McCarthy, Dennis V. N., with Philip W. Smith. Protecting the President: The Inside Story of a Secret Service Agent. New York: Morrow, 1985.

Kirkus Reviews, 20 Nov. 1985: The author's White House details spanned four presidencies. He "tries to give us an idea of the daily tribulations of his peers, but ... gets bogged down.... The biggest problem is a clear lack of focus. He skips back and forth between incidents in an irritating, repetitive manner.... His insights concerning the various Presidents are interesting -- Johnson treated his agents like so many lowly ranch hands; Nixon was the most courteous and considerate; Ford was exactly as he appeared, a nice guy trying his best to do a tough job; Carter was aloof, rarely speaking to his bodyguards; Reagan the most loquacious and jocular."


McCarthy, Ellen. "Tech Entrepreneur Joins CIA's Venture Capital Arm." Washington Post, 4 Jan. 2006, D4. []

Amit Yoran, previously the Department of Homeland Security's cyber-security chief, has replaced Gilman Louie as chief executive at In-Q-Tel.


McCarthy, Gregory C. "GOP Oversight of Intelligence in the Clinton Era." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 15, no. 1 (Spring 2002): 26-51.

"While varying greatly by issue and period, both select committees performed commendably" during the Clinton years. "Although comity would generally characterize the [SSCI's] approach, a notable exception is ... [t]he nomination of Anthony Lake" to be DCI. The "nadir of [HPSCI's] effectiveness" was the Torricelli case, which "was a disaster" for the committee. Overall, however, "the committees allowed Congress to play a major and mostly positive role in oversight."

[CIA/90s/SummingUp; Oversight/90s]

McCarthy, Mary O.

1. "The Mission to Warn: Disaster Looms." Defense Intelligence Journal 7, no. 2 (Fall 1998): 17-31.

A National Security Council staffer and former NIO for Warning, Dr. McCarthy agrees with the Jeremiah and Rumsfeld studies that there is a "dangerous scarcity of specific skills, particularly technical and linguistic," among U.S. analysts. She believes that major changes are needed.

2. "The National Warning System: Striving for an Illusive Goal." Defense Intelligence Journal 3, no. 1 (Spring 1994): 5-19.

The author is National Intelligence Officer (NIO) for Warning. Her article deals with current structure and problems. "The National Warning System usually concentrates on threats judged to be about six months away or less."


McCarthy, Roger E. Tears of the Lotus: Accounts of Tibetan Resistance to the Chinese Invasion, 1950-1962. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1997.

Tovar, IJI&C 13.2, p. 226, fn. 7, calls this a "very good book on CIA support to the Tibetan resistance.... McCarthy ... was a CIA operations officer who worked on the Tibet project. His book focuses primarily on the operational side as viewed from within the Agency."


McCarthy, Shaun P. The Function of Intelligence in Crisis Management: Towards an Understanding of the Intelligence Producer-Consumer Dichotomy. Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 1998.

Dolman, Choice, Feb. 1999, notes that the author focuses on showing that intelligence plays an interactive role in the policy process and that intelligence analysis and crisis decision making undertaken in isolation from each other produce negative consequences. Three case studies from the Reagan Administration's foreign policy initiatives in Lebanon are offered: the terrorist attacks in 1983 on the U.S. Embasy and the Marine barracks, the 1984 attack on the U.S. Embassy and the kidnapping of CIA Station Chief William Buckley, and the hijacking of TWA Flight 847 in 1985.

[GenPostwar/Issues/Policy & 80s/Generally]

McCarthy, Shaun. "South Africa's Intelligence Reformation." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 9, no. 1 (Spring 1996): 63-71.

McCarthy, Shawn. "Cuban Envoy Holes Up in Ottawa." Globe and Mail (Canada), 28 Feb. 2000. []

On 27 February 2000, Cuban diplomat Jose Imperatori, "expelled from the United States on spy charges[,] was holed up in the Cuban Embassy ..., threatening to remain there on a hunger strike until his name is cleared." See also, Steven Pearlstein, "Cuban Diplomat Remains in Canada: Havana Orders Alleged Spy to Stay, Requests 30-Day Visa," Washington Post, 29 Feb. 2000, A2.


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