Lak - Lamb


[Lake, Anthony.] "Excerpts from the Announcement on the Cabinet." New York Times, 6 Dec, 1996, A14.

Excerpts from 5 December 1996 news conference at which President Clinton introduced new Cabinet appointees, including Anthony Lake to be DCI.


[Lake, Anthony.] "Excerpts from a Sharply Worded Letter of Withdrawal." New York Times, 18 Mar. 1997, A12 (N).

This is text of Anthony Lake's 17 March 1997 letter to President Clinton, withdrawing his nomination to be DCI. Lake's position can be summed up in the following quote: "Washington has gone haywire." See also, Tim Weiner, "Lake Pulls Out as Nominee for C.I.A., Assailing Hearing as Endless Political Circus," New York Times, 18 Mar. 1997, A1, A12 (N).


Lake, Eli. " Petraeus to Open Intel Training Center." Washington Times, 24 Aug. 2009. []

Gen. David Petraeus is establishing Central Command's own intelligence organization, the Center for Afghanistan Pakistan Excellence. The center "will train military officers, covert agents and analysts who agree to focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan for up to a decade." It will be headed by "Derek Harvey, a retired colonel in the Defense Intelligence Agency.... Harvey said the center would focus on integrating all sources of information to develop strategic products for both war fighters and decision makers in Afghanistan and Pakistan." He believes that too much reliance is placed "on intelligence sources and ... what is coming from provincial reconstruction teams, civil-affairs officers, commanders and operators on the ground" is not being fully integrated. Harvey "dismissed claims" that the CIA had been "cut out of the loop," noting that "the CIA had detailed many analysts to support his new center."

[CIA/00s/09; MI/Ops/00s/Afgh/09]

Lakely, James G. "Official Rebuts Story of Iraq Intelligence Shortcomings." Washington Times, 7 Jun. 2003. []

Emerging from a classified intelligence briefing to the Senate Armed Services Committee on 6 June 2003, DIA Director Adm. Lowell Jacoby "said earlier press reports suggesting the United States had no reliable evidence of Iraq's chemical and biological weapons program were wrong and based on a 'single sentence' in a DIA report that 'was not intended to ... [ellipses in original] summarize the program.'"

[MI/DIA & Ops/Iraq/03]

Lakos, Amos.

1. International Terrorism: A Bibliography. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1986.

Surveillant 2.5 says that Lakos covers "5,622 items published from 1965 to mid-1980s."

2. Terrorism, 1980-1990: A Bibliography. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1992.

Surveillant 2.5: This work contains "5,890 entries with some overlap and repetition of those titles in the earlier bibliography which appeared in 1980 to 1985.... This is considered one of the best terrorism bibliographies."


Lallemand, Alain. "London Helps Washington Spy on Europe." Le Soir (Brussels), 27 Jan. 2000. []

In February 2000, the Commission of public freedoms of the European Parliament will receive an "extremely technical" report that makes "clear that 'Echelon' is no longer a fantasy."


Lamanna, Lawrence J. "Documenting the Differences Between American and British Intelligence Reports." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 20, no. 4 (Winter 2007): 602-628. Also, in Strategic Intelligence, 5 vols, ed. Loch K. Johnson. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006.

A comparison of released British and American documents relating to the prewar intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction "reveals significant differences between British and American approaches to intelligence concepts, structures, methods, purposes, and philosophies."

[Analysis/Gen; UK/PostCW/Gen]

Lamb, Christopher J.

Lamb, Yvonne Shinhoster. "Spy Ryszard Kuklinski Dies; Pole Aided CIA in Cold War." Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2004, B6. []

"Col. Ryszard Kuklinski, a Polish Cold War spy who has been hailed as a hero and denounced as a traitor for leaking confidential plans relating to the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact alliance to the CIA, died Feb. 10 in Tampa after a stroke. He was 73.... Kuklinski fled to the United States with his family in 1981." DCI George J. Tenet said that "the information that Col. Kuklinski provided assisted the CIA in making critical national security decisions and helped keep the Cold War from escalating."


Lamberson, Eric L. "ARISCs: Regional RC [Reserve Component] Intelligence Training Centers." Military Intelligence 25, no. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1999): 7-10.


Lamberson, Eric L. "The Tactical Analysis Team." Military Intelligence 21, no. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995): 12-17.

Lambert, John W., and Norman Polmar. Defenseless: Command Failure at Pearl Harbor. St. Paul, MN: Motorbooks, 2003.

Seamon, Proceedings 130.4 (Apr. 2004), notes briefly that this work "argues that the various investigations into the Japanese attack on Hawaii were correct in concluding both men [Kimmel and Short] were guilty of dereliction of duty."


Lambert, Mike [CAPT/USN]. "The Navy's Cryptologic Community -- A Transformational Phoenix?" U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 132, no. 10 (Oct. 2005): 74-75. Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 22, no. 1 (Jan. 2006): 32-33.

"Rising from the ashes of decline, the Naval Security Group (the Navy's cryptologic community) is seeing the benefits of its transformation from a legacy signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection, analysis, and reporting organization to a truly multi-faceted 'information operations' organization."

Jacoby, "From the Chairman," NIPQ 22.3 (Jun. 2006): 3, takes issue with some of Lambert's commentary. Jacoby argues that "[t]he need [for change] can be stated in more positive terms.... The case might be better made by talking about relevance and integration of Navy's SIGINT and Information Warfare capabilities into the broader mosaic that is absolutely essential to dealing with the very difficult intelligence challenges of today's war."

[Cryptography/Gen; MI/Navy/00s]

[Lamberth, Royce.] "FISA Court Judge Royce Lamberth Discusses Work of Court." National Security Law Report 19, no. 2 (May 1997): 1-2, 4-5.

Excerpts of remarks made 4 April 1997 to ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security breakfast in Washington, DC. This was the first time a sitting FISA judge had spoken in public about the court. Lamberth noted that all surveillance requests must "have the personal approval of the Attorney General." Even given that no application has been formally denied in recent years, the process has led to some applications being revised and others withdrawn prior to resubmission with additional information. Lamberth affirmed his belief that "the process is, in fact, working." The judge also commented on the Classified Information Procedures Act and his earlier association with the Clair George and Mohammed Ali Rezak cases.


Lambeth, Benjamin S. Air Power against Terror: America’s Conduct of Operation Enduring Freedom. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, 2005. []

Dunlap, Air & Space Power Journal 20.4 (Winter 2006), sees this as "one of the few accounts that properly approaches [Enduring Freedom] as fundamentally an air operation, not a special-forces action supported by air.... [T]he reader is treated to a detailed account of how newly fielded technologies, including unmanned Global Hawk reconnaissance aircraft and unmanned (but armed) Predators, made their battlespace appearances to give the Air Force's intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) assets unprecedented persistence and, in the case of the Predator, lethality." The book has "tremendous overall value."


Lambeth, Benjamin S. NATO's Air War for Kosovo. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, 2001.

This work is discussed in Biddle, FA 81.3 (May-Jun. 2002).


Lambridge, Wayne. "A Note on KGB Style." Studies in Intelligence 15, no. 1 (Winter 1971): 115-121.

A look at how the KGB does business.


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