Landf - Lanf

Landis, Fred. "CIA Psychological Warfare Operations: Case Studies in Chile, Jamaica, and Nicaragua." Science for the People, Jan.-Feb. 1982, 6-11, 29-37.

[CA/80s; CIA/80s/Gen]

Landis, Kenneth [LTCDR/USN], and Rex Gunn [SSGT/USA]. Deceit at Pearl Harbor -- From Pearl Harbor to Midway. Bloomington, IN: 1st Books Library, 2001.

Mayes,, finds that the authors "rehash[] the theory that Roosevelt allowed" the Japanese attack to happen, but their "research is virtually nonexistent.... The text suffers significantly from poor editing, with grammatical, format and contextual errors detracting from both credibility and readability.... This book cannot be taken seriously by those interested in the Pearl Harbor attack."


Landler, Mark. "Greek Court Convicts 15 in 27-Year-Old Terror Group." New York Times, 9 Dec. 2003. []

On 8 December 2003, a court in Athens found 15 members of the radical November 17 group "guilty of a string of assassinations [including Richard Welch, the CIA station chief, in 1975], car bombings and rocket attacks that stretched over nearly three decades" and claimed 23 victims. See also, Brian Murphy, "Members of Terror Group In Greece Found Guilty," Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2003, A17.

[CIA/70s/Welch; OtherCountries/Greece]

Landler, Mark, and Michael R. Gordon. "U.S. Is Weighing Release of a Spy for the Israelis." New York Times, 1 Apr. 2014, A1.[]

According to U.S. officials on 31 March 2014, the "Obama administration is discussing the release" of Jonathan J. Pollard, a former Navy intelligence analyst serving a life sentence for passing classified information to Israeli intelligence. Freeing "Pollard is again on the table, as Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Jerusalem on [31 March 2014] for urgent talks to try to resolve a dispute over Israel's release of Palestinian prisoners." See also William Booth and Anne Gearan, "Release of Israeli Spy Could Spur Broader Deal as Kerry Detours to Mideast in Bid to Save Talks," Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2014.


Landon-Murrray, Michael. "Moving U.S. Academic Intelligence Education Forward: A Literature Inventory and Agenda." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 26, no. 4 (Winter 2013-2014): 744-776.


Landry, Robert J. "The Impact of OWI on Broadcasting." Public Opinion Quarterly 7 (1943): 111-115. [Winkler]


Lane, Charles. "Air Force Spy Trial to Proceed Despite Modified Evidence." Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2004, A9. []

With a military espionage trial against Senior Airman Ahmad al Halabi, a former Air Force translator at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, ready to begin on 14 September 2004, the Air Force acknowledged last week "that only one of the more than 200 documents it had accused ... Halabi of plotting to smuggle into Syria was classified.

"The concession is the latest government retrenchment in a series of cases that last year led investigators to suspect a possible spy ring at the prison..., and resulted in the arrests of two U.S. servicemen and a contract translator, all of them Muslim. Earlier this year, the government dropped all charges against Capt. James Yee, a Muslim Army chaplain.... A third man, Ahmed Fathy Mehalba, a former civilian translator at Guantanamo Bay, faces trial in a Boston federal court."


Lane, Charles.

1. "Court to Hear Arguments of CIA Spies: Former Soviet-Bloc Couple Sued Agency for Breach of Clandestine Deal." Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2005, A2. []

In Tenet v. Doe, No. 03-1395, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of a married couple from a former Soviet-bloc country who spied for the United States and are suing the CIA for not following through on "what they thought was a promise ... of a new home in the United States and a lifetime income."

2. "Court Hears Espionage Compensation Case: Justices Appear Skeptical of Soviet Bloc Defectors' Lawsuit Against the CIA." Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2005, A2. []

On 11 January 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court "seemed inclined to back the CIA's freedom to cut secret deals with foreign spies.... Members of the court repeatedly pressed an attorney for the defectors ... to explain why it should permit them to sue the agency, given that Supreme Court precedent dating from 1875 [Totten v. U.S.] says that espionage contracts are unenforceable in court."

