Clj - Cob


Cloake, John. Templer, Tiger of Malaya: The Life of Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer. London: Harrap, 1985.


Clogg, Richard. "'Negotiations of a Complicated Character": Don Stott’s 'Adventures' in Athens, October-November 1943." In Special Operations Executive: A New Instrument of War, ed. Mark Seaman, 148-156. London: Routledge, 2005.


Cloud, David S. "CIA Supplies Anti-Taliban Forces in South." Wall Street Journal, 7 Dec. 2001, A4.

[CIA/00s/01; MI/Ops/Afgh]

Cloud, David S. "Pentagon Is Said to Mishandle a Counterterrorism Database." New York Times, 16 Dec. 2005. []

Pentagon officials said on 15 December 2005 that "analysts appear not to have followed guidelines that require deleting information on American citizens and groups from a counterterrorism database within three months if they pose no security threats." Therefore, "dozens of alerts on antiwar meetings and peaceful protests appear to have remained in the database." The Defense Department database is "known as the Threat and Local Observation Notice reporting system, or Talon."

[GenPostCW/00s/05/Gen; MI/00s/05; Overviews/Legal/Topics/Military]

Cloud, David S. "Senate Confirms Gates as Secretary of Defense." New York Times, 7 Dec. 2006. []

On 6 December 2006, the U.S. Senate voted 95 to 2 to confirm former DCI Robert M. Gates as Secretary of Defense.


Cloud, David S. "U.S. Special Forces Commander Seeks to Expand Operations." Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2012. []

According to a draft paper circulating at the Pentagon, U.S. Special Forces Commander Adm. William H. McRaven "has developed plans that would provide far-reaching new powers to make special operations units 'the force of choice' against 'emerging threats' over the next decade." Several officers suggested that the plan faces a number of hurdles within the miltary itself. "Not only the geographic commanders but the Pentagon's powerful Joint Staff, which plays a central role in recommending where and when special forces units will be deployed, are likely to have reservations."


Clough, Chris. "Quid Pro Quo: The Challenges of International Strategic Intelligence Cooperation." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 17, no. 4 (Winter 2004-2005): 601-613.


Clubb, Oliver. KAL 007: The Hidden Story. Sag Harbor, NY: Permanent Press, 1985. Sag Harbor, NY: Second Chance Press, 1992.

Miller, IJI&C 1.1, notes that the author's approach is to show the presence of an extremely strong motive for U.S. intelligence to undertake such an operation as well as the available means to implement the motive. Clubb "states the conclusion" that the 007 flight was planned by U.S. intelligence "clearly and emphatically." Surveillant 2.6 finds that later evidence has not supported the author's "charges that the U.S. bears a major responsibility for that ... unnecessary loss of life." Recent events "change the facts of this flight. Yeltsin gave the South Korean government the black box from the downed plane, and accepted full responsibility (and expressed regret) for the tragedy."


Clubb, Timothy L. "Tactical Deception and Helicopter Operations." Marine Corps Gazette 78 (May 1994):48-49. [Seymour]

[MI/Marines; MI/Deception]





Coakley, Robert W., and Stetson Conn. The War of the American Revolution: Narrative, Chronology, and Bibliography. Washington, DC: GPO, 1975.

Petersen: "Significant coverage of espionage."


Coates, John. Suppressing Insurgency: An Analysis of the Malayan Emergency, 1948-1954. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1992.

Surveillant 3.2/3: Coates "reassesses the view of the British suppression of communist insurgency in Malaya contrasted with the performance of the U.S. in Vietnam many years later."


Cobain, Ian.

1. "The Chatham House Spy." Times (London), 16 Sep. 2000. [http://www.]

Stasi's foreign intelligence division, the Hauptverwaltung Aufklärung" (HVA), maintained "a coded index known as Sira, short for System for Information Research of the HVA, intended as a guide to the mountains of paper files. Stasi librarians encrypted the Sira index and transferred it to magnetic tape shortly before the collapse of the communist regime....

"After six years of effort,... the code has now been cracked by a former telephone engineer working for the German Government Commission for the Stasi Archive, the organisation responsible for collating the data gathered by the intelligence agency. The Sira index ... list[s] the titles of intelligence reports from countless Stasi agents around the world, including those that British moles submitted to their handlers at the London embassy."

2. "The Stasi Spy from St James's." Times (London), 16 Sep. 2000. [http://]

As revealed by newly decoded files in Berlin, a Stasi spy "worked at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) for at least six years during the 1980s, coming into contact with Margaret Thatcher, the Prime Minister, and countless other statesmen. Operating under the codename Eckart, he supplied the Communist leadership in East Germany with a stream of sensitive information from the influential think-tank.... The files show that Eckart also secretly supplied intelligence briefings on forthcoming Royal Navy manoeuvres and Nato planning, and handed over a number of documents apparently stolen from Chatham House."

3. "Archives Reveal Sheer Scale of Stasi Spy Ring." Times (London), 18 Sep. 2000. []

"The enormous scale of East German espionage in Britain has been laid bare with the decoding of the archives of the secret police, the Stasi. At least 28 highly placed spies worked for the Communist regime during the last days of the Cold War, providing sensitive information on almost every area of British life."

[Germany/East & StasiFiles; UK/PostCW/00]

Cobain, Ian. "How MI5 Failed to Expose Matriarch of Cambridge Spy Ring." The Guardian, 20 Aug. 2015. []

Files dealing with Edith Tudor-Hart files, "all classified as top secret, are among the latest tranche of MI5 records transferred to the National Archives at Kew." The documents show that Tudor-Hart "had been a key figure behind the Cambridge spy ring at the height of the cold war."


Cobain, Ian, David Hencke, and Richard Norton-Taylor. "MI5 Told MPs on Eve of 7/7: No Imminent Terror Threat." The Guardian, 9 Jan. 2007. [] 

MI5 Director-General Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller told "a private meeting of Labour whips at the Commons on the morning" of 6 July 2005 that "there was no imminent terrorist threat to London or the rest of the country." This came "less than 24 hours before the July 7 suicide bombings."


Cobban, Alfred. Ambassadors and Secret Agents: The Diplomacy of the First Earl of Malmesbury at the Hague. London: Jonathan Cape, 1954.

To Pforzheimer, this book is an "excellent ... account of British and French intrigue during a revolution in Holland in the 1780's." Constantinides refers to Ambassadors and Secret Agents as a "most impressive work on secret service.... [Cobban] gives a fascinating picture of the secret intelligence, propaganda, and political war waged in the Dutch Republic."


Cobban, Alfred. "British Secret Service in France, 1784-92." English Historical Review 69 (1954): 226-261.


Coburn, Mike. Soldier Five: The Real Truth about the Bravo Two Zero Mission. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 2004.

From publisher: "Bravo Two Zero has become one of the most notorious episodes in military history. Several accounts of the ill-fated SAS mission behind Iraqi lines during the 1991 Gulf War have already been published but in Soldier Five, Mike Coburn, one of the eight members of the patrol, now seeks to set the story straight and honour the memory of his three comrades who were killed."


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