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Michaels, Jeffrey H. "Breaking the Rules: The CIA and Counterinsurgency in the Congo 1964-1965." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 25, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 130-159.

"[T]he CIA's effort to counter the 'Simba rebellion' in the Congo in 1964-1965 ... broke all the rules often discussed in relation to the role of intelligence in contemporary conflicts. Most notably, rather than the CIA being used to enable U.S. military forces to conduct counterinsurgency, the CIA was used to ensure that the U.S. military would not become involved."


Michal, Kristen. "Business Counterintelligence and the Role of the U.S. Intelligence Community." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 7, no. 4 (Winter 1994): 413-427.

This article was awarded first prize by the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) in its Distinguished Intelligence Essay Contest for the 1993-1994 academic year. The aruthor's conclusions: "Economic espionage needs to become a higher risk, lower profit operation in the United States, through a change in espionage laws, the prosecution of espionage cases to the fullest extent, and the imposition of trade sanctions against repeat offenders." (p. 424)


Michel, Henri. Bibliographie critique de la Résistance. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1964.

A listing of some 1,200 Resistance items.

[WWII/Eur/Resistance & RefMats]

Michel, Henri. The Shadow War: European Resistance, 1939-1945. New York: Harper & Row, 1972. The Shadow War: Resistance in Europe, 1939-1945. London: Andre Deutsch, 1972.

Pforzheimer, Studies 19.2 (Summer 1975), is unimpressed with this book. He notes that one of the author's weaknesses is "a comparative lack of knowledge ... of the resistance movements in European countries other than France." Michel shows his anti-Americanism in his denigration of OSS's contribution to the Resistance. But, then, "Michel has the ability to overlook many facts of history." In addition, the book's bibliography "is both thin and not very representative."


Michie, Allan A. Voices Through the Iron Curtain: The Radio Free Europe Story. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1963.

Published prior to public knowledge of and does not mention the radio's CIA connection.


Michie, Donald. "Codebreaking and Colossus." In Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers, eds. B. Jack Copeland, et al., 223-248. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.


Michie, Donald. "Colossus and the Breaking of the Wartime 'Fish' Codes." Cryptologia 26, no. 1 (Jan. 2002): 17-58.

From Abstract: The author "describes his three-year experience as a founder member of the 'Teastery' and "Newmanry' teams. Their combined use of innovative methods and machines led from the breaking of the German Lorenz military traffic to its large-scale daily decipherment."


Mickelson, Sig. America's Other Voices: The Story of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. New York: Praeger, 1983.

Writing contemporaneously with the publication of America's Other Voices, Campbell, FA (Winter 1983-1984), says that "[t]he story of 'unofficial' broadcasting to Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union has never been told with such authority and in such detail as in this book.... Mickelson is refreshingly candid, and he has used a great deal of perishable material, from interviews and his own recollections, to give us a solid and irreplaceable history of a unique endeavor."

Cummings, "Balloons Over East Europe...," fn.1 (see above), calls this book "a good general treatment of the history of the radios," but notes that it was published before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Communist bloc. See also, Cummings, Cold War Radio (2009), p. 3.


Mickolus, Ed. The Secret Book of CIA Humor. Gretna, LA: Pelican, 2011.

Peake, Studies 56.1 (Mar. 2012), finds pleany of humor here, all of which "will provoke at least a smile, but none of it is secret."


Mickolus, Edward F., comp.

1. The Literature of Terrorism: A Selectively Annotated Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1980.

According to Petersen, this is the "[p]ublished version of Annotated Bibliography on International and Transnational Terrorism. Washington, DC: CIA, Office of Political Research, 1976." Wilcox adds that the work has 3,890 entries.

2. Terrorism, 1980-1987. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1988.

An update of Mickolus' earlier bibliography.

3. Terrorism, 2002-2004: A Chronology. 3 vols. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005.

4. Terrorism, 2005-2007: A Chronology. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008.

Peake, Studies 53.3 (Sep. 2009) and Intelligencer 17.2 (Fall 2009), concludes that "[f]or a quick assessment of domestic and international terrorist acts during this period..., the Mickolus chronology is the place to start."

