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Guardia, Mike. American Guerrilla: The Forgotten Heroics of Russell W. Volckmann: The Man Who Escaped from Bataan, Raised a Filipino Army Against the Japanese, and Became the True "Father" of Army Special Forces. Philadelphia, PA: Casement, 2010.

From publisher: "This book establishes how Volckmann's leadership was critical to the outcome of the war in the Philippines. His ability to synthesize the realities and potential of guerrilla warfare led to a campaign that rendered Yamashita's forces incapable of repelling the Allied invasion.... Second, this book establishes Volckmann as the progenitor of modern counterinsurgency doctrine..... In 1950, [he] wrote two Army field manuals: Operations Against Guerrilla Forces and Organization and Conduct of Guerrilla Warfare.... Together, they became the Army's first handbooks outlining the precepts for both special warfare and counter-guerrilla operations."

Goulden, Washington Times, 13 Aug. 2010, and Intelligencer 18.1 (Fall-Winter 2010), notes that the author "argues, convincingly, that Volckmann deserves the title of 'father' of Special Forces." See also, Volckmann, We Remained (1954); and Time, "Volckmann's Guerrillas," 2 Jul. 1945.

[MI/SpecOps; WWII/FEPac/Philippines]

Guardiola-Rivera, Oscar. Story of a Death Foretold: The Coup Against Salvador Allende, September 11, 1973. Hoboken, NJ: Bloomberg Press, 2013.

According to Peake, Studies 58.2 (Jun. 2014), this is "a political biography that dwells forcefully on Allende's strengths and gently on his flaws.... The attempts by the Nixon administration and CIA to prevent emergence of another Cuban-style regime are prominent, though now it is an old story, and nothing new has been added here."


Gubbins, Colin [Maj.-Gen. Sir] "SOE and the Coordination of Regular and Irregular War." In The Fourth Dimension of Warfare, vol. 1: Intelligence, Subversion, Resistance, ed. Michael Elliott-Bateman, 83-103. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 1970.


Gudgin, Peter.

1. Military Intelligence: The British Story. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1989. [US]: Sterling, 1991.

Guelke, Adrian. The Age of Terrorism and the International Political System. London: Tauris, 1995.

Guelker, Francis. "A Cryptographer's War Memories." Cryptologia 8, no. 3 (Jul. 1984): 203-207.

Petersen: "An Army cryptographer from Normandy to Germany."


Guélton, Frédéric. Pourquoi le renseignement? De l'espionnage à l'information globale. [Why Intelligence? From Espionage to Global Information] Paris: Larousse, 2004.

Kahn, I&NS 23.2 (Apr. 2008), notes that this work's "brevity [152 pages] precludes in-depth coverage of any topic," but "it ranges widely and its illustrations ... brighten its pages."


Guélton, Frédéric, and Abdel Bicer, eds. Naissance et évolution du renseignement dans l'espace européen (1870-1940): Entre démocratie et totalitarisme, quatorze études de cas. [Birth and Evolution of Intelligence in the European Area (1870-1940): Between Democracy and Totaliarianism: 14 Case Studies] [Vincennes:] Service historique de la défense, 2006.

Kahn, I&NS 23.2 (Apr. 2008), finds that these "very wide-ranging studies rest in large part on fresh archival research."


Guenther, John

Guevara, Ernesto ("Che"). Tr., Patrick Camiller. The African Dream: The Diaries of the Revolutionary War in the Congo. London: Harvill Press, 2000. New York: Grove Press, 2001.

Publishers Weekly (via calls this a "brutally honest account of Cuba's disastrous 1965 intervention in Congo. Guevara traveled to Congo to foment a Communist revolution in a country that then as now was in a state of anarchy. But as he readily admits, he was unable to mobilize his Cuban forces and Congolese allies into a cohesive force."


Guidry, Roland D. [COL/USAF (Ret.)] "Eagle Claw Also known as 'Desert One'... A Successful Failed Mission." Air Commando Journal 1, no. 3 (Spring 2012): 18-26. []

"[F]ew may realize how degraded Air Force special operations was when the embassy [in Tehran] fell, and how much progress was made in developing tactics, procedures, and hardware" between November 1979 and January 1981.

[GenPostwar/80s/Iran; MI/AF/SpecOps]

Guill, Manuela. "Federal Aviation Administration Office of Civil Aviation Security Intelligence." American Intelligence Journal 13, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 29-31.


Guillain de Benouville, Pierre. The Unknown Warriors: A Personal Account of the French Resistance. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1949.

Petersen: "French resistance ties with OSS; introduction by Allen Dulles."


Guillemette, Roger. "Declassified US Spy Satellites Reveal Rare Look at Cold War Space Program.", 18 Sep. 2011. []

On 17 September 2011, the NRO declassified the KH-7 GAMBIT, the KH-8 GAMBIT 3 and the KH-9 HEXAGON ("Big Bird") spy satellites. The satellites were displayed in a one-day-only public exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport, Va. The spacecraft "are the centerpiece of the NRO's invitation-only 50th Anniversary Gala celebration held at the center." The KH-7 was first launched in 1963. The KH-8 flew its surveillance operations between 1966 and 1984. The KH-9 flew its photographic reconnaissance missions from 1971 to 1986.; it weighed 30,000 pounds and was 60 feet long.

[NRO/11; Recon/Sats]

Guilmartin, John F., Jr. [LTCOL/USAF (Ret.)]

1. "The Mayaguez Incident, 12–15 May 1975: A 30-Year Retrospective." Air & Space Power Journal 19, no. 1 (Spring 2005). []

"[V]irtually everything that could go wrong did."

2. A Very Short War: The Mayaguez and the Battle of Koh Tang. College Station, TX: Texas A&M Press, 1995.

For Cohen, FA 75.2 (Mar.-Apr. 1995), Guilmartin makes the Mayaguez incident "into a case study on the impact of communications on warfare. The result is a brilliant and exceptionally clear tactical study that offers a point of departure for broader reflections on the nature of contingency and uncertainty in all military operations."

Holland, Proceedings 122.9 (Sep. 1996), calls the book "[s]uccint, clear, [and] easy to read." The author "brings technical knowledge and operational experience rarely found in historians.... Guilmartin finds fault and lays blame as precisely as he can in the levels of command above the on-scene participants. But this book is not about making of policy; rather it is about the execution of policy." The book is "inspirational reading."


Guisnel, Jean. Tr., Gui Masai. Cyberwars: Espionage on the Internet. New York: Basic Books, 1997.

A Publisher's Weekly reviewer, Oct. 1997, says that "[d]espite the breathless, sky-is-falling tone of much of this book," the author "clearly maps the terrain of the Internet 'warzone' and provides a solid overview of the many thorny questions swirling around digital privacy and property rightst.... Guisnel can get caught in sticky technical details, such as the role of cryptology in modern communications. Such lapses highlight the book's main problem: while it is a useful introduction to the politics of information exchange, it lacks a compelling central argument."


Guisnel, Jean. Tr., DN. "French Cryptology: The Takeover by Force of Jospin." Le Point, 21 May 1999. []

On 19 January 1999, French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin "completely liberalized the use of cryptology in France, trampling on principles heretofore reserved for security specialists.... [T]he Americans ... [had] hoped that our country would preserve its restrictive position on cryptology."


Gumina, Paul. "Title VI of the Intelligence Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1991: Effective Covert Action Reform or 'Business as Usual?'" Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly (Fall 1992): 149-205.

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