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McLachlan, Donald.

1. "Naval Intelligence in the Second World War." Journal of the Royal United Services Institute 112 (Aug, 1967): 221-228.

2. Room 39: A Study in Naval Intelligence. New York: Atheneum, 1968. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1968.


McLaughlin, John E.

McLean, Donald B. The Plumber's Kitchen: The Secret Story of American Spy Weapons. Cornville, AZ: Desert Publications, 1975.  [Petersen]


McLean, Donald B. The Spy's Workshop: America's Clandestine Weapons. Boulder, CO: Paladin Press, 1989.

Surveillant 1.1: "[S]py hardware ... began in WWII with the men of Division 19 of the National Defense Research Committee." McLean supplies an "inside look at the scientists who worked there and the special arsenal they created for the OSS."


McLean, Douglas. "Confronting Technological and Tactical Change: Allied Antisubmarine Warfare in the Last Year of the Battle of the Atlantic." Naval War College Review 47 (Winter 1994): 87-104.


McLennan, A.D. "National Intelligence Assessment: Australia's Experience." Intelligence and National Security 10, no. 4 (Oct. 1995): 72- 91.

McLennan, David. "Foreign Spies Hack into Government." Canberra Times, 28 Oct. 2009. []

According to ASIO director-general David Irvine's annual report, "internet-enabled espionage was a rapidly growing threat to the national interest." The report also noted that "Australia would remain a terrorist target for the foreseeable future. It said East Africa joined the Middle East and South Asia as the 'primary sources of motivation and capability for extremists in Australia.'"


McLoughlin, Barry. Left to the Wolves: Irish Victims of Stalinist Terror. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2006.

From publisher:  At least three of the victims of Stalin's Great Terror of 1937-1938 were foreign-born Communists of Irish nationality. "This book describes their social background, how and why they entered the semi-clandestine world of Communism and the reasons for their residence in the USSR."

[OtherCountries/Ireland/ToWWII; Russia/Interwar]

McLoughlin, Michael. Last Stop, Paris: The Assassination of Mario Bachand and the Death of the FLQ. Toronto: Viking, 1998.

According to the author, this work "details the assassination in Paris 29 March 1971 of Mario Bachand," an FLQ member"when it first appeared in 1963. After sojurns in Cuba and Algeria, he resided in Paris until he was shot to death by two RCMP Security Service operatives in Operation Whitelaw, ordered by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. There are several aspects of Whitelaw which should interest readers of intelligence literature: several special services, including SDECE, CIA, MI5 and SIS were involved in the planning and implementation. Last Stop, Paris ... [also] details the elaborate disinformation surrounding the operation, involving extensive use of media."


McLuskey, J. Fraser. Parachute Padre: Behind German Lines with the SAS - France, 1944. London: SPA Books, 1989. New ed. Stevenage, UK: Strong Oak Press, 1997.


McLynn, Frank. Fitzroy Maclean. London: John Murray, 1992

According to Surveillant 2.6, this biography "contains little on [Maclean's] intelligence experiences." Clive, I&NS 9.1, refers to the book as an "authoritative biography." Maclean's "service in Yugoslavia with SOE ... is the centrepiece of the book." Maclean's "accomplishments will surely long outlive his critics."

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


McMeekin, Sean. The Red Millionaire: A Political Biography of Willi Münzenberg, Moscow's Secret Propaganda Tsar in the West. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004.

From publisher: "Willy Münzenberg -- an Old Bolshevik who was also a self-promoting tycoon -- became one of the most influential Communist operatives in Europe between the World Wars. He created a variety of front groups that recruited well-known political and cultural figures to work on behalf of the Soviet Union and its causes, and he ran an international media empire that churned out enormous amounts of propaganda and raised money for Communist concerns."

See also Stephen Koch, Double Lives: Spies and Writers in the Secret Soviet War of Ideas Against the West (New York: Free Press, 1993); Double Lives: Stalin, Willi Münzenberg and the Seduction of the Intellectuals (London: HarperCollins, 1994); Rev. ed. (New York: Enigma Books, 2004).


McMichael, Scott R. [MAJ/USA] "Common Man, Uncommon Leadership: Colonal Charles N. Hunter with Galahad in Burma," Parameters 16, no. 2 (1986): 45-57. []

"Hunter was a perfectly ordinary officer with many faults whose performance, however, was extraordinary in the situation in which he was thrust.... Even as the command disintegrated, Galahad's officers and men knew that given the chance Hunter could pull tham together again. Distressed that he had obtained no special recognition, they felt a loyalty and esteem toward Hunter that few commanders can arouse."


McMillan, Priscilla J. The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Birth of the Modern Arms Race. New York: Viking, 2005.

Powers, NYRB 52.14 (22 Sep. 2005), says that this "short, lucid, and intense book" places the "final episode in Oppenheimer's life on a dissecting table in order to separate and identify, as if it were the nervous system of a rat, the filaments of ambition, rancor, and collusion of the three brooding men who cut Oppenheimer down." The author "writes for the most part with quiet lucidity, letting each act or utterance speak for itself, but from time to time there shoots up from her prose something like a tongue of flame."

According to Freedman, FA 84.5 (Sep.-Oct. 2005), the author focuses "on the policy issues at the heart of the [Oppenheimer] drama and illuminates well the surrounding cast of characters, with lots of fascinating detail about the interaction between scientific politics and Washington politics."

Schecter, I&NS 21.4, notes that McMillan "hedg[es] and shy[s] away from" the question of whether Oppenheimer was ever a member of the Communist Party. The author "appears" to have "chosen to ignore" Soviet documents that identify Oppenheimer as "an unlisted member of the CPSU." This "is a powerful book," but at times McMillan's "anger [at the way Oppenheimer was treated] is so hot it distorts the record."


McMurdo, Torey L. "The United States, Britain, and the Hidden Justification of Operation TPAJAX." Studies in Intelligence 56, no 2 (Jun. 2012): 15-26. []

"At its core, Mossadeq's overthrow was inspired not by a communist threat, but by an economic one. World War II had left postwar Britain grasping for fresh economic policies that would help them rebuild into a global economic power."


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