Kee - Kek

Keefe, Patrick Radden. Chatter: Dispatches From the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping. New York: Random House, 2005.

Bamford, Washington Post, 20 Feb, 2005, finds that the author "does a wonderful job of exploring ... the role of ... signals intelligence..., in the post-Cold War world.... Keefe's style alternates from breezy to academic." To Kruh, Cryptologia 29.3 (Jul. 2005), this is "a bold and distinctive book, part detective story, part travelogue, part essay on paranoia and secrecy in the digital age." The author is "an excellent writer," and has produced "a book that is important and also enjoyable."

For Grimes, NYT, 2 Mar. 2005, Chatter is "a beginner's guide to the world of electronic espionage and the work of the National Security Agency." The author "writes, crisply and entertainingly, as an interested private citizen rather than an expert." The work is "filled with anecdotes, colorful quotes and arresting statistics." To Kahn, Intelligencer 17.1 (Winter-Spring 2009), this is a "well-written survey of government and private eavesdropping."

Powers, NYRB 52.8 (12 May 2005), says that this work "contains a lot of information" about the "names of bases and organizations, descriptions of technologies used for collecting information, [and] a sketchy outline history of the Anglophone alliance beginning in 1946 with the original British and American agreement." Although Chatter "is written with fluid grace and disciplined structure, in truth it does not add much hard new information."


Keegan, John.

Keeler, Christine. Christine Keeler: The Truth at Last. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 2001.

From publisher: "Christine Keeler was the woman at the centre of the Profumo scandal in the 1960s, which led to the downfall of Harold Macmillan's government."


Keen, John. Harold "Doc" Keen and the Bletchley Park BOMBE. Cleobury Mortimer: M&M Baldwin, 2003.


Keene, Jennifer D. "Uneasy Alliances: French Military Intelligence and the American Army during the First World War." Intelligence and National Security 13, no. 1 (Spring 1998): 18-36.

From abstract: "During the First World War, French liaison officers ... provided valuable intelligence about the American army to French military authorities.... Non-adversarial spying on the Americans improved the French military's ability to understand and work with their ally."

[France/WWI; WWI/U.S.][c]

Kees, Terry. "Advanced Information Processing and Analysis." American Intelligence Journal 13, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 53-58.

The author is Deputy Director, Office of Research and Development, CIA.


Kehm, Harold D. "Notes on Some Aspects of Intelligence Estimates." Studies in Intelligence 1, no. 2 (Winter 1956): 19-37.

Both the intelligence officer and the military commander or policymaker "are in the estimating business."


Kehoe, Mark T. "Senate Armed Services Offers Own Agency Revamp Plan." Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, Jun. 1996, 1609.


Kehoe, Mark T. "Brown Commission Shies Away from Radical Suggestions." Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, 2 Mar. 1996, 567.

Kehoe, Robert R. "1944: An Allied Team with the French Resistance." Studies in Intelligence (Winter 1998-1999): 15-50.

This is the author's memoir of service as a radioman with "Jed Team Frederick." He covers the training received both in the United States and England, preparations for the drop into France, and activities after the team's insertion into Brittany on 9 June 1944.


Keiger, J.F.V. "'Perfidious Albion?' French Perceptions of Britain as an Ally after the First World War." Intelligence and National Security 13, no. 1 (Spring 1998): 37-52.

Abstract: "[A]ttempts in 1919 and 1921 to convert Franco-British friendship into a formal alliance laid bare the thought processes and mentalities of French decision-makers and their seeming inability to assess Britain accurately as a potential ally."


Keim, C. Adamitis ["Addi"]. "The Missing Link: Adda Bozeman on U.S. Strategic Intelligence," Intelligencer 13, no. 2 (Winter-Spring 2003): 37-44.

This essay explicates in a brief and readable fashion Dr. Bozeman's critique of the failure of Western intelligence to "understand 'others' in the world environment on their own terms."


Keiswetter, Allen L. "The Middle East: Teaching Intelligence Concepts and Issues." Defense Intelligence Journal 16, no. 2 (2007): 105-119.


Keith, Thomas H. [MCHF/USN (Ret.)], and J. Terry Riebling. SEAL Warrior: Death in the Dark--Vietnam, 1968-1972. New York: Thomas Dunne, 2009.

Burnham, Proceedings 135.12 (Dec. 2009), notes that this work "is neither autobiography nor sweeping historical essay.... It focuses on Keith's three deployments ... in South Vietnam's Mekong Delta." The book "is a solid read," but it "is not perfect. Though it flows well..., he refers to too few outside events to give the reader context or a sense of what was happening in the combat theater. The lack of dates and maps eventually becomes confusing."

[MI/Navy/SpecOps; Vietnam/Gen]

Return to K Table of Contents

Return to Alphabetical Table of Contents