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Knabe, Hubertus. Die unterwanderte Republik Stasi im Westen [The Infiltrated Republic: The Stasi in the West]. Berlin: PropylaenVerlag, 1999.

According to Fischer, CIRA Newsletter 25.1, this work shows how "the Stasi ... thoroughly penetrated West Germany..., recruiting its citizens, subverting its institutions, and shaping its policies." The book constitutes an "impressive, if sometimes tedious, compilation of 'war stories' from the Cold War's trenches."


Knabe, Hubertus, et al. West-Arbeit des MfS: Das Zusammenspiel von «Auflärung» und «Abwehr» [The MfS's Operations in the West: The Interaction of "Intelligence" and "Counterintelligence"] 2d ed. Berlin: Ch. Links Verlag, 1999.

According to Fischer, Studies 46.2 (2002), this work presents "a comprehensive picture of the scope and magnitude of the Stasi's astounding penetration of the West, especially West Germany. Most of the book is devoted to HUMINT," but "[t]he Stasi's technical penetrations [are] even more shocking than its work with clandestine assets."


Knapp, Frank A., Jr. "Styles and Stereotypes in Intelligence Studies." Studies in Intelligence 8, no. 2 (Spring 1964): A1-A5.

The author argues against extreme uniformity of style and cliched language in intelligence products.


Knapp, Michael G., and Timothy B. Hendrickson. "Project Pathfinder: Breaking the Barriers to More Effective Intelligence Analysis." American Intelligence Journal 16, no. 2/3 (Autumn/Winter 1995): 47-49.

Knarr, William M. [COL/USA] "A Family of UAVs -- Providing Integrated, Responsive Support to the Commander at Every Echelon." Military Intelligence 24, no. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1998): 42- 48.


Knaus, John Kenneth. "Official Policies and Covert Programs: The U.S. State Department, the CIA, and the Tibetan Resistance." Journal of Cold War Studies 5, no. 3 (Summer 2003): 54–79.

The author dates active U.S. involvement in Tibetan affairs to March 1951, when the U.S. Ambassador to India advised the young Dalai Lama to leave his country and seek asylum abroad. By 1956, armed resistance against the Chinese occupation was underway. Covert support began modestly, with the training of six Tibetans to engage in intelligence collection. Air drops of arms began in 1958 and grew into "a massive effort." The Dalai Lama finally fled Tibet in 1959. He received subsidies from the U.S. government for the next 15 years. Support to the resistance (training and air drops) continued into the Kennedy administration. From 1962, "the command and control" of the Tibetan forces operating out of Nepal "was a combined U.S.-Indian-Tibetan responsibility." By 1974, "organized Tibetan resistance in the field was over."


Knaus, John Kenneth. Orphans of the Cold War: America and the Tibetan Struggle for Survival. New York: Public Affairs, 1999.

Mann, Los Angeles Times, 16 Jun. 1999, points out that the author is a former CIA operations officer "who for a time was in charge of the agency's covert operations in Tibet." According to Knaus, "the American officials who supported the Tibetans were motivated by idealism in the spirit of Woodrow Wilson.... And yet Knaus confesses in the end to his sense of 'guilt ... over our participation in these efforts, which cost others their lives, but which were the prime adventure of our own.'"

For Tovar, IJI&C 13.2, Orphans of the Cold War is "a comprehensive. well-researched, very readable -- indeed fascinating -- history that is not likely to be improved upon in the near future." Pye, FA 78.5 (Sep.-Oct. 1999), notes that the author's' "story makes it clear ... that the CIA did not attempt to stir up a rebellion but supported an essentially Tibetan initiative.... It also underscores the limited effectiveness of such covert operations."

Mirsky, NYTBR 18 Jul. 1999, calls this work a "depressing" and "fascinating book, all the bleaker because true.... Knaus says regrettably little about his own involvement with the guerrillas, relying instead on publicly available C.I.A. documents and on interviews with senior Government officials, former C.I.A. colleagues and Tibetans who survived the operation." To Mufson, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 1999, the author writes "a compelling account of the CIA efforts in the 1950s and 1960s to support Tibetan guerrillas -- and harass the Communist government in China.... Knaus ... writes well and with feeling for the Tibetans with whom he worked."

