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Mosby, John S. Ed., Charles Wells Russell. The Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby. New York: Little, Brown, 1917. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1981. Gray Ghost: The Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby. New York: Bantam, 1992. [pb]

Clark comment: Mosby was arguably one of the top guerrilla warriors (he uses the term "partisans") of the Confederacy. He rose from private in the cavalry to colonel, commanding his own force. Mosby's best-known single exploit may be his raid on Fairfax (8-9 March 1863), in which he captured U.S. General Stoughton. This episode is recounted by Mosby on pages 129-140 of the Bantam edition of his memoirs. Tidwell, April '65, p. 32, links some of Mosby's activities to "missions of interest to the central [Confederate] government."

There is an up-to-date biography of Mosby: Kevin H. Siepel, Rebel: The Life and Times of John Singleton Mosby (New York: Da Capo, 1997). Seamon, Proceedings 123.9 (Sep. 1997), notes that former Sen. Eugene McCarthy wrote the foreword, and that Mosby's life is taken beyond the Civil War period to his service with the Consular Service in China and later with the Interior Department.


Moscow Times. "Accused German Linked to Spy Flap." 17 Apr. 2008. []

A German man identified only as Werner G., "charged with selling sensitive technology information to Russia[,] is a key figure in a mysterious spy case involving a former Federal Space Agency official that jarred Russian-Austrian relations last year.... [I]nterviews with officials familiar with the case made it clear that the Russian intelligence officer referred to by German prosecutors is ... Vladimir Vozhzhov, who was arrested on spy charges in Austria last year and released after it turned out he had diplomatic immunity."

[Germany/00s; OtherCountries/Austria; Russia/00s/08]

Moscow Times. "Spy Uncovered in Urals Spilled Missile Secret." 15 May 2012. []

Kommersant reported on 14 Nay 2012 that "[a]n employee of a 'closed' enterprise in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg has been ... accused of transferring classified information to foreign intelligence relating to the control systems of the submarine-launched Bulava" missile.


Moses, Hans. "The Case of Major X." Studies in Intelligence 18, no. 1 (Spring 1974): 1-24. In Inside CIA's Private World: Declassified Articles from the Agency's Internal Journal, 1955-1992, ed. H. Bradford Westerfield, 450-477. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.

Moses, Hans.

1. The Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency. McLean, VA: Association of Former Intelligence Officers, 1983.

This is a brief, relatively general monograph by a former CIA officer.

2. "The Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency." American Intelligence Journal 14, no. 1 (Autumn-Winter 1993): 81-85.

Excerpted from AFIO monograph.


Moses, Morris G. "Secrets of a World War Matchbox Camera." Shutterbug 15, no. 7 (1986): 104, 110. [Petersen]


Moses, Morris G. Spy Camera -- The Minox Story. Sussex, UK: Hove Press Books, 1990. Rochester, NY: Hove Foto Books/Saunders, 1990. Moses, Morris G., and John Wade. Spy Camera -- The Minox Story. Rev. ed. Rochester, NY: Saunders, 1998.

Regarding the 1990 edition, White, IJI&C 5.3, comments: "Good Camera, Poor Exposure."


Mosley, Leonard. The Cat and the Mice. London: Barker, 1958. New York: Harper, 1958.

Constantinides notes that because it was the first postwar book on the German Operation Kondor, this account is incomplete; and Mosley's evaluation of the importance of the operation is misplaced. As Lewin, Ultra Goes to War (1978), tells the story, the Germans in 1942 decided to place a controlled intelligence source, complete with radio transmitter, in Cairo. They moved two agents overland some 1,700 miles, from behind Rommel's lines to the banks of the Nile. The agents were arrested, because the British had been alerted to their coming through Ultra materials and their behavior upon arrival was decidedly amateurish.


Mosley, Leonard. The Druid. New York: Atheneum, 1981.

Wiant, Studies 46.2 (2002), reviewing Nigel West's Counterfeit Spies (1998), notes that "Mosley's work suggests that there was one German spy in Britain who was not under the control of MI-5, but West's careful investigation shows how Mosley was drawn in by questionable archival records and a willingness to suspend disbelief in his own sources."


Mosley, Leonard. Dulles: A Biography of Eleanor, Allen, and John Foster Dulles and Their Family Network. New York: Dial, 1978.

Campbell, IJI&C 3.1, says that "Leonard Mosley's book as a source on Allen Dulles ... is full of inaccuracies and imagined events." Petersen warns, "Caveat Lector."


Moss, Michael, and Ford Fessenden. "New Tools for Domestic Spying, and Qualms." New York Times, 10 Dec. 2002. []


Moss, Norman. The Man Who Stole the Atom Bomb. London: Grafton, 1987. Klaus Fuchs: The Man Who Stole the Atom Bomb. New York: St. Martin's, 1987.

Cosslett, I&NS 3.4: "If one merit of a biography is the extent to which it deals with why, as well as how its subject did the deed, then these two books [Norman Moss and Robert Chadwell Williams] both rank highly."


Moss, Robert. "Who's Meddling in Iran?" New Republic, 2 Dec. 1978, 15 18.

Accusations of Soviet involvement in the turmoil in Iran.


Moss, William Stanley.

1. Ill Met by Moonlight. New York: Macmillan, 1950. London: Harrap, 1950. Philadelphia, PA: Paul Dry Books, 2010. [pb]

This is a first-hand story of SOE's kidnapping in April 1944 of German divisional commander on Crete General Kneipe. Constantinides notes that the rationale for the operation is unexplained.

2. War of Shadows. London: Boardman, 1952.

Picks up with the author's wartime experiences after his return from the kidnapping on Crete of German General Kneipe. Includes service in Macedonia and the Far East.


Motley, James Berry. "The Army's Need: A Relevant LIC Environment." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 4, no. 3 (Fall 1990): 383-405.


Motley, James Berry. "International Terrorism: A Challenge for U.S. Intelligence." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 1, no. 1 (Spring 1986): 83-96.

Motley, James Berry. U.S. Strategy to Counter Domestic Political Terrorism. Washington, DC: National Defense University Press, 1983. [Petersen]


Motley, James B. "Washington's Big Tug-of-War Over Special Operations Forces." Army 36 (Nov. 1986): 16-24.


Mott, T. Bentley. Twenty Years as Military Attaché. New York: Oxford University Press, 1937. In France, 1900-1905, and Russia, 1909-1913.


Mount, Graeme Stewart. Canada's Enemies: Spies and Spying in the Peaceable Kingdom. Toronto and Oxford: Dundurn Press, 1993.

Mountcastle, Clay. Punitive War: Confederate Guerrillas and Union Reprisals. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009.

For Bruscino, Military Review (Jan.-Feb. 2010), the author is not completely convincing when he argues that "guerrilla warfare waged by Confederates frustrated Union soldiers, which in turn led to attacks on Southern property and civilians.... [T]he causes of retaliatory destruction were more complicated than Mountcastle suggests."


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