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Abrahamian, Ervand.

1. "The 1953 Coup in Iran." State & Society 66, no. 2 (Summer 2001): 182-215.

Hoffmann, FA 80.6 (Nov.-Dec. 2001), says that "[a]nyone seeking to understand ... the role of clandestine actions in world politics [] should consult this painstakingly researched and forcefully presented article."

2. The Coup: 1953, the CIA and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations. New York: New Press, 2013.

For Peake, Studies 57.4 (Dec. 2013), the author "leaves the impression that dealing with Mossadeq at the time would have avoided the problematic Islamic state of today."


Abrahamian, Ervand. Iran Between Two Revolutions. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1982.

From publisher: The author "discusses Iranian society and politics during the period between the Constitutional Revolution of 1905-1909 and the Islamic Revolution of 1977-1979.... Abrahamian explores the impact of socio-economic change on the political structure, especially under the reigns of Reza Shah and Muhammad Reza Shah, and throws fresh light on the significance of the Tudeh party and the failure of the Shah's regime from 1953 to 1978."


Abrahams, Doug. "Martin Marietta Wins Billion-Dollar Job." Washington Times, 26 Jul. 1994, B7.

See also, Ralph Vartabedian, "TRW Contract on Spy Satellites Voided by GAO," Los Angeles Times, 2 Jul. 1994, D1, D2.


Abrahamson, Sherman R. "Intelligence for Economic Defense." Studies in Intelligence 8, no. 2 (Spring 1964): 33-43.

This article concerns "[t]he role of intelligence in the U.S. and multilateral [security] trade control programs." The U.S. program is one of "selective embargo which requires judgments on what to allow and under what conditions. It is these judgments that render the role of intelligence in the program a primary one."


Abramov, S.Z. "The Agranat Report and Its Aftermath." Midstream 20, no. 6 (Jun.-Jul. 1974): 16-28.

The Knesset Speaker comments on the scathing report from the commission formed following the Yom Kippur War to delve into the failures of Israeli intelligence and military preparedness.


Abramowitz, Michael. "Panetta's Peers Back Him for CIA." Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2009, A6. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

Several of Leon E. Panetta's "former White House colleagues [have] rebutted criticism that he lacked the necessary experience and qualifications" to be CIA director. "They said Panetta worked closely with President Bill Clinton and his most senior lieutenants on every national security issue that came through the White House between 1994 and 1997."

[CIA/00s/09 & DCIAs/Panetta]

Abramowitz, Michael, and Carrie Johnson. "Bush Fills Key Posts In Homeland Security." Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2008, A13. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

On 19 March 2008, President Bush named "veteran prosecutor Kenneth L. Wainstein to serve as his White House homeland security adviser." Wainstein will be "responsible for coordinating counterterrorism and homeland security efforts throughout the government. He will chair the Homeland Security Council, a counterpart to the National Security Council."

The President also "named Michael E. Leiter to be director of the National Counterterrorism Center, the principal intelligence organization for analyzing terrorist threats and conducting operational planning for counterterrorism efforts. Leiter, previously the center's deputy director, has been serving as the acting director since his predecessor, John Scott Redd, resigned last fall."

[DHS/08; Terrorism/00s/08]

Abrams, Floyd, Henry M. Holzer, Don Oberdorfer, and Richard K. Willard. "The First Amendment and National Security." University of Miami Law Review 43, no. 1 (Sep. 1988): 61-90.

Remarks of symposium participants for and against prior restraint and punishment for leaks of government sensitive information.


Abrams, Leonard N. Our Secret Little War. Bethesda, MD: International Geographic Information Foundation, 1991.

According to Surveillant 3.4/5, Abrams tells the story of his career in the joint British-American V-Section model shop which constructed scale models of strategic/tactical targets and battlefields based on aerial reconnaissance photographs." The dates covered are October 1942 to November 1945. Rip, I&NS 8.4, notes that the book is "illustrated with 32 pages of interesting, and in many cases never before seen, black-and-white photographs of the three-dimensional scale models, as well as the only color photograph of the 1:5,000 scale Normandy (Cabourg-sur-Dives) model used in planning the D-Day invasion."

