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Mitchell, Allan. "The Xenophobic Style: French Counterespionage and the Emergence of the Dreyfus Affair." Journal of Modern History 52, no. 3 (Sep. 1980): 414-425. [Ehrman]


Mitchell, Angus. "The Riddle of the Two Casements?" In Roger Casement in Irish and World History, ed. Mary E. Daly, 99-120. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2005.


Mitchell, Ben. "Aspiring to Spy? No Dry Martinis or Sports Car Required." The Age (Melbourne), 19 Aug. 1997. []

Mitchell, Bernon F., and William H. Martin. "Prepared Statement." New York Times, 7 Sep. 1960, A6.


Mitchell, David Fontaine. "During the Communist Insurrection in Malaya, General Sir Harold Briggs Led One of the Greatest Counterinsurgency Successes of the 20th Century." Military Heritage (Apr. 2012): 16-21.

Lt. Gen. Sir Harold Briggs was tasked in early 1950 with coordinating civil, military, and police operations in Malaya. He instituted a resettlement policy targeting "Malaya's missive rural and largely unassimilated Chinese squatter population." He "restructured and expanded the Special Branch, the intelligence arm of the police that was responsible for gathering and interpreting information." He also shifted from "large-scale conventional tactics to small patrols better suited for counterinsurgency operations." When Briggs's extended tour ended after 18 months, Lt. Gen. Sir Gerald Ternpler was appointed high commissioner and director of operations. "Although Templer went on to conduct a successful counterinsurgency campaign that ultimately resulted in the defeat of the guerrilla resistance, the framework of the plan was initially established by Briggs."


Mitchell, Fredric. "Lots of Smoke - Little Fire." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 1, no. 4 (1986): 111-118.

Idea of an amnesty for spies explored, essentially rejected.


Mitchell, Harvey. The Underground War Against Revolutionary France: The Missions of William Wickham, 1794-1800. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1965.

Constantinides calls this an "excellent study of political warfare and subversion that can be read with profit because of the modern parallels to be drawn." This is a scholarly work, with a good bibliography.


Mitchell, Marcia, and Thomas Mitchell. The Spy Who Seduced America. Montpelier, VT: Invisible Cities Press, 2002.

Bath, NIPQ 19.1/2, notes that the authors conclude that, based on the Venona transcripts, Judith Coplon was indeed a spy. However, "the government's unceasing efforts to convict on the basis of inept investigation and tainted evidence" also made her a victim. For Jonkers, Intelligencer 13.2, this story is still relevant because it teaches "how NOT to prosecute an accused spy." (Emphasis in original) The reviewer's bottomline: "Good reading, deep secrets, still relevant -- a triple hit."

To Peake, Studies 47.2 (2003), the Mitchells "have done a superb job of researching this famous case.  And although their decision not to include endnotes is impossible to comprehend, [footnote omitted] they did indicate in the text the major sources used." And they "leave no room for doubt as to Coplon's guilt.... Judy Coplon's notorious story is a major part of counterintelligence history and the Mitchells have brought it to life in vivid terms.  It is a great read." Similarly, Leab, I&NS 20.2 (Jun. 2005), finds that the authors have "used intelligently a wide range of sources.... The book is a good read."


Mitchell, Marcia, and Thomas Mitchell. The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion. Sausalito, CA: Polipoint, 2008.

Nigel West, IJI&C 22.3 (Fall 2009), finds that this effort to portray as a whistle-blower the GCHQ linguist who leaked an NSA email to the London press "is not convincing." The authors "come across as almost absurdly biased in their attitude to British standards of secrecy." And "in terms of factual accuracy," the book "contains far too many lapses." For Peake, Studies 53.4 (Dec. 2009), this book "is an apologia for Katharine Gun that explicitly encourages others to decide on their own that they know best when it comes to security."


Mitelman, Lawrence T. "Preface to a Theory of Intelligence." Studies in Intelligence 18, no. 3 (Fall 1974): 19-22.

"One justification .. for theorizing about intelligence is to encourage clarity of thought about assumptions and explicitness about purposes.... [S]ince the publication of Sherman Kent's Strategic Intelligence for American World Policy there has been almost nothing of comparable intellectual merit or persuasiveness written about intelligence."


