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Feldman, Daniel L. "Constitutional Dimensions of the Iran-Contra Affair." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 2, no. 3 (Fall 1988): 381-397.

"The balance between security concerns, reflected in executive secrecy, and the free flow of information, necessary for informed dissent and debate, has shifted too far toward secrecy, and should be shifted back to a balance between the two."

[GenPostwar/80s/Iran-Contra; Overviews/Legal][c]

Feldt, Eric. The Coast Watchers. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1946. Abridged edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1946.

Pforzheimer: "Feldt was the original organizer and leader of the Coastwatchers."


Felix, Christopher [James McCargar]. A Short Course in the Secret War. New York: Dutton, 1963. The Spy and His Masters: A Short Course in the Secret War. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. 2d ed. New York: Dell, 1988. [pb] With new intro. Lanham, MD: Madison via University Press of America, 1992.

"James G. McCargar, 86, an author, diplomat and spy whose 1963 book on the craft of covert operations continues to be recommended by the U.S. intelligence community, died" on 30 May 2007. Patricia Sullivan, "James G. McCargar -- Author, Spy," Washington Post, 13 Jun. 2007, B6.

To Constantinides, Short Course is an "outstanding book on intelligence tradecraft and practice.... The second part [of the book] recounts the author's experiences in Hungary in 1946-1947. His description of Communist security, takeover, and other techniques is especially important." Pforzheimer notes that the book covers "various aspects of covert action, clandestine collection, and intelligence tradecraft. The first half ... is recommended."

Licklider, Intelligencer 7.1, says that one reason for this book's "longevity is that it explains the basic concepts of intelligence better than any other. Clear distinctions between intelligence and espionage, knowing and secret knowing, and counterintelligence and security" make it possible "to better understand the way intelligence works in any environment." For MacFarland, CIRA Newsletter 26.1, Short Course "may be the best of a small number of treatises that discuss the process and philosophy of the intelligence business.... Felix's writing is concise, witty and engaging, and the book is filled with entertaining anecdotes."

[Overviews/Gen/90s; WhatIsIntel?]

Felix, Christopher [James McCargar]. "The 'Modern Spy' Extends His Arena." New York Times Magazine (8 Jun. 1953): 24 ff. [Petersen]


Felix, Christopher [James McCargar]. "The Unknowable CIA: Analysis of Walter Lippmann's Articles in the Washington Post." Reporter, 6 Apr. 1967, 20-24.


Feller, A.H. "OWI on the Home Front." Public Opinion Quarterly 7 (1943): 55-65. [Winkler]


Fellman, Philip Voss, and Roxana Wright. "Modeling Terrorist Networks: Complex Systems at the Mid-Range." Intelligencer 14, no. 1 (Winter-Spring 2004): 59-66.

While acknowledging the impossibility of total predictivity, the authors argue that "the greatest room for improving the performance of those organizations tasked with preventing or combating terrorism is at the mid-range [emphasis in original]. That is, we think the application of the most recent advances in science is most likely to bear fruit in the fight against terrorism ... at an intermediate or organizational level."


Felsen, Milt. The Anti-Warrior: A Memoir. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa, 1989.

http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/RefBibs/intell/ww2/oss.htm: "Adventures as volunteer in Spain 1937-38 and w[ith] OSS, WWII. See Chaps. 11-13."


Felstead, Sidney T. German Spies at Bay: Being an Actual Record of the German Espionage in Great Britain During the Years 1914-1918, Compiled from Official Sources. London: Hutchinson, 1920. New York: Brentano's, 1920.

Felstead, Sidney T. Germany and Her Spies: A Story of the Intrigues of the Nazis. London: Hutchinson, 1940.

Felstead, Sidney Theodore. Intelligence -- An Indictment of a Colossal Failure. London: Hutchinson, 1941.

Wilcox: "General account of failure of pre-WWII intelligence efforts."


Felt, W. Mark. The FBI Pyramid from the Inside. New York: Putnam's, 1979.

Felton, John.  "Eight Americans Killed: Congress Rallies Behind Carter after Abortive Rescue Mission." Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report 38 (26 Apr. 1980): 1067-1068.


Felton, Mark. Japan's Gestapo: Murder, Mayhem, and Torture in Wartime Asia. Barnsley, UK: Pen & Sword Military, 2009.

Martin, International Journal of Intelligence Ethics 1.1 (Spring 2010), sees this as "a bleak and disturbing historical narrative ... tracing the activities of and particularly the atrocities committed by the Kempeitai ... in the buildup to and during World War II." The book "is beautifully written," but "the vitriol that permeates" it "casts doubt on the entirety" of the work. "As a reference work ... the book is invaluable. As an aid in understanding what happened and why ... it is sadly inadequate."


Fenn, Charles. At the Dragon's Gate: With the OSS in the Far East. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2004.

For Yu Shen, I&NS 20.2 (Jun. 2005), the author "tells his personal story as an OSS officer in Asia during World War II with a lot of attitude and insight.... [T]he highlight of his wartime experience and the most fascinating part of the story" is Fenn's duty in Vietnam, where he collaborated with Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh against the Japanese. OSS Society Newsletter (Winter 2004-2005), says that the author's "recollections of his wartime experiences are witty and insightful -- a story of real-life espionage.... Fenn's skill as a spy is matched by his talent as a storyteller."

Sacquety, Studies 50.2 (2006), says that the book "deliver[s] some valuable insights, but, Fenn strains his credibility when he ... presents himself as a bigger player in China than could possibly have been the case." The author provides "an interesting view" of how the civilian-controlled Gordon-Bernard-Tan (GBT) network "was run and of the personalities involved, but his later claims in the book cast doubt on his real role there.... The bottom line is that Fenn's book is flawed and frustrating. Fenn might have provided valuable insights into OSS operations in China -- particularly about the nebulous GBT network -- but the apparent falsehoods make detailed research and fact-checking in OSS records a necessity."


Fensom, Harry. "How Colossus Was Built and Operated -- One of Its Engineers Reveals Its Secrets." In Colossus: The Secret of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers, eds. B. Jack Copeland, et al., 297-306. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.


Fenster, Herbert Lawrence. "The Great War Powers Misconstruction." Journal of National Security Law and Policy 5, no. 2 (2012): 339-358.

"It would now make very little sense to solve the war powers enigma in isolation from the emerging construct of the new military. Whatever may have been the historical and definitional errors of the past, a very new construct is now essential."


Fenton, Ben [Telegraph (London)].

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