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Lasby, Clarence G. Project Paperclip: German Scientists and the Cold War. New York: Atheneum, 1971. 1975. [pb]

For Pforzheimer, this is an "interesting look at the U.S. intelligence effort to find and exploit German scientists and technicians as World War II drew to an end and immediately thereafter." Constantinides points out that "this is largely a treatment of the overt side of the story. The covert or intelligence side needs to be researched to produce a fuller picture of the total effort."


Lasch, Christopher. "The Cultural Cold War: A Short History of the Congress for Cultural Freedom." In Towards a New Past, ed. Barton Bernstein, 332-334. New York: Pantheon, 1968.


Lashinsky, Adam. “Spying on Sand Hill.” Fortune, 24 Jun. 2002, 42.

Interview with Gilman Louie, head of In-Q-Tel.


Lashmar, Paul [The Independent (UK)].

Lasswell, Harold D. "The Relation of Ideological Intelligence to Public Policy." Ethics 53, no. 1 (Oct. 1942): 25-34.


Lasswell, Harold D. Propaganda Technique in the World War. New York: Knopf, 1927. London: Kegan Paul, 1938. New York: Peter Smith, 1938. [pb] Propaganda Technique in World War I. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1971. [pb]

Lerner at MIT Press: "This classic book on propaganda technique focuses on American, British, French, and German experience in World War I. The book sets forth a simple classification of various psychological materials used to produce certain specific results and proposes a general theory of strategy and tactics for the manipulation of these materials."

[France/WWI; Germany/WWI; WWI/Gen, UK/Gen, & U.S.]

Latek, Maciej M., Seyed M. Mussavi Rizi, and Tariq A. Alsheddi. "Optimal Blends of History and Intelligence for Robust Antiterrorism Policy." Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 8, no. 1 (2011).

From abstract: "We show that history is a valuable source of information when the terrorist organization evolves and acquires new capabilities at such a rapid pace that makes optimal strategies advocated by game-theoretic reasoning unlikely to succeed."


Latell, Brian. Castro's Secrets: The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

In his review, Goulden, Washington Times, 27 Apr. 2012, and Intelligencer 19.2 (Summer-Fall 2012), focuses on the author's discussion of the "smear campaign" which was run against David Atlee Phillips and which "likely was in retaliation for a disinformation campaign Phillips had run while in charge of anti-Cuban covert operations in the Mexico City station beginning in mid-1963." Goulden also finds that "Latell makes a circumstantial ... argument that Castro was aware of Oswald's intention to kill JFK and that his henchmen encouraged Oswald."

Feinberg, FA 91.3 (May-Jun. 2012), finds that "[T]he veracity of this book's claims hinges heavily on the credibility of defectors from Cuba's intelligence agency. Their testimonies form the rather thin thread from which Latell, a former CIA analyst,... hangs his case that Fidel Castro may well have had prior knowledge of Lee Harvey Oswald's intention to kill U.S. President John F. Kennedy." A rather snarky reviewer for Kirkus Reviews, 15 Feb. 2012, calls this work "[a]n insider's account that by definition is difficult for outsiders to evaluate because the author and many of his key sources are trained dissemblers."

Hodge, Military Review, Nov.-Dec. 2012, notes that the author's "main points are that the Kennedy administration grossly underestimated the Cuban intelligence community and Castro's power in the region.... The other main point is Castros alleged connection to the Kennedy assassination.... Latell makes the highly plausible connection that Castro knew of Lee Harvey Oswald's intent to assassinate President Kennedy in Dallas, but did nothing to intervene." Coffey, Studies 56.3 (Sep. 2012),says "the book is fascinating at times, yet it is uneven and scattershot in its approach."


Lathem, Niles. "Rich was Spy for Israel." New York Post, 5 Feb. 2001. [http://www.]

Marc Rich, the fugitive commodities trader pardoned by President Clinton, "lived a double life during his 20 years as a fugitive, funneling secret data to Israeli and other intelligence services about some unsavory governments.... [D]etails about Rich's ultimate high-wire act as a spy for Israel and other countries were provided to The Post as congressional committees prepare to hold hearings into former President Bill Clinton's controversial decision to pardon" Rich.

