Bes - Bez


Beschloss, Michael.

Best, Antony.

Best, R. A. "Cooperation with Like-Minded Peoples": British Influences on American Security Policy, 1945-1949. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1986.

[GenPostwar/40s; Liaison]

Best, Richard A., Jr. - A-H

Best, Richard A., Jr. - I-M

Best, Richard A., Jr., N-Z and with others

Best, Sigismund Payne. The Venlo Incident. London: Hutchinson, 1950.

Bethel, Elizabeth. "The Military Information Division: Origin of the Intelligence Division." Military Affairs 11 (Spring 1947): 17-24. [Petersen]


Bethell, Nicholas. Betrayed! New York: Random House, 1978. The Great Betrayal: The Untold Story of Kim Philby's Greatest Coup. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1985. Betrayed. New York: Times Books, 1985.

Hood, IJI&C 1.3, finds Betrayed to be "an excellent text on the vast and probably insurmountable difficulties involved in covert armed subversion in peacetime." One of Philby's assignments while in Washington as SIS representative "was to serve as 'commander' of the British/American committee that would coordinate the joint effort" to overthrow the Albanian government.

[CA/Europe; UK/Spycases/Philby; WWII/OSS/Balkans/Albania]

Bethell, Nicholas. Spies and Other Secrets: Memoirs from the Second Cold War. London: Viking/Penguin, 1995.

Betser, Muki, with Robert Rosenberg. Secret Soldier: The True Life Story of Israel's Greatest Commando. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1996.

Bettelheim, Adriel. "Does Ridge Have the Clout to Carry It Off?" Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, 3 Nov. 2001, 2586-2590.


Betts, Mitch. "Agents Spy Internet Data." Computerworld 28 (1 Aug. 1994): 1, 101.

Comments from Joseph Markowitz, "director of the CIA's Community Open Source Program Office," on Intelligence Community components hooking up to the Internet "to collect and share 'open-source,' or unclassified, information." On the use of open-source information generally, Markowitz states: "The creation of our office is a recognition that open sources are a valuable resource. As we draw back in some parts of the world, our office provides an information safety net."


Betts, Richard K. - A-H

Betts, Richard K. - I-Z

Betts, T.J. "Operation Columba." Studies in Intelligence 5, no. 2 (Spring 1961): A35-A41.

In 1944,G-2 began dropping pairs of pigeons into northwest France, Belgium, and Holland, with notes to use these homing fowl to send information back to Britain. The return was negligible, but the German reaction actually strengthened resistance in the affected areas. More than that, the Germans concluded that the area of the drops supported their conclusion that the Allied invasion would come near Calais. The author draws some thoughts about intelligence from the experience.


Betz, David J. "The More You Know, the Less You Understand: The Problem with Information Warfare." Journal of Strategic Studies 29, no. 3 (2006): 505 – 533.

From abstract: "[T]he experience of recent campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq suggests that both IW [Information Warfare] and NCW [Network-Centric Warfare] are extremely tricky to implement in practice. Moreover, 'information' is a double-edged sword which benefits, strengthens, and enhances the operational effectiveness of non-conventional forces as much as or more than it does conventional forces."


Bevilacqua, A.C. "Intelligence and Insurgency." Marine Corps Gazette 60 (Jan. 1976): 40-46. [Petersen]


Beyea, Richard S., Jr. "Security Countermeasures: The 'Prodigal Son' of Counterintelligence." American Intelligence Journal 10, no. 2 (1989): 25- 27.


Beyer, Lisa. "'Top Hat' Knocked Off: Moscow Discloses the Capture of a Master Spy." Time, 29 Jan. 1990, 54.

Concerns arrest by Soviet Union of alleged U.S. spy "Donald F.," codenamed "Top Hat." See also: NSI Advisory, Editors, "Spy Arrested by Soviets Was Top U.S. Agent" 5, no. 7 (1990), 10; Michael Wines, "Cold-War Riddle: A Most Unusual Spy," New York Times, 23 Jan. 1990, A10; Frank W. Lewis, "The Day of the Dodo," Cryptologia 14, no. 1 (Jan. 1990): 11-12; and Elaine Shannon, "Death of the Perfect Spy." Time, 24 Jun. 2001.

Raymond L. Garthoff, "Polyakov's Run," Bulletin of Atomic Scientists 56, no. 5 (Sep.-Oct. 2000): 37-40 [], discusses the deception/disinformation aspects of the FBI-Army intelligence operation using Sgt. Joseph Cassidy, described in David Wise, Cassidy's Run (2000), in connection with a similar operation run through Soviet Col. Dmitri Polyakov (Top Hat/Bourbon).


Beyers, Dan. "The National Security Agency Exists -- Pass It On." Washington Post National Weekly Edition, 2-8 Sep. 1991, 31.

Beymer, William Gilmore. "Miss Van Lew." Harper's Monthly Magazine (Jun. 1911). [Petersen]


Beymer, William Gilmore. On Hazardous Service: Scouts and Spies of the North and South. New York: Harper, 1912.


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