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Koran, Laura. "Sanctions Guru Tapped for CIA Job." CNN, 9 Jan. 2015. [http://www.cnn.com]

President Barack Obama announced on 9 January 2015 "that he will appoint David Cohen, the man behind the administration's international sanctions policy, as Deputy Director of the CIA." Cohen is Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the Treasury Department. See also, Greg Miller and Karen DeYoung, "David Cohen, Architect of Sanctions on Iran and Russia, Picked as CIA Deputy Director," Washington Post, 9 Jan. 2015.


Korany, Baghat, Paul Noble, and Rex Brynen, eds. The Many Faces of National Security in the Arab World. New York: St. Martin's, 1993.

Stempel, MISR/Supplement to ISQ 38, Supp. 1: The articles here are from a "group of superior scholars." The articles originated at a "November 1989 conference but have been updated." The book's "thesis is that ... security studies have to be expanded ... to take into account transnational issues." The authors are "generally working at analytical and conceptual levels." This book "belongs on every serious academic reading list about the region." It provides a "sophisticated level of generality."


Korb, Lawrence J. A New National Security Strategy in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Three Options Presented as Presidential Speeches. New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2003.

Ross, NWCR 57.3/4 (Summer-Autumn 2004), finds this to be an "admirably concise and sharply focused volume.... Korb masterfully translates" three alternative national-security policies "into full-blown presidential addresses to Congress and the nation. He also systematically and evenhandedly assesses the strengths, weaknesses, and political impact of each."


Korb, Lawrence J. "Our Overstuffed Armed Forces." Foreign Affairs 74, no. 6 (Nov.-Dec. 1995): 22-34.

Korb views projected military spending levels as excessive to American needs. He rejects the validity of the three main arguments for maintaining levels beyond the Pentagon's requests -- the two-war assumption, the readiness issue, and underfunding of agreed-upon programs. Korb argues that the reasons driving a high level of defense spending are political, not military, in nature. He proposes a total force of 2 million (1.3 active and 700,000 reserves), with 15 ground divisions, 9 carrier battle groups with 300 ships, 20 tactical air wings, 150 bombers, 1,000 strategic nuclear weapons, and expenditures of $220-225 billion a year. This compares to the Clinton defense program of 2.5 million (1.5 million active and 1 million reserves), with 19 ground divisions, 12 carrier battle groups with 346 ships, 20 air wings, 184 bombers, 3,500 nuclear weapons, and expenditures of $260 billion a year.


Korb, Lawrence J. "Soldiers Should Not Be Spying." New York Times, 21 Aug. 2002, A17.


Korbonski, Stefan. "The True Story of Enigma -- The German Code Machine in World War II." East European Quarterly 11 (Summer 1977): 227-234.

Sexton notes that by focusing on "the pioneering Polish contribution to the solution of ENIGMA," this article "[s]eeks to correct the impression that ULTRA was primarily an Anglo-American achievement."


Korean Overseas Information Service. Massacre in the Sky: The Soviet Downing of a KAL Passenger Plane. Seoul, Korea: Korean Overseas Information Service, [1983].


Koren, Henry L.T., Jr. "Congress Wades into Special Operations." Parameters 18 (Dec. 1988): 62-74.


Kornbluh, Peter.

Kornblum, Allan N. The Counterintelligence Game. 2 vols. Washington, DC: Defense Intelligence College, 1993.


Kornblum, Allan N. Intelligence and the Law: Cases and Materials. 6 vols. Washington, DC: Defense Intelligence College, 1993.

Vol. I: Legal Framework for Intelligence, Legal Authorities for Intelligence, Domestic Security, Search and Seizure, Electronic Surveillance.

Vol. II: Protecting Intelligence Sources and Methods, Unauthorized Disclosures, International Terrorism, Technology Transfer.

Vol. III: Prosecuting Intelligence Cases, The Roles of Congress in Intelligence, Government and Personal Liability, Comparative Intelligence Law.

Vol. IV: Legal Framework for Intelligence, Legal Authorities for Intelligence, Domestic Security, Search and Seizure, Electronic Surveillance, Protecting Intelligence Sources and Methods, Unauthorized Disclosures.