Mitrokhin, Vasily, ed. KGB Lexicon: The Soviet Intelligence Officer's Handbook. London: Frank Cass, 2002.

Clark comment: Mitrokhin is the former KGB archivist who defected to the United Kingdom in 1992 with a treasure trove of handwritten notes from many of the documents he had handled. He earlier teamed with British intelligence historian Christopher Andrew on The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB (New York: Basic Books, 1999) and The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World (New York: Basic Books, 2005).

Jonkers, AFIO WIN 9-02, 4 Mar. 2002, notes that the phrases and words in this dictionary are "mostly commonplace. But there are some gems.... The Russian word is provided, with English translation, and then the explanation" is given. This book "is easy to read, useful for researchers, historians, authors, [and] students of intelligence." Kruh, Cryptologia 26.3, describes this as "an English translation of an official KGB document.... A two-part dictionary, defining the KGB's activities in both offensive and defensive intelligence, this was the handbook used by KGB officers when writing their reports on spying activities both within the Soviet Union and against the West."


Mitrovica, Andrew. Covert Entry: Spies, Lies and Crimes Inside Canada's Secret Service. Toronto: Random House, 2002.

Mellon, Journal of Conflict Studies 23.1 (see finds this book to be "interesting at best, and disappointing in many ways." The author focuses on the activities and disillusionment of John J. Farrell, who worked for the CSIS while on loan from Canada Post. The view is "one-sided [which] greatly undermines the credibility of the book as the reader perceives Farrell's story as the personal vendetta of a bitter young man. In addition, Mitrovica focuses on a very limited area of CSIS operations." Nonetheless, the book "gives invaluable access to the details of some CSIS contemporary operations and to the way things get done in the field."

Peake, Studies 47.2 (2003), comments that "[w]hat is certain from reading Covert Entry is that both the author and Farrell do not feel kindly about CSIS or the Canadian Senior Intelligence Review Committee.  But their allegations remain in doubt because there is no documentation ... relevant to the charges Farrell makes."


Mitrovica, Andrew. "N. Koreans Spying in Canada: Sources." Globe and Mail (Toronto), 18 Sep. 2000. []

According to intelligence sources, "North Korean spies are operating an elaborate espionage network in Canada and have tried to steal Canadian nuclear technology abroad."


Mitrovica, Andrew. "Spy Agency 'Frantically' Trying to Find Mole." Globe and Mail (Toronto), 22 Nov. 1999. []

"Spymasters at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service [CSIS] are using some of the tricks of the trade to try to ferret out members of the agency who may be feeding reporters information on the stolen briefcase affair.... [I]ntelligence officers [also] ... point out that information about the unprecedented security gaffe may be flowing out of the Solicitor-General's office or the RCMP and not from CSIS members. 'The Mounties are probably having a long, good chuckle about all of this,' one CSIS officer said. Relations between the RCMP and CSIS are strained. Friction between the two agencies is longstanding and there are no signs that it is abating."


Mitrovica, Andrew, and Jeff Sallot. "The Spy Secrets in the Phone Booth." Globe and Mail (Toronto), 18 Nov. 1999. []

The Toronto man who found a CSIS computer diskette in a telephone booth in August 1996 "says it detailed -- in plain English -- the names of confidential informants and contacts, information about the service's targets and covert operations in Canada and details about espionage training exercises.... [T]he case caused changes in CSIS's internal procedures for transferring sensitive data from one location to another," federal government sources said.


Mitrovich, Gregory. Undermining the Kremlin: America's Strategy to Subvert the Soviet Bloc, 1947-1956. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2000.

For Legvold, FA 79.3 (May-Jun. 1999), the author's "massive research in the archives of the State Department, CIA, and the National Security Council ... adds considerably to the ... picture of the calculations and arguments inside the Truman and Eisenhower administrations.... One does not have to buy his overdrawn characterization that 'rollback' was the be-all of U.S. policy to appreciate the contribution he has made."

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Miyagi, Takemi. "Which Way Did They Go?" Studies in Intelligence 11, no. 1 (Winter 1967): 67-70.

"After the initial period of resettlement and inevitable interrogation," many of the members of the organizations that made up Imperial Japanese Intelligence chose to "find employment ... as mercenaries of the occupying power." With the coming of the Korean War, Japanese industry began to grow, and with it the need for certain kinds of foreign "environmental reportage."


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