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MacKinnon, Colin. "William Friedman's Bletchley Park Diary: A New Source for the History of Anglo-American Intelligence Cooperation." Intelligence and National Security 20, no. 4 (Dec. 2005): 654-669.

In late April 1943, Friedman, Col. Alfred McCormack, and Lt. Col. Telford Taylor traveled to Great Britain to meet with British cryptologists. His diary of that visit, which lasted until 12 May 1943, "is a meticulous account of his activities during the mission." It was in the same period that the 1943 Travis-Strong Agreement was negotiated. and it appears the U.S. delegation was part of that process. See also, Erskine, "William Friedman's Bletchley Park Diary: A Different View," I&NS 22.3 (Jun. 2007): 367-379.

[Cryptography/Friedman; WWII/Magic/Cooperation]

Macklin, Graham. "The British Far Right's South African Connection: A.K. Chesterton, Hendrik van den Bergh, and the South African Intelligence Services." Intelligence and National Security 25, no. 6 (Dec. 2011): 823-842.

Working from correspondence between Chesterton and the head of of South Africa's BOSS, the author "examines and evaluates ... the covert operations of the South African security services against 'subversives' in Britain during the 1950s and 1960s."

[OtherCountries/SAfrica; UK/Postwar/Gen]

Macklin, Graham D. "Major Hugh Pollard, MI6, and the Spanish Civil War." Historical Journal 49, no. 1 (2006): 277-280.

[OtherCountries/Spain; UK/Interwar/30s]

MacKrell, Eileen F. [CAPT/USN] "Network-Centric Intelligence Works." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 127, no. 7 (Jul. 2003): 44-48. "Net-Centric Intelligence Works!" Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 19, no. 3 (Sep. 2003): 5-8.

The author was intelligence officer for the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Battle Group during Operation Enduring Freedom. She states that "the main benefit to moving to a network-centric info flow was the dramatic increase in shared awareness throughout the battle group.... Information was available all the time,... and to everyone who wanted it." See also Pete Majeranowski, [LT/USN], "Knowledge Web Plays Big in Transformation," U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 127, no. 7 (Jul. 2003): 43-48.


Macksey, Kenneth John. The Partisans of Europe in the Second World War. London: Hart-Davis MacGibbon, 1975. The Partisans of Europe in World War II. New York: Stein & Day, 1975.

Constantinides says that the author's thesis is that "guerrilla warfare in World War II was marginal in its contribution to victory and costly for the results attained.... His conclusions in this book have not gone unchallenged."


Macksey, Kenneth. The Searchers: Radio Intercept in Two World Wars. London: Cassell, 2003. New ed. London: Cassell, 2004.

From publisher: This "history of radio intercepting answers the question of how enemy messages are detected in the first place. The focus is on the early war-shortening Y and Radio Intercept Services, and their brilliantly clever inventors and technologists who proved to be unsung heroes with headphones clamped to their ears."


Macksey, Kenneth. Without Enigma: The Ultra and Fellgiebel Riddles. Shepperton, Surrey, UK: Ian Allen, 2000.

According to Erskine, I&NS 17.2, this work combines "counter-factual history" (what would have happened without the take from Enigma) with a recounting of "the wartime career of General Erich Fellgiebel ... and his part in the 20 July 1944 assassination plot against Hitler." The author "gets too many aspects of ciphers and cipher machines wrong." Regrettably, this work "does not illuminate Ultra, and its twin themes do not blend well." Kruh, Cryptologia 26.4, comments that the author "provides a realistic and logical scenario of what might have been, along with insights on Hitler's generals and the failed assassination attempt. It is an excellent, imaginative book."

[UK/WWII/Ultra; WWII/Eur/Ger/Resistance]

Maclaren, John, and Nicholas Hiley. "Nearer the Truth: The Search for Alexander Szek." Intelligence and National Security 4, no. 4 (Oct. 1989): 813-826.

Maclaren, Roy. Canadians Behind Enemy Lines, 1939-1945. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1981. 2004. [pb]

Concerns Canadians who worked with various Allied organizations and European Resistance forces during World War II.

[Canada/WWII; WWII/Eur/Resistance/Gen]

Maclean, Fitzroy. Eastern Approaches. London: Jonathan Cape, 1949. London: Four Square Books, 1965. [pb]

For a biography of Maclean, see McLynn, Fitzroy Maclean (1992). However, Surveillant 2.6 says this biography "contains little on his intelligence experiences."

[UK/WWII/Services/SOE; WWII/OSS/Balkans/Yugo][c]

Maclean, Fitzroy. Take Nine Spies. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1978. New York: Atheneum, 1978.

Constantinides: Maclean studies nine spies with regard to personality and motive -- Mata Hari, Azef, Redl, Sorge, Cicero, Lonsdale, Philby, Penkovsky, and "William Martin" (Montagu's pre-Sicily invasion deception). "This is good reading," although no new insights are offered.


MacLeod, Alexander. "Renegade Spy Puts Official Secrecy on Trial in Britain." Christian Science Monitor, 7 Sep. 2000. []

Renegade MI5 officer David Shayler returned from three years' exile in France on 20 August 2000. He was immediately arrested, charged with offenses under the 1989 Official Secrets Act, and released on bail. Shayler is "determined to prove that new human rights legislation due to take effect in five weeks is on his side. He says it gives him a legal right to expose undercover operations by MI5 and MI6."


MacLeod, D. Peter. "Treason at Quebec: British Espionage in Canada During the Winter of 1759-1760." Canadian Military History 2, no. 1 (1993): 49-62.

Calder: "Discusses a spy network ... that supplied the British with intelligence on the French military."


MacLeod, Ian. "CSIS Probes Espionage in High-Tech Industry." Ottawa Citizen, 23 Nov. 1997, A1, A4.

CASIS Intelligence Newsletter 31/14: The author "surveys foreign governmental and corporate targeting of Canadian high-tech companies."


Macmahon, Arthur W. Memorandum on the Postwar International Information Program of the United States. New York: Arno, [1945] 1972.


MacMichael, David, and Ray McGovern. "WMD: Where? Find? Plant?" CounterPunch, 26 Apr. 2003. []

"While the odds of [the United States 'planting' weapons of mass destruction in Iraq] seem less than even, speculation on the possibility drove us down memory lane. Likely or not in present circumstances, there is ample precedent for such covert action operations. VIPS [Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity] member David MacMichael authored this short case-study paper to throw light on this little known subject."


MacMichael, David. "Untruth and Consequences." CounterPunch, 16 Mar. 2004. []

"It is now accepted ... that administration charges of Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction, links with and support for al-Qaeda and the 9/11 attacks, and the imminence of Baghdad's military threat were not true.... [A]dministration ... spokespersons ... who made the case for war ... now say that if they were wrong it was because the intelligence system failed to provide them with accurate information.... [W]e know ... that exile Iraqis and other agenda-driven people told lies to ideologically driven individuals in the Bush administration all too eager to use them to press their case for the invasion and occupation of Iraq."



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