[GenPostwar/00s/01; Israel]

Lathrop, Charles E. [Pseud., Nicholas Dujmovic], comp. and annotator. The Literary Spy: The Ultimate Source Book for Quotations on Espionage and Intelligence. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004.

For Goulden, Washington Times, 31 Oct. 2004, this is "[a]n absolutely delightful browse-read." The author has "put together more than 3,000 quotations from sources ranging from the Bible to spy novels, the media and declassified government documents -- a book that is at once a serious source text and plain old fun."

Peake, Studies 48.4 (2004), notes that the entries are presented in "65 categories arranged by topic and chronological order. Each category is preceded by short, crisp, often quotable commentary that reflects the inclusion criterion applied.... [R]eading The Literary Spy will be both fun and informative." To Kruh, Cryptologia 29.2 (Apr. 2005), this "is a fascinating book that meets the needs of both the serious researcher and the armchair spy seeking entertainment."


Latimer, Jon. Deception in War. London: John Murray, 2001.


Laubenthal, Sanders A. [CAPT/USAF] The Missiles in Cuba, 1962: The Role of SAC Intelligence. Offutt AFB, NE: Strategic Air Command, 1984.


Laubenthal, Sanders A. "Preparing 'the Team': Defense Attache Training." Defense Intelligence College Newsletter, Winter 1986, 1-4.


Laudani, Raffaele, ed. Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013.

According to Peake, Studies 58.1 (Mar. 2014), and Intelligencer 20.3 (Spring-Summer 2014), this work "contains 31 of the studies" produced during and after the war by the Research and Analysis Branch (R&A) of the OSS. "Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer were leading members of the Central European Section (CES). They were also Marxists.... For those wondering what R&A did during the war and after it was assigned to the State Department, Secret Reports On Nazi Germany provides the basis for a firsthand assessment."


Laurent, Sébastien. Archives "secretes," secrets d'archives? Historiens et archivists face aus archives sensibles. Paris: CNRS Editions, 2003.


Laurent, Sébastien. "The Free French Secret Services: Intelligence and the Politics of Republican Legitimacy." Intelligence and National Security 15, no. 4 (Winter 2000): 19-41.

"[T]he war brought a fundamental modification to the French intelligence community. The SDECE [Service de Documentation Extérieur et de Contre-Espionnage] came under the authority of the French Council of Ministers, whereas the pre-war [services] had been responsible to the military high command."


Laurent, Sébastien. "La naissance du renseignement étatique en France au XIXe siècle, entre bureaucratie et politique." [The Birth of State Intelligence in France in the 19th Century, between Bureaucracy and Politics] Revue d'histoire du XIXe siècle (2007): 107-122.

Kahn, I&NS 23.2 (Apr. 2008), finds this to be "a wide-ranging, rich, and penetrating study."


Laurent, Sébastien. Politiques de l'ombre: État, enseignement et surveillance en France. Paris: Fayard, 2009.

Price, I&NS 26.6 (Dec. 2011), calls this "a major contribution to our understanding of the evolution of governmental institutions in the nineteenth century."


Laurent, Sébastien. "Renseignement militaire et action politique: le BCRA et les services spéciaux de l'armée d'armistice." In Le renseignement à la française, ed. Pierre Lacoste, 79-100. Paris: Economica, 1998.


Laurent, Sébastien. "Le service secret de l'État: La part des militaires (1870-1945) [The Secret Service of the State: The Role of Military Men]." In Serviteurs de l'état: Une histoire politique de l'administraion française 1875-1945, eds. Marc-Olivier Baruch and Vincent Duclert, 279-295. Paris: Editions La Découverte, 2000.

Kahn, I&NS 23.2 (Apr. 2008), calls this "a remarkable survey of French army intelligence" in which the author "nails down that complicated, evolving organization."


Laurenzo, Ron. "NRO Chief Sees Industry Helping Out with Satellite Spy Duties." Defense Week 21, no. 6 (7 Feb. 2000): 3 ff.

[NRO/00s/00; Recon/Sats]

Laurie, Clayton D.

Lauterbach, Richard. "Elmer Davis and the News." Liberty, 23 Oct. 1943, 13, 55-58. [Winkler]


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