Katz, Barry M. "The Criticism of Army: The Frankfurt School Goes to War." Journal of Modern History 59 (Sep. 1987): 439-78.

http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/RefBibs/intell/ww2/oss.htm: "Marxists Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer prepared studies for the central Eur[ope] Sec[tion], Research & Analysis, OSS."


Katz, Barry M. Foreign Intelligence: Research and Analysis in the Office of Strategic Services 1942-1945. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989.

Surveillant 1.1 sees this as the first history that focuses "on the European theater" of R&A. It "traces the careers of the key players and shows how their assessments shaped U.S. policy both during and after the war and how these scholars laid the foundation of modern intelligence analysis."

For McKenney, IJI&C 4.2, this is "an extraordinary book [that] closes an important gap in the intelligence literature about the OSS." Katz concludes that "the overall contribution of R&A Branch to winning the war was not large," but its "legacy has been influential." Smith, I&NS 6.2, finds the book to be "clearly presented ... and ... well-written." The focus is more on the effect of the wartime experience on a number of "pacesetting scholars," than on wartime intelligence activities.


Katz, Friedrich. The Secret War in Mexico: Europe, the United States, and the Mexican Revolution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981. 1984 [pb]

From publisher: This book "is far more than a diplomatic history of the 1910-1920 era. It is a penetrating analysis of the social basis and leadership of the Mexican Revolution, woven into the story of how Mexican factions used and were used by Europeans and North Americans in the period immediately preceding and during the First World War."

[LA/Mexico; WWI/Zimmerman]

Katz, Jonathan I. "Deception and Denial in Iraq: The Intelligent Adversary Corollary." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 19, no. 4 (Winter 2006-2007): 577-585.

This is an insightful and easy to read take on warning intelligence. "[M]aking useful predictions about the acts of an adversary on the basis of public information is not possible.... [E]ven secret information (such as that obtained by most technical means of surveillance) isn't very useful if an adversary considers the possibility that it might be obtained, for it will take that possibility into account in its planning and operations.... Only secret information that the adversary does not imagine the other side might have ... can make it possible to anticipate, predict, or give advance warning of surprise attacks."


Katz, Robert. The Battle for Rome: The Germans, the Allies, the Partisans, and the Pope, September 1943-June 1944. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. 2004. [pb]

From Publishers Weekly (via Amazon.com): The author "presents a vivid, well-researched history of German-occupied Rome, from the fall of Mussolini in 1943 to the Allied Liberation 10 months later." In Katz's telling, Pope Pius XII "appears as a cold-hearted politico whose insistence on the Vatican's neutrality endangered thousands of lives in Rome." Pinck, OSS Society Newsletter (Spring 2007), sees this as a "well-crafted book," in which the author capitalizes on newly available sources.

[WWII/Eur/Italy & Vatican]

Katz, Samuel M. "Becoming an Operator (in the Royal Marines' Special Boat Service)." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 120, no. 3 (Mar. 1994), 83-87.


Katz, Samuel M. Global Counterstrike: International Counterterrorism. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publishing Group, 2004.

This book is targeted at ages 9-12.


Katz, Samuel M. Guards Without Frontiers: Israel's War Against Terrorism. London: Arms & Armour, 1990.

According to Surveillant 1.5, the author is an "Israeli military expert" who "examines Israel's counter-terrorist tactics." Guards Without Frontiers traces "the origins of Mossad and follows [its] agents on various assassination assignments." Charters, I&NS 7.2, finds little to like in this book, noting that it "falls on the borderline between hagiography and propaganda." The book is "lightly documented" and "riddled with inconsistencies.... There is nothing new here for the intelligence scholar, and much that might lead the novice astray."


Katz, Samuel M. Hunt for the Engineer: How Israeli Agents Tracked the Hamas Master Bomber. Collingdale, PA: Diane, 1999.

This is the story of the hunt by Israeli security forces for Yehiya Ayyash ("the Engineer") and his elimination by an exploding cell phone.


Katz, Samuel M. "Israeli Agents Live with the Enemy." Washington Times, 7 Oct. 2001. [http://www.washtimes.com]

"Israel's elite commando undercover squads, or 'Mista'arvim,' have been one of its most effective, albeit controversial, tools" in the effort to crush Hamas and the Islamic Jihad. Such "undercover units [have been] a staple of special operations since long before the Jewish state came into existence."


Katz, Samuel M. Israeli Special Forces. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 1993.


Katz, Samuel M. The Night Raiders: Israel's Naval Commandos at War. New York: Pocket, 1997.


Katz, Samuel M. Relentless Pursuit: The DSS and the Manhunt for the Al-Qaeda Terrorists. New York: Forge, 2002.

Peake, Studies 48.3 (2004), finds that the focus here is on the role of the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) "in the fight against terrorism and the hunt for Ramzi Yousef.... The seldom mentioned DSS agents have a difficult job, and Katz tells their story well."

[OtherAgencies/State; Terrorism/00s/Gen]

Katz, Samuel M. Soldier Spies: Israeli Military Intelligence. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1992. 1994. [pb]

A Choice, Jan. 1993, reviewer says Katz has produced a "critical history, warts and all." It is "journalistic with excellent documentation." To Rodman, IJI&C 6.3, this is a "useful, though flawed, introduction" to A'man. But it never "gets beyond simple storytelling." Surveillant 2.5, says the author reveals "the dangerous overconfidence" of A'man prior to the Yom Kippur War. Rich, FILS 12.3, calls the book "[s]uperlative in its details," adding that "it has information that can be found nowhere else." The author makes a "monumental if sometimes unacknowledged use of Israeli government sources." The reviewer concludes, however, that Presidio Press has produced "an Israeli firman"; thus, there is a "need for a certain wariness."

Katz, Samuel M. U.S. Counterstrike: American Counterterrorism. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publishing Group, 2004.

This book is targeted at ages 9-12.


Katz, Yaron. "Global Media Influence on the Operational Codes of Israel's Intelligence Services." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 19, no. 2 (Summer 2006): 316-334.

"[T]he new role of global media forced the [Israeli] government ... to change the guidelines for media coverage of national security affairs, inlcuding lifting the prohibition on publication of the identities of the heads of the [intelligence] services and details on their operations."


Katz, Ytzhak, and Ygal Vardi. "Strategies for Data Gathering and Evaluation in the Intelligence Community." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 5, no. 3 (Fall 1991): 313-328.


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