone by Raelynn Hillhouse. [Forge Books, 2004]. Back to Top

Rift 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 literature."
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 own lives.
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.
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Islands in 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:
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:

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

The 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

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 ].  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 consciousness.
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 Maryland.
“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 pages $14.95
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 ( or 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

Counterspy: 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 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 TV anchorwoman.

THE MISSION:  CIA in the Balkans by Ronald E. Estes. published by iUniverse Press, August 2003.Back to Top
Stray Voltage: War in the Information Age by Wayne Michael Hall, published by Naval Institute Press, ISBN 1-59114-350-0, 2003; available NIP, AUSA, 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, 2002.

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 facilitate searches.

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 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 ( or Set in England, Malta, Libya, Berlin, and Moscow. Disinformation becomes a weapon for the Arabs.

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

by 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

by 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  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 ( 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 espionage.

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, 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 Authorhouse] $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, conducting operations in 50 countries. Since retirement,  he has specialized in the design of espionage defenses and heads a professional international association of counterespionage professionals.

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; []. 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 [], Publisher: History is a Hoot, Inc.,  P.O. Box 285, Markham, VA 22643, (540) 622-2074 - phone/fax;, 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 general. 

The Psychic Battlefield Back to Top

by W. Adam Mandelbaum []; 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 [], Publisher: AFCEA International Press, May 2000, 0-916159-28-0;; 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 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 (, 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 [], 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 [], 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]. 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 []; 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

The Espionage Establishment Back to Top

by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross [Random House, 1967]

The Children's Game Back to Top

by David Wise (Fiction)

The Samarkand Dimension Back to Top

by David Wise (Fiction)

The 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]

The American Police State: The Government Against the People Back to Top

by David Wise [Random House, 1976]

The 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, 1962]

The Invisible Government Back to Top

by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross [Random House, 1964]

Communism, the Cold War and the FBI Connection Back to Top

by Herman O. Bly [] 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 [] 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 [], 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 [], 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.

Kitchen 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., 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 [], 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 [], 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 [], 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 [], Publisher: Writers Club Press, an imprint of; 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.

Nations at War: A Scientific Study of International Conflict Back to Top

by J. David Singer [] 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 present.

The Pied Piper: Allard K. Lowenstein and the Liberal Dream Back to Top

by Richard Cummings [], Publisher: 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 [], 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.

Wartime 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.

Wild 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.

Gordon of 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, 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 Washington, D.C.

Is 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.

 In 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 Command.

Apollo's 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.

Legal Terrorism: The Truth about the Christic Institute Back to Top

Why 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],  October 1999, ISBN 1-889031-26-7, photos, index, soft cover, available . Also available from Calibre Press, 800-323-0037; fax 847-498-6869;  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 personal safety.

Codename 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.

Last 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.
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

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