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Arnold, Anthony. The Fateful Pebble. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1993.

Surveillant 3.2/3: "Excellent chapter on KGB in Afghanistan."


Arnold, David Christopher. Spying from Space: Constructing America’s Satellite Command and Control Systems. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2005.

Peake, Studies 49.4 (2005), notes that "[w]ithout the ability to control satellites in space, the National Reconnaissance Program could not have succeeded." The Armed Forces Satellite Control Facility (AFSCF) "met that need, and David Arnold's story of how they did it is well documented and well told." For Bailey,, this work "fills an important gap in intelligence history.... The evolution of the Air Force satellite command and control system, from a single-user to a complex common-user system, is a story well-told" by the author.

Shaw, Air & Space Power Journal 22.2 (Summer 2008), says the author "has done a spectacular job of weaving previously untapped and unpublished information from Air Force Space Command archives together with interesting and invaluable personal interviews to construct a history of the burgeoning Air Force Satellite Control Facility (forerunner of today's Air Force Satellite Control Network) from its infancy in the days of Sputnik to its culminating point at the end of 1969."


Arnold, Isaac N. The Life of Benedict Arnold: His Patriotism and His Treason. Chicago: Jansen McClurg, 1880. [Petersen]


Arnold, James R. The First Domino: Eisenhower, the Military and America's Intervention in Vietnam. New York: Morrow, 1991.


Arnold, James R. Jungle of Snakes: A Century of Counterinsurgency Warfare From the Philippines to Iraq. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.

Cohen, Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2009, says that this book "is useful to learn the fundamentals, competently summarizing past counterinsurgency campaigns in the Philippines, Algeria, Malaya and Vietnam, but offering few striking insights. Read it if you want to learn the basics of the American CORDS (Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support) program in Vietnam, for example, or learn who tortured whom in the Battle of Algiers."

[MI/SpecOps/Counterinsurgency; Vietnam/Gen]

Arnold, James R. The Moro War: How America Battled a Muslim Insurgency in the Philippine Jungle, 1902-1913. New York: Bloomsbury, 2011.

Goulden, Intelligencer 18.3 (Summer-Fall 2011): "This slice of American history is not pleasant reading; nonetheless, it should be required reading for persons planning counter-insurgencies far from our shores."


Arnold, Joseph C. "Omens and Oracles (Past Intelligence Failures)." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Aug. 1980, 47-53.

According to Sexton, the author covers the German Ardennes offensive of 1944, the Chinese intervention in Korea in 1950, and the Soviet deployment of missiles in Cuba in 1961.


Arnold, Tony. "Run-ins with Walk-ins." CIRA Newsletter 25, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 53-54.

Anecdotes about problems handling walk-ins.


Arnold, William R. [COL/USAF (Ret.)] "The AFOSI Counterintelligence Mission: Past, Present, and the Future." American Intelligence Journal 20, nos. 1 & 2 (Winter 2000-2001): 7-19.

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) was formed on 1 August 1948. It provides "a full suite of investigative (criminal and fraud) and counterintelligence (CI) support to the Air Force." The author "examines the origins and history [of AFOSI] while focusimg on its CI mission.... The emphasis is on major post-WWII conflicts and [AFOSI's] CI structure today and in the future."


Arnson, Cynthia. Crossroads: Congress, the President, and Central America, 1976-1992. 2d ed. University Park, PA: Penn State Press, 1993. F14368U6A761993


Aronsen, Lawrence R.

Arostegui, Martin C. "Spy Ring for Cuba Uncovered." Miami Herald, 19 Jan. 1999. []

Spanish prosecutors "have charged five members of Spanish military intelligence and a businessman" with spying for Cuba. "The ring's activity involved secret meetings in Miami between the Spanish spies and their Cuban handlers, plus money laundering, industrial espionage and disseminating disinformation favorable to Cuba."

[LA/Cuba/Spies98; OtherCountries/Spain]

Arostegui, Martin C. Twilight Warriors: Inside the World's Special Forces. New York: St. Martin's, 1997.

Bosiljevec, Proceedings 123.6 (Jun. 1997), finds the focus in Twilight Warriors to be on direct-action raid operations from World War II to the present. Included in his survey are U.S. Special Forces, the British Special Air Service (SAS), Germany's GSG-9 counterterrorist force, and the French GIGN. Nevertheless, he misses the U.S. Navy SEALs and the Israeli special units, such as Prime Minister Netanyahu's old unit, Sayaret Matkal. And the absence from the book of the Son Tay POW rescue attempt "is an inexcusable omission." This book is a "good read and paints a colorful story," but it fails to comes to grips with the broader significance of the dichotomy between the successes and failures of special forces, especially in the United States.

Arquilla, John. From Troy to Entebbe: Special Operations in Ancient and Modern Times. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1996.

This is a book of readings on "special operations," beginning with two selections from Robert Graves on the Trojan War and concluding with a selection from Chaim Herzog on the Entebbe raid. Despite the title's suggestion of a sweep across history, the 19th and 20th centuries dominate.


Arquilla, John. Insurgents, Raiders, and Bandits: How Masters of Irregular Warfare Have Shaped Our World. Lanham, MD: Ivan R. Dee, 2011.

According to Black, NWCR, Spring 2012, the author focuses "more on irregular warriors than on irregular wars. Like the figures he portrays, Arquilla attacks the conventional-war methods and heroes of military history. He laments continuing overreliance on traditional methods and classical theorists, given the evidence that the world is now far from conventional." The themes in this "useful book" are presented in "plain, clear writing."


Arquilla, John, David Ronfeldt, and Michele Zanini.  "Information-Age Terrorism."  Current History 99 (Apr. 2000): 179-185.


Arthey, Vin. Like Father Like Son: A Dynasty of Spies. London: St. Ermin's Press, 2004. The Kremlin's Geordie Spy: The Man They Swapped for Gary Power. New York: Dialogue, 2011.

Peake, Studies 49.3 (2005), says this book "makes it clear" that KGB Col. Rudolf Abel really was "Willi[e] Fisher, born in Newcastle, England, in 1903." The author "adds considerable detail to Fisher's stay in the United States." With regard to the second, retitled edition, Peake, Studies 55.2 (Jun 2011) and Intelligencer 19.1 (Winter-Spring 2012), finds "there are no major changes" but "some new material on Fisher's trial, [and] the negotiation that led to his return to the Soviet Union." This "is the only biography of Willie Fisher in English that includes details of his KGB career.... [It] is a welcome contribution to the intelligence literature."


Arthurson, Ian. "Espionage and Intelligence from the Wars of the Roses to the Reformation." Nottingham Medieval Studies 35 (1991): 134-154.


Arutunyan, Anna. "UK and Russia Trade Diplomats in Spy Row." Moscow News, 20 Jul. 2007. []

"Tensions between Russia and the UK over the ongoing investigation into the poisoning death of former Russian intelligence agent Alexander Litvinenko have escalated to a new level with the United Kingdom's decision to expel four Russian diplomats in response to Moscow's refusal to hand over Britain's chief suspect in the murder, Andrei Lugovoi. Russia responded with tit-for-tat measures [on 19 July 2007], declaring four British diplomats persona non grata and giving them ten days to leave the country."

[Russia/00s/07; UK/00s/07]

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