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Elley, B.L. Grant's Final Campaign: Intelligence and Communications Support. Fort Leavenworth, KS: Army Command and General Staff College, 1992. [Surveillant 3.2/3]


Ellicott, J. M. "Theodorus Bailey Meyers Mason: Founder of the Office of Naval Intelligence." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 78, no. 3 (Mar. 1952): 265-267.


Elliff, John T.

Petersen identifies the author as a former Church Committee staff member.

1. "Congress and the Intelligence Community." In Congress Reconsidered, eds. Lawrence C. Dodd and Bruce J. Oppenheimer, 193-206. New York: Praeger, 1977.

2. "Two Models of Congressional Oversight." Houston Journal of International Law 11, no. 1 (1988): 149-158.


Elliff, John T. The Reform of FBI Intelligence Operations. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1979.

Ellinor, Rebecca. "Shayler's Partner to Publish MI5 Book." The Guardian, 27 Oct. 2003. [http:www.guardian.co.uk]

Annie Machon, "[t]he partner of the former MI5 officer David Shayler[,] is poised to publish her own damning account of her time in the security service.... She said her account would ... explore the culture within the security service."



Ellis, Jason D., and Geoffrey D. Kiefer. Combating Proliferation: Strategic Intelligence and Security Policy. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.

[GenPostwar/Issues/Prolif & NatSec]

Ellis, John. Brute Force: Allied Strategy and Tactics in the Second World War. New York: Viking, 1991.

Surveillant 1.6 notes that this book includes "[s]everal references to ULTRA intelligence, Air Technical Intelligence Group, Sorge, Stalin, and German intelligence."


Ellis, John. From the Barrel of a Gun: A History of Guerrilla, Revolutionary, and Counterinsurgency Warfare, from Romans to the Present. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1995.


Ellis, Kenneth. The Post Office in the Eighteenth Century: A Study in Administrative History. London: Oxford University Press, 1958.

Pforzheimer: The "'secret office' of the 18th century British post office" intercepted mail and deciphered codes. Official deciphering remained in the hands of one family for over 100 years.


Ellis, K. L. "British Communications and Diplomacy since 1844." Journal of the Society of Archivists 4, no. 7 (1973): 592-595.


Ellis, Rafaela. The Central Intelligence Agency. New York: Chelsea House, 1988.

Petersen: "Elementary textbook."


Ellison, Dawn. "One Woman's Contribution to Social Change at CIA." Studies in Intelligence 46, no. 3 (2002): 45-53.

This article tracks Harritte Thompson's discrimination suit against the Directorate of Operations, 1977-1980.

[CIA/C&C & DO]

Ellsworth, Robert F., and Kenneth L. Adelman. "Foolish Intelligence." Foreign Policy 36 (Fall 1979): 147-159.

Petersen: "[C]ritical of CIA's record in providing valid estimates over the years."

[Analysis; CIA/70s/Gen]

Ellwood, David W.

1. "The Impact of the Marshall Plan on Italy, the Impact of Italy on the Marshall Plan." In Cultural Transmissions and Receptions: American Mass Culture in Europe, eds. R. Kroes, R.W. Rydell, and D.F.J. Boscher, 100-124. Amsterdam, Netherlands: VU UP, 1993.

2. "Italian Modernisation and the Propaganda of the Marshall Plan." In The Art of Persuasion: Political Communication in Italy from 1945 to the 1990s, eds. Luciano Cheles and Luciano Sponza. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2001.

3. "The 1948 Elections in Italy: A Cold War Propaganda Battle." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television 1 (1993).

4. "The Propaganda of the Marshall Plan in Italy in a Cold War Context." Intelligence and National Security 18, no. 2 (Summer 2003): 225-236.

"The Marshall Plan delivered the goods, and deployed an ever-wider range of communication methods to inform, educate, and convince its beneficiaries. The [Communist] Party failed to learn the importance of mass audio-visual media from its defeat in the 1948 elections, and had no useful response to the double onslaught of Hollywood and the USIS/ERP programme."

[CA/PsyOps; OtherCountries/Italy]

Elphick, Peter. The Far Eastern File: The Intelligence War in the Far East, 1930-1945. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1997.

For Best, I&NS 13.2, this book is "interesting [but] contains some deep flaws." The author "has uncovered previously obscure episodes which shed light on the infighting and inefficiency which hampered the [British] intelligence effort in East Asia." Additionally, his "knowledge of the personalities and the degree of detail here is laudable." Nevertheless, Elphick "has only really skimmed the surface of the documentation held at the PRO"; and "there are whole areas of intelligence activity which are largely ignored."

Unsinger, IJI&C 11.2, points out several themes in this work. The first theme concerns "the issue of Japan versus the future Allies in Asia in the pre-World War II years." The second theme focuses on the kind of intelligence, primarily signals intelligence, used by the British and Americans in running the war against Japan. And the third, lesser theme involves the struggle between the Comintern and all the intelligence services in Asia, both Japanese and Allied. For the reviewer, Far Eastern File is not a total success, providing "only a superficial look at the intelligence services' work in the region." Nevertheless, it gives the reader "a quick overview and some interpretation of events as they unfolded. It accomplished that well."

[Interwar/U.S.; UK/Interwar & WWII/FEPac]

Elphick, Peter.

1. Singapore: The Pregnable Fortress, a Study in Deception, Discord and Desertion. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1995.

Although intelligence is not the focus of this book, Aldrich, I&NS 11.4, finds that Elphick "offers the most detailed account available to date of the work-a-day espionage, security and military intelligence activities by both Allies and Axis, before and during the campaign." The reviewer is clearly impressed by Elphick's presentation on the Malayan campaign ("unlikely to be bettered"). Nevertheless, he is highly critical of the author's discussion of British links in Thailand, specifically his treatment of Sir John Crosby in the absence of any evidence for his speculation.

2. And Michael Smith. Odd Man Out: The Story of the Singapore Traitor. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1993.

Nish, I&NS 9.4: This book focuses on the "existence of a British mole who fed the Japanese with information about RAF deployments which allowed them to knock out aerodromes near the Thai border within the first days of their invasion.... Captain Patrick Heenan ... was detected trying to communicate with the Japanese by two-way radio transmitter.... The story is well told; it is a skillful piece of detection well supported by archival research and by interviews."


el Shazli, Saad [Saad al-Shazli]. The Crossing of the Suez. San Francisco: American Mideast Research, 1980.

The author was Egyptian Chief of Staff at the time of 1973 war.


Elsworth, Catherine. "Gadaffi 'Ordered Lockerbie Plot.'" Telegraph (London), 23 May 1999. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk]

"The Official Solicitor [on 22 May 1999] banned publication of detailed claims that the security services had evidence showing Colonel Gadaffi personally ordered the Lockerbie bombing. The claims stem from the renegade MI5 agent David Shayler." [Click for materials on SHAYLER]


Elzweig, Thomas F. "The Shorthand of Experience." Studies in Intelligence 3, no. 2 (Spring 1959): 31-45.

This is an early (and footnoteless) telling of the story of Czech General Frantisek Moravec (here, called Gen. Z) and his German spy Paul Thümmel (identified here only as L). See Moravec, Master of Spies (1975).


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