Kelly, Francis John [COL/USA].

1. Vietnam Studies: U.S. Army Special Forces, 1961-1971. CMH Publication 90-23. Washington, DC: Department of the Army, 1989 (first printed, 1973). Available at:

2. The Green Berets in Vietnam, 1961-71. McLean, VA: Brassey's, 1991. [reissue]

Kelly, John Joseph. "Intelligence and Counterintelligence in German Prisoner of War Camps in Canada during World War II." Dalhousie Review 58, no. 2 (Summer 1978): 285-294.


Kelly, Joseph B. "Assassination in Wartime." Military Law Review 30 (Oct. 1965): 101-111.


Kelly, Mary Louise. "White House Releases Portion of Security Report." NPR, 27 Sep. 2006. []

On 26 September 2006, the White House declassified the "Key Judgments" of the NIE entitled "Trends in Global Terrorism: Implications for the United States."

Text of the "Key Judgments" is available at:


Kelly, Orr. Brave Men -- Dark Waters: The Untold Story of the Navy SEALs. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1992. New York: Pocket, 2003. [pb]

Surveillant 2.6 identifies Kelly as a veteran defense correspondent who has worked for the Washington Star and U.S. News and World Report. Among other things, this work discusses the Marchinko case (see Marchinko and Wiseman, Rogue Warrior) and looks at the past and possible future mission of the SEALs.

According to Yang, FILS 12.5, this work "highlights several intelligence facets of the SEAL story." They "would gather their own intelligence and then act on it.... '[T]he SEALs found they were able to penetrate deep into VC sanctuaries where more conventional forces didn't know enough, or didn't dare, to go.' (p. 136) This ability was tapped" by the CIA, which used "the SEALs special talents through the Provincial Reconnaissance Unit and the Phoenix/Phung Hoang Programs." The book has an "unmistakable air of authenticity." While it "cannot be considered definitive," it is "better than anything else that examines SEAL history before and since the Vietnam War."

[MI/Navy/90s; MI/Navy/SpecOps; SpecOps/Gen]

Kelly, Orr. From a Dark Sky: The Story of U.S. Air Force Special Operations. Collingdale, PA: Diane, 1996. New York: Pocket, 1997. [pb]

A Library Journal review (via says that "Kelly's narrative is lively, and his mix of broad overview and personal experience makes for smooth reading."

[MI/AF/SpecOps & SpecOps/Gen]

Kelly, Orr. Never Fight Fair! Navy SEALS' Stories of Combat and Adventure. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1995. Never Fight Fair! Inside the Legendary U.S. Navy Seals. New York: Pocket, 1996. [pb]

This book is primarily interviews/oral history with former (and some active) Navy SEALS.

[MI/Navy/90s; MI/Navy/SpecOps; SpecOps/Gen]

Kelly, Ross S. Special Operations and National Purpose. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1989. [Gibish]


Kelly, Saul. Cold War in the Desert: Britain, the United States and the Italian Colonies, 1945-52. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000.


Kelly, Saul. The Hunt for Zerzura: The Lost Oasis and the Desert War. London: John Murray, 2002. The Lost Oasis: The Desert War and the Hunt for Zerzura. New York: Westview, 2003. 2004. [pb]

Leber, Booklist (quoted on, notes that with the coming of war in 1939, "Englishman Ralph Bagnold, the greatest desert explorer, formed the Long Range Desert Group of patrols that gathered intelligence and generally bedeviled Italian and German troops, while Hungarian Count Ladislaus Almasy ... led the German equivalent of the LRDG, with less success." The author "has provided an impressively researched, heavily fact-laden account that could profit from more overview and analysis."


Kelly, Saul. "Room 47: The Persian Prelude to the Zimmermann Telegram." Cryptologia 37, no. 1 (2013): 11-50/

From Abstract: "During the First World War, Persia was the scene of early British cryptanalytical successes against German diplomatic codes and ciphers under the auspices of Room 47.... It is the contention of this article, based on newly discovered archival material, that there is a strong, and previously undetected link with the Zimmermann Telegram."


Kelly, Saul. "A Succession of Crises: SOE in the Middle East, 1940-45." Intelligence and National Security 20, no 1 (Mar. 2005): 121-146. And in The Politics and Strategy of Clandestine War: Special Operations Executive, 1940-1946, ed. Neville Wylie, 130-153. London: Routledge, 2007.

The focus here is on "SOE's operations in the geographic region" of the Middle East, rather than coverage of the full slate of SOE Middle East's responsibilities, which included the Balkans. SOE "never managed to overcome the endemic suspicion by British military, political and diplomatic officials of its activities." Nevertheless, "SOE could claim some successes in the Middle East."

[UK/WWII/Services/SOE/I&NS & Gen; UK/WWII/ME]

Kelly, Saul, and Anthony Gorst, eds. Whitehall and the Suez Crisis. London: Frank Cass, 2000.

Reynolds, Journal of Cold War Studies 4.1 (2002), notes that "[t]he essays were earlier published as a special issue of the journal Contemporary British History" 13.2 (Summer 1999). This "valuable collection of essays, based on a fortieth-anniversary conference held in 1996, is the first to explore in detail how the Whitehall machine actually functioned during the Suez crisis.... The contributions are generally of high quality."


Kelly, Sean. America's Tyrant: The CIA and Mobutu of Zaire: How the United States Put Mobutu in Power, Protected Him from His Enemies, Helped Him Become One of the Richest Men in the World, and Lived to Regret It. Washington, DC: American University Press, 1993.

From advertisement: Kelly was an "Associated Press correspondent in Namibia and a former Voice of America correspondent in Africa." Gerhart, FA 73.5 (Sep.-Oct. 1994), calls America's Tyrant a "lively book..., drawing on interview material and unpublished documents in the presidential libraries." But it does not contain much new material. "Mobuto ... remains shadowy as a personality."


Kelly, Stephen D. "Neglect and Trendiness." Defense Intelligence Journal 4, no. 1 (Spring 1995): 91-97.

Kelly, The Hon. William. The Report of the Senate Special Committee on Terrorism and the Public Safety. Ottawa: Ministry of Supply and Services, 1987.


Kelly, William, and Nora Kelly. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police: A Century of History, 1873-1973. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1973.


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