Moi - Mona


Moïse, Edwin E. Historical Dictionary of the Vietnam War. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2001.

From "622 articles in the main body of the dictionary ... provide strong coverage of military and paramilitary forces, military operations, weapons and technology, major and minor ethnic groups, the politics of the war, and its diplomatic environment. The greatest focus is on Vietnam and the United States, but there is also significant coverage of Laos and Cambodia, and of the other countries that were in various ways involved in the conflict. The main thing I chose not to cover at length was order of battle."


Moïse, Edwin E. Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the Vietnam War. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

Ford, I&NS 12.4, finds that Moïse's work on the Tonkin Gulf incidents of 2 and 4 August 1964 and of U.S. planning prior to deepening involvement in the Vietnam conflict is "a valuable addition to the Vietnam War literature." Moïse believes that the North Vietnamese did not attack on 4 August but avoids crawling into bed with conspiracy theorists, attributing the reports of such an attack to a Clauswitzean fog of war rather than a deliberate effort by the Johnson administration to deceive.

Although McDonald, NIPQ 14.2, disagrees with Moïse's findings on a number of points (but not on the conclusion that the 4 August 1964 attack did not occur), his overall evaluation of the book is very positive. He says that this "is an extraordinarily thorough and well-researched work.... Prof. Moïse does a good job of sorting through all th[e] radar contact data, which to the ships in the heat of the moment provided believable evidence of hostile craft."

See also the letters in the "NIP Forum," NIPQ 15.2, from Moïse and McDonald, as well as from Edward J. Marolda, co-author of the Naval Historical Center's official history covering the Tonkin Gulf incident, The United States Navy and the Vietnam Conflict, Vol. 2: From Military Assistance to Combat, 1959-1965.


Moïse, Edwin E. "Vietnam War Bibliography: Theories of Limited War and Counterinsurgency."

This is an extensive bibliography with some brief annotations.


Mokoena, Kenneth, ed. South Africa and the United States: The Declassified History. New York: New Press, 1993.

According to O'Brien, I&NS 12.3, this edited collection examines "the nature of the covert relationship between South Africa and the United States." Studying the documentation provided here makes it "clear that the relationship extended into all areas of inter-state relations, and was not restricted solely to covert and/or paramiitary co-operation between the two states in 'stabilizing' southern Africa against the perceived communist threat."

[CA/Africa; OtherCountries/SAfrica]

Mokhtari, Fariborz. "Iran's 1953 Coup Revisited, Internal Dynamics versus External Intrigue." Middle East Journal 62, no. 3 (Summer 2008): 457-486.

The author argues that the dynamics of Iran's internal political situation played a larger role in Mosaddeq's overthrow than CIA/MI6 efforts.


Molander, Pia. "Intelligence, Diplomacy and the Swedish Dilemma: The Special Operations Executive in Neutral Sweden, 1939-45." Intelligence and National Security 22, no. 5 (Oct. 2007): 722-744.

"SOE's organization in Sweden had a dual mandate, as much political as operational. Its primary function was to serve as an instrument for the use of regional SOE headquarters, and as a conduit for operations into Germany and axis-occupied territory.... [I]n the end it was decided the British diplomatic mission in Sweden was too important to be jeopardized by unrestricted espionage."

[UK/WWII/Services/SOE; WWII/Eur/Sweden]

Molander, Roger C., Andrew S. Riddile, and Peter A. Wilson. Strategic Information Warfare: A New Face of War. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 1996.

Tuttle, Proceedings 123.1 (Jan. 1997), credits the authors with elevating "information warfare strategic thought to a loftier plateau." For Cohen, FA 75.4 (Jul.-Aug. 1996), "this monograph offers one of the most interesting and revealing ways of thinking" about information warfare, "at least in an unclassified venue. A short but comprehensive discussion of the central issues in information warfare,... is followed by an ingenious 'day after' exercise that illustrates and amplifies these problems."


Molden, Fritz. Exploding Star: A Young Austrian against Hitler. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1978. New York: Morrow, 1979.

Constantinides: The author was involved in organizing Austrian resistance to Hitler, and had contact with the Swiss, French, and U.S. intelligence services. Persico's Piercing the Reich "provides insights not contained in Molden's account."


Moll, Kenneth. "Intelligence at the Crossroads." American Sentinal 2, no. 13 (28 Mar. 1993): 6.


Moll, Martin. "Austro-Hungarian Counter-intelligence Activities Prior to World War I: Unknown and Astonishing Insights at the Local Level." Journal of Intelligence History 5, no. 1 (Summer 2005). []

From Abstract: Focusing mainly on local-level administrative documents of the Duchy of Styria, the author "argues that the Austro-Hungarian General Staff intensified its intelligence activities at least [after] the Annexation Crisis of 1908.... [T]he General Staff not only targeted alleged Serb efforts to undermine the Monarchy from within but also kept a[] close eye on Italian citizens on its territory."


Mollin, Richard A. Codes: The Guide to Secrecy from Ancient to Modern Times. Boca Raton, FL: Chapan & Hall/CRC, 2005.

Kruh, Cryptologia 30.1 (Jan. 2006), calls this "an excellent book with unique features."


Moloff, Alan L. [COL/USMC] Environmental Security and Engagement in Central Command. Atlanta, GA: Army Environmental Policy Institute, 2000.

Sayre, Environmental Change & Security Project Report, Summer 2001, finds that this work is "a brief description of the issues at hand and possible solutions for environmental security problems in CENTCOM.... [T]he monograph concisely illustrates how the national security strategy addresses the issue of environmental security.... [This] is a well-rounded look at the DOD's perception of envrionmental security and conflict prevention."


Monaghan, Peter. "Intelligence Studies: Field Report." Intelligencer 17, no. 1 (Winter-Spring 2009): 35-37.

"The interdisciplinary field of intelligence studies is mushrooming, as scholars trained in history, international studies, and political science examine" a wide range of subjects. "As the field grows, it is attracting students in droves."


Monas, Sidney. The Third Section: Police and Society in Russia Under Nicholas I. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1961.

Pforzheimer views The Third Section as an "excellent study ... [that] not only discusses the creation and operations of the famous Third Section, but also analyzes the impact this organization had on 19th century Russian society."


Monat, Pawel, with John Dille. Spy in the U.S. New York: Harper & Row, 1961. London: Frederick Muller, 1964.

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