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Karabell, Zachary. Architects of Intervention: The United States, the Third World, and the Cold War, 1946-1962. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1999.

Cohen, FA 78.6 (Nov.-Dec. 1999), believes that the author "writes well and does a service by combining case studies on American intervention in Greece, Italy, Iran, Guatemala, Lebanon, Cuba, and Laos. He is strongest on Iran and Lebanon, weakest on Cuba and Laos, and includes no studies of intervention by the Soviets, Chinese, British, or French." To Sullivan, I&NS 16.2, this is "a readable engaging work," the basic thesis of which is that "local elites essentially manipulated the United States into intervening in their countries to shore up reactionary forces there."

[CA/Eur, 90s/Gen, & ME/Other; CIA/50s/Guatemala & Iran; LA/Cuba/Gen]

Karabell, Zachary. "'Inside the US Espionage Den': The US Embassy and the Fall of the Shah." Intelligence and National Security 8, no. 1 (Jan. 1993): 44-59.


Karabell, Zachary, and Timothy Naftali. "History Declassified: The Perils and Promise of CIA Documents." And McDonald, Kenneth J. "Commentary on 'History Declassified.'" Diplomatic History 18, no. 4 (1994): 615-634.


Karalekas, Anne. History of the Central Intelligence Agency. Laguna Hills, CA: Aegean Park Press, 1977.

Clark comment: This is a reprint from Book IV, Supplemental Detailed Staff Reports on Intelligence and Military Intelligence, of the Church Committee Report. This reprint has itself been reprinted, with an additional documentary appendix: William M. Leary, ed., The Central Intelligence Agency: History and Documents (University, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1984).

For Constantinides, the Karalekas history is "a well-researched study that reflects the author's training as a scholar, her knowledge of U.S. history and government, and her grasp of intelligence work.... Good as it is, however, it is not flawless, particularly where judgments are made." Pforzheimer comments that while it is "somewhat biased and uneven ... on the role of clandestine collection and covert action, this 'History' is probably the best text publicly available on the history of the CIA."


Karalekas, Anne. "Intelligence Oversight: Has Anything Changed?" Washington Quarterly 6 (Summer 1982): 22-30.


Karber, Philip A., and Jerald L. Combs. "The United States, NATO, and the Soviet Threat to Western Europe: Military Estimates and Policy Options, 1945-1963." Diplomatic History 22, no. 3 (Summer 1998): 399-429.


Karlow, S. Peter. Targeted by the CIA: An Intelligence Professional Speaks Out on the Scandal that Turned the CIA Upside Down. Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing, 2001.

Karlow died on 3 November 2005. Louie Estrada, "CIA Officer Serge 'Peter' Karlow, 84," Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2005, B5.

Jonkers, AFIO WIN 10-2, 11 Mar. 2002, notes that when Soviet defector Alexander Golitsin told James Angleton that there was a mole within CIA whose name started with a "K," Karlow's career ended and years of turmoil began. Karlow "was finally completely cleared, compensated and decorated." The author tells his story, from OSS into the Cold War years, "in easy to read fluid prose" and "without bitterness or rancor."


Karniol, Robert. "Mongolia Reshapes Intelligence Agency: Interview with Ravdangiin Bold." Jane's Defence Weekly, 2 Sep. 1998, 17, 32.

Bold is Secretary-General of the Mongolian National Security Council.


Karp, Regina Cowen, ed. Security Without Nuclear Weapons? Different Perspectives on Non-Nuclear Security. London: Oxford University Press/SIPRI, 1992.

Brown, I&NS 9.2: This book is the "product of seminars at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). [M]ost of the articles appear to date from late 1990." The articles serve a "useful purpose in reminding us of the possibilities which the end of the Cold War could provide."


Karpman, Gilbert. Cryptologie: Une histoire de ecritures secrètes des origines à nos jours. [Cryptology: A History of Secret Writing from the Origins to Today] Panazol, France: LaVauzelle, 2006.

Kahn, Cryptologia 31.3 (Jul. 2007), says that this work "refreshes our view of cryptology." The author "looks at the field in an original way and sheds a new light upon old knowledge.... This is an original and useful book."


Karr, Sharon E. Traveler of the Crossroads: The Life of Adventurer Nicol Smith. Jacksonville, OR: Log Cabin Manuscripts, 1995.

Surveillant 4.2: "For OSS, Smith served as assistant to Admiral Leahy, the U.S. ambassador in Vichy," and later moved to "a two and a half year assignment" in Asia, "leading twenty-one Thais on a mission to contact the Thai underground" (Operation Siren). The author "has done a splendid job faithfully recording explicit details of the major OSS activities of Smith." See also, Nicol Smith and Blake Clark, Into Siam: Underground Kingdom (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1946).

[WWII/OSS/Individuals & Thailand]

Kashmeri, Zuhair, and Brian McAndrew. Soft Target: How the Indian Intelligence Service Penetrated Canada. Toronto: James Lorimer, 1989.

Kasrils, Ronnie. "Armed and Dangerous": My Underground Struggle against Apartheid. Oxford, UK: Heinemann Educational Publishers, 1993.

R. D'A. Henderson comments: "Kasrils' memoirs provides an insightful perspective of an underground security commander with separate but associated memberships in the various ANC, MK and SACP leadership structures."

[Other Countries/SAfrica]

Kassam, Karim-Aly, George Melnyk, and Lynne Perras, eds. Canada and September 11th: Impact and Responses. Calgary: Detselig Enterprises, 2002.


Kassimeris, George. "Last Act in a Violent Drama? The Trial of Greece's Revolutionary Organization 17 November." Terrorism and Political Violence 18, no. 1 (2006): 137-157.


Kassinger, Jack. Holding Hands with Heroes. Pittsburgh, PA: Dorrance Publishing, 2010.

From publisher: This work "chronicles a common man's service to his country -- from ... Vietnam as a young, enlisted Marine, to the halls of the Central Intelligence Agency where service and dedication to a cause became a way of life." Peake, Studies 55.2 (Jun. 2011), finds that the author "explains the critical services a support officer provides to espionage and covert action operations. His vivid descriptions of CIA support operations in Somalia and other African nations make the point."


Kassner, Frank. "[Commentary:] The Truth in the Files." Berliner Morgenpost International, 15 Nov. 1997. [Tr., Stephen Krug.]

"The Stasi issue cannot simply be brushed aside as an East German problem, as people in the West tend to do. The informers of the Mielke imperium not only lived between Rugen and Suhl -- that too has been revealed, thanks to the Gauck agency. With its research work, the agency -- with its abundant staff of 3000 -- is doing public relations work in the true sense of the word."

[Germany/PostCW/Stasi Files]

Kasturi, Bhashyam. Intelligence Services: Analysis, Organisation and Functions. Lancer paper no. 6.  New Delhi and London: Lancer, 1995.

From publisher: "[F]ocuses on the background to the rise of intelligence services in modern India."


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