Chi - Chn


Chien, Philip. "High Spies." Popular Mechanics, Feb. 1996, 47-51.

This article is keyed to the release of the Corona photographs. It surveys briefly the development of the U.S. reconnaissance program, and is accompanied by a number of photographs. It also offers advice to amateur satellite watchers: "Any classified launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base at a compass heading of 189 [degrees] is almost certainly a photorecon spacecraft.... [S]uch a launch would put the spacecraft into a Sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 144 miles."


Child, Clifton J. "In Defence of 'Tom' Delmer and Dr. Otto John: Notes for the Record." Intelligence and National Security 4, no. 1 (Jan. 1989): 127-136.

The author was Chief Political Intelligence Officer with the Political Warfare Executive Special Operations Directorate during World War II. Here, he disputes the suggestion made by Anthony Glees, Secrets of the Service (1987), that Denis Sefton Delmer was a Communist mole during and after the war. He also defends Otto John as a staunch anti-Nazi during the war.

[UK/WWII/Services/PWE; WWII/Eur/Ger][c]

Childs, David, and Richard Popplewell. The Stasi: The East German Intelligence and Security Service. New York: New York University Press, 1996. London: Macmillan, 1996.

For Sarotte, I&NS 12.4, this book allows readers "to get up to speed with secondary literature on the Stasi from the first five years after unification." It provides a "concise summary" of the history of the Ministry of State Security (MfS) and "effectively places the East German service in its historical context.... Readers with knowledge of German will find the[] work less useful," because it does not cite any files from the Stasi archive.

Krisch, APSR 92.2, is less positive about the work, calling it "disappointing." Much of this disillusionment is related to the authors' almost exclusive reliance on secondary and journalistic sources and the absence of any sign that work was done in the East German archives. The reviewer finds that the opening chapter is "a grab bag of facts out of context" and other chapters "appear to have been 'filled' with material whose relevance to the topic is dubious.... More seriously, Childs and Popplewell are careless with accusations unsupported by evidence."

Friend, History 26.4, finds that Childs and Popplewell "thoroughly describe[] the origins, organization, and capabilities of the East German state security." However, "[s]ome of the authors' conclusions are questionable, in terms of both the information available to them and that which subsequently became available."


Childs, H.W., and J.B. Whitton, eds. Propaganda by Short Wave. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1942. [Petersen]


Childs, J. Rives. German Military Ciphers from February-November 1918. Washington, DC: War Department, Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1935. [Petersen]


Childs, J. Rives. "My Recollections of G2.A.6." Cryptologia 2, no. 2 (Apr. 1978): 201-214.


Chiles, James R. "Air America's Black Helicopter: The Secret Aircraft that Helped the CIA Tap Phones in North Vietnam." Air & Space, Feb.-Mar. 2008. [].

A limited-edition model helicopter from the Aircraft Division of Hughes Tool Company, "was modified to be stealthy. It was called the Quiet One -- also known as the Hughes 500P, the 'P' standing for Penetrator.... The CIA bought and then handed over two of the top-secret helicopters to ... Air America." The helicopter was used for a "single, secret mission, conducted on December 5 and 6, 1972." The mission placed a tap on a telephone line used by the country's military commanders, located in North Vietnam near the industrial city of Vinh.

[CIA/Laos; Vietnam/Gen]

Chiles, James R. "Breaking Codes Was This Couple's Lifetime Career." Smithsonian Magazine 18, no. 3 (Jun. 1987): 128-144.

This article supplies a brief outline of the codebreaking careers of William and Elizabeth Friedman.


Chimes, Lewis. "National Security and the First Amendment: The Proposed Use of Government Secrecy Agreements Under National Security Directive 84." Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems 19, no. 3 (1985): 209-251. [Marlatt]


Chin, Cathy. Death of My Husband: Larry Wu-Tai Chin. Taipei, Taiwan: Tunghwang, 1998. [Hoffman, "Selected Bibliography," p. 287]


Chinnery, Philip D. Any Time, Any Place: A History of USAF Air Commando and Special Operations Forces. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1994.

According to Proceedings 121.1 (Jan. 1995), this work covers from the beginning in 1944 of Air Force special operations to the present. The book "brings the reader up to date with information on the current configuration and equipment of Air Force Special Operations."


Chinni, Dante. "Why It's Hard for CIA to Fight Terrorism." Christian Science Monitor, 20 Sep. 2001. []

"[A] push is under way to 'unshackle' the CIA -- allowing it to engage in assassinations, hire 'unsavory' agents, and do whatever else it can to infiltrate Islamic extremist groups. But behind the move to revamp the nation's intelligence-gathering operations lie a host of practical problems that will make any secret war difficult to win, or even to begin."


Chin Peng [Ong Boon Hua], as told to Ian Ward and Norma Miraflor. Alias Chin Peng: My Side of History -- Recollections of the Guerrilla Leader Who Waged a 12-Year Anti-Colonial War against British and Commonwealth Forces in the Jungles of Malaya. Singapore: Media Masters Pte Ltd, 2003.

According to Comber, I&NS 19.1, this autobiography by the Secretary General of the Communist Party of Malaya tells "Chin Peng's side of the 12-year communist uprising (1948-60), which he led." See also, Peter Charles Unsinger, "Clandestinity in Malaya," International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 18, no. 4 (Winter 2005-2006): 751-756.


Chivers, C.J.

Chizek, Judy G. Military Transformation: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, 17 Jan 2003. [Available at:]

"DOD’s plans for improving its ISR capabilities raise potential issues for Congress with regard to cost, the balancing of potentially competing efforts to improve the flow of intelligence and the quality of the data, and the support of military leadership."



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