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Aguilar, Luis, ed. Operation Zapata: The "Ultra-sensitive" Report and Testimony of the Board of Inquiry on the Bay of Pigs. Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1981.

This is the sanitized version of the report made to President Kennedy by Gen. Maxwell Taylor's Board of Inquiry (with Gen. Taylor, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Chief of Naval Operations Arleigh Burke, and DCI Allen Dulles).

See also, Peter Kornbluh, ed., "The ULTRASENSITIVE Bay of Pigs: Newly Released Portions of Taylor Commission Report Provide Critical New Details on Operation Zapata," National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 29, 3 May 2000, at: "While the full report of the Taylor Commission is too long to reproduce here, this Electronic Briefing Book provides excerpted passages from eight key documents, substantial portions of which were previously unavailable in the censored versions of the report released in 1977 and 1986."


Agursky, Mikhail. "Soviet Disinformation and Forgeries." International Journal of World Peace 6, no. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989): 13-30.


Ahern, Charles R. "The Yo-Yo Story: An Electronics Analysis Case History." Studies in Intelligence 5, no. 1 (Winter 1961): 11-23.

The author details "community teamwork" in the mid and late-1950s in gaining ... intelligence on "a major technological advance" in "radar control for surface-to-air missiles in the Soviet air defense system."


Ahern, Thomas L., Jr.

Click for six previously classified volumes on CIA operations in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos in the 1960s and 1970s. The works were released on 13 March 2009 at a conference hosted by Texas Tech University's Vietnam Center and Archive.

Ahern, Thomas L., Jr. Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2009.

For Cohen, Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2009, this work by a former CIA operations officer is "balanced and well-researched." The author "describes the agency's role in Vietnam. But, like so much history of that war, it barely deals with the Vietnamese; it's all about us. And herein lies the greatest weakness of the COIN literature: It often lacks deep knowledge of the other side."

Goulden, Washington Times, 29 Jan. 2010, notes that Ahern "details the myriad programs aimed at winning the proverbial 'hearts and minds' of the Vietnamese masses. A diligent reader must be excused for feeling at times that he is swimming in a swirling vat of alphabet soup as Mr. Ahern ticks through the various programs and offices." RHT, Parameters 40.1 (Spring 2010), says that "[t]his account of the CIA's role in pacification programs in Vietnam should be required reading for officers and agency representatives participating in counterinsurgency operations."

To Peake, Studies 53.4 (Dec. 2009) and CIRA Newsletter 35.1 (Spring 2010), "Vietnam Declassified is narrowly focused on operations related to 'the struggle to suppress the Viet Cong and win the loyalty of the peasantry.' ... The story is told from perspective of the CIA officers involved...[,] the insurgents they battled, and the peasants they labored to enpower.... The story is not one of unremitting failure, however. The success of the People's Action Teams (PATs) ... is an example of what could be achieved." In his final chapter, the author "discusses what he believes to have been the fatally flawed assumptions of the war in Southeast Asia."

[CIA/60s/Gen; MI/SpecOps/Counterinsurgency; Vietnam/Gen]

Ahlstrom, John D. "Leyte Gulf Remembered." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 110, no. 8 (Aug. 1984): 45-54.


Ahrens, Frank. "Espionage, Adding Spies to Life: Flurry of Snooping Warms Up Cold Warriors." Washington Post, 11 Dec. 1999, C1. []

On 8 December 1999, Stanislav Borisovich Gusev, a technical expert with the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, was caught by the FBI while eavesdropping on the U.S. State Department. Gusev "aroused suspicion by circling the State Department,... looking for a spot [to park] to pick up transmissions from a sophisticated listening device mysteriously planted inside State's most sacrosanct chambers."

