Barro - Barz

Barron, John.

Barros, Andrew. "A Window on the 'Trust': The Case of Ado Birk." Intelligence and National Security 10, no. 2 (Apr. 1995): 273-293.

Ado Birk was the former Estonian Minister in Moscow who escaped in March 1927 after being kidnapped by the Cheka. The author uses the Birk case to make a broader assessment of the effectiveness of the "Trust."


Barros, James. "Alger Hiss and Harry Dexter White: The Canadian Connection." Orbis 21, no. 3 (Fall 1977): 593-605.

The author argues that Igor Gouzenko, the Russian defector in Canada, had evidence linking Alger Hiss and Harry Dexter White to Soviet espionage activities. See Bruce Craig, "A Matter of Espionage: Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White and Igor Gouzenko -- The Canadian Connection Reassessed," Intelligence and National Security 15, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 211-224, for a counter-argument with regard to evidence concerning White.

[Canada/Gouzenko; SpyCases/U.S.]

Barros, James. No Sense of Evil: The Espionage Case of E. Herbert Norman. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1986. New York: Ivy Books, 1987.

Stafford, I&NS 3.1, suggests that Barros' indictment of Norman as a Soviet spy fails for lack of evidence.


Barros, James, and Richard Gregor. Double Deception: Stalin, Hitler, and the Invasion of Russia. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 1994.

Surveillant 3.6: Double Deception reviews the "interplay of intelligence, disinformation, and foreign policy ... leading to Germany's surprise that brought the Soviet Union into WWII."


Barrowman, Richard E. "Geospatial Intelligence: The New Intelligence Discipline." Joint Force Quarterly 44 (1st Quarter 2007): 14-18.

This article addresses "current and emerging doctrine" for GEOINT; discusses "how GEOINT is currently used and applied to the joint task force as well as standing commands"; identifies "the present geospatial intelligence picture and discuss[es] how it could look in the future"; and looks at "a few scenarios within the USJFCOM and how GEOINT is being applied to develop new concepts, integrate them within the current structure, and help train the warfighter engaged in today's operations."



Barth, Bernd-Rainer, and Werner Schweizer, eds. Der Fall Noel Field: Schlüsselfigur der Schauprozesse in Osteuropa [The Case of Noel Field: Key Figure in the Show Trials in Eastern Europe]. Berlin: BasisDruck Verlag, 2005. Includes DVD, Noel Field -- Der erfundende Spion [Noel Field -- The Fictitious Spy], a documentary film directed by Werner Schweizer, in German, French, and English.

Fischer, IJI&C 22.2 (Summer 2009), believes that this "meticulously documented history" will "stand as the final word on this Cold War mystery."


Barth, Fritz J. "A System of Contradictions." Marine Corps Gazette, Apr. 1998, 26-29.

The author surveys the U.S. intelligence effort in Somalia, and concludes that, despite the after-the-fact perceptions, "intelligence in Somalia performed effectively."


Barth, Jack. The Handbook of Practical Spying. Washington, DC: Smithsonian, 2004.

Goulden, Washington Times, 31 Oct. 2004, finds that this work "shows extensive research among folks knowledgeable about the tradecraft of espionage." The author "covers how to recruit a source,... how to elicit desired information, how to do auto and foot surveillance, and detect being the subject of same. And he notes that many 'espionage' skills can be used in every day life."


Barth, W.M. Battle of the Bulge: Intelligence Lessons for Today. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Army War College, 1993.

Surveillant 3.4/5: "In the weeks leading up to the battle, many of the intelligence indicators were available to the Allies. What they did with this information to come to the wrong conclusions is the subject of this paper."


Bartholet, Jeffrey, and Tom Masland. "Spooking the Spooks: Inside a Besieged, Once Proud Security Agency." Newsweek, 18 Mar. 1996, 37.


Bartholomew-Feis, Dixee R. The OSS and Ho Chi Minh: Unexpected Allies in the War Against Japan. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2006.

According to Peake, Studies 50.4 (2006) and Intelligencer 15.2 (Fall-Winter 2006-2007), this "is the first book devoted" to the OSS-Ho wartime relationship. "The mission of the OSS team, designated Deer, was to work with the Vietnamese and conduct sabotage, intelligence collection, and morale operations against the Japanese in Indochina. While it might be expected that with the end of the war in view cooperation from all anti-Japanese participants in the region would have been smooth and effective, Professor Bartholomew-Feis leaves no doubt whatever that the reality was otherwise."

Goulden, Intelligencer 15.2 (Fall-Winter 2006-2007), finds that the author has "skillfully mined OSS records in the National Archives." Bartholomew-Feis' "story is well told in a thoroughly researched, tautly written account." For Brown, I&NS 22.6 (Dec. 2007), the author "masterfully examines the fateful relationship" between the OSS and "the embryonic Viet Minh insurgent movement." This is "an engaging and valuable book." Fischer, Military Review (Sep.-Oct. 2007), says that this "account of the early U.S. involvement with Ho Chi Minh reads well and is based on sound and thorough research."

For Villard, Army History 67 (Spring 2008), this "[h]ighly detailed and well-researched" book "gives us a clear-eyed view of the early relationship between Ho Chi Minh and the United States." By telling the story of the OSS mission "with a sense of objectivity and with a judicious eye for detail, Bartholomew-Feis has brought a fascinating chapter in U.S.-Vietnamese relations to life."


Bartlett, Bruce R. Cover-Up: The Politics of Pearl Harbor, 1941-1946. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1978.

The title gives the thrust of this author's position.


Bartlett, Donald L., and James B. Steele. Empire: The Life, Legend, and Madness of Howard Hughes. New York: Norton, 1979.

This biography of Hughes includes a chapter on the Glomar Explorer.

Bartlett, Norman. "High-flying UAV Offers Low-cost Surveillance." Design News, 22 Mar. 1999, 60.

Provides some data on the "CA3 Observer UAV, developed by DERA, a British Ministry of Defense agency." The craft is "the size of a large model aircraft," and a "touch-sensitive map or image display permits control."


Bartlett, Thomas. "Informers, Informants and Information: The Secret History of the 1790s Reconsidered." In 1798: A Bicentenary Perspective, eds. Thomas Bartlett, et al., 406-422. Dublin: Four Courts, 2003.


Bartlett, Thomas. "'The Invasion That Never Was': Naval and Military Aspects of the French Expedition to Bantry Bay, 1796." In The French Are in the Bay: The Expedition to Bantry Bay, 1796, ed. John A. Murphy, 48-72, 187-189. Cork and Dublin: Mercier Press, 1997.


Barton, George. Celebrated Spies and Famous Mysteries of the Great War. Boston: Page, 1919. [Petersen]


Bartz, Karl. The Downfall of the German Secret Service. London: Kimber, 1956.

Wilcox: "Account of the failures and ultimate collapse of German spy and counterspy service."


Barzilai, Yaniv. 102 Days of War: How Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda. and the Taliban Survived 2001. Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, 2014.

From publisher: "Barzilai concludes that the failure to kill bin Laden and destroy al Qaeda at the Battle of Tora Bora was not only the result of a failure in tactics but, more importantly, the product of failures in policy and leadership." Freedman, FA 93.5 (Sep.-Octr. 2014), says the author "has done a good job pulling together the basic sources on this set of events."

[CA/Afghanistan; MI/Ops/Afgh/Books]

Bar-Zohar, Michael.

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