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Baer, Robert.

Baer, Susan. "Tenet Survives Despite CIA Woes." Baltimore Sun, 6 Feb. 2002. [http://]

"[I]f anyone was likely to take the fall" for the events of 9/11, "it would be Tenet. Yet,... few are pointing fingers at him. Instead, lawmakers have seen Sept. 11 as a government-wide breakdown, with plenty of blame to go around. And far from being ousted,... Tenet has emerged as a key architect of the war on terror."

[CIA/DCIs/Tenet; Terrorism/02/War]

Bageant, Joe. "The CIA's Secret War in Tibet." Military History (Feb. 2004). []

"[T]he Tibetans did not simply let the Chinese roll over their country in 1951. For almost 20 years afterward they fought a long, bloody war of resistance.... [T]his largely unknown struggle ... got support from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, which sponsored secret training camps and made arms and equipment drops to aid horse-mounted herdsmen against the bombers and artillery of the largest standing army on the planet."


Baggett, Candace S. "Fourth Amendment -- Absent Exigent Circumstances, Prior Judicial Authorizatiom of Electronic Surveillance of United States Citizens Abroad Is Constitutionally Required: Berlin Democratic Club v. Rumsfeld, 410 F. Supp. 144 (DDC 1976)," Texas International Law Journal 12, no. 2-3 (Spring-Summer 1977): 362-369. [Calder]


Baggett, Charlie. "Intelligence and Information Systems Security: Partners in the Information Age." NMIA Newsletter 11, no. 1 (1996): 9-12.

Remarks by the Director of Information, National Computers Systems Security, NSA/ISSO, at Defense Intelligence Status conference, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC, on 8 December 1995. "At their current stage of development, our Defense and National Information Infrastructures offer minimal defense against unauthorized access and use.... Last year, more than 260 unclassified DoD computer systems were known to have been penetrated by outsiders.... As information systems security and defensive information warfare move from a passive to a more active posture, intelligence will become increasingly critical to their success."


Baggett, Lee, Jr. "C3I Requirements within the Atlantic Command." Signal 42 (Jun. 1988): 31-32.


Baggott, Jim. Atomic: The First War of Physics and the Secret History of the Atom Bomb 1939–1949. New York: Pegasus Books, 2010.

Peake, Studies 55.2 (Jun. 2011), says that this book "doesn't identify anything new.... The sources are all secondary, and errors made elsewhere are repeated here." It is nothing more than "a good summary of an oft-told story." This sentiment is shared by Dobbs, NYT, 7 May 2010, who notes that "[r]eaders familiar with the standard works on the subject will find little that is new or particularly startling" here. The author "has mastered the existing literature but done little original research." Nonetheless, this is "an excellent introduction to a vast and complicated topic."

For Brown, Telegraph (London), 16 Apr. 2009, this work is "thorough and accessible." Malloy, I&NS 27.4 (Aug. 2012), finds this work to be "an unabashedly popular and synthetic history with a premium on story telling over analytical depth.... Those particularly interested in the intelligence and espionage aspects of this story ... have better options."


Bagley, Tennent H. "Bane of Counterintelligence: Our Penchant for Self-Deception." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 6, no. 1 (Spring 1993): 1-20.

The focus here is deception and its interplay with self-deception. A number of cases are discussed.

[CI/90s; GenPostwar/Deception/Gen]

Bagley, Tennent H. (Pete). "Ghosts of the Spy Wars: A Personal Reminder to Interested Parties." International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 28, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 1-37.

The author again lays out his case against KGB defector Yuri Nosenko.

[CIA/60s/Gen; CIA/Angleton/Related]

Bagley, Tennent H. Spymaster: Startling Cold War Revelations of a Soviet KGB Chief. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2013.

Peake, Studies 58.1 (Mar. 2014), and Intelligencer 20.3 (Spring-Summer), finds that this work is both "a biography of retired KGB general Sergei Kondrashev and a memoir of former CIA officer and author Tennent 'Pete' Bagley." Although not everyone will agree that Bagley has gotten it right, "Spymaster actually provides some new material on Cold War espionage about which many books have been written. It has raised the bar, but not ended the debate."

As Fischer, IJI&C 27.4 (Winter 2014), notes, Bagley's last book (he died in February 2014) will continue to fuel the fire around the defection of Yuri Nosenko. In Spymaster, Bagley reveals that "the primary source for Spy Wars was Sergey A. Kondrashev" who "is the spymaster" of this book's title. "Kondrashev's version of Penkovsky's unmasking will ... perhaps cause some to reject it as unbelievable." Neverheless, "[e]nough detail can be found in Spymaster to warrant a second look at the CIA-KGB spy wars and perhaps revise some of the conventional interpretations of Cold War intelligence."

[CIA/60s/Gen; CIA/Angleton/Related; CIA/Memoirs; Russia/ColdWar]

Bagley, Tennent H. Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007. [Click for reviews]

Bagley, Tennent H. "Treason in the KGB: New Facts from Inside." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 5, no. 1 (Spring 1991): 63-75.


Bagnall, J. J. "The Exploitation of Russian Scientific Literature for Intelligence Purposes." Studies in Intelligence 2, no. 3 (Summer 1958): 45-48.

The amount of available Soviet scientific literature increased significantly from 1947 to 1956. The Air Force and the CIA both have ongoing efforts to exploit this material. There are also efforts outside the intelligence community, including bibliographic guides, specialized indexes, and abstracting services.


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