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Jablonski, David. "The Paradox of Duality: Adolf Hitler and the Concept of Military Surprise." Intelligence and National Security 3, no. 3 (Jul. 1988): 55-117.

The author concludes that "[i]n the end, Blitzkrieg failed because Hitler failed as a strategist.... Although Blitzkrieg was initially closely meshed with Hitler's political goals, his very success led him beyond strategic aims that could be met by the limited opportunistic aggression of that doctrine."


Jackall, Robert, ed. Propaganda. New York: New York University Press, 1995. London: Macmillan, 1995.


Jackamo, Thomas J., III. "From the Cold War to the New Multilateral World Order: The Evolution of Covert Operations and the Customary International Law of Non-Intervention." Virginia Journal of International Law 32, no. 4 (Summer 1992): 929-977.

Calder: "Addresses uncertainty in status of traditional law of non-intervention and potential problems raised by any uniform rule on intervention that might be enacted by the United Nations."


Jackman, Tom. "Man Sentenced in Spy Case." Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2008, B3. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

Tai Shen Kuo "was sentenced [on 8 August 2008] to more than 15 years in prison by a federal judge in Alexandria."



Jacob, Gary. "MI5 Laptop Is Stolen on Tube." Times (London), 24 Mar. 2000. [http:// www.the-times.co.uk]

A government source has confirmed that on 4 March 2000 a laptop computer carrying coded information on Northern Ireland was stolen from an MI5 intelligence agent at Paddington Underground station in London. The source stated that the "information in the computer does not constitute a threat to national security or individuals." See also, Andrea Babbington, "Search for Spy's Stolen Secrets," The Independent (UK), 24 Mar. 2000.


Jacobs, Andrew. "U.S. Indicts 2 More Men in Bombing of Embassies." New York Times, 17 Jun. 1999. [http://www.nytimes.com]

On 16 June 1999, a Federal grand jury indicted two men, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Khalid al-Fawwaz, who prosecutors say are close associates of Osama bin Laden. They are charged with involvement in the bombing of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.


Jacobs, Seth. The Universe Unraveling: American Foreign Policy in Cold War Laos. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2012.

From publisher: "The Universe Unraveling is a provocative reinterpretation of U.S.-Laos relations in the years leading up to the Vietnam War. Seth Jacobs argues that Laos boasted several advantages over South Vietnam as a battlefield, notably its thousand-mile border with Thailand, whose leader was willing to allow Washington to use his nation as a base from which to attack the communist Pathet Lao."

Carter, JAH (Mar. 2013), sees this work as "a fine answer to the paucity of scholarship dealing with the countries surrounding Vietnam and their relationship with the United States.... The thread that runs through the text is the tragic combination of American ignorance and arrogance that characterized so much of what is called nation building during the Cold War."


Jacobsen, Alf R. "Scandinavia, Sigint and the Cold War." Intelligence and National Security 16, no. 1 (Spring 2001): 209-242.

Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden were all "deeply engaged in signals intelligence collection against the Soviet Union throughout the Cold War, albeit in great secrecy.... Available evidence suggests that Sweden, despite its neutrality, maintained a substantial clandestine Sigint sharing relationship with the US and Great Britain, particularly during the early stages of the Cold War."

[OtherCountries/Denmark; Finland; Norway; Sweden]

Jacobsen, Annie. Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base. New York: Little, Brown, 2011.

For Rhodes, Washington Post, 3 Jun. 2011, the author "does an adequate if error-ridden job of reporting" on such black-budget projects as the U-2 and A-12 spy planes and the earliest UAVs. "Then, like a test pilot who pushes her plane too far, she crashes and burns on the grisly tales of an unnamed single source ... who leads her on a wild goose chase of honking absurdity straight down the UFO vapor trail.... In attributing the stories ... to an unnamed engineer and Manhattan Project veteran while seemingly failing to conduct even minimal research into the man's sources, Jacobsen shows herself at a minimum extraordinarily gullible or journalistically incompetent."

Peake, Studies 55.4 (Dec. 2011), notes that for the CIA test programs, this work "adds little" to what is produced in a Google search. For her other tale, "the juxtaposition of fact with science fiction is so strong, it casts doubt on the entire book. As a contribution to intelligence literature, it falls rather short." To Anderson, Intelligencer 18.3 (Summer-Fall 2011), including the single-source "UFO" story was a "strategic error" in "an otherwise well-done history."


Jacobsen, Annie. Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program to Bring Nazi Scientists to America. New York: Little, Brown, 2014.

For Watkins, Studies 58.3 (Sep. 2014), this "detailed and highly readable account ... could have been improved if the author had focused on a shorter list than the 89 individuals profiled and maintained more topical continuity."


Jacobsen, Philip H.

Jacobsen, Walter L. [LTCDR/USN] "A Juridical Examination of the Israeli Attack on The U.S.S. Liberty." Naval Law Review (Winter 1986), 1-52. [Bamford2]


Jacobson, Philip. "France's Secret Police Betrayed by Informer." Telegraph (London), 13 Apr. 1997. [http://www.theherald.co.uk]

"For more than a year, inside information about operations by the Renseignements Généraux, the police special branch, has been fed to an investigating magistrate in Paris" by "a well- informed whistleblower" who uses "the cover name of Le Corbeau -- 'The Crow.'"


Jacoby, L.E. [RADM/USN] "Operational Intelligence: Lessons from the Cold War." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 125, no. 9 (Sep. 1999): 102-104.

Discusses September 1998 conference of active-duty and retired Naval Intelligence professionals at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, Dam Neck, VA. Operational intelligence is defined as "the art of providing near-real-time information concerning the location, activity, and likely intentions of potential adversaries."


Jacoby, Susan. Alger Hiss and the Battle for History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.

Greenberg, Washington Post, 31 May 2009, comments that despite the author's "stout ability to resist the biases and thought-formulas of left and right, detachment isn't really what Jacoby is after. Rather, she seems hell-bent on destroying the fallacy that Hiss's well-established guilt somehow justified the mania it fed. A worthy cause it is. After all, conservatives, she reminds us, have exploited such illogic not only in refighting the Red Scare but also in our own day, as Jacoby contends in a final chapter that ranges zestfully if unsystematically over recent battles about loyalty and patriotism. So then, in the end we all have reasons why we don't want to let go of the Cold War."



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