Johnston, Angus J., II. "Disloyalty on Confederate Railroads in Virginia." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 63, no. 4 (Oct. 1955): 410-426.


Johnston, Bruce. "Britain 'Did Not Tell Italy about Spies.'" Telegraph (London), 17 Sep. 1999. []

According to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera on 16 September 1999, "the Italian government had first learnt on [14 September 1999] that journalists, diplomats, scientists, politicians and high-ranking ministerial employees had spied for the KGB in Italy." The paper said that the Italian government had not been informed of the revelations contained in the KGB files supplied by Vasili Mitrokhin "prior to journalistic revelations of the book by Christopher Andrew."

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Johnston, Bruce. "KGB 'Planned to Murder the Pope.'" Telegraph (London), 4 Nov. 1999. []

According to newspaper reports, files in the hands of an Italian parliamentary commission "outline alleged KGB plots against the Pope, including one suggesting his assassination.... According to the reports, a Mgr John Bukovsky, apparently a reference to a Czech-born papal nuncio, took part in KGB spying operations against the Vatican."

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Johnston, David [New York Times].

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Johnston, Henry P. "The Secret Service of the Revolution." The Magazine of American History 8 (Feb. 1882): 95-105.


Johnston, Henry P., ed. Memoir of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge. New York: The Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, 1904.


Johnston, Lily E. "Language, Culture, and Cooperation in Scientific and Technical Intelligence." Studies in Intelligence 52, no. 2 (Jun. 2008): 1-10.

The old methods of S&T intelligence "are no longer enough to monitor the global S&T environment for disruptive applications."


Johnston, Otto W. "British Espionage and Prussian Politics in the Age of Napoleon." Intelligence and National Security 2, no. 2 (Apr. 1987): 230-244.


Johnston, Paul. "No Cloak and Dagger Required: Intelligence Support to UN Peacekeeping." Intelligence and National Security 12, no. 4 (Oct. 1997): 102-112.

The United Nations has been reluctant to engage in "intelligence" activities, and this has led to difficulties in knowing what is going on in operational situations. The author argues that intelligence is about the efficient management of information, and, in the case of the United Nations, information it may already possess.

Thomas Quiggin, "Response to 'No Cloak and Dagger Required: Intelligence Support to UN Peacekeeping,'" Intelligence and National Security 13, no. 4 (Winter 1998), 203-207, takes issue with Johnston's assertion that the UN's greatest intelligence problem was at the operational level. For Quiggin, the "greatest failure of the UNPROFOR mission was, quite arguably, at the strategic level in New York."


Johnston, Peter. Cooper's Snoopers and Other Follies: A Memoir about Spies, Diplomats and Other Rascals. Victoria, BC: Traffors, 2002. Illustrated ed., 2006. [pb]

From publisher: "Peter Johnston, retired ambassador, tells a story of five years in the Canadian Army in the Second World War, much of them spent as a sergeant in counter-intelligence, including close to two years rounding up amateur spies and other nasties in Italy. He writes of later years in the Canadian foreign service, some of them working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Security Service and many of them engaged in examining assessments of intelligence during the Cold War, entailing close contacts with the British and American intelligence authorities."

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Johnston, Philip [Telegraph (London)].

Johnston, Rob. Analytic Culture in the U.S. Intelligence Community: An Ethnographic Study. Washingon, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, Center for the Study of Intelligence, 2005.

According to Peake, Studies 49.4 (2005), the author "has examined intelligence analysis from an anthropologist's perspective." He "finds the traditional intelligence cycle inadequate to explain the complex processes involved." Although this work "does not provide a formula for change, it does suggest a path to improvement." Pitts, DIJ 15.2 (2006), believes that the author offers "valuable insights into ways to change the analytic community." However, Johnston's concluding chapters "are potentially too theoretical to be of practical use to the day-to-day analyst with heavy workloads, but provide interesting conceptual reading."


Johnston, Rob. "Developing a Taxonomy of Intelligence Analysis Variables: Foundations for Meta-Analysis." Studies in Intelligence 47, no. 3 (2003): 61-71.

From "Editor’s Note":  "A carefully prepared taxonomy can become a structure for heightening awareness of analytic biases, sorting available data, identifying information gaps, and stimulating new approaches to the understanding of unfolding events, ultimately increasing the sophistication of analytic judgments.  Th[is] article is intended to stimulate debate leading to refinements of the proposed variables and the application of such a framework to analytic thinking among intelligence professionals."


Johnston, Rob. "Integrating Methodologists into Teams of Substantive Experts: Reducing Analytic Error." Studies in Intelligence 47, no. 1 (2003): 57-65.

"Domain experts are needed for describing, explaining, and problem solving; yet, they are not especially good at forecasting because the patterns they recognize are limited to their specific fields of study. They inevitably look at the world through the lens of their own domain's heuristics. What is needed ... is a combined approach that includes formal thematic teams with structured organizational principles; technological systems designed with significant input from domain experts; and a cadre of analytic methodologists."


Johnston, Stowers. Agents Extraordinary. London: Robert Hale, 1975.

This work deals with Maj. Frank Thompson, an SOE officer captured in uniform with a force of Bulgarian communist partisans and executed by royal Bulgarian soldiers in 1944.


Johnstone, Helen. "Question Her But Don't Jail Her, Says Daughter." Times (London), 14 Sep. 1999. []

On 13 September 1999, Melita Norwood's daughter, Anita Ferguson, "defended her mother who, she said, should be questioned about her treachery but should not face prosecution or prison."


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