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Alden, Edward. The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11. New York: HarperCollins, 2008.

Mead, FA 88.1 (Jan.-Feb. 2009), calls this a "revealing and richly researched account." The author "argues that counterterrorism is a fine intelligence task that should be separated from the broad strokes of border and immigration control."


Alder, Ken. The Lie Detectors: The History of an American Obsession. New York: Free Press, 2007.

According to Peake, Studies 51.4 (2007), the author tells the story of the development of the polygraph and "describes the initial applications by the government, law enforcement, and industry.... [He] cites a number of scientific studies that judge the polygraph 'does not pass scientific muster,' but ... ignores contrary evidence of its current reliability and benefits when used properly." [footnote omitted]


Alderson, Andrew. "Fayed Faces Inquiry over Links with Rogue MI6 Man." Telegraph (London), 16 May 1999. []

The Telegraph has learned that Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Fayed secretly met with Richard Tomlinson in August 1998. The two men seem to have come up "with a conspiracy theory relating to how the Princess of Wales was 'murdered.'" Lyndon LaRouche is the publisher of the Executive Intelligence Review (EIR). EIR's website "published the full list of 117 [MI6] officers, claiming it had received 'an unsolicited e-mail transmission.'" EIR ran "the 'raw' list alongside an article promoting Mr Fayed's theory on the death of the Princess of Wales and his son.... The Telegraph has also uncovered close links between Mr LaRouche and Mr Fayed.... In short, the only known link between Mr Tomlinson, who knew the names of the MI6 officers, and Mr LaRouche, who published them, is Mohamed Fayed."

See also, Sunday Times (London), "MI6 Probes Fayed Link to Internet Spy Scandal," 16 May 1999.


Alderson, Andrew,

1. and David Bamber. "CND Chief Was Stasi Secret Agent." Telegraph (London), 19 Sep. 1999. []

According to secret Stasi files, Vic Allen, a former Leeds University economics professor, "passed confidential information" about the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament "to East German intelligence officers and manipulated the peace movement into taking a Soviet-friendly line."

2. Martin Bentham, and Rajeev Syal. "Stasi Spy Used Peace Movement to Undermine Nuclear Defences." Telegraph (London), 19 Sep. 1999. []

"The Telegraph has learned -- through East German intelligence files -- that Mr [Vic] Allen set out to defeat a faction within the peace movement-- European Nuclear Disarmament headed by the historian E P Thompson-- that wanted to put pressure on the Soviets, as well as on the West, to disarm. He did this by making secret visits to London to brief East German intelligence officers at their embassy."


Aldouby, Zwy, and Jerrold Ballinger. The Shattered Silence: The Eli Cohen Affair. New York: Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1971. London: Lancer, 1971.

Aldrich, Gary. Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House. Washington, DC: Regnery, 1998.


Aldrich, J.V. Is There a Key to Successful Intelligence Efforts in the 1990s? Newport, RI: Naval War College, 1992.

Surveillant 3.2/3: "Argues that increased utilization of military linguists is the key to ensuring successful Intelligence efforts in the1990s."


Aldrich, Richard J. - A-H

Aldrich, Richard J. - I-R

Aldrich, Richard J. - S-Z

Aldrich, Richard W.  "The International Legal Implications of Information Warfare."  Airpower Journal 10 (Fall 1996): 99-110.


Alexander, Christine. "Preserving High Technology Secrets: National Security Controls on Research and Teaching." Law and Policy in International Business 15, no. 1 (1983): 173-240. [Calder]


Alexander, Edward. The Serpent and the Bees: A KGB Chronicle. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1990.

An advertisement identifies Alexander as 30-year veteran of the State Department and Foreign Service. The book focuses on the KGB's interest over time in an individual of Armenian heritage. Chambers says that the book is "[i]nteresting for the persistence the Soviets showed in hammering at a potential source of great value."


Alexander, Edward P. Military Memoirs of a Confederate. New York: Scribner's, 1907. [Petersen]


Alexander, Larry. Shadows in the Jungle: The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines in World War II. New York: New American Library, 2009.

Burgess, Library Journal (via, says that the author "has a story-telling style that makes this account, based largely on memoirs and interviews with the now elderly surviving Scouts, an easy read."


Alexander, Martin S.

Alexander, Michael. "Does Better Intelligence Improve Foreign Policy Decisions?" RUSI Journal 144, no. 5 (Oct. 1999): 1-6. [Marlatt]


Alexander, Robert J. "The Guatemalan Revolution and Communism." Foreign Policy Bulletin 33 (1 Apr. 1954): 5-7. [Petersen]


Alexander, Yonah.

Alexandre, Laurien. The Voice of America: From Detente to the Reagan Doctrine. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1988.


Alexeev, Kirrill Mikhailovich.

1. "Why I Deserted the Soviet." Saturday Evening Post 220 (26 Jun. 1948): 18 ff.

2. "Was Ambassador Oumansky Murdered?" Saturday Evening Post 220 (3 Jul. 1948): 20 ff.

3. "How We Duped Our American Friends." Saturday Evening Post 220 (10 Jul. 1948): 30 ff. [Petersen]


Alexseev, Mikhail A. Without Warning: Threat Assessment, Intelligence, and Global Struggle. New York: St. Martins, 1997. London: Macmillan, 1997.

Tuttle, Choice, Sep. 1998, sees this work as "a blend of international relations and intelligence studies." The author uses three cases within his theoretical framework -- the Mongol drive for a world empire, the wars of 1792-1815 between Britain and France, and the Cold War between the KGB and the CIA in the years 1975-1985. This is "a solid piece of scholarship" that "is also a most interesting, intriguing, and well-written book."

For Finch, I&NS 14.3, Without Warning displays "a certain lack of sophistication and a few methodological flaws" but is, nonetheless, "an interesting work which provides a good initial basis for approaching" issues of cultural, economic, and political differentiation in the world.

Bullard, Times Literary Supplement, 24 Jul. 1998, notes the author's thesis that "[i]n monitoring possible threats, different states are likely to use different indicators, or to weigh them differently." In dealing with the Cold War, Alexseev "has evidently enjoyed generous access to the mass of new Russian material in the shape of declassified KGB and party files."


Alford, Stephen. The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I. London: Allen Lane, 2012.

Peake, Studies 57.2 (Jun. 2013), says the author "does a good job" telling "a story that has been told many times before." However, "his occasional digression into counterfactual history" is "somewhat annoying." In addition, "the system of endnotes is awkward and difficult to use." This work "has not displaced Conyers Read's three volume history of Walsingham as the place to start."


Alford, Vivienne. "Naval Section VI." In Codebreakers: The Inside Story of Bletchley Park, eds. F. Harry Hinsley and Alan Stripp, 68-70. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.

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