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Kisatsky, Deborah. "Voice of America and Iran, 1949-1953: US Liberal Developmentalism, Propaganda and the Cold War." Intelligence and National Security 14, no. 3 (Autumn 1999): 160-185.

This article traces the use by the Truman administration of the VOA's Farsi service in pursuit of the President's policy of "liberal developmentalism" with regard to Iran.


Kiser, Stephen [CAPT/USAF]. "Environmental Mission Recommendations for the U.S. Intelligence Community." Environmental Change & Security Project Report 7 (Summer 2001): 133-138.

From "Abstract": "This article gives a concrete list of simple yet effective ways in which U.S. intelligence satellites can significantly boost the country's emerging environmental security mission."


Kisevalter, George. See Clarence Ashley, CIA SpyMaster (Gretna, LA: Pelican, 2004).


Kislenko, Arne. "Guarding the Border: Intelligence and Law Enforcement in Canada's Immigration System." In The Oxford Handbook of National Secuity Intelligence, ed. Loch K. Johnson, 310-327. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.


Kissinger, Henry A. "Misreading the Iran Report: Why Spying and Policymaking Don't Mix." Washington Post, 13 Dec. 2007. []

"The executive branch and the intelligence community have gone through a rough period. The White House has been accused of politicizing intelligence; the intelligence community has been charged with promoting institutional policy biases. The Key Judgments document [of the NIE on Iran's nuclear program] accelerates that controversy.... Intelligence personnel need to return to their traditional anonymity. Policymakers and Congress should once again assume responsibility for their judgments without involving intelligence in their public justifications."

[CIA/00s/07; GenPostwar/Policy/00s]

Kitchen, Martin. "The German Invasion of Canada in the First World War." The International History Review 7, no. 2 (May 1985): 245-260.


Kitchen, Martin. "SOE's Man in Moscow." Intelligence and National Security 12, no. 3 (Jul. 1997): 95-109.

George A. Hill became SOE's man in Moscow following a joint -- and overly ambitious -- agreement between SOE and the NKVD on cooperation between the two entities. Some cooperation did occur, notably in SOE assistance to the dropping of Soviet agents into occupied Europe; but, in the end, the "mission achieved precious little.... The Soviet authorities had no desire to cooperate closely with the British, and the British were equally unenthusiastic.... Hill did as well as anyone could have done under the circumstances."


Kitfield, James. "Covert Counterattack." National Journal, 16 Sep. 2000, 2858-2865.

"[S]enior officials of the CIA, FBI, Defense Department, and National Security Council have worked quietly for more than a year to draft a plan [called "Counter-Intelligence 21" or CI-21] to broaden cross-agency cooperation to encompass virtually the government's entire national security apparatus."


Kitfield, James. "Looking for Trouble." National Journal, 18 May 1996, 1094-1098.

"Despite cutbacks and a rash of scandals, America's intelligence community is poised to assume an even more prominent role in U.S. national security ranks. Critics say the community ... is overdue for an overhaul."


Kitfield, James. "National Security: A Dramatic Makeover." National Journal, 16 Nov. 1996, 2480-2482.


Kitfield, James. "The Trouble with Iraq." National Journal, 28 Feb. 1998, 446-449.

Relations between the U.S. administration and the Iraqi opposition are marked by a "high level of recrimination and hesitancy." These attitudes are colored by the events leading up to Saddam Hussein's crushing of CIA-supported opposition groups in August 1996.


Kitson, Frank [General/Sir]. Low-Intensity Operations: Subversion, Insurgency and Peacekeeping. London: Faber & Faber, 1971. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole, 1971. London: Faber & Faber, 2011.

From publisher: Readers will find "stimulating and original suggestions about the tasks which confront the Army in the field of 'low intensity operations' and about the methods which should be used both to prepare for and execute them.' ... [T]his ground-breaking work is as pertinent now as it was when first published."


Kitson, Simon. "Arresting Nazi Spies in Vichy France (1940-42)." Intelligence and National Security 15, no. 1 (Spring 2000): 80-120.


Kitson, Simon.

1. Vichy et la chasse aux espions nazis, 1940-1942: complexities de la politique de collaboration. Paris: Éditions Autrement, Collection Mémoires no. 110, 2005.

Jackson, I&NS 20.3 (Sep. 2005), believes the author "has made an important contribution to the history of the Second World War, the social and political history of wartime France and the role and functioning of intelligence services.... [H]e demonstrates that, in many ways, the secret services were effective tools of [Vichy] government policy." This work may prove to be controversial in that there could be "considerable resistance to the view that there was a confluence of interests in many respects between Vichy policy and the work of the security services."

2. Tr., Catherine Tihanyi. The Hunt For Nazi Spies: Fighting Espionage in Vichy France. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Goulden, Washington Times, 24 Feb. 2008, and Intelligencer 16.1 (Spring 2008), says that the author tells a story that "is at once confusing and fascinating. The Vichy regime tracked down left wing resistants and supporters of Charles de Gaulle's Free French forces. It deported slave workers and Jews to Germany. Yet concurrently, it tracked down and arrested hundreds of German agents who sought to further undermine France militarily.... Kitson's book is a highly-recommended read for anyone interested in the intricacies of counterintelligence."

For Peake, Studies 52.3 (Sep. 2008) and Intelligencer 16.2 (Fall 2008), the author "has filled an unexpected gap in our knowledge and will cause historians to modify the standard image of French collaboration during WW II."


Kitts, Kenneth. "Commission Politics and National Security: Gerald Ford's Response to the CIA Controversy of 1975." Presidential Studies Quarterly 26, no. 4 (Fall 1996): 1081-1098.

The author argues that President Ford's appointment of a presidential commission to investigate allegations of abuse against the CIA was a break from the traditional use of such blue-ribbon panels.


Kitts, Kenneth. Presidential Commissions and National Security: The Politics of Damage Control. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2005.

Freedman, FA 85.3 (May-Jun. 2006), calls this a "neat and readable little book [that] describes and evaluates the use of blue-ribbon panels to defuse crises of confidence in the government's handling of national security." However, "it fails to provide international context" for its discussion or to"consider how these various scandals changed the terms of U.S. foreign policy."


Kiyonaga, Bina Cady. My Spy: Memoir of a CIA Wife. New York: Avon, 2000.

Bowman, CNN, 24 Mar. 2000, calls Kiyonaga a "gifted narrator, [who] could make even the most mundane existence sound fascinating.... Though the scope of this book is huge in its politics, its culture and its religion, its core is simple. 'My Spy' is a funny, beautiful and unique love story. It is a love letter to Joe Kiyonaga." []

For the Publishers Weekly, 6 Mar. 2000, reviewer, Kiyonaga's "unpretentious account ... elicits the reader's sympathy with its witty portrayal of a 'mixed' couple facing bigotry ... and its description of her lonely life as a mother of five, which unfolded on a need-to-know basis, with a tight-lipped husband always on guard.... The author's accounts of her husband's exploits is at times cavalier and occasionally insensitive."

Polgar, CIRA Newsletter, Fall 2000, finds this to be "a fascinating book which you will find difficult to put down." To Wiant, Studies 47.1, the author "makes a significant contribution to intelligence literature by sharing with us the awesome demands and extraordinary life of a case officer's wife living on the front lines of the Cold War." Vernon Loeb in his online column, "IntelligenCIA: The Spy's Wife," 24 Jul. 2000, carries a story about Mrs. Kiyonaga's book and her life with her husband.


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