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Lubet, Steven. John Brown's Spy: The Adventurous Life and Tragic Confession of John E. Cook. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012.

For Goulden, Washington Lawyer, Jul.-Aug. 2013, this "is a sprightly -- and often spicy -- portrait of Cook." Rothera, H-CivWar (Oct. 2013), notes that the author "forcefully argues in favor of studying the raiders to learn more about the men who joined Brown and to move beyond sanitized depictions. Overall, this is a well-written book that will appeal to both a scholarly and popular audience, although ... Lubet errs in placing too much responsibility for the 'death' of Southern unionism on John Brown."


Lucas, Edward. The Snowden Operation: Inside the West's Greatest Intelligence Disaster. Edward Lucas eBook, 2014.

Peake, Studies 58.3 (Sep. 2014), comments that the author "does not see Snowden as the product of heroic virtues, or Western intelligence as the perpetrator of persisten willful illegalities.... Lucas concludes that Snowden has become a pawn in an information warfare operation."


Lucas, Edward. Deception: The Untold Story of East-West Espionage Today. New York: Walker, 2012.

Goulden, Washington Times, 15 Aug. 2012 and Intelligencer 19.2 (Summer-Fall 2012), notes that the author "argues that Russia's dispatch of the sleeper agents 'is not a laughing matter.'" In Deception, Lucas "contends that 'the most serious' of the sleeper spies ... was Andrei Bezrukov, who lived in Cambridge, Mass., under the name of 'Donald Heathfield,' along with his wife, Yelena." To Peake, Studies 56.4 (Dec. 2012), "Deception is a well-wrttien journalistic account" that provides a "disquieting tale of post-Soviet-era espionage, security, corruption, and their historical antecedents." The book "is generally well documented from open sources, but not in all instances."

For West, IJI&C 25.4 (Winter 2012-2013), the author shows "a jaundiced viewpoint of the Western intelligence community's competence." Also, the book has "[n]umerous ... examples of minor inexactitudes." Nonetheless, the book's strength is its "stark assessment of how much of the Russian economy has been seized by faceless men who wield the ability to intimidate overly inquisitive journalists and orchestrate accidents for incautious rivals."

[Russia/10s/Books; SpyCases/RussianSpies10]

Lucas, James. Kommando: German Special Forces of World War Two. London: Cassell, 1985. Minneapolis, MN: Book Sales, Ic., 2003. [pb]

Library Journal (1999) (via Amazon.com): "Lucas provides an in-depth analysis of Germany's elite troops during the war. His research shows that while the kommandos played a significant role during the early part of the war infiltrating and setting up bases for the mass of troops that followed, they were mostly relegated to suicide missions once the tide began to turn against Germany."


Lucas, Norman. The Great Spy Ring. London: Barker, 1966.

Lucas, Norman. Spycatcher: A Biography of Detective-Superintendent George Gordon Smith. London: W.H. Allen, 1973.

Lucas, Peter. The OSS in World War II Albania: Covert Operations and Collaboration with Communist Partisans. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2007.

From publisher: This work "describes how the OSS aided the Communist-led Partisans in an attempt to weaken the Nazi cause in Albania and neighboring Italy.... Firsthand interviews with still-living participants and extensive onsite research make this book a unique resource." Pinck, OSS Society Newsletter (Spring 2007), notes that the author focuses "on the adventures of a small number of young OSS representatives, many of whom were of Albanian descent."


Lucas Phillips, C. E. Cockleshell Heroes. London: Heinemann, 1956. London: Pan, 2000. [pb]

Operation Frankton -- the Special Boat Service (SBS) raid on the French inland port of Bordeaux.


Lucas, W. Scott.

Luce, Clare Boothe. "Intelligence and the American Doctrine of War: An Address by the Honorable Clare Boothe Luce before the Association of Former Intelligence Officers' Annual Pearl Harbor Day Luncheon on December 7, 1978." Periscope 5, no. 1 (1979): insert.


Luikart, Kenneth A. [LTCOL/GAANG] "Transforming Homeland Security: Intelligence Indications and Warning." Strategic Insights 1, no. 10 (Dec. 2002). [http://www.ccc.nps.navy.mil/si/dec02/homeland.asp] Air & Space Power Journal 17, no. 2 (Summer 2003). [http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil]

The problem of accurately predicting hostile actions against our nation."will plague the newly formed Department of Homeland Security." What is needed is to develop a new Indications & Warning (I&W) "analytical cell that supports the president and the [DHS] with all-source intelligence analysis."

[Analysis/Warning; DHS/02]

Lukacs, John. June 1941: Hitler and Stalin. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Murphy, Periscope (Summer 2006), has some problems with this book. For example, the reviewer comments that some aspects of the author's "treatment of Stalin's actions and beliefs relative to the 1939 nonaggression pact [with Germnay] seem farfetched." In addition, Lukacs shows an "unfamiliarity with major intelligence issues"; and his "version of historical events ... is sometimes difficult to accept."


Lukes, Igor.

Lum, Zachary. "COMINT Goes to Cell Hell." Journal of Electronic Defense, Jun. 1998, 35-41ff.

"Wireless communications may soon achieve everyday household status, worldwide. For the communications-intelligence (COMINT) trade, this could be one of the greatest boons born[] of the commercial telecommunications revolution. Or it could be one of the greatest banes. Or it could be both. Opinion seems to vary from expert to expert."


Lum, Zachary. "The Measure of MASINT." Journal of Electronic Defense, Aug. 1998, 43-48.

The author suggests that U.S. intelligence is about technical intelligence and that MASINT may soon become the leading source of technical intelligence for U.S. commanders. The DIA's Central MASINT Office (CMO) is extensively quoted.


Lumpkin, Beverley. "Homeland Intelligence Chief Lists Risks." Associated Press, 30 Dec. 2006. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"After 47 years spent gathering and analyzing foreign intelligence at the CIA, Charles Allen is facing perhaps his biggest career challenge in developing a homeland intelligence capability. He now must gain the respect of the U.S. intelligence community for the Homeland Security Department, where he has spent just over a year as chief intelligence officer."


Lumpkin, Beverley. "New Revelations: Investigators Asked Wen Ho Lee for Tape of Nuclear Secrets." ABC News, 15 Oct. 1999. [http://abcnews.go.com]

According to law enforcement officials, former Department of Energy nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee "has not turned over to U.S. investigators copies of key nuclear secrets he allegedly recorded onto magnetic tape.... Senior Justice Department officials have told ABCNEWS it is highly unlikely prosecutors would take any action against Lee while a renewed investigation into the allegations against him is ongoing."


  Lumpkin, John J. "CIA's Top Analyst Informs President." Newsday, 3 No. 2002. [http://www. newsday.com]

Report of interview with DDI Jami Miscik on the occasion of the DI's 50th anniversary.


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