Bennett, Brian, and W.J. Hennigan. "U.S. Builds Up Arctic Spy Network as Russia and China Increase Presence." Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2015. []

"Over the last 14 months, most of the 16 U.S. intelligence agencies have assigned analysts to work full time on the Arctic.... In addition to relying on U.S. spy satellites orbiting overhead and Navy sensors deep in the frigid waters, the analysts process raw intelligence from a recently overhauled Canadian listening post near the North Pole and a Norwegian surveillance ship called the Marjata, which is now being upgraded at a U.S. Navy shipyard in southern Virginia."


Bennett, Bruce. "DIA's Analytic Competency-Based Training." American Intelligence Journal 26, no. 2 (Winter 2008-2009): 25-29.


Bennett, Donald G. "Spot Report: Intelligence, Vietnam." Military Review 46, no. 8 (1966): 72-77. [Petersen]


Bennett, Ethan R. "Fidelity and Zeal: The Earl of Sandwich, Naval Intelligence,and the Salvation of Britain, 1763-1779." The Historian 70, no. 4 (2008): 669-696.

John Montagu, 4th earl of Sandwich, 1718-1792.


Bennett, Gill.

Bennett, Huw. Fighting the Mau Mau: The British Army and Counter-Insurgency in the Kenya Emergency. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Stephenson, Military Review (Jan.-Feb. 2015), "uses newly released government documents to challenge the received view about the Kenya Emergency. Examining the British colonial experience, he finds that ... the British Army's 'thin red line' could rarely afford a 'hearts and mind' approach to counterinsurgency." This work is "hardly a smooth read. The author chooses a thematic chapter structure rather than a chronological account, and that, along with his close adherence to the documentary record, sometimes makes for a choppy narrative."


Bennett, James R. "The Agencies of Secrecy: A Bibliographic Guide to the U.S. Intelligence Apparatus." National Reporter 9, no. 3-4 (1986): 41-47.


[Bennett, John D.] "Remarks by John Bennett, Director, National Clandestine Service, CIRA Luncheon, 9 February 2011." CIRA Newsletter 36, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 1-5.

The DNCS talks about the CIA's role in the war on terrorism, the Middle East, "the Khowst tragedy and the judgments that were made as to why it was handled the way it was," and "some of the initiatives to change or adapt the Clandestine Service to the mission we have today."


Bennett, John D. The London Confederates: The Officials, Clergy, Businessmen and Journalists Who Backed the American South during the Civil War. Jefferson, NC, and London: McFarland, 2008.

From publisher: "Although the British government declared its neutrality during the American Civil War, London nevertheless became an important center of Confederate overseas operations. This work examines the extensive Confederate activities in London during the war, including diplomacy, propaganda, purchasing for the Army and Navy, spying, Cotton Loan, and various business associations; reflections of the Civil War in British art and literature; and the extent of British support for the South."


Bennett, John T. "Analysis: Defense Clandestine Service Is Here To Stay." Defense News, 12 Feb. 2014. []

"Senior US officials and lawmakers are sending new signals that a fledgling cadre of military spies is a done deal, despite no real substantive public debate. The Pentagon last year proposed creation of the Defense Clandestine Service (DCS), saying the military needed its own team of spies to gather human intelligence across the globe.... [D]espite unresolved questions about operational and budgetary redundancy, Congress rubber-stamped the Pentagon's plans. And by approving the Defense Department plans as included in its last budget request, so did President Barack Obama."

[MI/10s/14 & Humint/10s]

Bennett, John T. "DIA Official Defends Russia-Georgia Reporting." Defense News, 2 Sep. 2008. []

DIA Deputy Director of Analysis Robert Cardillo "says the U.S. agency provided Bush administration officials with ample warning that the simmering tensions between Georgia and Russia could erupt in fighting."


