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Ehlers, Robert S., Jr. Targeting the Third Reich: Air Intelligence and the Allied Bombing Campaigns. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009.

According to Chun, Parameters 40.1 (Spring 2010), the author "traces the development of photographic and signals intelligence use and its impact on the strategic bombardment campaign over Europe in World War II.... The book illustrates how air intelligence shaped and guided senior leadership to bomb some of the most valuable Third Reich targets." The reader is given "a well-researched and detailed evolution of both the British and American air intelligence capability." The book provides "a fine addition to a better understanding of the impact of the Combined Bomber Offensive and the role that air intelligence had in its actions."

Peake, Studies 54.2 (Jun. 2010) and Intelligencer 18.1 (Fall-Winter 2010), notes this this is the first history to focus on "target selection and damage assessment.... This is a splendid book that adds much new material to the history of air intelligence."

[UK/WWII/Services/RAF; WWII/U.S./Services/AF]

Ehrenfeld, Rachel. Narcoterrorism. New York: Basic Books, 1990.

From publisher: "Discusses how governments from around the world, including Bulgaria, Cuba, Nicaragua, Syria and others, have, over the last 25 years, initiated, developed and in some cases virtually dominated the drug business to finance terrorist activities." See also, Rachel Ehrenfeld, "Defeating Narco-Terrorism," Huffington Post, 17 Mar. 2009. []


Ehrlich, Blake. The Resistance: France, 1940-1945. Boston: Little, Brown, 1965. New York: Signet, 1965. [pb]

From "Reconstructs Underground and Free French Army actions, intrigues and rivalries, from the fall of France on June 25, 1940 to the liberation of Paris in August, 1944."


Ehrman, John.

1. "The Alger Hiss Case: A Half-Century of Controversy." Studies in Intelligence 10, no. 1 (Winter-Spring 2001): 1-13.

This is an excellent, readable review of the Hiss case and of the debate surrounding it.

2. "The Mystery of 'ALES': Once Again, the Alger Hiss Case." Studies in Intelligence 51, no. 4 (2007): 29-38. []

Over the years, there have been multiple occasions where authors invented scenarios showing that Hiss was not a spy and then did their best "to prove it through selective use of evidence, bending the facts, or filling in the blanks with unfounded speculation." Like the Kai Bird and Svetlana Chervonnaya effort in April 2007, "none of these alternative narratives holds up to serious examination."


Ehrman, John. "The Dreyfus Affair: Enduring CI Lessons." Studies in Intelligence 55, no. 1 (Mar. 2011): 21-30.

Ostensibly a review of three books on the Dreyfus affair [Louis Begley, Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009); Frederick Brown, For the Soul of France: Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus (New York: Knopf, 2010); and Ruth Harris, Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century (New York: Holt, 2010)], pages 21-26 provides a clear overview of the whole affair. The author suggests that "Dreyfus is the starting point for modern CI history and ... is a model for approaching the study of CI and espionage." Ehrman's review of the literature ("For Further Reading") goes beyond just being useful.

[CI/10s; France/Historical]

Ehrman, John. "What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Counterintelligence?" Studies in Intelligence 53, no. 2 (Jun. 2009): 5-20. []

The author describes this interesting article as "an effort to begin developing a theory of counterintelligence." It is not meant to be "a fully formed theory," but rather a first step "toward building one by considering what a theory would need to cover."


Eicher, David J. "Deploy the Skirmishers." Civil War Times 42, no. 5 (Dec. 2003): 16-17.

"In a war in which intelligence about enemy units ranged from very good to nonexistent, skirmish lines often had to serve as the eyes and ears of regiments or brigades on the march or when choosing fighting positions. Skirmishers were sent forward or along the flanks of moving bodies of troops to gauge the enemy and often to draw the fire that would lead to a general engagement.... Skirmishers ... often ended up fighting with no notice, running for their lives, or frantically communicating rapidly changing situations back to officers who accompanied the main body of troops."


Eickelman, Dale F.

1. "Intelligence in an Arab Gulf State [Oman]." In Comparing Foreign Intelligence: The U.S., the USSR, the U.K. & the Third World, ed. Roy Godson, 89-114. Washington, DC: Pergamon-Brassey's, 1988.

2. And M. G. Dennison. "Arabizing the Omani Intelligence Services: Clash of Cultures?" International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 7, no. 1 (Spring 1994): 1-28.

Eilperin, Juliet. "GOP Says U.S. Gave China Nuclear Edge." Washington Post, 6 May 1998, A4. []

Congressional Republicans will hold hearings to investigate President Clinton's decisions permitting aerospace companies Loral and Hughes to export satellites to be launched by Chinese rockets. The issue is whether the actions "allowed the Chinese to acquire technology to improve the accuracy of their nuclear missiles."


Eilperin, Juliet. "Panel Unites to Expose Chinese Espionage." Washington Post, 25 May 1999, A4.

This article discusses Cox's leadership in producing a bipartisan document.


Eilperin, Juliet, and Vernon Loeb. "Weapons Lab Reforms Backed." Washington Post, 10 Jun. 1999, A4. []

On 9 June 1999, the U.S. House of Representatives "unanimously adopted several measures" that would "tighten security and counterintelligence at U.S. weapons labs, bolster export controls and call on the administration to consider transferring the nation's nuclear weapons programs outside the Energy Department."


Eilperin, Juliet, and Dana Priest. "Sept. 11 Plot Likely Hatched in '98, Tenet Says." Washington Post, 19 Jun. 2002, A10.


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