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Balfour, Michael A.G.

1. States and Minds, Reflections on Their Interaction in History. London: Cresset, 1953.

2. Propaganda in War: Organisations, Policies and Publics in Britain and Germany. London: Routledge, 1979.


Ball, Desmond J. - A-O

Ball, Desmond J. - P-Z & With Others

Ball, George W. "NSDD 84: Contempt for Our Laws and Traditions." First Principles 9, no. 2 (1983): 14-16.

Petersen: "Former Under Secretary of State on Reagan's directive on protection of classified information."


Ball, S.J. The Cold War: An International History, 1947-1991. London: Arnold, 1998.

Shryock, IJI&C 11.4, seems to be amazed by what is lacking in this book: "Ball ... has somehow managed to write a history of the protracted conflict between East and West ... without displaying any particular interest in the myriad activities of the principal combatants' intelligence services.... [I]n an omission that stretches a reviewer's credulity to the limit, he does not even note the existence ... of the Soviet Committee of State Security, the KGB." In another omission, Ball is "oddly disinclined to recognize Eastern Europe as a major theater of war." Even with these lapses, the work represents "a good, brave try" to deal with a difficult subject; it is noteworthy that Ball "reveals no pervasive ideological bias."


Ballard, Geoffrey. On ULTRA Active Service: The Story of Australia's Signals Intelligence During World War II. Richmond, Victoria, Australia: Spectrum Publications, 1991.

For Sexton, On ULTRA Active Service is a "valuable source [that] should not be overlooked." Ballard served with Australian Comint units and the Allied Intelligence Bureau. Skillen, I&NS 7.2, sees Ballard putting into place the last piece of the World War II Y Service puzzle. To Unsinger, FILS 11.5, this is an "excellent" and "well-written" book; however, there are "no great revelations." Cain, I&NS 7.4, notes that Ballard "traces the slow but determined development of Sigint activities by the Australian Army and to a small extent by the Australian Air Force. The Australian Navy's developments are little touched upon."


Ballendorf, Dirk Anthony.

1. "Earl Hancock Ellis: The Man and His Mission." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 109, no. 11 (Nov. 1983): 53-60.

2. And Merrill L. Bartlett. Pete Ellis: An Amphibious Warfare Prophet, 1880-1923. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1996.

Cowley, MHQ Review, Summer 1997, notes that the authors follow Ellis' last months "in painful detail," as he deteriorates and dies in Micronesia. His mission "clearly had the approval of his superiors," but just as clearly "he was the wrong man" for the job. Although Ellis is best known for his mysterious death, the authors point to the importance of his 1921 study that anticipated war with Japan and advocated combined operations with the Navy.

For Bates, NIPQ 14.1, Ballendorf and Bartlett "have put together the best yet explanation of what actually happened" during Ellis' trip through Micronesia and what led up to it. The authors have produced "a good book" about the intelligence aspects of Ellis' life. However, the book is not just about intelligence, but, rather, details Ellis' influence on the concept of the Marine Corps as an expeditionary force.


Balme, David, as told to John McCormick. "Gott Mit Whom?" MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History 10, no. 3 (Spring 1998): 110-111.

The former Royal Navy sub-lieutenant tells the story of the capture of U-110 in May 1941 and of his direct role in the acquisition of the submarine's all-important Enigma machine and the machine's June settings.


Balsinger, Dave, and Charles E. Sellier, Jr. The Lincoln Conspiracy. Los Angeles: Schick Sunn Classic Books, 1977.


Balunis, Timothy, Jr., and William Hemphill. "Escaping the Entanglement: Reversing Jurisdictional Fragmentation over the Department of Homeland Security." Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: 6, no. 1 (2009). []

From abstract: "Ambiguities in the jurisdictions of congressional committees, exacerbated by the emergence of new homeland security issues, have led to a highly fragmented oversight of the six-year-old department. In the 110th Congress, for example, 86 committees and subcommittees asserted some form of jurisdiction over the DHS."


Bamber, David. "Shayler Sued for £200,000." Telegraph (London), 27 Feb. 2000. [http://]

"A writ from the Attorney General has been issued in the High Court, accusing Mr [David] Shayler of breaches of confidence and contract, as well as flouting copyright laws on documents held by MI5 and MI6, and seeking damages."


Bamberg, J.H. The History of the British Petroleum Company, Vol. 2: The Anglo-Iranian Years, 1928-54. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

According to Ashton, I&NS 11.1, this "account throws up very little evidence concerning contacts between the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company and SIS." The absence of linkage between the oil company and the coupists is rejected somewhat petulantly by the reviewer, who essentially argues that some complicity must have been involved.

[CIA/50s/Iran; UK/Overviews/Related]

Bamford, Bradley H.C. "The Role and Effectiveness of Intelligence in Northern Ireland." Intelligence and National Security 20, no. 4 (Dec. 2005): 581-607.

"British intelligence was ultimately very effective in the Northern Ireland conflict, but at a price of employing some highly dubious methods."


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