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Adams, David A. [LT/USN] "Intelligence and Theater Missile Defense." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 14, no. 1 (Jan. 1998): 3-5.

The author argues the importance -- perhaps, centrality -- of intelligence in an "integrated" approach to theater missile defense. He begins with the proposition that "the Scud hunt stands out as a glaring failure amidst the otherwise stunning success of the Gulf War." Since that time, "inter-service rivalry has prevented the development of a truly Joint Ballistic Missile Defense Force." Adams' integrated approach would look to the lessons learned from anti-submarine warfare. His conclusion is that "[e]arly, focused, and sustained intelligence collection will enable the effective counterforce necessary to reduce the number of incoming missiles to a level manageable by active defenses."


Adams, Ephraim Douglass. Great Britain and the American Civil War. 2 vols. London: Longman, Green, 1925.


Adams, James.

Adams, James Roe. "A Confederate Spy in the White House?" Intelligencer 17, no. 3 (Winter-Spring 2010): 29-37.

The author follows up on a story told by his great-grandfather. Although Mary Ellen Wise is celebrated as a patriot for serving in the Union army disguised as a man, Adams believes that "the story of her brave deeds was a total fabrication" and she was instead a Confederate spy.


Adams, Jan S. A Foreign Policy in Transition: Moscow's Retreat from Central America and the Caribbean, 1985-1992. Durham, NC: Duke University, 1993. F2178S65A25

[LA/Gen; Russia/90s]

Adams, Jefferson. "Crisis and Resurgence: East German State Security." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 2, no. 4 (Winter 1988): 487-512.

The crisis referred to here is the 1953 uprising. Adams provides a quick look at the earlier history of MfS and its growth after 1953.


Adams, Jefferson. Historical Dictionary of German Intelligence. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2009.

Peake, Studies 54.1 (Mar. 2010) and Intelligencer 54.1 (Winter-Spring 2010), sees this work accomplishing its purpose in an "exemplary fashion.... The dictionary portion has more than 1,000 entries that focus on Germany ... but also includes some Austrian organizations and operations.... There is an excellent bibliographic essay."


Adams, Jefferson. "Probing the East German State Security Archives." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 13, no. 1 (Spring 2000): 21-34.

Adams argues that the Stasi files cannot be properly understood unless they are used in conjunction with the files of the Socialist Unity Party (SED). These files are managed by a separate division of the Federal Archives, the Foundation of the Archive of the East German Parties and Mass Organizations. Addressing concerns expressed about the credibility of the Stasi archives, the author suggests that the Stasi "probably had the firmest grasp of existing conditions [in East Germany] of any GDR institution."


Adams, Jefferson. "The Strange Demise of East German State Security." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 18, no. 1 (Spring 2005): 1-22.

During the fall of 1989, the MfS experienced "increasing isolation and internal division.... As the protests intensified, the country's security forces ... lost their sense of common purpose and splintered into its component parts.... Unable to formulate a new institutional rationale -- and unwilling to mount a coup d'etat -- the MfS thus entered an end phase of atomization."


Adams, Jefferson. Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond. London and New York: Routledge, 2015.

From publisher: This book "looks at the many events, personalities, and controversies in the field of intelligence and espionage since the end of World War II. A crucial but often neglected topic, strategic intelligence took on added significance during the protracted struggle of the Cold War.... Adams places these important developments in their historical context, taking a global approach." Peake, Studies 59.1 (Mar. 2015), calls this work "a valuable contribution to the intelligence literature."

[GenPostwar/Cold War]

Adams, Lorraine. "U.S. Tightens Border, Airport Security." Washington Post, 22 Dec. 1999, A1. []

In response to heightened concern about foreign terrorism, law enforcement agencies on 21 December 1999 "tightened their grip at the nation's borders, increasing inspectors and redoubling security at airports. And [on 21 December 1999] the State Department reemphasized its warning that Americans abroad may be the target of terrorist attacks in the next few weeks."


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