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Kinsella, Anthony. "John Francis O'Reilly: The 'Flighty Boy' from Clare." History Ireland 14, no. 1 (Jan.-Feb. 2006): 36-41.

O'Reilly parachuted into Ireland in October 1943 as one of "the last of the motley band of fanatics, adventurers and misfits in the pay of Nazi Germany who landed in neutral Ireland as spies." Kinsella traces his limited activities as a Nazi collaborator.


Kinsman, Gary, Dieter Buse, and Mercedes Streedman, eds. Whose National Security? Canadian State Surveillance and the Creation of Enemies. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2000.

To Salter, JIH 3.1, this book "tackles the question of state surveillance almost exclusively from within the one-sided agenda of new-leftist civil libertarianism." This limits the "discussion to a simplistic opposition between security interventions ... and the 'resistance' of non-conformist and dissident groups.... The price paid for th[is] generalisation and superimposition ... is the complete inability to recognise that, during the twentieth century there was even a single example of the national security interests of the Canadian state being really threatened."


Kinsman, N. Richard. "Openness and the Future of the Clandestine Service." Studies in Intelligence 10 (Winter-Spring 2001): 55-61.

The author argues that "inappropriate applications of the concept" of openness will threaten the viability of the mission of the Clandestine Service and the CIA.


Kinzer, Stephen.

Kippenhahn, Rudolf. Tr., Ewald Osers. Code Breaking: A History and Explanation. Woodstock, NY: Overlook, 1999.

For Kahn, IJI&C 13.1, this "book, a collection of stories and elementary lessons about cryptology, lacks structure and is riddled with errors." Kruh, Cryptologia 24.1, cuts the author a bit more slack, noting that the book covers "a wide variety of topics with many interesting stories, including a few not widely known."


Kiras, James D. "Intelligence, Peacekeeping and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles." Peacekeeping and International Relations 24, no. 6 (Nov.-Dec. 1995).

[GenPostCW/Peacekeeping; Recon/UAVs/90s]

Kiras, James D. "Irregular Warfare: Terrorism and Insurgency." In Strategy in the Contemporary World, ed. John Baylis, et al., 163-191. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.


Kiras, James D. Special Operations and Strategy: From World War II to the War on Terrorism. New York and London: Routledge, 2006.

Lillerud, I&NS 24.6 (Dec. 2009), sees the author trying "to impose a level of academic rigour to break through some of the myths of special operations by placing them firmly in the realm of strategy." This work "is well researched and makes an important contribution to its very difficult subject." However, the use of examples from World War II "may be of limited analogy in today's counterinsurgency campaigns."

For Cassidy, Parameters 36.4 (Winter 2009-2010), the author's "ideas regarding the use of special operations forces for strategic attrition are salient in the context of the precise and persistent elimination of enemy leadership infrastructure." To Vest, Air and Space Power Journal 24.4 (Winter 2010), the author "provides a valid and thorough overview of special operations strategies. His theories are sound, and their foundations solid.... Readers looking for a well-written, in-depth treatment of special operations in both past and future conflicts should add this book to their library."


Kiriakou, John, with Michael Ruby. The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror. New York: Bantam, 2009.

For Stein, Bookforum (Feb.-Mar. 2010), it is "disconcerting to read Kiriakou's memoir and find that he really has nothing to add to our understanding of the momentous events that riled the spy agency during his time there." This "heavily scrubbed memoir is chock-full of quotidian details about assignments, promotions, divorce, remarriage, and the challenges of sharing child custody while serving undercover abroad. It's a memoir as mundane as an insurance investigator's."

Wippl, IJI&C 23.4 (Winter 2010-2011), notes that the author "was a middle-level officer, who left the NCS [National Clandestine Service] after fifteen years.... His descriptions of events and people have an immediacy often unfiltered by experience or maturity." The reviewer argues that Kiriakou fails in his attempt to deal with the issue of torture. Although he "condemns torture, he condemns no one who tolerated it." To Peake, Studies 54.4 (Dec. 2010), and Intelligencer 18.2 (Winter-Spring 2011), the author "gives a realistic picture of the challenges and opportunities" a prospctive intelligence officer "can expect with the right skills and motivation."


Kirkland, Michael. "[U.S. Supreme] Court Looks at CIA Shooter Case." United Press International, 31 May 1999.

In a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, "Mir Amal Kasi asks the justices to hear argument next term on whether his .. capture by FBI agents in Pakistan and his forced return to the United States constitutes an 'unreasonable seizure' banned by the Fourth Amendment." Virginia authorities have until 9 June 1999 to respond to the petition.


Kirkland, Robert O. "Colonel Edward Fox and the 1964 Bolivian Coup." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 18, no. 3 (Fall 2005): 473-482.

The author concludes that "documents and interviews show clearly that neither [U.S. Air Force Attaché Edward] Fox nor the Embassy were involved in the overthrow" of Bolivian President Victor Paz by Gen. René Barrientos in November 1964.

[LA/Bolivia; MI/Attaches/Postwar]

Kirkpatrick, Lyman.

Kirkwood, Cort. "Our Friendly Neighborhood Colony of Spies." Cryptolog 15, no. 1 (Jan. 1994): 1, 8-9, 18.

Kirschner, Don S. Cold War Exile: The Unclosed Case of Maurice Halperin. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1995.

Clark comment: Accused by Elizabeth Bentley of passing OSS secrets to the Soviets during World War II, Maurice Halperin fled to Mexico, Moscow, Cuba, and eventually Vancouver. That he was a spy for the Soviet Union not a scapegoat during the peak of the McCarthy era seems well established.

Surveillant 4.4/5 calls this book "a sympathetic historical analysis of a dyed-in-the-wool leftist." Peake, "OSS and the Venona Decrypts," I&NS 12.3 (Jul. 1997), 25-26, links Halperin to two cypytonyms in the Venona traffic -- "Hare" and, later, "Stowaway" -- but acknowledges that "there is no way to positively identify him as 'Hare' working solely from the messages released." See Haynes, Klehr, and Vassiliev, Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America (2009), pp. 312-314, for a clear connection of Halperin to the cypytonym "Hare."

[SpyCases/U.S./Other; WWII/OSS/Security]

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