Bennett, John T. "Going Dark: As CIA Boss, Petraeus Is Less Visible -- By Design." U.S.News & World Report, 11 May 2012. []

"Gen. David Petraeus was one of the U.S. military's most-visible leaders from 2007 until 2011, a span during which he commanded U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and also headed the U.S. Central Command. But CIA Director Petraeus has largely gone dark -- and, like most things with the decorated war commander, that is very much a calculated change."


Bennett, J.W., W.A. Hobart, and J.B. Spitzer. Intelligence and Cryptanalytic Activities of the Japanese During World War II: SRH 254, the Japanese Intelligence System. Laguna Hills, CA: Aegean Park Press, 1986.

Sexton notes that this previously classified study, written in 1945, is a "valuable introduction to the often denigrated Japanese intelligence agencies."


Bennett, Michael E. [LCDR/USCG]

1. [Part I] "Guardian Spies: The Story of Coast Guard Intelligence in World War II." American Intelligence Journal 27, no. 1 (Fall 2009): 16-22.

This installment takes the Coast Guard from its beginning through the end of Prohibition.

2. [Part II] "Guardian Spies: The Story of Coast Guard Intelligence in World War II." American Intelligence Journal 28, no. 1 (2010): 153-159.

This installment includes the author's thoughts on "the evolution of the Coast Guard, and specifically the Coast Guard Intelligence Program since 9/11."


Bennett, Michael [LCDR/USCG]. "The US Guard and OSS Maritime Operations during World War II." Studies in Intelligence 52, no. 4 (Dec. 2008): 13-22.

"Coast Guard men recruited for their swimming, diving, boat-handling, and signaling skills were at the heart of the OSS Martime Unit (MU) and Operational Swimmer Group (OSG) operations."


Bennett, Michael, and Edward Waltz. Counterdeception: Principles and Applications for National Security. Boston: Artech House, 2007.

Peake, Studies 51.3 (2007), notes that this book "asks how one can be sure a source is valid and not deceptive and what can be done when deception is suspected and/or detected?" The authors' answers "appear in nine chapters brimming with historical precedent, theories, principles, models, case studies, and documentation." However, it is not an easy read: "Counterdeception has the imperative substance and narrative elegance of an army training manual."


Bennett, Ralph.

Bennett, Ralph K. "U.S. Eyes Over Russia: How Much Can We See?" Reader's Digest, Oct. 1985, 142-147. [Petersen]


Bennett, Richard. "Syria's Intelligence Services: A Primer." [Jack Morris ceased maintaining this site on 7/1/05].

"A special assessment on Syria's several intelligence services acquired from the archives of the Middle East Intelligence Bulletin."


Bennett, Richard M. Elite Forces: The World’s Most Formidable Secret Armies. London:  Virgin Press, 2003. 

Peake, Studies 47.3, finds that "[t]here are numerous unit misidentifications, British and American, and the historical details cannot be accepted as written.... Bennet’s topic is timely, but the book is unreliable."


Bennett, Richard M. Espionage: An Encyclopedia of Spies and Secrets. London: Virgin Books, 2002.

Peake, Studies 46.4, and Intelligencer 13.2, comments that "[t]here are a few accurate entries in this book, but trying to separate them from the inaccurate ones is too much work for the layman or student. The entire book is tainted by appalling editing and scholarship. In short, it is an encyclopedic disappointment." Peake, Studies 47.3, adds that this book has "little to recommend it beyond being a source of unreliable entries."

For West, IJI&C 16.2, this "is not a straightforward factual document, but contains plenty of [the author's] personal opinions." Accepting that Bennett is entitled to his opinions, the reviewer finds that the work falls short in matters of verifiable facts: The "text is replete with errors and assertions that are not just doubtful, but plain wrong."


Bennetto, Jason. "Carry On Spying: Russian Agents Flood UK in Revival of Intelligence Cold War." The Independent, 26 Oct. 2004. []

According to senior Whitehall and security sources, "Russia has resumed Cold War levels of spying and intelligence gathering in Britain."


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