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Eisenberg, Daniel. "Bush's New Intelligence Czar." Time, 21 Feb. 2005, 32-35.

Given the vagueness of the legislation that established the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), John Negroponte's "ultimate authority over the nation's" intelligence apparatus, "including an estimated $40 billion annual budget,... is an open question."


Eisenberg, Dennis, Uri Dan, and Eli Landau. The Mossad: Israel's Secret Intelligence Service -- Inside Stories. New York & London: Paddington, 1978.

Eisenberg, Dennis, Eli Landau, and Menahem Portugali. Operation Uranium Ship. New York: Signet, 1978.

Eisendrath, Craig, ed. National Insecurity: U.S. Intelligence After the Cold War. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2000.

Robert David Steele provides the following comments: "[T]his book brings together a series of chapters that are largely anecdotal (but reasoned) pieces from former foreign service officers recalling all the terrible things CIA did or did not do while they were in service.... The chapter by Richard A. Stubbing on 'Improving the Output of Intelligence: Priorities, Managerial Changes, and Funding' is quite interesting. There is a great deal of truth in all that is presented here."

Immerman, Choice, Sep. 2000, finds that this work's "diagnoses and prescriptions are predictable. American intelligence efforts historically did more harm than good.... [I]ntelligence collection ... targets should be limited and precise. The US should rely almost exclusively on technical intelligence and the reports of foreign-service officers..., covert operations should be abandoned, and the intelligence budget should be reduced.... The recommendations, while useful, add almost nothing new to the national debate."

For Pincus, Washington Monthly, Oct. 2000, this work is a mixed bag. He finds it difficult to imagine how, in the real world, intelligence activities might be based on "law and cooperation," as suggested in Sen. Tom Harkin's "Foreword." Similarly, it seems doubtful that the "politicization" of intelligence can be solved through making Congress an active partner in developing clandestine programs. On the other hand, some restructuring of intelligence along the line of the British system seems to be "a route worth pursuing." Broadly, however, this work can "make you think about the good and the bad [of intelligence] all over again."

[Overviews/U.S./00; Reform/00s/Gen]

Eisenhower, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe. New York: Doubleday, 1943.

[WWII/Eur/Gen; WWII/Eur/Bulge]

Eisenhower, Dwight D.

1. The White House Years: Mandate for Change, 1953-1956. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1963.

Petersen: "Internal security, Guatemala, Open Skies."

2. The White House Years: Waging Peace, 1956-1961. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1965.

Petersen: "Missile Gap, U-2, CIA and Allen Dulles."


Eisler, Peter. "Today's Spies Find Secrets in Plain Sight." USA Today, 31 Mar. 2008. [http://www.usatoday.com]

According to intelligence officials, "[t]he explosion of information available via the Internet and other public sources has pushed the collection and analysis of that material to the top of the official priority list in the spy world.... It's a challenging task, given the mountains of material to sift through.... The CIA has set up an Open Source Center ... where officers pore over everything from al-Qaeda-backed websites to papers distributed at science and technology symposiums, says Douglas Naquin, the center's director."

Robert David Steele, "founder of OSS.Net, a commercial intelligence provider for private companies and the government," says that "[a]gencies still aren't investing enough in training and technology to use open sources,... so analysts lack language and computer skills, and many use outdated hardware and software that make searches slow or cumbersome."

[DNI/OSC/08; OpenSource/From05]

Eisner, Peter. The Freedom Line: The Brave Men and Women Who Rescued Allied Airmen from the Nazis during World War II. New York: HarperCollins, 2004. New York: Harper Perennial, 2005. [pb]

Taylor, Booklist (via Amazon.com), finds that this work is about "a Belgian escape-and-evasion organization called the Comet Line. Many of its operatives were caught, but a few escaped; now in their eighties, they shared their reminiscences" with the author. "The Comet Line rescued Allied pilots shot down over Belgium and smuggled them across France to Spain. An American B-17 pilot whom Eisner interviewed, Robert Grimes, supplies the example of how the Comet Line clandestinely spirited its charges past the Gestapo to the Pyrenees."


Either, Eric. "Intelligence: The Secret War Within America's Civil War." Civil War Times, Apr-Mar. 2007. [http://www.historynet.com/magazines/civil_war_times/8188057.html]

A quick walk-through of balloon reconnaissance; Allan Pinkerton's spies; prisoners, deserters, and newspapers; slaves and free blacks; scouts, cavalry, and guerrilla units; signal towers used as intelligence posts; and the Army of the Potomac's Bureau of Military Information.


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