Martin, Adrian, and Michael Tanji. "Farm Teams and Free Agents: The Sporting Way to Solve the Intelligence Community's Talents Woes." Initernational Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 21, no. 4 (Winter 2008-2009): 748-767.

This article has a strong anti-management bias, and essentially denigrates headquarters personnel as mere "functionaries" who contribute little of value to the organization.


Martin, Alex, and Peter Wilson. "The Value of Non-Governmental Intelligence: Widening the Field." Intelligence and National Security 23, no. 6 (Dec. 2008): 767-776.

The authors "argue that the process of setting intelligence requirements could be opened to a wider range of actors," including non-governmental analysts.


Martin, David. "The Code War: How an Army of American Cryptanalysts Solved a Theoretically Unsolvable Puzzle -- and Uncovered One of the Soviets' Most Sensitive Secrets." Washington Post, 10 May 1998, W14. []

This is an interesting journalistic account of the Venona project. It gives some feel for the problems confronting the cryptanalysts who tackled Jade and, with help from some bad security practices by their Soviet opponents, were able to generate the volume of decrypts contained in the Venona releases. This is recommended reading for the nonspecialist.


Martin, David. "Intelligence, Counterintelligence and Covert Action: An Inventory of Selected Available Bibliographies." ABA Intelligence Report 2, no. 8 (1980): insert.

Petersen notes that Martin's work "[i]ncludes unclassified but unpublished U.S. Government bibliographies."


Martin, David. "National Security Nightmare: The Largest Spy Agency Falls Behind." CBS News: 60 Minutes, 13 Feb. 2001. []

Includes comments by DIRNSA Mike Hayden about some of NSA's challenges.


Martin, David. "Secret Information In Plain Sight." CBS News, 10 Jan. 2006. []

"Elliot Jardines is th[e] United States' first director for open source intelligence.... Despite the secrecy most intelligence operations work under..., Jardines' department is different because the information his team finds is publicly available. Jardines adds that Web pages, books, periodicals, TV news, radio, blogs, graffiti and bumper stickers yield useful intelligence. Douglas Naquin runs the day-to-day monitoring of everything from Arab satellite networks to the latest from Cuba. Naquin tells Martin that he can access 500 stations at any one time and 20,000 total. The department has three video libraries, a total of 24,000 tapes and DVDs."


Martin, David. "Spy Cases Awaken Interest in Security." ABA Standing Committee Intelligence Report 7, no. 8 (1985): 1-2, 7. [Petersen]


Martin, David.

1. "Churchill's Yugoslav Blunder: Precursor to the Yugoslav Tragedy." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 5, no. 4 (Winter 1991-1992): 417-431.

2. The Web of Disinformation: Churchill's Yugoslav Blunder. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1990.

Surveillant 1.3 notes that Martin documents "what he calls an immense Allied blunder" (abandoning Mihailovic for Tito), using "secret British files that were only recent declassified." FA 70.2 (Mar.-Apr. 1991) cautions that "the crucial SOE records remain sealed," and reminds that "Martin is an advocate, not a neutral investigator"; as an advocate, "the facts he has been seeking are those that support his case."

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

Martin, David C.  "New Light on the Rescue Mission."  Newsweek, 30 Jun. 1980, 18-20.


Martin, David C. "A Polish Agent in Place." Newsweek, 20 Dec. 1982, 49.

This article reports the presence of a CIA penetration agent in the Polish Army, without naming Kuklinski. However, Martin has the agent remaining in place until just before the institution of martial law.


Martin, David C. Wilderness of Mirrors. New York: Harper & Row, 1980. New York: Ballantine Books, 1981.[pb] Wilderness of Mirrors: Intrigue, Deception, and the Secrets That Destroyed Two of the Cold War's Most Important Agents. New York: Harper & Row, 2003. [pb]

In Cram's opinion, this is the "best and most informed book written about CIA operations against the Soviet target in the 1950s and 1960s." Martin tells an "exciting and generally accurate story." The book was "well received by almost every reviewer" with the exception of Epstein and Angleton. Writing in 2009, Robarge, Studies 53.4 (Dec. 2009), says that "[d]espite its age, Wilderness of Mirrors remains the most balanced treatment of Angleton and CIA counterintelligence." However, there is a complete lack of sourcing. The subtitle of the 2003 reprint is "overwrought."