Kornblum, Allan N. Prosecuting Terrorism Abroad: The Case of the Achille Lauro. Washington, DC: Defense Intelligence College, 1993.


Kornblut, Anne E. "Counterterror Adviser John Brennan: A Forceful Voice on Obama's Security Team." Washington Post, 6 Jun. 2010, A4. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"[A]fter being forced to withdraw from consideration for CIA director in 2008," John O. Brennan "has transformed his role into that of the president's closest intelligence adviser." The President's nominee as DNI, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper Jr., will need to "develop a strong relationship" with Brennan.

[DNI/10; Terrorism/10]

Kornblut, Anne E. "New Unit to Question Key Terror Suspects: Move Shifts Interrogation Oversight From the CIA to the White House." Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2009, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

Senior administration officials said on 23 August 2009 that "President Obama has approved the creation of an elite team of interrogators to question key terrorism suspects." The unit, named the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) is comprised of "experts from several intelligence and law enforcement agencies." It "will be housed at the FBI but will be overseen by the National Security Council -- shifting the center of gravity away from the CIA and giving the White House direct oversight.... The director of the HIG is expected to come from the FBI, and the deputy will be selected from one of the intelligence agencies."


Korostovets, Vladimir. "The Black Cabinet." Contemporary Review 167, no. 3 (1945): 162-165.

Russian codebreaking. See also Andrew and Neilson, "Tsarist Codebreakers," I&NS 1.1 (1986), 7-12.


Korotchenko, Igor. "Special Services: GRU Steps Up Operations in Western Europe." Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press 47, no. 40 (1 Nov. 1995): 26.


Kosakowski, Leonard S. [Maj.] "Colonel Friedman: The Man Who Broke Purple." Military Review 73 (Apr. 1993): 74-77.


Koskinas, Gianni [MAJ/USAF] "Desert One and Air Force Special Operations Command: A 25-Year Retrospective." Air & Space Power Journal 19, no. 1 (Spring 2005). [http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil]

"After the Vietnam War, the Air Force's special operations forces (AFSOF) had deteriorated so much that they could not respond to a situation in Iran.... We see significant differences in AFSOF units before and after Desert One. Veterans of that mission argue that before 1980, almost no one considered SOF missions integrated joint operations. After the rescue attempt, air commandos developed the modern notion of a joint SOF unit focused on counterterrorism.... The Desert One model has served the SOF community well for the past two decades, but 9/11 should change AFSOC [Air Force Special Operations Command] from a platform-based, single-model force to a capabilities-based force."

[GenPostwar/80s/Iran; MI/AF/SpecOps; MI/SpecOps/00s]

Koster, John. Operation SNOW: How A Soviet Mole in FDR's White House Triggered Pearl Harbor. Washington, DC: Regnery, 2012.

Peake, Studies 57.2 (Jun. 2013), gives this work more space/time than it deserves. He concludes that before this work "can be accepted as serious history it requires serious documentation. Case not made."


Kostin, Sergei, and Eric Raynaud. Tr., Catherine Cauvin-Higgins. FAREWELL: The Greatest Spy Story of the Twentieth Century. Las Vegas, NV: AmazonCrossing, 2011.

According to Peake, Studies 56.2 (Jun. 2012) and Intelligencer 19.2 (Summer-Fall 2012), this is the story of Vladimir Vetrov, a KGB officer who offered his services to the French DST in February 1981. He was arrested for murder a year later, and executed for espionage in 1985. It "is an incredible tale of espionage with many unexpected twists, turns, and unusual tradecraft elements. Whether it is 'the greatest spy story of the century' is open to question. But it is a very interesting case and well worth reading."

[France/PostWWII; Russia/45-89]

Kostov, Vladimir. The Bulgarian Umbrella: The Soviet Direction and Operations of the Bulgarian Secret Service in Europe. New York: St. Martin's, 1988.

See Richard H. Cummings, "Kill the Judas: The Murder Attempt on Vladimir Kostov, August 1978," Intelligencer 20.1 (Spring-Summer 2013): 33-38.


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