Kenneth J. Campbell

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Campbell, Kenneth J. "Major General Charles A. Willoughby: General MacArthur's G-2 -- A Biographic Sketch." American Intelligence Journal 18, no. 1/2 (1998): 87-91.

Tracing Willoughby's career with MacArthur in World War II and in Korea, the author finds that he was "an outstanding organizer. In a very short time in 1942 he created a coordinated and effective intelligence system in the SW Pacific area from bare bones." Later, in Korea, Willoughby's "estimates on the North Korean invasion and the Chinese intervention ... [were] not faultless, along with much of the Washington establishment," but he "became the point man for criticism."

Click for text of a longer version of this article, available through the courtesy of Dr. Campbell.

[GenPostwar/50s/Korea; WWII/FEPac]

Campbell, Kenneth J. "Major General Friedrich Gempp: German Intelligence Leader." American Intelligence Journal 25, no. 1 (Summer 2007): 75-81.

"The measure of Gempp's intelligence work is best understood in the context of German military history on the Eastern Front in World War I, where Germany initially faced an extremely dangerous situation in August 1914." Later, Gempp served as the first head of the new Abwehr, established in November 1919.

[Germany/WWI & Interwar]

Campbell, Kenneth J. "Major General Jack E. Thomas, USAF: Intelligence Leader and Scholar." Intelligencer 13, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 2002): 72-77. American Intelligence Journal 21, nos. 1 & 2 (Spring 2002): 67-72.

Campbell chronicles the extraordinarily lengthy career of General Thomas.

[MI/AF/To89 & 90s]

Campbell, Kenneth J. "Major General Ralph H. Van Deman: Father of Modern American Military Intelligence." American Intelligence Journal 8 (Summer 1987): 13-19.


Campbell, Kenneth J. "Markus Wolf: One of History's Most Effective Intelligence Chiefs." American Intelligence Journal 29, no. 1 (2011): 148-157.

"This article seeks to explain why Marcus Wolf was such a successful espionage chief.... The first part ... is a review of Wolf's background. The second part considers his achievements."


Campbell, Kenneth J. "Maximilian Ronge: Master Spy." American Intelligence Journal 28, no. 2 (2010): 100-108.

The author views Ronge as "as one of the most unusually gifted spies of the 20th century, a man of enormous experience in intelligence."


Campbell, Kenneth J. Moscow's Words, Western Voices. Washington, DC: Accuracy in Media, 1995.

Surveillant 4.2: Campbell "traces how four prominent journalists -- I.F. Stone, Alexander Cockburn, Walter Duranty, and Wilfred Burchett -- repeated Soviet propaganda themes consistently during their careers." The author "systematically analyzes their major writings and shows how political orientation skewed the reliability of what was passed off to readers as 'objective reporting.'"


Campbell, Kenneth J. "Oskar Reile: A Highly Successful Spy, Who Failed." American Intelligence Journal 26, no. 2 (Winter 2008-2009): 75-79.

The author covers Reile's pre-World War II, wartime, and postwar careers with the Abwehr and BND.


Campbell, Kenneth J. "A Profile of the First Director of DIA: Lieutenant General Joseph F. Carroll." American Intelligence Journal 16, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 1995): 89-93. "LtGen Joseph F. Carroll, USAF: First Director of DIA." Defense Intelligence Journal 8, no. 2 (1999): 49-65.

Carroll headed DIA from October 1961 to September 1969.


Campbell, Kenneth J. "A Profile of Philip Agee." Intelligence Quarterly 3, no. 2 (1987): 6-9.


Campbell, Kenneth J. "Profiles in Treason. Jonathan Jay Pollard: A Corrupted Ideologue." American Intelligence Journal 14, no. 1 (Autumn-Winter 1993): 55-59.

This is a review of the early life and career of Pollard, with some psychological insights as to motivation. Both Pollards are seen as corrupted by Israeli intelligence money.


Campbell, Kenneth J. "Robert L. Johnson: The Army Johnnie Walker." American Intelligence Journal 11, no. 2 (1990): 5-10. [Petersen]


Campbell, Kenneth J. "Truman Smith: American Military Attaché." Intelligencer 9, no. 3 (Oct. 1998): 16-17.

Smith was military attaché in Berlin from 1935 to 1939. He "sought to alert the American military to the menace of a rapidly rearming Nazi Germany. Although he met incredulity among some American military officers, he continued to report what he perceived." See Truman Smith, Air Intelligence Activities: Office of the Military Attache, American Embassy, Berlin, Germany -- August 1935-April 1939 (New Haven, CT: Yale University Library Holdings, 1954-1956). See also Robert Hessen, ed., Berlin Alert: The Memoirs and Reports of Truman Smith (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1984).

[Interwar/U.S.; MI/Attaches]

Campbell, Kenneth J. "Walter Schellenberg: SD Chief." American Intelligence Journal 25, no. 2 (Winter 2007-2008): 88-94.

The author traces Schellenberg's rise in the Nazi intelligence hierarchy (including his organization of the capture of British intelligence personnel at Venlo in the Netherlands). He concludes that Schellenberg was certainly an opportunist by nature, but was also "smart and cunning."


Campbell, Kenneth J. "William J. Donovan: Leader and Strategist." American Intelligence Journal 11, no. 1 (Winter 1989-1990): 31-36.


Campbell, Kenneth J., and Robert Cosgriff [CDM/USN (Ret.)]. "Admiral Bobby Ray Inman: A Study in Intelligence Leadership." American Intelligence Journal 17, no. 1/2 (1996): 85-90.

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