A reviewer in CIRA Newsletter 23.2 finds that Knaus "offers vivid portraits of those who fought for -- and against -- Tibetan independence... Orphans of the Cold War shows an American policy and staff motivated by idealism and pragmatism and Tibetans who had both their virtues and their faults."


Kneece, Jack. Family Treason: The Walker Spy Case. Briar Cliff Manor, NY: Stein & Day, 1986.

Kneitel, T. Guide to Embassy and Espionage Communications. Commack, NY: CRB Research, 1986. [Petersen]


Knight, Amy.

Knight, Frida. The French Resistance, 1940-1944. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1975.

In a review marred by decidedly class-struggle, pro-Soviet verbiage, Rothstein, Labour Monthly (Jun. 1976), notes that the author worked in the Resistance, was captured and imprisoned by the Nazis, escaped, and made her way to London where she worked in de Gaulle's headquarters.

[Women/WWII/Fr; WWII/Eur/Fr/Resistance]

Knight, Robert. "Life after SOE: Peter Wilkinson's Journey from the Clowder Mission to Waldheim." Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies 3, no. 1 (2009): 71-82. [Capet]


Knight, Sam. "Fallout Spreads from Russian Spy Death ." Times (London), 24 Nov. 2006. []

The fallout from the suspicious death in London of the former KGB agent and Kremlin critic, Alexander Litvinenko, has "reached the highest levels" of the British government, as the Cobra Cabinet emergency committee, "Britain's top ministers and security officials[,] met to discuss the case." Scotland Yard has confirmed that traces of polonium-210, a highly toxic radioactive substance, have been "found in Litvinenko's urine."

[Russia/00s/06; UK/PostCW/00s/06]

Knightley, Phillip. "The Cloak of Journalism Has 'Suited' Many Spies: Sunday Telegraph Editor Named an 'Asset' of Secret Intelligence Service in U.K." Toronto Star, 26 Dec. 1998. []

"Dominic Lawson, son of the former British chancellor Nigel Lawson, one-time editor of The Spectator and now editor of Conrad Black's Sunday Telegraph, was named an 'asset' of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) this month by Labour MP Brian Sedgemore. Sedgemore, under the protection of parliamentary privilege, was quoting the dissident former SIS officer Richard Tomlinson. Lawson and the British Foreign Office both denied the allegation."


Knightley, Phillip. A Hack's Progress. London: Jonathan Cape, 1997.

Clark comment: Knightley, of course, is not an intelligence officer but a journalist; however, he is a journalist who has written extensively about intelligence. Beyond that, as Peake, History 26.2, points out, Knightley has also been involved in three lawsuits involving his writings on intelligence. It is not necessary to agree with Knightley's decidedly jaundiced views on intelligence to conclude that in his memoirs he, in Peake's words, "tells his story well and provides ample material for a reasoned judgment."


Knightley, Phillip. Philby: The Life and Views of the KGB Masterspy. London: Deutsch, 1988. The Master Spy: The Story of Kim Philby. New York: Knopf, 1988.

Knightley, Phillip. The Second Oldest Profession: The Spy as Bureaucrat, Patriot, Fantasist, and Whore. London: Andre Deutsch, 1986. The Second Oldest Profession. New York: Norton, 1987. The Second Oldest Profession: Spies and Spying in the Twentieth Century. New York: Penguin, 1988. [pb]

Valcourt, IJI&C 1.4, notes that "the specialized press ... has been strongly critical" of this work. The author has made "selective use of incomplete information to create a distorted picture of the intelligence profession." This is "a major work of semi-fiction masquerading as non-fiction." Sexton is kinder, calling Knightley's book a "[r]eadable and stimulating history of the British, American, Russian and German intelligence services since 1909."


Knightley, Phillip, and Caroline Kennedy. An Affair of State: The Profumo Case and the Framing of Stephen Ward. New York: Atheneum, 1987.

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