W. Scott Lucas


Lucas, W. Scott. "Beyond Freedom, Beyond Control: Approaches to Culture and the State-Private Network in the Cold War." Intelligence and National Security 18, no. 2 (Summer 2003): 53-72.

While "the CIA led the implementation of the government's cultural strategy, it was a 'total' strategy which involved all agencies in the Executive.... The operations were part of an integrated strategy.... To put it bluntly, if the US government had not covertly funded the 'private' efforts (or, in some cases, assisted in their funding through foundations...), they would not have existed."

[CA/Eur&Gen; CIA/60s/Subsidies]

Lucas, W. Scott. Britain and Suez: The Lion's Last Roar. Documents in Contemporary History. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 1996.

According to Maglio, I&NS 12.2, this volume contains "a selection of primary sources designed to provide undergraduates and non-experts with an overall view of the 1956 events and the role played by Great Britain." The selections include "valuable material on the CIA and SIS."


Lucas, Scott. "Campaigns of Truth: The Psychological Strategy Board and American Ideology, 1951-1953." Initernational History Review 18, no. 2 (1996): 253-394.


Lucas, W. Scott. Divided We Stand: Britain, the US and the Suez Crisis. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1991.

Aldrich, I&NS 9.3: "Among the numerous recent accounts of Suez," this is almost certainly "the outstanding volume.... The full extent of the close relations between the local CIA station and Nasser during the crisis will come as a surprise even with those well acquainted with diplomacy of this crisis." Lucas is "always scholarly in his approach" and presents a "superb picture of SIS-CIA tensions," accompanied by an "outstanding analysis." For Kyle, London Review of Books 15.4 (25 Feb. 1993), sees this work as "meticulously researched and pleasantly written."


Lucas, W. Scott. Freedom's War: The US Crusade against the Soviet Union, 1945-56. New York: New York University Press, 1999. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2000.

According to Shaw, Journal of Cold War Studies 3.3 (Fall 2001), the author "disagrees with historians like [John Lewis] Gaddis who maintain that the [Truman] Doctrine was devised merely as a reaction to the domestic political situation. Instead Lucas ... stresses Harry Truman's ideological vision.... [T]he Truman administration forged links with a network of private individuals in the media, business, public relations, the trade unions, and the financial world to promote U.S. ideology at home and overseas.... Lucas might have taken greater care ... to distinguish between the individuals and groups who actively ... cooperated with the U.S. government and those who were engaged in activities that happened to coincide with official views."


Lucas, Scott. 'The Missing Link? Patrick Dean, Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee." Contemporary British History 13, no. 2 (1999): 117-125.


Lucas, Scott. "Recognising Politicization: The CIA and the Path to the 2003 War in Iraq." Intelligence and National Security 26, no. 2-3 (Apr.-Jun. 2011): 203-227.

"[T]he Bush administration's politicization was so distinctive, in its manipulation of intelligence and analysisto pursue a war for regime change, that it may be regarded as exceptional."


Lucas, Scott, and Alistair Morey. "The Hidden 'Alliance': The CIA and MI6 Before and After Suez." Intelligence and National Security 15, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 95-120.

From Abstract: "[T]he CIA maintained co-operation with [MI6] during and after Suez... [T]his 'special relationship' ... was based not on emotional or cultural ties but on the CIA's pragmatic if wayward assessment that MI6 was vital to the achievement of US objectives in the Middle East."

[CIA/50s/Gen; UK/Postwar/Gen]

Lucas, W. Scott, and C.J. Morris. "A Very British Crusade: The IRD and the Beginning of the Cold War." In British Intelligence, Strategy and the Cold War, 1945-51, ed. R.J. Aldrich, 85-111. London: Routledge, 1992.


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