5. Transnational Terrorism: A Chronology of Events, 1968-1978. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1980.


Middle East News Line. "Israel Transfers Mossad Agency Director." 3 Sep. 2002. [http:// www.menewsline.com]

Ephraim Halevy, Mossad's director since 1997, "has been transferred to chair the National Security Council. Halevy will also remain at the Mossad until a replacement is appointed."


Middleton, Drew. "Failed Rescue Attempt Raises Doubt about U.S. Maintenance and Planning." New York Times, 26 Apr. 1980, 9.


Middleton, Gordon R. "A Maturity Model for Intelligence Training and Education." American Intelligence Journal 25, no. 2 (Winter 2007-2008): 33-45.

The author's "analysis suggests that intelligence analysts require a broad spectrum of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor educational and professional experiences," if they are to improve over current competencies.


Miers, Richard. Shoot to Kill. London: Faber & Faber, 1959.

Mierzejewski, Alfred C. "Intelligence and the Strategic Bombing of Germany: The Combined Strategic Targets Committee." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 3, no. 1 (Spring 1989): 83-104.


Mihalka, Michael. "Soviet Strategic Deception, 1955-1981." Journal of Strategic Studies 1 (1981): 40-93. [Rocca and Dziak]


Mikkelsen, Randall. "American Arrested as Nuclear Spy for Israel." Reuters, 22 Apr. 2008. [http://www.reuters.com]

On 22 April 2008, 84-year-old Ben-Ami Kadish was arrested on "four counts of conspiracy and espionage." He is "suspected of giving Israel secrets on nuclear weapons, fighter jets and missiles in the 1980s.... Kadish is a Connecticut-born U.S. citizen who worked as a mechanical engineer at the Army's Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, New Jersey." According to court documents, "Kadish acknowledged his spying in FBI interviews and said he acted to help Israel.... He was accused of reporting to an Israeli government handler who was also a main contact for [Jonathan] Pollard."

[Israel/U.S.Rels/Kadish; SpyCases/U.S./Other]

Mikkelsen, Randall. "Obama to Get First Intelligence Briefing Thursday." Reuters, 5 Nov. 2008. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

Barack Obama will get his first intelligence briefing as president-elect on 6 November 2008, a U.S. official said on 5 November 2008. The official added "that Obama would receive the same briefing as outgoing President George W. Bush." DNI Michael McConnell "will launch Obama's briefings and two CIA employees will be the principal briefers."


Mikkelsen, Randall. "U.S. Defense Analyst Guilty in China Spy Case." Reuters, 1 Apr. 2008. [http://abcnews.go.com]

The Justice Department said on 31 March 2008 that "Gregg William Bergersen pleaded guilty at federal district court in Alexandria, Virginia, to conspiracy to disclose national defense information to unauthorized persons." According to court documents, "[m]uch of the information pertained to U.S. military sales to China's arch rival, Taiwan, and communications security issues.... Bergersen admitted in court papers that he gave national defense information" to Tai Shen Kuo, also arrested in February 2008.

"Charges of spying are still pending against Kuo, a U.S. citizen born in Taiwan, and [Yu Xin] Kang, a Chinese citizen accused of acting as an intermediary between Kuo and a Chinese official. Both have pleaded not guilty."


Mikoyan, Sergo A. "Eroding the Soviet 'Culture of Secrecy.'" Studies in Intelligence (Fall-Winter 2001): 45-56.

"The main purpose of this article is to examine the system that governed the flow of information to senior policymakers in the USSR. Fundamental cultural differences between the Soviet and Western worlds have impeded efforts by Westerners to fully understand this system."


Miksche, Ferdinand Otto. Secret Forces: The Technique of Underground Movements. London: Faber & Faber, 1950. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1971.

From http://www.goodreads.com: The author escaped Czechoslovakia "at the end of the 1930s, and spent WWII in various positions with the Allied Forces. He served for some time during the war" on De Gaulle's "personal staff..., and became advisor on central European affairs to SHAEF in 1945. After the war, he was appointed Czechoslovakian Military Attaché for both France & Belgium, but after the communist regime took power in Czechoslovakia in 1948, he accepted a commission in the French Army."


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