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Annan, Noël. Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany. London: HarperCollins, 1995. New York: Norton, 1995.

For Surveillant 4.4/5, this is an "intimate portrait of British military, intelligence, and diplomatic operations from one who was closely involved in the work." Similarly, Powers, NYRB, 9 Jan. 1997, sees a "finely written memoir of [Annan's] own wartime intelligence work mainly concerned with the Germans."

Frazier, I&NS 11.3, comments that for the war years, the book represents "a valuable record of the inner workings of the system of control and use of intelligence by means of the Joint Intelligence Staff (JIS)." The work is more limited with regard to the regeneration of postwar Germany. To Whaley, Bibliography of Counterdeception (2006), Changing Enemies is the "[p]erceptive memoirs of a British junior military intelligence analyst in WW II London." There is some suspicion, however, that the author "adjusted some of his memories to fit hindsight."


Anonymous. "Agent Radio Operations During World War II." Studies in Intelligence 3, no. 1 (Winter 1959): 125-132.

This article reviews clandestine radio operations and operators in World War II -- Allied and Axis, agent and base.


Anonymous. "Iraqi Human Intelligence Collection on Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program, 1980–2003." Studies in Intelligence 57, no. 4 (Dec. 2013): 23-30. []

"As the [Iran-Iraq] war progressed and then beyond, Iraq became well positioned to assess Iran's nuclear ambitions as its intelligence officers were able to get close to high-level Iranian officials and collect classified information, but when the many factors that influence reporting -- the political, the structural, and the inherent credibility of sources -- are taken into account, Iraqi reporting must be evaluated guardedly."


[Anonymous.] SOE Secret Operations Manual. Boulder, CO: Paladin, 1993.

From publisher: "[T]his is the original manual used to train special agents dropped behind enemy lines in Nazi-occupied Europe. Used by the British SOE and its American counterpart, the OSS, it is an authentic reproduction of extraordinary historical significance obtained from a former clandestine services operative."

According to Surveillant 3.4/5, this is "most likely a retyped training syllabus that is most likely of U.S. as opposed to British origin. The vernacular and references ... are clearly of U.S. origin.... This is possibly an OSS Training Manual." Kruh, Cryptologia 18.1, also notes the presence of Americanisms in this publication, but seems willing to accept the publisher's explanation that, while of SOE origin, it was also used by the OSS. The operational "information is professional in its approach and provides sound advice for agents operating in hostile territory."

Anonymous [click for Michael Scheuer].

1. Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror. Washington, DC: Brassey's, 2004.

2. Through Our Enemies' Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America. Washington, DC: Brassey's, 2002.


Ansary, Abdullah. "The Punishment of Espionage under Islamic Law." World Law Bulletin 11 (Nov. 2005): 59-64.


Anselmo, Joseph [Aviation Week & Space Technology].

Ansley, Norman. "The United States Secret Service: An Administrative History." Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science 47 (May–Jun.1956): 93-109.

John F. Fox, Jr., "Early Days of the Intelligence Community: Bureaucratic Wrangling over Counterintelligence, 1917–18," Studies in Intelligence 49, no. 1 (2005), comments that this is "[t]he best piece on the [Secret] Service's history at this time."


Anthony, Victor B., and Richard R. Sexton. The United States Air Force in Southeast Asia: The War in Northern Laos, 1954-1973. Washington, DC: Center for Air Force History, United States Air Force, 1993. [Available at:]

From "Foreword": "This book describes the triumphs, frustrations, and failures of the Air Force in northern Laos between January 1955, when the United States Operations Mission began to coordinate military aid, and April 1973, when B-52s and F-111s flew the last bombing sorties over northern Laos."

[CIA/Laos; MI/AF/To89]

Antonov-Ovseyenko, Anton. The Time of Stalin: Portrait of a Tyranny. New York: Harper & Row, 1981.

According to Van Rossum, Soviet Studies 36.3 (July 1984), the author "spent the years 1941-1953 in prisons and forced labor camps." This is "a book rich in new material." However, some Russian reviewers have been "highly critical" of a lack of discrimination in his use of his sources.


Antonucci, Michael. "Code-Crackers: Cryptanalysis in the Civil War." Civil War Times Illustrated, Jul.-Aug. 1995, 46-53. []

This article describes Confederate and Union ciphers and each side's effort to read the other's messages.

[CivWar/Conf/Intel, Un/Gen, & Overviews]

Antunes, Priscila Carlos Brandao. "Establishing Democratic Control of Intelligence in Argentina." In Reforming Intelligence: Obstacles to Democratic Control and Effectiveness, eds. Thomas C. Bruneau and Steven C. Boraz, 195-218. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2007.



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