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Millican, C. Bowie, Robert M. Gelman, and Thomas A. Stanhope. "Lost Order, Lost Cause." Studies in Intelligence 2, no. 1 (Winter 1958): 103-113.

Lee's Special Orders 191 of 9 September 1862, a copy of which fell into Union hands, set out the order of march for his invasion of the North. The Battle of Antietam on 17 September 1862 was not a time or place of Lee's choosing, and he was forced to withdraw back into Virginia. The authors extend the ramifications of the failed invasion to determining the outcome of the war.


Millman, Chad. The Detonators: The Secret Plot to Destroy America and an Epic Hunt for Justice. New York: Little, Brown, 2006.

Boghardt, Studies 51.1 (Mar. 2007), notes that the Black Tom explosions of July 1916 are discussed; but the "main focus is on the ... legal battles of the German-American Mixed Claims Commission" after the war. The author's "elucidation of the fluid German secret service networks that operated in the United States throughout the period of American neutrality" is of "particular interest.... Unfortunately, the book's readability occasionally comes at the expense of accuracy and nuance.... Millman's lack of nuance is partially due to the fact that he ignores German sources and scholarship." Nonetheless, the author "tells an exciting story and captures the big picture."

[Interwar/U.S.; Germany/Interwar & WWI; WWI/U.S.]


Millward, David. "Beautiful Girls Trained Me, Says the Romeo Spy." Telegraph (London), 13 Sep. 1999. []

Discussion of John Symonds, corrupt CID officer and KGB "Romeo spy," named in the materials brought to the West by KGB defector Vasili Mitrokhin.


Milmo, Cahal. "Forget Bond, MI5 Wanted Its Spies Short and Static." The Independent (UK), 5 Apr. 2010. []

A secret file, released at the National Archives, details "the activities of Section B6, the outpost of MI5 used to tail threats to national security." The file "includes a history of B6 written by an anonymous veteran surveillance officer.... After its formation shortly before the First World War, the unit ... grew to 40 members by the beginning of the Second World War and was dealing with 140 cases a year by 1942."


Milmo, Cahal. "Mr David Shayler: Internet Publication Feared; French Hold Former MI5 Man after Files Leaked." Irish Times, 3 Aug, 1998. []

Former MI5 officer David Shayler is in a Paris prison "ahead of proceedings to bring him back to Britain, French authorities said [on 2 August 1998]. The maverick security service agent was arrested in the French capital on [1 August 1998] amid rumours that he was about to publish details of MI5 operations. The British government is to seek his extradition." Shayler "fled Britain after a series of newspaper articles disclosing that MI5 had kept files on Trade and Industry Secretary Mr Peter Mandelson and Home Secretary Mr Jack Straw, when they were student activists."


Milmore, John. #1 Code Break Boy: Communications Intelligence in the Korean War. Haverford, PA: Infinity Publishing, 2002.

Kruh, Cryptologia 28.1, notes that the author served from 1949 as a cryptanalysis technician in "the cryptanalysis section of the Operations Branch, HQ, ASA-Pacific" in Tokyo. When he "sticks to codebreaking and related details in the Korean War," Milmore "provides one of the best accounts on cryptology in the Korean War."


Milne, Seamus. The Enemy Within: MI5, Maxwell and the Scargill Affair. London & New York: Verso, 1994. The Enemy Within: The Secret War against the Miners. London: Pan Books, 1995. [pb]

Milne, Seamus. "MI5's Secret War." New Statesman, 25 Nov. 1994, 18-21.


Milne, Tim. Kim Philby: The Unknown Story of the KGB's Master Spy. London: Biteback Publishing, 2014.

Norton-Taylor, Guardian, 24 Feb. 2014, notes that the author, a former MI6 officer, argues that "for 12 years [Philby's] colleagues went to extraordinary lengths to block an MI5 investigation." Even after he was forced to resign, "Philby continued to be robustly defended by MI6 officers." For West, IJI&C 27.4 (Winter 2014), Milne tells a "remarkable story [that] offers great insight into Philby's personality." This is "[a] thoughtful, reflective book" that "deserves serious attention." Coffey, Studies 59.1 (Mar. 2015), believes Milne "put[s] Philby’s spying in context," but "sees little psychological explanation to Philby's spying."


Milner, Catherine. "CIA Threatens to Pull Plug on World Service: Spy Service Cuts Hit BBC Network." Sunday Telegraph (London), 24 Nov. 1996.

"The CIA, America's spy agency, which has contributed to the BBC World Service's news gathering operation for decades, is threatening to withdraw its support for the broadcasting organisation."


Milner, Marc. "The Battle of the Atlantic." In Decisive Campaigns of the Second World War, ed. John Gooch, 45-66. London: Frank Cass, 1990.

Sexton notes that this article includes a discussion of "the influence of communications intelligence on both German and Allied operations.... Highly recommended."


Milner-Barry, P.S. "'Action This Day': The Letter from Bletchley Park Cryptanalysts to the Prime Minister, 21 October 1941." Intelligence and National Security 1, no. 2 (May 1986): 272-276.

The author shares his memories of the circumstances surrounding a letter sent by himself, Welchman, Turing, and Alexander to Churchill in an effort to break some administrative bottlenecks in their work. It worked! Witness Churchill's response: "Action This Day." The article includes as an appendix the text of the letter.


Milton, David Hepburn. Lincoln's Spymaster: Thomas Haines Dudley and the Liverpool Network. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole, 2003.

Seamon, Proceedings 129.9 (Sep. 2003), comments that Dudley, the U.S. consul in Liverpool, "seems to have worked almost 24 hours a day setting up an efficient spy network to keep tabs on Confederate efforts to acquire warships from British shipyards." Also, through his pamphlets and speeches, "Dudley had remarkable success in keeping the British working class firmly on the side of the Union." To Williams, Civil War Book Review [], this is an "engrossing, well-written story"; the author's "finely crafted work reads like a story of intrigue and deception as much as a historical text."

[CivWar/Conf/Oseas & Un/Gen]

Milton, George Fort. Abraham Lincoln and the Fifth Column. Washington, DC: Infantry Journal, 1943. [ refBibs/intell/civwar.htm]


Milton, Giles. Russian Roulette: A Deadly Game; How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Global Plot. London: Bloomsbury, 2014.

According to Seeger, Studies 58.4 (Dec. 2014), the author "provides an entertaining and well-researched introduction to the 'Great Game' between Great Britain and the Soviet Union during the last years of WW I and the early years of the Bolshevik Revolution.... Russian Roulette has excellent endnotes and a very detailed bibliography." Peake, Studies 58.4 (Dec. 2014): "Aside from entertaining readers with exciting, well-told spy stories, Russian Roulette documents the coming of age of the fledgling British secret service. The government had found its product absolutely essential and thus its future was secure."


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