Carroll, James. House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

Peake, Studies 50.4 (2006) and Intelligencer 15.2 (Fall-Winter 2006-2007), notes that the author is the anti-war activist son of the DIA's first director, Lt. Gen. Joseph Carroll. This is an "often spiteful book" that does, however, provide "unique insight into the life of the father and the origins of DIA." Nevertheless, the author's "focus is on blaming the Pentagon and its culture of power" for most of the evils of the world. "Carroll attempts to buttress [many of] his assertions with references to intelligence," but his sources (where they are given) do not support his assessments.

For Record, Parameters 36.4 (Winter 2006-2007), this "polemic against American might and those who have served it ... is as much about [Lt. Gen.] Joseph F. Carroll and his estranged son as it is about war and US foreign policy." This book "is a failed ... attempt to exorcize the Pentagon of what Carroll believes to be the inherent evil of US military power. It deserves no place in the libraries of serious students of American defense policy."

[GenPostwar/Policy/00s; MI/Overviews]

Carroll, John M.

1. Secrets of Electronic Espionage. New York: Dutton, 1966.

2. The Third Listeners: Personal Electronic Espionage. New York: Dutton, 1969.

Wilcox: "Updating of Secrets of Electronic Espionage."


Carroll, Sean B. Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize. New York: Crown Publishers, 2013.

According to Peake, Studies 58.2 (Jun. 2014), this work concerns Jacques Monod (alias: Martel) and Albert Camus (alias: Albert Mathé, later simply Bauchard). The author uses "letters and recently released documents to tell this unusual story of war, science, and literature. A very interesting and worthwhile contribution."


Carroll, Thomas Patrick. "Aftermath of September 11: Espionage for Grown-Ups." Human Events, 29 Oct. 2001. []

"Covert operations against Islamism and Islamist terrorism must ... be the CIA's top priority. The second priority, whatever it is, needs to be a distant second.... [During the 1990s, a] lack of direction from the top, [a] treating of the intelligence community as a handy source for anything about which policymakers might be curious, was debilitating and must not be repeated. The mission of the CIA is to steal secrets and engage in covert operations, and to do so only when no other option exists."

[CIA/00s/01/Gen; Terrorism/01/WTC]

Carroll, Thomas Patrick. "The Case Against Intelligence Openness." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 14, no. 4 (Winter 2001-2002): 559-574.

"There are three major problems with the Openness program: One is an underestimation of the risks and costs, and the other two are overestimations of the probable benefits."


Carroll, Timothy P., Jr. [1STSGT/USA]. "The New 98C BNCOC [Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course] Training Strategy." Military Intelligence 24, no. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1998): 36-38.


Carroll, Wallace. Persuade or Perish. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1948.

Kirkus Review (1948): "The story of psychological warfare where the battleground is the mind both of the enemy and of ourselves, by the director of the OWI in London who superintended the operations in the European theatre. A running history, this ... traces the use of psychological warfare from the bungling African campaign and the Darlan affair through the invasion of Germany and the Gotter-dammerung of Goebbels."

[WWII/PsyWar & Propaganda]


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