Emerson, Steven. Secret Warriors: Inside the Covert Military Operations of the Reagan Era. New York: Putnam's, 1988.
For Valcourt, IJI&C 2.3, the "book's promise and actual content do not match up adequately.... While purportedly telling about covert operations, the book instead details much of the corruption that has plagued the special forces.... Intelligence Support Activity (ISA) ... was, and still is, one of the Pentagon's most highly classified organizations." To Lowenthal, the book is "[u]seful in highlighting the difficulties inherent in command and control of such operations, but weaker in assessing their propriety and utility."
Bar-Joseph, I&NS 4.3, finds that Emerson's description of the activities of the Army's Special Operations Division since its establishment in 1981 "is rich in detail." While his account "is fluent and colorful," the author seems to take his sources -- many of them the "secret warriors" themselves -- "at face value, giving them more credit than they deserve and foregoing even the simplest criticism of small operational details which contradict common sense."
Emerson, Steven. "Where Have All the Spies Gone?" New York Times Magazine, 12 Aug. 1990, 16-21, 28-30.
Emerson, Thomas I.
1. "Control of Government Intelligence Agencies: The American Experience." Political Quarterly 53, no. 3 (Jul. 1982): 273-291.
2. "Controlling the Spies." Center Magazine, Jan.-Feb. 1979, 69-74. [Petersen]
Emerson, Tony. "The CIA Lands a Big Fish." Newsweek, 8 Sep. 1997, 54.
North Korea's Ambassador to Egypt, who defected to the United States at the end of August together with his Paris-based brother, had been working for the CIA for some time prior to his defection. See also Anthony Spaeth, "Another One Slips Away," Time, 8 Sep. 1997.
Emery, Norman. "Information Operations in Iraq." Military Review 84 (May-Jun. 2004):11-14.
Enahoro, Peter. "Did the CIA Kill Lumumba?" Africa, Oct. 1975, 11-13. [Petersen]
Enever, Ted. Britain's Best Secret: Ultra's Base at Bletchley Park. Stroud, UK: Alan Sutton, 1994. Dover, NH: Alan Sutton, 1994. 2d ed. Dover, NH: Alan Sutton, 1995.
Kruh, Cryptologia 20.1, sees this as "a fascinating 'tour'" of the Bletchley Park complex. The author provides "an account of the activities in each building, machines and equipment, and many of the people who worked there." According to Nautical Brass Bibliography, this book presents a "[h]istory, physical description and tour of Bletchley Park as it is today. [There are m]inimal references to codebreaking, per se."
Engelberg, Stephen. "Ex-CIA Aide Convicted in Spy Case." New York Times, 8 Feb. 1986, 8.
Engelberg, Stephen. "Spy for China Found Suffocated in Prison, Apparently a Suicide." New York Times, 22 Feb. 1986, 1, 7.
Engelberg, Stephen. "30 Years of Spying for China Is Charged." New York Times, 27 Nov. 1985, B8.
Engelberg, Stephen. "Webster Dismisses or Disciplines." New York Times, 18 Dec. 1987. [http://www.nytimes.com]
According to administration officials on 17 December 1987, DCI William H. Webster "has dismissed two field operatives and disciplined three senior officials for improper actions during the Iran-contra affair.... Webster acted after receiving a report from Russell Bruemmer, the lawyer he named as special counsel to examine the role of agency officials in the sale of arms to Iran and the diversion of some profits to the contras." Although Webster's statement did not name the two dismissed officials, administration officials said they "were Joe Fernandez, the former station chief in Costa Rica, and the chief of base in Honduras, whose identity has not been publicly disclosed."
Administration officials said that the "senior officials disciplined ... were Alan Fiers, chief of the Central America Task Force, who was reprimanded; Duane C. Clarridge, head of the C.I.A.'s counter-terrorism unit, who was stripped of that job, reprimanded and urged to take early retirement; and Charles Allen, a national intelligence officer, who was reprimanded. A reprimand means the employee cannot be promoted or given a bonus for two years." The text of Bruemmer's report "is classified and was not released."
[CIA/80s/Gen, Components/DO, & DCIs/Webster]
Engelberg, Stephen. "Webster Names Ex-Agent to Top C.I.A. Post." New York Times, 9 Dec. 1987. [http://www.nytimes.com]
DCI William H. Webster on 8 December 1987 named Richard F. Stolz to head the CIA's Directorate of Operations. Stolz "retired from the agency in 1981 as chief of the division that handles operations in the Soviet Union," after DCI William J. Casey named Max Hugel, a businessman, to head operations. Stolz replaces Clair E. George.
Engelmann, Larry. Tears Before the Rain: An Oral History of the Fall of South Vietnam. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
According to a Publishers Weekly (1990) reviewer (via Amazon.com), "these recollections by 75 eyewitnesses ... tell what it was like in the spring of 1975 as Hanoi carried out its final, successful offensive against the Republic of Vietnam. Generals, ambassadors, CIA officials, pilots, Marines, politicians, doctors, seamen, flight attendants, journalists and ordinary citizens describe the growing chaos, demoralization and panic as the collapse gained momentum. Survivors recall the chilling helicopter airlift from the U.S. embassy roof in Saigon with raw emotions"
Engle, Anita. The Nili Spies. London: Hogarth, 1959. Jerusalem: Phoenix Publications, 1989. Intro., Peter Calvocoressi. London: Frank Cass, 1997.
According to Constantinides, the Nili intelligence organization operated in Palestine in 1917. Organized by Zionists Aaron and Sarah Aaronson, it provided assistance to the British with the hope of support for Jewish aspirations after the war. The organization's work is not the focus of this sympathetic book. There is more to be done in assessing Nili's contributions. Commenting on the 1997 reprint, Tauber, I&NS 7.3, says that there is too little emphasis on the group's intelligence activities. However, the main faults of the book are a general lack of footnotes and the fact that it is based on Nili documents without reference to British or Ottoman sources.
Also on the Nili organization, see Verrier, Agents of Empire (1995); Tauber, "The Capture of the NILI Spies: The Turkish Version," I&NS 6.4 (Oct. 1991): 701-710; and Bloom, "Aaron Aaronsohn: Forgotten Man of History?" Jewish Historical Studies 40 (2005): 177-196.
English, R. "A Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Case: CISPES and the FBI." Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 12, no. 2 (Spring 1989).
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