Abshagen, Karl Heinz. Canaris: Patriot und Weltbürger. Stuttgart: Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1954. Canaris. Tr., Alan Houghton Brodrick. London: Hutchinson, 1956.


Absher, Kenneth Michael.

Abshire, David M. International Broadcasting: A New Dimension of Western Diplomacy. Center for Strategic and International Studies. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1977.

Abshire was the first chairman of the U.S. Board for International Broadcasting 1975-1977. He died 31 October 2014. See Emily Langer, "David M. Abshire, CSIS Founder, NATO Ambassador and Policymaker, Dies at 88," Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2014.


Aburish, Said K. Beirut Spy: International Intrigue at the St. George Hotel Bar. London: Bloomsbury, 1990.


Abzug, Robert H. "The Copperheads: Historical Approaches to Civil War Dissent in the Midwest." Indiana Magazine of History 66, no. 1 (1970): 40-55.


Accoce, Pierre, and Pierre Quet. Tr., A.M. Sheridan Smith. The Lucy Ring. London: W.H. Allen, 1966. A Man Called Lucy, 1939-1945. New York: Coward-McCann, 1967. New York: Berkley Medallion Edition, 1968. [pb]

Clark comment: Lucy was the codename of Rudolf Roessler who, working from Switzerland from 1939 to 1943, supplied the Soviet government a steady stream of intelligence direct from the German High Command. The authors note that, in order to give Lucy's story "the greatest possible unity, we have presented it almost as a narrative, even colloquially..., while always carefully adhering to the facts." (p. 14, Berkley edition) Commentators have not universally agreed with the latter assertion.

For Chambers, the book is "inventive -- the authors admit large parts are made up." Constantinides notes that "experts have concluded that their work is not a reliable source on the subject."

Acey, Madeleine. "Report: U.S. Uses Key Escrow to Steal Secrets." New York Times, 18 May 1999. [http://www.nytimes.com]

A report for the Scientific and Technological Options Assessment Panel of the European Parliament says that "the United States has tried to persuade European Union countries to adopt its key escrow or key recovery policies -- allowing backdoor access to encryption programs -- ... [so NSA can] intercept confidential company communications and give them to favored competitors."


Acheson, Dean. Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department. New York: Norton, 1969.

Petersen: "Covers issues of national intelligence organization after World War II."


Ackerman, E.C. ("Mike") Street Man: The CIA Career of Mike Ackerman. Miami, FL: Ackerman & Palumbe, 1976.


Ackerman, Gary, Molly James, and Casey T. Getz. "The Application of Social Bookmarking to the National Intelligence Domain." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 20, no. 4 (Winter 2007): 678-698.

This article discusses "the development of a software tool [tag|Connect] ... designed to enhance the creation of collective knowledge spaces within the Intelligence Community."


Ackerman, John T. "Climate Change, National Security, and the Quadrennial Defense Review: Avoiding the Perfect Storm." Strategic Studies Quarterly 2 (Spring 2008): 56-96.


Ackerman, Kenneth D. Young J. Edgar: Hoover, the Red Scare, and the Assault on Civil Liberties. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 2007.

Goulden, Intelligencer 15.3 (Summer-Fall 2007), says that this book about Hoover's role in the so-called Palmer Raids of 1919-1920 is "[a] good read, despite an often annoying political slant." According to Publishers Weekly (via Amazon.com), although "many at the time believed J. Edgar Hoover played only a small role in the [Palmer] raids, in fact they were organized by Hoover, then only a 24-year-old Department of Justice agent who Ackerman describes as possessing an uncanny ability to please his superiors, a preternatural ability to attend to detail and a dangerously distorted moral compass."


Ackerman, Robert K. - A - H [Signal].

Ackerman, Robert K. - I - Z [Signal].

Ackerman, Wystan M. "Encryption: A 21st Century National Security Dilemma." International Review of Law, Computers & Technology 12, no. 2 (Jul. 1998): 371-394. [Marlatt]


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