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Ishio, S. (Phil) [COL/USA (Ret.)]. "The Nisei Contribution to the Allied Victory in the Pacific." American Intelligence Journal 16, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 1995): 59-67.

The focus here is the work of "the approximately 6,000 graduates of the United States Army Military Intelligence Service (MIS) Language School who served as Japanese language intelligence specialists with practically every US Army unit involved in the war against Japan." Ishio gives examples from both forward combat areas and base area language intelligence centers, such as the Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS).


Isikoff, Michael. "The FBI's Freeh Agent." WPNWE, 15-21 Nov. 1993, 10-11.

Isikoff, Michael. "PDB Battle Heats Up." Newsweek, 10 Nov. 2003, 8.

After battling for months demands by the national 9/11 commission for the President's Daily Briefs (PDBs) from the summer of 2001, the White House is now being pressed to see them as well by Senate investigators looking at pre-Iraq-war intelligence. "White House hard-liners ... insist any accommodation on PDBs will set a dangerous precedent; one insider calls the documents the 'crown jewels' of executive privilege." At the same time, "the 9/11 commission is threatening" to subpoena the PDBs. Thus far, "commissioners have refused to accept an offer to let only the panel's chair and vice chair, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, review them in private."

[GenPostwar/00s/03/Cong & IndepCommission]

Isikoff, Michael, and David Corn. Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War. New York: Crown, 2006.

Kettle, Washington Post, 15 Oct. 2006, calls this an "exhaustive reconstruction of the formulation and selling of the Iraq War." The book "pulls together with unusually shocking clarity the multiple failures of process and statecraft that led so many people to persuade themselves that the evidence pointed to an active Iraqi program to develop weapons of mass destruction."

According to Peake, Studies 51.1 (Mar. 2007), this book "largely ignores the fighting and focuses on domestic controversies..., many of which involve the Intelligence Community and the CIA.... The narrative is based largely on interviews and newspaper articles, and, while the topics lend themselves to the temptations of sensationalism, the account tends to avoid this approach and is relatively balanced."

Hutchinson, IJI&C 21.1 (Spring 2008), says that "this is a good summary of an unfolding tragedy.... The authors portray the Intelligence Community, especially the CIA, as hopelessly confused and 'at war with itself.'" They "demonstrate clearly ... the results of the failure to adequately coordinate accurate intelligence and well-thought out foreign and military policies." To Weissman, I&NS 23.5 (Oct. 2008), Hubris provides "a succinct and compelling narrative," one of the strengths of which is the "dissection of the media's failure to test the administration's case."


Israel, Kenneth [MGEN/USAF, Director/DARO]. "The Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office." American Intelligence Journal 15, no. 2 (Autumn-Winter 1994): 61-66.

Israeli, Raphael. "Islamikaze and Their Significance." Terrorism and Political Violence, 9, no. 3 (Autumn 1997): 96-121.

The author suggests that Islamic "suicide bombers" might better be understood if they were compared to the Japanese kamikaze pilots of World War II.


Israelyan, Victor L. On the Battlefields of the Cold War: A Soviet Ambassador's Confession. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2003.

Legvold, FA 83.1 (Jan.-Feb. 2004), notes that the author "served in key second-level positions in the Soviet Foreign Ministry from 1968 to 1987.... This is intriguing material for the general reader and valuable material for future historians."

[GenPostwar/CW; Russia/45-89]

ITN. "Ex-MI5 Agent Lifts the Lid on the Nation's Secrets." 27 Jul. 1998. []

"Former MI5 agent David Shayler has revealed that British intelligence wasted a chance to 'finish off' the IRA in 1993. In the latest of a series of revelations concerning Britain's until-now secret service Shayler said that inefficiency and bureaucracy were responsible for the missed opportunity.... In several interviews since he lifted the lid on MI5..., Shayler has also alleged that MI5 operatives suffer low morale and heavy drinking. He has reportedly said he is prepared to risk prosecution under the Official Secrets Act to expose the service's obsession with keeping files on politicians and celebrities."


ITN. "Suspected Chinese Spy Fired by US Department." 9 Mar. 1999. []

Wen Ho Lee, a Chinese-American computer scientist who worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, "has been fired by the United States Energy department on suspicion of stealing nuclear secrets." Reuters, 10 Mar. 1999, quotes a Los Alamos National Laboratory spokesman as stating that the last time the laboratory "fired a scientist over espionage allegations was in the mid-1940s when a Russian immigrant named Klaus Fuchs was discovered to be passing secrets to the Russians." See also, Walter Pincus, "Spy Suspect Fired at Los Alamos Lab," Washington Post, 9 Mar. 1999, A1.


Ito, Tim. "Twenty Years of Anti-American Terror." Washington Post, 30 Apr. 1999. []

Offers a chronology of terrorist actions since 1979.


Ivanov, Miroslav. Tr., Patrick O'Brian. Target: Heydrich. New York: Macmillan, 1972.


Ivanov, Yevgeny, and Gennady Sokolov. Foreword, Christine Keeler. The Naked Spy. London: Blake, 1992. 1994. [pb]

From publisher: "The story of the Profumo scandal, written by the Russian spy who was involved in it."


Ivor, Porter. Operation Autonomous: With the SOE in Wartime Romania. London: Chatto & Windus, 1989.

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