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Lyall, Sarah. "Soul-Searching and Anxiety After a Report Blames BBC." New York Times, 2 Feb. 2004. []

A "devastating outside report" by senior judge Lord Hutton has found that BBC radio reporter Andrew Gilligan "erred by saying last May 29 that the government had inserted information it 'probably knew' was incorrect in an intelligence dossier published in September 2002, to bolster its case for war against Iraq. The BBC itself, the report said, compounded the error by defending the broadcast without properly investigating it." Lord Hutton's report "also exonerated the government, both in its preparation of the dossier and in the death of David Kelly, a government weapons specialist who killed himself last July when he was revealed as the source of Mr. Gilligan's broadcast."


Lyall, Scott. "'The Man Is a Menace': MacDiarmid and Military Intelligence." Scottish Studies Review 8, no. 1 (2007): 37-52.

Hugh MacDiarmid was the pen name of Scottish poet Christopher Murray Grieve. According to the Royal Historical Society Database, this article concerns "[s]urveillance of [Grieve's] political activities by the British Security Services due to his Scottish nationalism and communism."


Lynch, Christopher. The C.I. Desk: FBI and CIA Counterintelligence As Seen from My Cubicle. Indianapolis, IN: Dog Ear Publishing, 2009.

According to Peake, Studies 55.2 (Jun. 2011), the author spent 10 years with the FBI and 20 with the CIA, all the while moving from job to job. "It is difficult to pin down the message he wants to convey in this book or to explain his candor in conveying it."

[CI/00s; CIA/Memoirs]

Lynch, Grayston L. Decision for Disaster: Betrayal at the Bay of Pigs. Washington, DC, Brassey's, 1998.

Goulden, Intelligencer 10.2, notes that the author "was one of two CIA officers ashore" with the Cuban brigade, and he writes of the Bay of Pigs events with a "cold fury." Jonkers, AIJ 18.1&2, notes rather gently that "no field operative can ever know all the elements upon which top command decisions are based." Nevertheless, "[f]or clandestine operations history buffs, [this is] an action-packed story by a field operative."

Paschall, MHQ Review, Autumn 1998, is positive about Lynch's telling of the Bay of Pigs operational story: "The book grabs and retains the reader's attention with fast-paced action, convincing tactical commentary, tales of bravery, a few accounts of cowardice, and the story of a brutal, tragic end to the enterprise." However, the second half of the book, with its attacks on President Kennedy and refutations of other writers' works on the operation, "becomes overblown.... Grayston Lynch should have stopped while he was ahead."


Lynch, Marika. "Spy Suspect Says He Talked Business." Miami Herald, 1 Mar. 2000. []

In an interview broadcast on WPLG Channel 10 on 29 February 2000, Mariano Faget said that he "met with a top Cuban diplomat [Jose Imperatori] to talk about business prospects in a post-embargo Cuba, but the two never talked about immigration matters."


Lynch, Stephen. "Do You Want To Know A Secret?" Orange County Register, 28 Mar. 2000. []

The focus here is on University of California, Irvine, professor Jon Weiner's battle to obtain Lennon's files from the FBI through FOIA and the courts.


Lyngaas, Sean. "Another DIA Departure: Gus Taveras Resigns as CTO." FCW, 19 Aug. 2014. []

Gus Taveras is stepping down as the DIA's chief technology officer. He "has been CTO since December 2012"; his last day will be 22 August 2014. This is "the third high-level departure from the Pentagon's spy agency revealed in recent weeks": "Less than two weeks ago, David Shedd replaced Ret. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as DIA director on an interim basis"; and the agency is searching for a CIO to succeed Grant Schneider.


Lynn, Vera. Unsung Heroines: The Women Who Won the War. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1990.

From the publisher: "Women of all ages, abilities and social backgrounds played a vital role in the winning of the Second World War. In this book Dame Vera Lynn amasses the experiences and memories of WRENS, WRACS, ATS officers, ambulance drivers, nurses, land-girls, radio operators and code-breakers, spies and resistance workers, from the mundane to the dramatic and sometimes painful. She also recollects the courage and stoicism of those who just got on with family life."

[UK/WWII/Overviews; Women/WWII/UK]

Lynum, Curtis O. The FBI and I: One Family's Life in the FBI During the Hoover Years. Pittsburgh, PA: Dorrance, 1988.

Lyons, Carrie Newton. "The State Secrets Privilege: Expanding Its Scope Through Government Misuse." Lewis & Clark Law Review 11 (2007): 99-132.

"The state secrets privilege can be a useful and necessary tool to protect information that cannot be disclosed without endangering national security. The government, however, by expanding the scope of the privilege and making blanket assertions to dismiss cases at the outset, is misusing the privilege and deviating from the conception of the privilege outlined in Reynolds."


Lysing, Henry. Secret Writing: An Introduction to Cryptograms, Ciphers, and Codes. New York: Dover, 1974. [Petersen]


Lytle, Stewart. "Pentagon Finds Major Errors in Iran Rescue Bid." Current News, 3 Jun. 1980. 12-F. [Hayward]


Lyubimov, Victor. "The Role of Military Intelligence in Settling the [1961] Berlin Crisis." Military Parade, 31 (Jan.-Feb. 1999). [ -- not found 1/8/06]

The author says that the Soviet leadership was kept well informed about Allied plans during the 1961 Berlin Crisis by two GRU sources identified only by their codenames of Murat and Giselle.

[Russia/Overviews/MI & To89]

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