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Kesaris, Paul, ed. The Rote Kapelle: The CIA's History of Scouting Intelligence. Lanham, MD: University Publications of America, 1979. The Rote Kapelle: The CIA's History of Soviet Intelligence and Espionage Networks in Western Europe, 1936-1945. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1979.

See U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Counterintelligence Staff, The Rote Kapelle: The CIA's History of Soviet Intelligence and Espionage Networks in Western Europe, 1936-1945 (Washington, DC: University Publications of America, 1979).


Kesaris, Paul. ULTRA. Lanham, MD: University Publications of America, 1980. [Chambers]


Kesaris, Paul, and David Wallace, eds. The MAGIC Documents: Summaries and Transcripts of the Top-Secret Diplomatic Communications of Japan, 1938-1945. Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1982.

This is a subject and name index to the MAGIC documents held at the U.S. National Archives.


Keshen, Jeff. "Cloak and Dagger: Canada West's Secret Police, 1864-1867." Ontario History 74, no. 4 (Dec. 1987): 353-387.


Kessel, Joseph. Army of Shadows. Tr., Haakon Chevalier. London: Cresset, 1944. New York: Knopf, 1944.

This part autobiographical, part fictional story of the French Resistance was adapted into the 1969 movie L'armée des ombres, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville.


Kessler, Glenn. "Negroponte to Leave Job to Be State Dept. Deputy." Washington Post, 4 Jan. 2007, A11. []

Government officials said on 3 January 2007 that John D. Negroponte will leave his post as DNI and move to the State Department as deputy to Condoleezza Rice. See also, Mark Mazzetti, "Intelligence Chief Is Shifted to Deputy State Dept. Post," New York Times, 4 Jan. 2007.


Kessler, Glenn, and Dana Priest. "Iraq Data Not Old, Bush Aides Insist." Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2003, A15. []

On 28 September 2003, "President Bush's senior foreign-policy advisers ... disputed assertions by the leaders of the House intelligence committee that the administration waged war against Iraq based largely on information about Iraq's weapons programs that was five years old, when U.N. inspectors left the country."


Kessler, Lauren. Clever Girl: Elizabeth Bentley, the Spy Who Ushered in the McCarthy Era. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.

Peake, Studies 48.1, says the author "tells the Bentley story with an easy reading style adding many well-documented personal details about her life that had escaped public attention." For Wilson, I&NS 19.4 (Winter 2004), this work was "clearly written with non-academic readers in mind." The author's "writing style is energetic and vivid, even sensationalistic in places." Kessler "frequently indulges in sheer speculation about Bentley's thoughts and emotions." In addition, "Clever Girl is frustratingly documented" and overreliant on Bentley's Out of Bondage. The reviewer recommends Olmsted's Red Spy Queen as the better book.


Kessler, Leo [pseud., Charles Whiting]. Betrayal at Venlo: The Secret Story of Appeasement and Treachery, 1935-1945. London: Leo Cooper, 1991.

Kessler, Leo [pseud., Charles Whiting]. Kommando: Hitler's Special Forces. London: Pen & Sword Paperback, 1997.

Horn, Parameters, Summer 1998, says that this book's "fast-moving, riveting text reads like fiction and yields a captivating glimpse of Hitler's Secret Service." One of the themes of Kessler's work is "the rivalry between the Abwehr and the parallel Secret Service apparatus of Himmler's SS organization. The struggle provides an interesting insight into the political intrigue of the period; it also portrays the depth of the anti-Hitler movement within the Abwehr." Kommando has "a glaring weakness: none of the exploits recorded in the book are substantiated.... Despite its riveting and detailed text, however, the lack of documentation and references limits its value."

[WWII/Eur/Ger/Gen & Res]

Kessler, Pamela. Undercover Washington: Touring the Sites Where Famous Spies Lived, Worked, and Loved. McLean, VA: EPM Publications, Inc., 1992.

FILS 11.2 describes this as a "whimsical guide to some 60 sites ... where 'spies' lived, lunched, and rendezvoused." Surveillant 2.4 calls it a "splendid guide to one of the spy capitals of the world."


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Kessler, Ronald - J - Z

Kesteloot, André. "Why Did Lafayette Come to America?" Intelligencer 11, no. 2 (Winter 2000): 17-22.

The author proposes that Lafayette came to America "as a willing but unwitting player in an intrigue woven by Comte Charles de Broglie, [footnote omitted] the former head of the French Royal Secret Intelligence Service who was seized with the idea of taking the place of George Washington if the latter failed to lead the Americans to victory over the British, and in the general context of French-British hostility."


Kettell, Steven. "Who's Afraid of Saddam Hussein? Re-examining the 'September Dossier' Affair." Contemporary British History 22, no. 3 (2008): 407-426.


Kettl, Donald F., ed. The Department of Homeland Security's First Year: A Report Card. New York: Century Foundation, 2004.


Kettle, Michael. Sidney Reilly: The True Story. New York: St. Martin's, 1983. London: Corgi, 1983. [pb]

Keunings, Luc. "The Secret Police in Nineteenth-Century Belgium." Intelligence and National Security 4, no. 1 (Jan. 1989): 59-85.

"[W]hile there was an active secret police in Brussels, it was by no means the only strategy employed by the middle and upper classes to protect their society. In Belgium the state used other types of control ... far more than police repression to preserve order during the nineteenth century."


Kevorkov, Vyacheslav. Tayniy Kanal [Secret Channel]. Moscow: "Geya," 1997. Keworkow, Wjatcheslaw. Der geheime Kanal: Moskau, der KGB und die Bonner Ostpolitik. Berlin: Rowohlt, 1995.

Gordievsky, I&NS 14.1, notes that this work by a former KGB general focuses on "how the KGB ... set up and maintained throughout the 1970s a secret channel, or back channel, with the West German leaders Willy Brandt and Helmut Schmidt.... The author hides more than he reveals..., does not use documents, avoids concrete detail and sometimes even exact dates. However he sheds some light on murky and hitherto secret important aspects of European politics in the period between 1969 and 1983."

[Germany/West; Russia/To89]

Keyes, Harold C. Tales of the Secret Service. Cleveland, OH: Britton-Gardner, 1927.

Wilcox: "Dated but interesting account of spies and spying."

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