Larabee, Ann. Dynamite Fiend: The Chilling Tale of a Confederate Spy, Con Artist, and Mass Murderer. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

According to the author, this work "concerns one of the most infamous Confedertae spies in Canada, Alexander Keith, Jr.... It sheds new light on spies and spy rings during the war."

A Publishers Weekly review (via says that although "parts of this story, especially its climax [the bombing of a German ship in 1875], have been well documented, Keith's aliases kept investigators from connecting all the dots. Larabee does so in this book, but while her historical sleuthing is extensive, she often embellishes on characters' supposed thoughts and feelings in a way that will frustrate readers wanting a more rigorous account."

Taylor, Booklist (via, calls this "an engrossing narrative." During the Civil War, Keith "posed in Halifax as a sympathizer and agent for Confederate blockade runners; in reality, he ripped them off.... Detailed but never dull, Larabee's account ... [is] a high-quality historical addition to the true-crime genre."


Lardner, George, Jr.

Lardner, Richard. "Commando Leaders Shift away from Rumsfeld Strategy." Associated Press, 10 May 2008. []

The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) "has moved away from a contentious plan that gave it broad control over anti-terrorism operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and other hot spots around the globe." SOCOM commander Navy Adm. Eric Olson "has steered clear of micromanaging specific missions against al-Qaida or other terrorist groups. The command's primary focus is to ensure these plans are fused into a broader strategy for defeating extremist ideologies."


Lardner, Richard. "Money Talks for U.S. Commandos." Associated Press, 18 Sep. 2007. []

The Defense Department is urging Congress to extend the authority that gives U.S. Special Operations Forces "up to $25 million a year to pay for information, buy guns for allied forces and hire fighters willing to battle al-Qaida.... The little-noticed authority, approved in 2004, has been a hit within the special operations ranks because it relieved these front-line troops of waiting for the CIA to distribute the cash." [Clark comment: Because it frees them from having to work with the CIA?]


Laris, Michael. "Chinese Surfer Downloads U.S. Nuclear Data." Washington Post, 1 Jun. 1999, A10. []

On 31 May 1999, Zhao Qizheng, PRC State Council spokesman, "repeated China's long-standing insistence that it has never stolen American nuclear technology.... But Zhao went beyond the standard denials, telling Chinese and foreign reporters that the information China is accused of stealing -- including critical design information on the W-88 warhead and six others -- has long been openly available in the United States. He cited in particular the Nuclear Weapons Databook series published by the Natural Resources Defense Council."


Laris, Michael. "U.S. to Pay Embassy Bomb Victims." Washington Post, 31 Jul. 1999, A16. []

On 30 July 1999, "the U.S. government agreed ... to pay $4.5 million to the families of those killed and wounded in the U.S. bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.... The money will be given to the Chinese government, which will decide how to divide the funds among the families of the three people killed and the 27 injured, according to State Department legal adviser David Andrews." See also, Seth Faison, "U.S. to Pay China $4.5 Million for Embassy Bombing," New York Times, 31 Jul. 1999.


Lark, Rosemary. "Business Intelligence: Corporate America Meets James Bond." Intelligencer 10, no. 1 (Feb. 1999): 11-12.

The recent growth in business intelligence (BI) is reflected in a rising number of consulting firms (such as Kroll Associates, where the author works) practicing in the area and in the building by corporate America of internal BI capabilities.


Larmer, Brook, and Melinda Liu. "Smuggling People: How a Star U.S. Official Found Himself on the Dark Side of the Global Immigration Game." Newsweek, 17 Mar. 1997, 34-36.


Larres, Klaus. "Eisenhower and First Forty Days after Stalin's Death: The Incompatibility of Detente and Political Warfare." Diplomacy & Statecraft 6 (Jul. 1995): 431-469.


Larsen, Daniel. "British Intelligence and the 1916 Mediation Mission of Colonal Edward M. House." Intelligence and National Security 25, no. 5 (Oct. 2010): 682-704.

From abstract: "[T]his article reconstructs British intelligence's activities with respect to House's mission, examines the countermeasures that House employed as he attempted to protect the secrecy of his negotiations, delineates the role played by different British intelligence agencies and assesses their response to their findings."

[WWI/UK/Gen; WWI/U.S.]

Larson, David, ed. The "Cuban Crisis" of 1962: Selected Documents and Chronology. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1963.


Larson, Doyle [MAJGEN/USAF (Ret.)] "Direct Intelligence Combat Support in Vietnam: Project Teaball." American Intelligence Journal 15, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 1994): 56-58.

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