Petersen adds that Martin "presents information on postwar counterintelligence activities of the CIA and FBI focusing on James Angleton and William Harvey. Based on inside information, it is well regarded by most experts." NameBase notes that "[i]n the case of the most famous spy of the century, Harvey's instincts were better than Angleton's.... Kim Philby ... was close to Angleton, whom he had known in wartime London. But he was also a KGB penetration agent, and it was Harvey rather than Angleton who figured this out."

To Constantinides, this book is "a penetrating look into some issues and challenges faced by CIA, and the cognoscenti recognize it as based on information stemming from the bowels of that agency." Nevertheless, "the work has a number of flaws, both major and minor." For example, the rivalry between Harvey and Angleton, so central to the book, did not exist, and Harvey was hardly of transcending importance within CIA.

[CIA/Angleton; CIA/50s/Gen & Tunnel; CIA/60s/Gen][c]

Martin, David C., and John Walcott. Best Laid Plans: The Inside Story of America's War Against Terrorism. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.

Martin, Douglas. "Vera Atkins, 92, Spymaster for British, Dies." New York Times, 27 Jun. 2000. []

"Vera Atkins, who recruited, trained and watched over the legendary British secret agents who parachuted into France to sabotage the Nazis in World War II, died" on 24 June 2000. "She was principal assistant" to SOE Director Col. Maurice Buckmaster.


Martin, Fredrick Thomas. Top Secret INTRANET: How U.S. Intelligence Built INTELINK -- The World's Largest, Most Secure Network. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999.

A Web Site for this work, including an abstract and Table of Contents, is located at From "Abstract": "'Intelink' integrates and disseminates virtually every piece of information that goes into intelligence gathering, reporting, and analysis" at the CIA, DIA, NRO, FBI, "and eight other top secret agencies to their 'customers' -- from the White House to the Warfighter. It's just about as secure as intranets can be." A number of case studies illustrate Intelink's implementation: JICPAC, ONI, NSA, FBIS, and NIMA. Kruh, Cryptologia 24.1, notes that the CD-ROM that comes with the book includes "actual Intelink pages, tools, and software."


Martin, Geoffrey Lee. "Spying Agency in the Red." Telegraph (London), 17 May 1996. []

ASIO "has had to cut back on routine spying after ending up £2 million in the red this year."


Martin, James Kirby. Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered. New York: New York University Press, 1997.

Palmer, Parameters, Autumn 1998, notes that Martin focuses "in depth on Arnold's Patriot years." This allows him "to explore exhaustively that brief period in which Arnold flashed meteor-like from unknown merchant to celebrated hero and then started the downward spiral to despised traitor.... For the person coming the first time to the always fascinating story of a soaring leader who falls from grace, the narrative provides both entertainment and education. Although well written and carefully researched, the book fails in one major way. When the author is all through, Arnold remains an enigma. The reader learns much about what happened, but is left wondering why it happened."


Martin, Joseph W. "What Basic Intelligence Seeks to Do." Studies in Intelligence 14, no. 2 (Fall 1970): 103-113. In Inside CIA's Private World: Declassified Articles from the Agency's Internal Journal, 1955-1992, ed. H. Bradford Westerfield, 207-217. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.

The author's ideas about the importance of basic intelligence remain valid, but computerization has overtaken the discussion of specific means.


Martin, Jurek. "Woolsey Spies New Targets for the CIA." Financial Times, 3 Feb. 1993, 8.


Martin, Kate. "Domestic Intelligence and Civil Liberties." SAIS Review 24, no. 1 (Winter-Spring 2004): 7-21.

The author argues that for domestic intelligence purposes, a "law enforcement" paradigm, as opposed to an "intelligence" (data-mining) paradigm "is both more effective and much less threatening to individual privacy and liberty."


Martin, Steven J. "Ignoring the Road Less-Traveled: Intelligence Operations at the Battle of Long Island." Military Intelligence 18, no. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1992): 26-30.


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