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Frankel, Benjamin, ed. The Cold War, 1945-91. 3 vols. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1992.

Cold War Connection, "Top Books on the Cold War,", calls this "a highly useful set of reference[] books, which will serve both student and scholar alike." adds: See especially overview, Vol. 3, pp. 53-100.


Frankel, Glenn. "Panel Warned Blair of War Risk: British Leader Was Told Terrorists Could Gain Arms." Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2003, A1. []

A House of Commons report released on 11 September 2003 concludes "that an intelligence dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction that the government published a year ago had been potentially misleading in several key points. But the panel cleared [Prime Minister Tony] Blair's office of claims it had purposely exaggerated intelligence claims to justify military action." See also, Warren Hoge, "Parliamentary Panel Faults British Government on Iraq but Clears It of Falsifying Intelligence," New York Times, 12 Sep. 2003.


Frankel, Max.

1. High Noon in the Cold War: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: Ballantine, 2004.

Holbrooke, NYT, 15 Oct. 2004, finds that "[f]or those too young to remember the only direct nuclear confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union," the author's "short and graceful account" of the Cuban Missile Crisis "is an excellent introduction to a vital part of our recent past. For those already steeped in missile crisis lore, Mr. Frankel offers new insights based on his personal memories and newly available archives."

To Nigro, Parameters 35.3 (Autumn 2005), the author "tells the story of the 14-day crisis clearly and concisely.... [He also] does a good job of setting the crisis within its broader diplomatic context.... Unfortunately, after giving us an able narrative of the affair, Frankel comes to the surprising and unorthodox conclusion that the crisis was never really all that close to resulting in nuclear war between the rival superpowers."

2. "Learning from the Missile Crisis: What Really Happened on Those Thirteen Fateful Days in October." Smithsonian 33, no. 7 (Oct. 2002): 52-64.

"In hindsight, I think two common views need correction. It is clear now that Nikita Khrushchev provoked America not from a position of strength, as Kennedy first feared, but from a chronic sense of weakness and frustration. And it is also clear from the historical record that the two superpowers were never as close to nuclear war as they urgently insisted in public."


Franklin, Robert. Private and Secret: The Clandestine Activities of a Nineteenth Century Diplomat. Lewes: Book Guild, 2005.

Royal Historical Society Database: Sir Charles Stuart, baron Stuart de Rothesay; covers period 1801-1845.


Franks, C.E.S.

1. "Accountability of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service." In National Security: Surveillance and Accountability in a Democratic Society, eds. Peter Hanks and John D. McComus, 19-36. Cowansville, Quebec: Les Editions Yvon Blais, 1989.

2. "The Canadian Parliament and Intelligence and Security Issues." The Indian Journal of Political Science 46, no. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985): 49-62.

3. Parliament and Security Matters. Ottawa: Supply and Services Canada, 1980.

4. "Parliamentary Control of Security Activities." McGill Law Journal 19 (1984): 326-339.

5. "Political Control of Security Activities." Queen's Quarterly 91 (Autumn 1984): 566-577.


Franks, Lucinda. My Father's Secret War: A Memoir. New York: Miramax, 2007.

Pinck, OSS Society Newsletter (Spring 2007), notes that this is a story drawn bit by bit from the author's aging father, combined with "research into military intelligence records and her father's private correspondence.... This is a story of discovery and reconciliation, filled with superb research, and beautifully written."


Franks, Norman L.R. Double Mission: RAF Fighter Ace and SOE Agent, Manfred Czerin, DSO, MC, DFT. London: Kimber, 1976.

Frantz, Douglas. "Pakistan Ended Aid to Taliban Only Hesitantly." New York Times, 8 Dec. 2001. []

"One month after the Pakistan government agreed to end its support of the Taliban, its intelligence agency [Inter-Services Intelligence] was still providing safe passage for weapons and ammunition to arm them, according to Western and Pakistani officials."


Frantz, Douglas, with Raymond Bonner. "A Top Boss in Europe, an Unseen Cell in Gaza and Decoys Everywhere." New York Times, 23 Sep. 2001. []

"Officials in Europe, the United States and Pakistan say they have identified new elements of the bin Laden terrorist network, including a top lieutenant in Europe and a previously undisclosed cell in the Gaza Strip."


Frantz, Douglas, and James Risen. "C.I.A. Chief as Mideast Mediator: Track Record of Bridging Divides." New York Times, 16 Jun. 2001. []

DCI George J. Tenet "has made a career of managing difficult political situations, and those experiences in Washington seem to have provided him the personal skills needed to gain the trust of both Palestinian and Israeli leaders in reaching an agreement."


Frantz, Mabel G. Full Many a Name: The Story of Sam Davis, Scout and Spy, CSA. Jackson, TN: McCowat-Mercer, 1961.


Fraser, Andrew. "Architecture of a Broken Dream: The CIA and Guatemala, 1952-54." Intelligence and National Security 20, no. 3 (Sep. 2005): 486-508.

The author tries hard to find something new to say about the 1954 overthrow of Arbenz. He does offer some interesting tid bits. Fraser concludes quickly that United Fruit Company "was not a significant factor in the decision to topple Arbenz." That decision "was motivated by American strategic interests" -- i.e., a fear of a Communist regime on the U.S. doorstep. Fraser believes success came only when the Guatemalan military abandoned Arbenz.


Fraser, Peter. Intelligence of the Secretaries of State and Their Monopoly of Licensed News, 1660-1688. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1956.

Constantinides: "The text and the appendices give good details about British intelligence activities of the time."


Fraser-Smith, Charles, with Kevin Logan. Secret Warriors: Hidden Heroes of MI6, OSS, MI9, SOE & SAS. Exeter, UK: Paternoster, 1984. 1989. [pb]

"Charles Fraser-Smith, the gadget-designing genius on whom the character 'Q' in the James Bond novels ... was modeled," died on 9 November 1992. "He was a master of disguising tools in ordinary objects." Barron, "Charles Fraser-Smith, Mr. Gadget For James Bond Tales, Dies at 88," New York Times, 13 Nov. 1992. See also, Porter, The Man Who Was Q (1989).

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Fraser-Smith, Charles, with Gerald McKnight and Sandy Lesberg. The Secret War of Charles Fraser-Smith: The "Q" Gadget Wizard of World War II. London: Michael Joseph, 1981.

Frattini, Eric. The Entity: Five Centuries of Secret Vatican Espionage. New York: St. Martin's, 2008.

Peake, Studies 54.4 (Dec. 2010), and Intelligencer 18.2 (Winter-Spring 2011), finds that this work examines "Vatican espionage and security practices around the world from the 16th century to the present." The author "identifies two papal intelligence institutions: the counterespionage and security service called Sodalitium Pianum (formally named in 1913) and the foreign intelligence service called the Holy Alliance (origin unknown, renamed the Entity in 1930). The Holy See ... denies that either exists. The Vatican archives and other reliable sources ... suggest otherwise."


Fraumann, Edwin. "Economic Espionage: Security Missions Redefined." Public Administration Review 57, no. 6 (Nov. 1997): 303-308.

The author is an FBI agent based in New York City.


Frazier, Howard, ed. Uncloaking the CIA. New York: Free Press, 1978.

NameBase: "A 'Conference on the CIA and World Peace' was held at Yale University on April 5, 1975, and the contributors to this volume made presentations at the conference, or prepared material for it."


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