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Jespersen, Knud J.V.

1. No Small Achievement: Special Operations Executive and the Danish Resistance 1940-1945. Odense, Denmark: University Press of Southern Denmark, 2002.

Peake, Studies 48.1, notes that the author worked with both SOE and Danish files and discusses competing views of the Danish resistance. In the end, Jesperson finds that SOE's most important contribution in Denmark was the impact on "restor[ing] national pride and political unity."

2. "SOE and Denmark." In Special Operations Executive: A New Instrument of War, ed. Mark Seaman, 193-200. London : Routledge, 2006.

[UK/WWII/Services/SOE; WWII/Eur/Resistance/Other/Denmark]

Jessel, Stephen. "French Officer 'Spied for Serbs.'" BBC, 2 Nov. 1998. [http://]

Maj. Pierre Bunel, a member of the French delegation to the NATO military committee at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, was arrested last week "on charges of spying for the Yugoslav Government." He "is alleged to have handed over details of targets to be hit by NATO aircraft in the event that Serbia did not pull its troops out of ... Kosovo."

[France/NATOSpy; MI/Ops/90s/Kosovo/NATOSpies]

Jessup, John E. A Chronology of Conflict and Resolution, 1945-85. New York: Greenwood, 1989.


Jeszenszky, Elizabeth. "The Defense Intelligence Agency: Jointness Is Goodness." American Intelligence Journal 13, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 25-28.


Jodoin, Richard J., Jr. [MAJ/USA] "S2 Training at Home." Military Intelligence 21, no. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995): 10-11.


Joes, Anthony James. America and Guerrilla Warfare. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Berger, et al, I&NS 22.6 (Dec. 2007), view this as "a straight-forward, chronological, country-by-country view of US involvement in counterinsurgency operations." Overall, the author's "historical examination of US 'small wars' is ponderous and provides no new insights."


Joes, Anthony James. Guerrilla Warfare: A Historical, Biographical, and Bibliographical Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996.

Bulloch, Parameters (Summer 1998), notes that the author "has assembled a vast amount of material about guerrilla warfare in general which should satisfy the most avid reader by providing sufficient useful information to begin more detailed research." Nevertheless, the reviewer expresses "reservations about the items chosen for this source book, and the degree and level of analysis which ... affect the status and authority of the book as a whole."

The biographical section of the book "has a fairly obvious American bias.... [S]everal European, Middle Eastern, and African personalities who have achieved prominence since the Second World War do not get a mention," including Grivas, Tsombe, and Sir Robert Thompson. Additionally, the analysis of some of the campaigns is "not ... neutral or factual." The book is "irritating ... in the geographic comparison of a particular country or region, say Greece, with individual states in the USA."


Joes, Anthony James. Resisting Rebellion: The History and Politics of Counterinsurgency. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2004.

Freedman, FA 83.6 (Nov.-Dec. 2004), comments that the author "has an irritating tendency to convey the size of all foreign countries as multiples of arbitrarily chosen U.S. states." Nevertheless, "there is a lot of knowledge packed into these pages, the detail on particular cases is often fascinating, and the lessons, in the end, are sensible and highly topical."

For Fellenz, Proceedings 131.1 (Jan. 2005), this work "is a comprehensive study of insurgency and the struggles nations have faced to contain them.... The inner workings of rebellion ... are exposed with a literary ease that will keep even the novice reader engaged." Berger, et al, I&NS 22.6 (Dec. 2007), find "little room" in the author's "analysis for the very different political forms that insurgencies take over time and space."

Thornton, I&NS 21.4 (Aug. 2006), calls this book "a solidly informative work using a wealth of sources." It is "well foot-noted," but "the indexing is very poor." In addition, the book has a "rushed quality" to it. Nevertheless, the author "brings together many campaigns and provides some commendable insights." To Manyx, JFQ 42 (3d Quarter 2006), this is "an intriguing contribution.... The multiple detailed examples Joes uses are a central strength." The book is "[t]horoughly researched and annotated"; in addition, it is "intelligently written and easily readable."


Joes, Anthony James. Urban Guerrilla Warfare. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2007.

For Brown, I&NS 26.4 (Aug. 2011), this "is an eminently readable and enlightening primer" on the urban combat phenomenon, "as well as a concise and valuable introduction to the subject of insurgency."


Joesten, Joachim. They Call It Intelligence: Spies and Spying Techniques Since World War II. London: Abelard-Schuman, 1963.

The author is best known for his numerous books on the John Kennedy assassination, in which he argues for a right-wing plot. This earlier work is what would be expected from someone of that particular ilk.


Joffe, Lawrence. "Israeli Spy Had Key Role in Scandal." Canberra Times, 18 Sep. 2008. []

"As director of Israeli military intelligence [Aman] from mid-1950 to early 1955, Binyamin Gibli, who has died aged 89, was a key player in what was arguably his country's most debilitating political scandal, the Lavon affair. He was responsible for initiating an illicit campaign of bombing and sabotage against Western targets in Egypt [Operation Shoshana], and, having been forced to resign, later admitted having forged documents that falsely implicated his boss, the Israeli defence minister, Pinhas Lavon, in the plot.


Jogerst, John D. [COL/USAF] "Back to the Future: USAF Special Operations School." Air & Space Power Journal 21, no. 1 (Spring 2007). []

Established in 1967, the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School (USAFSOS) at Hurlburt Field, Florida, "makes available a series of courses to meet the requirements of all regional combatant commanders" for an awareness of other cultures. Academics, ambassadors, and senior Department of Defense and civilian leaders deliver "timely and relevant blocks of instruction designed to enable personnel to work effectively with military forces and civilian populations" in various regions.

[MI/AF/00s; MI/SpecOps/00s; MI/Training]

Jogerst, John [COL/USAF]. "What's So Special about Special Operations? Lessons from the War in Afghanistan." Aerospace Power Journal 16, no. 2 (Summer 2002). [http://www.]

"Watching the war in Afghanistan and listening to speculation about future US moves, one hears a lot of discussion about US special operations forces (SOF). The consensus seems to be that these forces are tailor-made for the unconventional nature and uncertainty of this war. Every war is unique, but if the uncertainty and chaos of the current war are characteristic of future conflicts, it is important to consider potential lessons from SOF's successes. Lessons learned by SOF over the last two decades and demonstrated in Afghanistan provide some signposts for future conventional forces and the ongoing transformation of the US military."


John, Otto. Twice Through the Lines: The Autobiography of Otto John. New York: Harper and Row, 1972.

Johnman, L., and H. Murphy. "'The First Fleet Victory since Trafalgar': The Battle of Cape Matapan and Signals Intelligence, March 1941." Mariner's Mirror 91, no. 3 (2005): 436-453.


Johns, George S. Philip Henson, the Southern Union Spy. St. Louis, MO: Private Printing, 1987. [Petersen]


Johns, Philip. Within Two Cloaks: Missions with SIS and SOE. London: Kimber, 1979.

Johwa, Wilson. "Career Spy to Head Intelligence Committee." Business Day (Johannesburg), 12 Oct. 2007. []

On 11 October 2007, intelligence services spokesperson Lorna Daniels announced that Silumko Sokupa, currently deputy director-general of the South African Secret Service, will become the co-ordinator of intelligence in November 2007. He replaces Barry Gilder, who is retiring. The position "heads the National Intelligence Co-ordinating Committee," which is "tasked with integrating and interpreting information provided by various intelligence structures."


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