Fit - Fiz


Fitch, Herbert Taylor. Traitors Within: The Story of the Special Branch, New Scotland Yard. Garden City, NY: Doubleday-Doran, 1933. [Wilcox]


Fitch, Stephen D. "The FBI Library Awareness Program: An Analysis." Intelligence and National Security 7, no. 2 (Apr. 1992): 101-111.

Fitzgerald, David. Learning to Forget: US Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq. Redwood City, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013.

From publisher: This work "analyzes the evolution of US counterinsurgency (COIN) doctrine over the last five decades. Beginning with an extensive section on the lessons of Vietnam, it traces the decline of COIN in the 1970s, then the rebirth of low intensity conflict through the Reagan years, in the conflict in Bosnia, and finally in the campaigns of Iraq and Afghanistan." Freedman, FA 92.6 (Nov.-Dec. 2013), finds that the author "is less concerned with the lessons of history than with the hostory of the lessons."


Fitzgerald, Dennis D.

Fitzgerald, E.M. "Intelligence and Preventive War: Importance of Intelligence Perception as Demonstrated in the Preventive War Concept." British Army Review 45 (Dec. 1973): 70-75. [Marlatt]


Fitzgerald, John M. The Impact of Modern Information Technology on the Structure of Military Intelligence at the Tactical Level. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1969. [Petersen]


FitzGerald, Mary C. "Russian Views on Electronic Signals and Information Warfare." American Intelligence Journal 15, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 1994): 81-87.


Fitzgerald, Michael, and Richard Ned Lebow. "Iraq: The Mother of all Intelligence Failures." Intelligence and National Security 21, no. 5 (Oct. 2006): 884-909.

This is a devastating assessment of the Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq. It is, however, difficult not to consider it a polemic, rather than an analysis. Also, the comparison to a Greek tragedy is a little too cute for my taste. That said, however, the authors make too many valid points to be ignored. They state that "[t]he underlying principle of the Bush administration goals in the Middle East and, ironically, the roots of its failure," is found in its "assumption that military force could achieve political goals throughout the region.... [T]he decision to invade Iraq was not a response to any imagined WMD threat.... While the [CIA] is not entirely without fault, blaming it for the failure to find WMD is an oversimplification and a convenient distraction.... The fundamentally flawed nature of the administration's assumptions doomed the occupation to a long list of poor decisions and failed policies which began even before US forces captured Baghdad."


Fitzgerald, Patrick. "An Incalculable Loss for MI5." New Statesman & Society 7 (10 Jun. 1994): 12-13.

Fitzgerald, Penelope. The Knox Brothers. New York: Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1977. Rev. ed. Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 2000.

According to Kruh, Cryptologia 25.2, this is the biography of the author's father (Edmund) and his three brothers. One of the brothers was Dillwyn "Dilly" Knox who played a major role as a British codebreaker in World War I (Room 40), during the interwar years (Foreign Office) and in World War II (Bletchley Park). Sexton terms this an "[o]utstanding biography of the four Knox brothers." The author views Dillwyn Knox as "one of the most important cryptanalysts of all time."

[UK/Biogs; UK/WWII/Ultra; WWI/UK]

Fitzgerald, Stephen K. MAGIC and ULTRA in the China-Burma-India Theater. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Army War College, 1992.

According to Surveillant 3.2/3, this book concerns the "operational use of MAGIC and ULTRA." The author "concludes that neither ULTRA nor MAGIC were able consistently to fathom Japanese intentions in Burma and that the ultimate importance of MAGIC and ULTRA was to confirm intelligence obtained from other sources." Kruh, Cryptologia 18.1, notes that this work "is well documented with 274 foornotes and a comprehensive bibliography which provides opportunities for further reading or research."


FitzGibbon, Constantine. Secret Intelligence in the Twentieth Century. London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1976. New York: Stein & Day, 1977.

For Constantinides, this book has "many errors of fact and judgment," and the author "often comments without providing the necessary supporting documentation." Sexton refers to it as a "[w]ell written account of thrice-told tales of espionage."m


FitzGibbon, Constantine. "Spies, Spies, Spies." Encounter 45 (Aug. 1975): 69-75.

Petersen: "Observations on modern intelligence."


FitzGibbon, Constantine. "'The Ultra Secret': Enigma in the War." Encounter 44 (Mar. 1975): 81-85.

Clark comment: This is a review of Winterbotham's The Ultra Secret. Sexton sees the article as a "balanced account ... that serves as a needed corrective to popular myths" surrounding the use of Ultra.


FitzSimmons, Peter. Nancy Wake: The Inspiring Story of One of the War's Greatest Heroines. London: HarperCollins, 2002. Nancy Wake: A Biography of our Greatest War Heroine. Sydney: HarperCollins, 2001.

Nancy Wake-Fiocca ("Andreé") was an Australian national who was living in Marseilles when France fell in June 1940. She joined the Resistance and had to flee France when the escape organization with which she was working was rolled up in March 1943. She parachuted back into France as an SOE liaison with the Maquis in March 1944. Cookridge, Inside SOE, p. 355. Peake, Studies 46.4, says that this "is a fine example of the little known roles that women played in the clandestine service during the war." See also Wake, The White Mouse (1985), and Braddon, Nancy Wake (1957).

[UK/WWII/Services/SOE; Women/WWII/Other/Fr & UK; WWII/Eur/Fr]

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