Bud - Buk


Buderi, Robert. The Invention that Changed the World: How a Small Group of Radar Pioneers Won the Second World War and Launched a Technological Revolution. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Cohen, FA 77.2 (Mar.-Apr. 1997), finds this to be an "engaging technological history.... It is a sprawling, perhaps overly American-centered account that carries the work of the key scientists involved into the early 1960s."


Budiansky, Stephen.

Buel, Larry V. "Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield." Military Review 67, no. 10 (1987): 24-33. [Petersen]


Bugliosi, Vincent. Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. New York: Norton, 2007.

Wolfe, Washington Post, 27 May 2007, says that the author "gives you everything you wanted to know about the Kennedy assassination.... To say that Bugliosi wants to strike a nail in the coffin of Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorists is putting it mildly." Absent a trial proving Lee Harvey Oswald's guilt, Bugliosi "has offered the next best thing: a prosecutor's air-tight brief that leaves no reasonable doubt." Nonetheless, "it is doubtful that even Bugliosi's prosecutorial skills will deter conspiracy theorists from their speculations."

To Peake, Studies 51.4 (2007), the author "demolishes with evidence and analysis the 'unprincipled frauds' perpetrated by the conspiracy theorists" about the Kennedy assassination. "It is here that the frequent charges that the FBI and CIA played roles in the assassination are disproved and those who allege otherwise are exposed." In the same vein, Goulden, Intelligencer 15.3 (Summer-Fall 2007), calls this "the ultimate debunking book." It "lay[s] waste to the uncountable conspiracy theories that spouted over the years."


Buhite, Russell D. Lives at Risk: Hostages and Victims in American Foreign Policy. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1995.

Surveillant 4.4/5 notes that the author's cases studies include the Pueblo crisis, the hostages in Iran, and the torture of CIA station chief William Buckley in Beirut in 1984.

[CIA/80s/Gen; GenPostwar/60s/Pueblo; GenPostwar/70s/Iran]

Buhl, Peter. "Australia's Role in US Intelligence Gathering." Jane's Defense Weekly, 21 Oct. 1989, 860-861.


Buhle, Paul. "The CIA and the (Jewish) Liberals." Tikkun 15, no. 3 (May-Jun. 2000): 13-17.

This is a lament about the "corrupting" influence that the cooperation between "Cold War liberals" and the CIA had on Jewish liberal intellectuals of the 1950s and 1960s.

[CA/00s/Gen; CIA/60s/Subsidies]

Builta, Jeffrey A., and Eric N. Heller. "Reflections on 10 Years of Counterterrorism Analysis." Studies in Intelligence 55, no. 3 (Sep. 2011): 1-12.

Over the past 10 years, the U.S. Counterterrorism (CT) community "has restructured and implemented new processes to optimize the CT effort." However, the authors' experiences suggest that "the group of issues" discussed in this article "will endure as the prime drivers of effectiveness in the CT community."

[Analysis/Gen/10s; Terrorism/10s/Gen]

Bukharin, Oleg A.

1. "From the Russian Perspective: The Cold War Atomic Intelligence Game, 1945-70." Studies in Intelligence 48, no. 2 (2004).

This article examines "the Soviet nuclear denial and deception (D&D) campaign from 1945 until 1970" designed to prevent the West from learning about its nuclear program. "To thwart foreign intelligence operations, the Soviet Union built an elaborate, multi-layered system of denial and deception, the main elements of which included the restriction of access to nuclear facilities and personnel, strict information protection measures, an enhanced counterintelligence posture, and technical countermeasures....

"[L]ong-range, stand-off technical systems proved to be the best collection sources for the United States, allowing for successful tracking of many aspects of the Soviet nuclear program. Overhead imagery enabled the detection and analysis of critical elements of the Soviet nuclear infrastructure. The USAEDS system, designed to monitor radioactive effluents from nuclear explosions and nuclear material processing, yielded important data on the development of Soviet nuclear weapons science and technology. Because of denial and deception countermeasures, however, the USSR's nuclear program was an exceptionally hard target. The lack of reliable on-the-ground intelligence made it difficult for the West to understand important developments inside the Soviet nuclear complex, which resulted in significant intelligence gaps."

2. "US Atomic Energy Intelligence against the Soviet Target, 1945-1970." Intelligence and National Security 19, no. 4 (Winter 2004): 655-679.

Similar to Studies in Intelligence 48.2 (2004) article above.

[Analysis/Sov; Russia/D&D]

Bukovsky, Vladimir. "The Peace Movement and the Soviet Union." Commentary 73, no. 5 (1982): 1-36. [Petersen]


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