Mineur, Michael L. "Defense Against Communist Interrogation Organizations." Studies in Intelligence 13, no. 4 (Fall 1969): 49-74.

The advance preparations of endangered agents "are very often decisive in determining the outcome" of any resistance effort. "The agent must be prepared physically, organizationally, and mentally."


Minihan, Kenneth A. [LGEN/USAF, DIRNSA]. "The Defense Intelligence Agency: National and Military Intelligence for the 21st Century." American Intelligence Journal 16, no. 2/3 (Autumn-Winter 1995): 31-34.

The former Director/DIA discusses changes in world politics and strategies, the technology revolution, Information Warfare, and DIA structural changes.


Minihan, Kenneth A. [MGEN/USAF, Commander/Air Intelligence Agency]. "Information Dominance: Meeting the Intelligence Needs of the 21st Century." American Intelligence Journal 15, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 1994): 15-19.

The author discusses the Air Force's "two center strategy consisting of the Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC) and the National Air Intelligence Center (NAIC)."


Minihan, Kenneth A. [LGEN/USAF, DIRNSA]. "Intelligence and Information Systems Security: Partners in Defensive Information Warfare." Defense Intelligence Journal 5, no. 1 (Spring 1996): 13-23.


Minihan, Kenneth A. [LGEN/USAF, DIRNSA]. "National Security Implications of the Information Age." National Security Law Report 19, no. 1 (Winter 1997): 1, 4-10.


Miniter, Richard. Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him. New York: St. Martin's, 2012.

Peter Bergen, "Sense and Nonsense about Obama and Osama," CNN, 29 Aug. 2012, concludes that based on his (Bergen's) own previous reporting about the hunt for bin Laden "and also what is available on the public record, Miniter's account of the intelligence that led to bin Laden and the decision-making surrounding the operation that killed him is a pile of poppycock served up with heaps of hogwash."


Miniter, Richard. Mastermind: The Many Faces of the 9/11 Architect, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. New York: Sentinel, 2011.

For Freedman, FA 90.5 (Sep.-Oct. 2011), although the author's "research is meticulous,... the portrait of Mohammed remains shallow."


Minnery, John. CIA Catalog of Clandestine Weapons, Tools, and Gadgets. Boulder, CO: Paladin, 1990.

Surveillant 1.3: "Escape and Evasion devices purportedly designed by CIA Technical Services Division."

[CIA/C&C/DS&T; RefMats/Weapons]

Minnesota Law Review. "Authority of Secretary of State to Revoke Passports for National Security or Foreign Policy Reasons: Haig v. Agee (101 S. Ct. 2766)." 66 (Apr. 1982): 667-686.


Minnesota Law Review. "FOIA Exemption 3 and the CIA: An Approach to End the Confusion and Controversy." 68 (Jun. 1984): 1231-1263.


Minney, R.J. Carve Her Name with Pride: The Story of Violette Szabo. London: Collins, 1964. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword, 2006.

Szabo was an SOE agent in France. Captured by the Germans on a second mission, she was murdered in the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Szabo was portrayed by Virginia McKenna in the 1958 British film "Carve Her Name with Pride." (Nash, Spies, p. 550) See also Ottaway, Violette Szabo (2002); and Szabo, Young Brave and Beautiful (2007).

[UK/WWII/Services/SOE; Women/WWII/UK]

Minnick, Wendell L. Spies and Provocateurs: A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Persons Conducting Espionage and Covert Action, 1946-1991. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1992.

FILS 11.5 sees Spies and Provocateurs as "extraordinarily useful"; its 627 entries fill "a void in the intelligence reference shelf." Surveillant 2.6 notes that "experts will find these biographies less than complete, and a few errors have crept in.... But this is wonderful reading, anyway." For Jardines, MI 20.4, Minnick's work "should not be thought of as the definitive, exhaustive reference of espionage and covert action, but rather as a quick reference guide for research." As such, it is an "outstanding starting point for research on individuals conducting espionage and covert action."


Minshall, Merlin. Guilt-Edged. London: Bachman & Turner, 1975.

Constantinides notes that Minshall served in British naval intelligence during World War II, participated in SOE's failed mission to block the Danube River, and headed the British naval mission to Tito. "His version of ... the Danube mission is uncritical of his own behavior and thus suspect." In addition, there are some "errors of historical fact that show he is not well versed on details of intelligence history."


Minter, William, ed. Operation Timber: Pages from the Savimbi Dossier. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, Inc., 1988.

Chambers: "Extracts from official files."


Mintz, John [Washington Post].

Miscamble, Wilson D. The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bomb, and the Defeat of Japan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Freedman, FA 90.6 (Nov.-Dec. 2011), says that the author "skewers" the argument of Gar Alperovitz that "Truman and his advisers knew the bombing was unnecessary."


Mishler, Clayton. Sampan Sailor: A Navy Man's Adventures in WWII China. Washington, DC: Brassey's, 1994.

Baxter, I&NS 12.3, identifies this work as the personal account of a "storekeeper/ courier in the Sino-American Co-operation Organization (SACO) between October 1943 and January 1946.... Mishler's book does not ... add significantly to our understanding of the role which SACO played in the complex web of Allied organizations that made up the Intelligence community in World War II China."


Miskovsky, M. C. "Impunity of Agents in International Law." Studies in Intelligence 5, no. 2 (Spring 1961): A21-A34.

There is "some authority in international law for the proposition that if a man is a duly commissioned agent of his government, albeit without diplomatic immunity, any illegal acts he performs within the scope of his duties may still be considered not his personal violations but his government's national acts, raising questions public and political between independent nations."


Mistry, Kaeten.

1. "Approaches to Understanding the Inaugural CIA Covert Operation in Italy: Exploding Useful Myths." Intelligence and National Security 26, no. 2 & 3 (Apr.-Jun. 2011): 246-268.

The author suggests that "[a] more fruitful path to advancing the historiographical debate [about the CIA's role in the 1948 Italian elections] is to highlight CIA intervention in the wider context of US foreign relations and Italian policy objectives.... Agency activities were improvised and far from pivotal amid the [broader] American mobilization." Clark comment: This is a highly interesting and well-argued article.

2. "The Case for Political Warfare: Strategy, Organization and US Involvement in the 1948 Italian Election." Cold War History 6, no. 3 (Aug. 2006): 301-329.

From abstract: "This article analyzes US intervention in the Italian election of 1948 and the influence of the campaign on attempts to formulate a comprehensive, coordinated strategy to defeat Soviet Communism…. The campaign in Italy contributed to the core of an emerging Political Warfare strategy, but one that overlooked the crucial contribution of Italian actors, which in the long term compromised both Italian-American relations and US attempts at expanding Political Warfare."

[CA/Eur; OtherCountries/Italy/Postwar]

Mistry, Kaeten, ed. "Special Issue on: The CIA & US Foreign Policy Since 1947: Reforms, Reflections & Reappraisals." Intelligence and National Security 26, no. 2 & 3 (Apr.-Jun. 2011): Entire Issue.

From "Introduction": "This collection is based on a conference that was held at the UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin, in February 2009."

[CIA/Overviews/10s; GenPostwar/Policy/10s]

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