London, Joshua E.
1. "Victory in Tripoli: Lessons for the War on Terrorism." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 22, no. 4 (Sep. 2006): 13-17. [Originally published by the Heritage Foundation; see Lecture #940 at http://www.heritage.org]
Includes a precis on William Eaton's "covert action" and the fall of Derna.
2. Victory in Tripoli: How America's War with the Barbary Pirates Established the U.S. Navy and Shaped a Nation. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2005.
Londoño, Ernesto, and Greg Miller. "Afghan Employed by U.S. Kills American Inside Kabul CIA Station." Washington Post, 26 Sep. 2011. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
On 25 September 2011, "[a]n Afghan man employed by the U.S. government opened fire in the CIA compound in Kabul, killing an agency contractor and wounding another, officials said" on 26 September 2011.
Londoño, Ernesto, and Greg Miller. "U.S. Weapons Reaching Syrian Rebels." Washington Post, 11 Sep. 2013. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
According to U.S. officials and Syrian figures, "[t]he CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria.... The shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along with separate deliveries by the State Department" of nonlethal gear, including "vehicles, sophisticated communications equipment and advanced combat medical kits.... The latest effort to provide aid is aimed at supporting rebel fighters who are under the command of Gen. Salim Idriss, according to officials.... Idriss is the commander of the Supreme Military Council, a faction of the disjointed armed opposition."
Lonergan, Steve C., ed. Environmental Change, Adaptation, and Security. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Press, 1999.
Dalby, Environmental Change and Security Report 6 (Summer 2000), notes that this volume "contains the proceedings" of a "NATO advanced research workshop ... held in Budapest in October 1997.... The decision to print the entire set of papers makes for an uneven collection of styles, approaches, and academic quality.... There are very diverse views in these pages and a variety of different perspectives on what counts as both security and environment."
Longden, Sean. T-Force: The Race for Nazi War Secrets, 1945. London: Constable, 2009.
According to Peake, Studies 54.4 (Dec. 2010), and Intelligencer 18.2 (Winter-Spring 2011), T-Force was a secret team formed by the British near the end of World War II to "capture enemy men and materials associated with the advanced weapons the Germans were known to be developing." The operation ended in June 1947. The book "gives long overdue recognition to a secret technical intelligence unit and its contribution to the history of WW II."
Lonsdale, Gordon [Konon Molody]. Spy: Memoirs of Gordon Lonsdale. London: Spearman, 1965. London: Mayflower-Dell, 1965. [pb] Spy: Twenty Years in Soviet Secret Service. New York: Hawthorne Books, 1965.
Clark comment: In this piece of heavy-handed Soviet propaganda, suggested by some to have been ghosted by Kim Philby, the Soviet illegal recounts what he wants the reader to believe is his career from early days through his release from a British prison in 1964 in exchange for Greville Wynne.
Pforzheimer says the work "is unreliable," because it was "written purely for Soviet propaganda and disinformation purposes." Constantinides sounds the same theme, dismissing the book as "very unreliable" and "without redeeming qualities." For Halebian, Studies 9.4 (Fall 1965), Lonsdale's memoirs "are clearly designed as a deception operation. Their accounts of his Canadian birth, a childhood spent in Poland, and intelligence work with Colonal Abel in the United States before going to the United Kingdom are, from evidence on hand, complete fabrications."
Looney, Robert E. "DARPA's Policy Analysis Market for Intelligence: Outside the Box or Off the Wall?" Strategic Insights 2, no. 9 (Sep. 2003). [http://www.ccc.nps.navy.mil/si/sept03/terrorism.asp] International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 17, no. 3 (Fall 2004): 405-419.
In July 2003, DARPA "backed off a plan to set up a kind of futures market, a Policy Analysis Market (PAM), that would allow investors to earn profits by betting on the likelihood of such events as regime changes in the Middle East.... The project was canceled a day after it was announced." Although "DARPA may have put too much faith in a theory that is being increasingly questioned in the economics profession," the idea "did break new ground in Washington's search for better intelligence." The author suggests that "some version of the program will likely be introduced on a restricted basis."
Loory, Stuart. "The CIA's Use of the Press: A 'Mighty Wurlitzer.'" Columbia Journalism Review, Sep.-Oct. 1974.
Lorain, Pierre. Tr., David Kahn. Clandestine Operations: The Arms and Techniques of the Resistance, 1941-44. New York: Macmillan, 1983.
Gives detailed descriptions and illustrations of SOE wireless sets, codes, and small arms. First published in France in 1972 under the title of Armement Clandestin: SOE 1941-1944.
Lord Butler. Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction: Report of a Committee of Privy Councillors. House of Commons 898. London: The Stationery Office, 14 Jul. 2004.
The Butler Report is available at: http://www.fas.org/irp/world/uk/butler071404.pdf.
Lord, Carnes. The Presidency and the Management of National Security. New York: Free Press, 1988.
According to Valcourt, IJI&C 3:2, the author argues that political appointees end up being coopted into the agendas of the bureaucrats. He also agrees generally with Menges that the tendency of Schultz and Haig to staff their top jobs with State Department careerists rather than Reagan-style political appointees was a major problem. This is a "valuable treatise on the current status of the" NSC.
Lord, Carnes, and Frank Barnet, eds. Political Warfare and Psychological Operations: Rethinking the U.S. Approach. Washington, DC: GPO, 1989.
Lord, John. Duty, Honor, Empire: The Life and Times of Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen. New York: Random House, 1970.
In the opinion of Constantinides, the author "could have developed Meinertzhagen's intelligence work more fully." That work was performed with the British in Africa and the Middle East before and during World War I. The biography's subject is best known for the "Meinertzhagen satchel ploy" employed in Allenby's Palestine campaign.
Lord, Walter. Lonely Vigil: Coastwatchers of the Solomons. New York, Viking, 1977. New York: Pocket Books, 1978. [pb]
According to Pforzheimer, the Coastwatchers were "mostly Australians who had worked in the islands before the war, as well as trusted native helpers." This activity, which involved reporting on Japanese ship and aircraft movements, was a unique intelligence operation which "performed an integral part in the battle for Guadalcanal and the other Solomon Islands." The book includes a chapter on the rescue of John F. Kennedy and his crew after the sinking of PT 109. Constantinides says the book is more oriented to the historian than to those with intelligence interests.
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