(except Davies & Davis)

Davenport, Elaine, Paul Eddy, and Peter Gillman. The Plumbat Affair. London: Deutsch, 1978. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1978.

Constantinides: This book ties together three stories involving Israeli intelligence operations: the clandestine transfer of 200 tons of uranium from Belgium to Israel, the dash of the missile boats out of Cherbourg, and the botched assassination in Norway. "As far as is known, this is a fairly good account of the events examined."


Davenport-Hines, Richard. An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo. London: HarperPress, 2013.

Preston, Telegraph (London), 8 Jan. 2013, finds that the author "is an incisive writer with a terrific eye for detail. He's particularly good, too, on his subjects' contradictions.... However, his determination to root the scandal in context means that the background almost outweighs the foreground." Nevertheless, Davenport-Hines provides "an intriguing -- and appalling -- sense of the layers of hypocrisy that the affair was draped in."


Davenport, Walter. "Free Speech -- and Mr. Davis." Collier's, 3 Jun. 1944, 11, 62, 65. [Winkler]


David, Ariel. "Italy's High Court Sinks CIA Rendition Case." Associated Press, 11 Mar. 2009. [http://www.ap.com]

On 11 March 2009, Italy's Constitutional Court "ruled that prosecutors impermissibly used classified information" to build the case against 26 Americans charged with kidnapping an Eygptian terrorism suspectAbu Omar from a Milan street in 2003.

[CIA/00s/09; OtherCountries/Italy/PostCW]

David, Heather. Operation Rescue -- the First Complete Account of the Daring Drop into North Vietnam to Rescue American Prisoners of War. New York: Pinnacle, 1971.


David, James. "Bourbon Operations in China Following World War II." Cryptologia 31, no. 3 (Jul. 2007): 254-262.

"The small and short-lived [U.S. Navy] Tsingtao intercept site provides an important glimpse into the joint U.S.-British post-World War II Comint effort against the USSR codenamed BOURBON."

[MI/Navy/To90s: NSA/Sigint; UK/Postwar]

David, James E. Conducting Post-World War II National Security Research in Executive Branch Records: A Comprehensive Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.

According to Aftergood, Secrecy News (from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy), 11 Jun. 2002, this work "begins with a brief introduction to records retention and declassification policy. It then provides a detailed 200 page itemization of what kinds of national security records are located where, along with notations on their status and availability. Though overpriced at $85, the book has the potential to save serious researchers considerable time in finding what they are looking for, and to alert others to the existence of records they might never have known about."

Burr, Journal of Cold War Studies 6 (2004), notes that this is "the first major effort to chart the universe of classified and declassified federal records pertaining to national security policy." Most of the "book amounts to an inventory of two categories of federal historical records: those that are available at the National Archives (and to a lesser extent, smaller official archives and the Library of Congress); and those that remain under the control of the agencies that created them." Unfortunately, the author "does not provide the accession number assigned to each of the agency collections stored" at the Washington National Records Center (WNRC) in Suitland, Maryland.


David, James E. "Soviet Secrets in the Ether -- Clandestine Radio Stations at the New York and San Francisco Consulates in World War II." Cryptologia 27, no. 2 (Apr. 2003): 135-147.

In July 1942, a Soviet request for permission to operate a radio station at the New York Consulate was denied by the State Department. However, by December 1942, FCC monitoring sites were picking up shortwave broadcasts identified in February 1943 as coming from the Consulate. In March 1943, a transmitter operating from the Soviet Consulate in San Francisco was identified. The operation of the two transmitters ended in October 1943 when newspapers in New York and Los Angeles published a story about illegal radios at the consulates.


David, Leonard. "CIA and NASA Linked During Cold War Space Race." Space.com, 14 Oct. 2002.

In a paper, "Brothers in Arms: The CIA and the American Civilian Space Program, 1958-1968," delivered at the World Space Congress in Houston, Texas, the week of 14 October 2002, Dwayne Day documents "cooperative ties" beween NASA and the CIA during the U.S.-Russian space race in the late 1950s and 1960s.


David, Leonard. "Spy Satellite Debate Comes Out in the Open: Senate Spat Brings New Attention to Stealth Programs." MSNBC.com, 3 Jan. 2005. [http://msnbc.msn.com]

This is a useful background piece for anyone unfamiliar with U.S. reconnaissance satellite programs.


David, Steven R., and Yael Stein. "Israel's Policy of Targeted Killings." Ethics and International Affairs 17, no. 2 (Fall 2003).

[Israel/00s; Overviews/Legal/Assassination]

Davidson, Basil. Special Operations Europe: Scenes from the Anti-Nazi War. London: Victor Gollancz, 1980.

Constantinides: Assignments during the war took Davidson to Hungary, Cairo, Yugoslavia, and Italy, and included service with both D Section and SOE. This is "the best first-hand account of the split in SOE-Cairo over whom to support" in Yugoslavia, because Davidson at one point headed the operations section for Yugoslavia. Davidson supported extending support to Tito.

[UK/WWII/Services/MI6 & SOE; WWII/OSS/Balkans/Yugo]

Davidson, Bill. "He Talked to Japan." Collier's, 13 Oct. 1945, 15, 54-56. [Winkler]


Davidson, Joe. "Obama Issues Whistleblower Directive to Security Agencies." Washington Post, 11 Oct. 2012. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

A Presidential Policy Directive issued on 10 October 2012 extends "whistleblower protections to national security and intelligence employees." Whistleblower advocates "will continue to push Congress to follow the president's lead by approving legislation with national security whistleblower protections."


Davidson, Philip. Propaganda and the American Revolution. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1941.


Davidson, Phillip B.

See "Phillip B. Davidson, Jr. and Army Intelligence Doctrine" at the Huachuca History Program under "Masters of the Intelligence Art": http://huachuca.army.mil/files/History_MDAVID.PDF.

1. Secrets of the Vietnam War. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1990.

Petersen: "Detailed treatment of intelligence aspects of the war."

2. Vietnam at War: The History 1946-1975. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1988.

Petersen: "Ranking intelligence officer in Vietnam provides thin coverage of intelligence in this book."




Davison, W. Phillips. "Policy Coordination in OWI." In A Psychological Warfare Casebook, by William E. Daugherty and Morris Janowitz, 303-309. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1958.


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