3. "Justices Rule Spies Cannot Sue U.S. Over Deals: 9 to 0 Decision Affirms Agencies' Leeway in Hiring Foreign Agents." Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2005, A3. []

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on 2 March 2005 that "[s]pies cannot sue the U.S. government for allegedly reneging on their espionage contracts.... [T]he court dismissed a lawsuit by two former Soviet bloc diplomats." Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, writing for the court, said the applicable rule had been laid down in Totten v. U.S. "In that case, the court held that a suit to enforce an espionage contract is inconsistent with the mutual pledge of secrecy that forms a central condition of any such arrangement."

See also, International Law Update, "U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Former Spies Cannot Use U.S. Courts to Enforce Compensation Agreements for Espionage Services," 11 (Mar. 2005): 37-38.

Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist for the unanimous U.S. Supreme Court: "We adhere to Totten. The state secrets privilege and the more frequent use of in camera judicial proceedings simply cannot provide the absolute protection we found necessary in enunciating the Totten rule. The possibility that a suit may proceed and an espionage relationship may be revealed, if the state secrets privilege is found not to apply, is unacceptable."


Lane, Charles. "Court Will Review Right to Secret Data." Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2001, A11. []

In the case of Christopher v. Harbury, No. 01-394, the U.S. Supreme Court announced on 10 December 2001 that it would consider whether "an American activist who supported the guerrillas during their war against the Guatemalan army," Jennifer K. Harbury, "has the right to sue former high-ranking U.S. officials for allegedly covering up the torture and murder of her husband, who was a commander of the now-defunct Marxist guerrillas in Guatemala."

Justice Souter delivered the opinion of the Court (20 June 2002) in Christopher v. Harbury (01-394) 536 U.S. 403 (2002), 233 F.3d 596, reversed and remanded: "Respondent-plaintiff in this case alleges that Government officials intentionally deceived her in concealing information that her husband, a foreign dissident, was being detained and tortured in his own country by military officers of his government, who were paid by the Central Intelligence Agency. One count of the complaint, brought after the husband’s death, charges that the official deception denied respondent access to the courts by leaving her without information, or reason to seek information, with which she could have brought a lawsuit that might have saved her husband's life. The issue is whether this count states an actionable claim. We hold that it does not, for two reasons. As stated in the complaint, it fails to identify an underlying cause of action for relief that the plaintiff would have raised had it not been for the deception alleged. And even after a subsequent, informal amendment accepted by the Court of Appeals, respondent fails to seek any relief presently available for denial of access to courts that would be unavailable otherwise." [Available at:]


Lane, Charles. "Superman Meets Shining Path: Story of a CIA Success." Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2000, A1. []

Taking down the guerrillas in Peru.

[CIA/00s/00/Gen; OtherCountries/Peru]

Lane, Charles. "Why Spy?" New Republic, 27 Mar. 1995, 10.

ProQuest: "The CIA's effort at economic intelligence gathering is a redundant activity that dilutes the agency's focus and stretches its resources."


Lane, Larry [SFC/USA]. "An Eye in the Sky." Soldiers, Jul. 1998, 48-48.

Focus is on the Camcopter, following tests at the McKenna Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain site at Ft. Benning, GA, which can be programmed for specific missions or manually controlled through joystick controls.


Lane, Pádraig G. "Government Surveillance of Subversion, 1890-1916." In Laois: History & Society. Interdisciplinary Essays on the History of an Irish County, eds. Pádraig G. Lane and William Nolan, 602-625. Dublin: Geography Publications, 1999.


Lanfranco, Edward. "Wreakage of CIA Plane Found in China." UPI, 29 Jul. 2002. [http://]

"Members of a U.S. Army search team believe they have located the debris of a C-47 plane shot down 50 years ago on a nighttime mission to pick up an agent from behind enemy lines in the Korean War, but the graves of the two pilots [Robert C. Snoddy and Norman A. Schwartz] killed in the crash have not been found."


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