[OtherAgencies/State; Russia/99]

Ahrens, Frank. "Radio Free Iraq's Strong Signal: U.S. News Service Heats Up for First Time Since Cold War." Washington Post, 18 Dec. 1998, D2. []

Radio Free Iraq began broadcasting taped newscasts into Iraq via shortwave radio on 30 October 1998. The service operates from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty headquarters, overlooking historic Wenceslaus Square, in Prague. David Newton is director of the service whose budget is $5 million. See also, Harvey, "U.S. Anti-Saddam Measures," Periscope 21.4 (Dec. 1998), 5.

[CA/Iraq & Radio]

Aid, Matthew M. - A-R

Aid, Matthew M. - S-Z

Ainsworth, John. "British Security Policy in Ireland, 1920-1921." Australian Journal of Irish Studies 1 (2001): 176-190.

In 1921, British Prime Minister Lloyd George agreed to negotiations with Sinn Fein. This resulted from the British failure to deliver on Home Rule and from a failure "to develop any form of security policy." Absent such, "a series of security measures was put in place by the British authorities in a vain attempt to curb the nationalist campaign.... What they actually achieved ... was an increase in the levels of violence and insecurity in Ireland, until the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December 1921 passed responsibility for all but the six counties ... to the Provisional Government of the new Irish Free State."

[OtherCountries/Ireland/ToWWII; UK/Interwar/20s]

Ainsworth, John. "Sidney Reilly's Reports from South Russia, December 1918-March 1919." Europe-Asia Studies 50, no. 8 (1998): 1447-1470.

Reilly was sent by MI6 head Mansfield Smith-Cumming "to gather information on the situation in South Russia," which was then "home to a variety of anti-Bolshevik elements.... Reaction at the Foreign Office to Reilly's reports on South Russia was generally quite favourable." However, the author sees Reilly displaying "the characteristics of a zealous advocate of the Volunteers [Denikin's Volunteer Army] and their cause, rather than a disinterested intelligence agent reporting conscientiously on the state of affairs that he found in South Russia."


Ainsworth, John. "Thomas Fitzgerald, the Irish National Assoiciation of Queensland and Australian National Security, 1916-1921." Australian Journal of Irish Studies 5 (2005): 66-80.


Air Classics. Editors. "Spyplanes: America's Covert Aircraft in Action." 2 (1988): entire issue. [Petersen]


Air Force.

Air International. Editors. "Alconbury's TR-1s: Ready for Reconnaissance Breakthrough." 27, no. 4 (1984): 206-208. [Petersen]


Airman. Editors. "Information Superiority." Jan. 1999, 10-11.

"Future success, whether in humanitarian or combat operations, will depend as much on our capability to use and protect vital information as airlift or firepower."


Air & Space Magazine. "Microspies: A Web Anthology." 30 Apr. 2000. [ -- not operational on 5/9/09]

Brief descriptions and a list of links to the following micro reconnaissance projects: The Entomopter Project, CalTech Microbat, Micromechanical Flying Insect, Spy Fly, The Mesicopter: A Meso-Scale Flight Vehicle, Mesicopter Image Gallery, DARPA Micro-Air Vehicles, Lockheed Martin MicroSTAR, Micro Air Vehicle Acquisition Schedule, British Micro Air Vehicle Page, AeroVironment's "Black Widow" Micro Air Vehicle, and Black Widow: Palm-Size Spy Plane.


Air University Library. Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals. Maxwell Air Force Base, AL: [regular updates]. []

Petersen: "Essential for locating intelligence articles."

[MI/Refs; RefMats/Guides]

Aitchison, Danae J. "Reining in the Glomar Response: Reducing CIA Abuse of the Freedom of Information Act." U.C. Davis Law Review 27 (Fall 1993): 219-254.

Clark comment: The "Glomar Response" is "We can neither confirm nor deny."


Aizenman, Nurith C. "Intelligence Test: Can George Tenet Save the CIA?" New Republic, 22 Mar. 1990, 22-27.

ProQuest Abstract: "George Tenet has brought enthusiasm and stability to the CIA. The agency, however, may need radical restructuring more than it needs boosterism."


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