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Homer-Dixon, Thomas F.

1. "On the Threshold: Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict." International Security 16, no. 2 (Fall 1991): 76-116.

2. "Environmental Scarcities and Violent Conflict: Evidence from Cases." International Security 19, no. 1 (Summer 1994): 5-40.


Honan, Park. Christopher Marlowe: Poet & Spy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Feingold, New York Times, 29 Jan. 2006, says that this "is a book that frustrates, and occasionally infuriates, as often as it fascinates, because at its core the myth fits the facts of Marlowe's life and art only too well, driving Honan into an apologetic swarm of digressions, speculations, half-evasions and logic-choppings. He gives a sumptuously detailed picture of Marlowe's world, but rarely brings the poet himself into focus."


Hone, Thomas C. "Combine Strategy and Intelligence." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 119, no. 6 (Jun. 1993): 59-60.


Honegger, Barbara. October Surprise. New York: Tudor, 1989.

Strong, I&NS 8.2, calls October Surprise a "classic example of ... the paranoid political conspiracy exposé.... [U]nsubstantiated hints of exotic government sponsored assassinations are part of a larger pattern involving a double standard in evidence evaluation." Honegger makes "extensive use of Richard Brenneke" and, in general, the book can "be dismissed as the work of a common conspiracy theorist gone off the deep end of history."

According to NameBase, Honegger's book "broke considerable ground on this story, which became much richer in detail over the following years.... Honegger and her loose circle of supporters (which includes the LaRouche organization) have made a definite contribution, but by now they may be victims -- either of their own success or of deliberate disinformation or both. October Surprise sources comprise a who's who of sleaze and spookery; paranoia and suspicion abound and it becomes difficult to know whom or what to believe."


Honig, Or Arthur. "The Impact of CIA's Organizational Culture on Its Estimates Under William Casey." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 24, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 44-64.

"[T]he intelligence failures during Casey's tenure were rooted in the Agency's flawed intelligence processes and cannot be solely attributed to his belief systems or management style."

[Analysis/Estimates; CIA/DCIs/Casey]

Honig, Or Arthur. "A New Direction for Theory-Building in Intelligence Studies." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 20, no. 4 (Winter 2007): 699-716.

The author posits that intelligence failures seem to be "a cluster of different types of phenomena that have been mistakenly lumped together." Additional research is needed in order to "place surprise attacks along a continuum between avoidable blunders and unavoidable tragedies."


Hons, Joyce M., Juan R. Jimenez, Gabriell G. Marshall, and Johnny D. Ford. History of the Air Intelligence Agency, 1 January-31 December 1994, Volume I. San Antonio, TX: AIA, 1995. [Richelson, Wizards (2002)]


Hood, William J..

Hoogenboom, Ari. "Spy & Topog Duty Has Been . . . Neglected." Civil War History 10, no. 4 (Dec. 1964): 368-370.

The author notes the deficiencies of maps available to both Union and Confederate generals. "The condition of Civil War maps reflects the [negative] attitude of prewar army officers toward the topographical service." The "most vocal and persistent critic" was Braxton Bragg. Hoogenboom cites from a 1844 series of articles by Bragg and a 1851 letter to his brother, an Alabama congressman.


Hook, Sidney. "The Incredible Story of Michael Straight." Encounter, Dec. 1983, 68-73. [Rocca & Dziak]


Hook, Sidney. "Intelligence, Morality, and Foreign Policy." Freedom at Issue 25 (Mar.-Apr. 1976): 3-7. [Petersen]

[GenPostwar/Policy; Overviews/Ethics]

Hook, Sidney. "The Strategy of Political Warfare." Chap. 31 in Political Power and Personal Freedom: Critical Studies in Democracy, Communism, and Civil Rights, 389-401. New York: Criterion, 1959.

The chapters in Political Power and Personal Freedom bring together previously published articles by Hook.


Hooker, Gregory. Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom: The Role of Military Intelligence Assessments. Washington, DC: Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2005.

From advertisement: "U.S. Central Command's senior intelligence analyst for Iraq offers a thoroughly detailed examination of pre-Iraq war planning. Covers the military's initial attempts to refocus on regime change and Washington's ineffective preparation for the postwar environment."


Hoopes, John M. [LCDR/USN (Sel.)] "Iranian Intelligence Under the Shah." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 14, no. 1 (Jan. 1998): 7-9.

This is a brief review of SAVAK's role prior to the 1978 revolution. The point is made that the organization's resources and efforts were predominantly directed toward internal security matters. Clark comment: A brief complaint as a professor: I wish we could get young writers not to use the overly cutesy formulation "the most famous or infamous...," but simply say "the best known."


Hoopes, Townsend, and Douglas Brinkley. Driven Patriot: The Life and Times of James Forrestal. New York: Knopf, 1992.

Unsinger, IJI&C 7.4, describes Driven Patriot as "a well-balanced, easily readable, and informative account.... [T]he authors provide some insight into ... Forrestal's active support of covert operations.... Forrestal was an early player in the covert game unfolding before World War II," particularly in South America. After the war, Forrestal continued to support the use of covert action, including activities concerning the Ukraine, China, and the Italian elections of 1948. This book "is a good analysis of James Forrestal's life and times."

A review by Clay Blair, WPNWE, 4-10 May 1992, focuses on Forrestal's role in the services-unification battle, first, as Navy Secretary and, then, Defense Secretary. The book is judged to be a "very good, very professional job, with only a[n] occasional lapse." For Hyland, FA 71.4 (Jul.-Aug. 1992), this biography is "well-written" and "thoroughly researched and documented." However, the book "is somewhat too episodic, and the chronology occasionally leaves the reader confused." See also, Jeffrey M. Dorwart, Eberstadt and Forrestal: A National Security Partnership, 1909-1949 (College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1991).

[GenPostwar/40s/Gen; WWII/Gen]

Hoover, J. Nicholas. "NSA Director Tapped For Cyber Command." InformationWeek, 20 Oct. 2009. [http://www.informationweek.com]

President Obama has nominated NSA Director Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander "to be promoted to the rank of general and assigned as commander of the new United States Cyber Command" which "will be in charge of cyberwarfare and the security of military networks." The Cyber Command "will be based in Ft. Meade, Md., where the National Security Agency is also headquartered, and will be part of the U.S. Strategic Command.." Alexander will continue as NSA director; he "also heads the Joint Functional Component Command for Network Warfare, which is developing offensive cyberwarfare strategies."

[MI/00s/09; NSA/00s/09]

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