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Nathan Hale Institute. Intelligence in the War of Independence. Washington, DC: n.d.


Nathan, James A. "A Fragile Detente: The U-2 Incident Re-examined." Military Affairs 39 (Oct. 1975): 97-104.


Nathan, James A., ed. The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited. New York: St. Martin's, 1992. 1993. [pb]

Szulc, WPNWE, 23-29 Nov. 1992, finds that the "elegant and insightful essays ... in the Nathan compendium throw significant new light on Kennedy's decision-making ... and on the reasons he proceeded as he did." Bernstein's essay, "Reconsidering the Missile Crisis," is "brilliant."


Nation, R. Craig. Black Earth, Red Star: A History of Soviet Security Policy, 1917-1991. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1992.

Pierre, FA 71.5 (Sep.-Oct. 1992), says this book synthesizes "in a remarkably comprehensive manner the foreign and defense policy of the Soviet Union" from the Revolution to the demise of communism.



Naughton, Philippe. "MI6 Agent Jailed in Moscow for Betraying Russian Spies." Times (London), 9 Aug. 2006. []

On 9 August 2006, "retired Russian intelligence officer, Col. Sergei Skripal, was sentenced to 13 years in jail ... for passing state secrets to Britain's MI6 and betraying dozens of Russian spies working in Europe in the late 1990s.... Russian officials did not spell out which branch of Russian intelligence Skripal worked for."

[Russia/00s/06; UK/PostCW/00s/06]

Naughton, Philippe, Michael Evans, and Russell Jenkins. "Police Chief Bob Quick Resigns from the Met over Terror Blunder." Times (London), 9 Apr. 2009. []

Assistant Commissioner Bob Quick, Scotland Yard's counterterrorism chief, resigned on 9 April 2009 following a "blunder which almost blew a huge police operation against a suspected al-Qaeda cell in the UK." As he arrived at 10 Downing Street on 8 April 2009 "to brief Gordon Brown on the raids he was carrying under his arm a document marked 'Secret' which detailed the broad lines of the operation. The document, in a transparent plastic folder, was only visible for about a second as Mr Quick climbed down from his vehicle. But that was more than enough time for the powerful telephoto lenses behind the press barricades across the road. The document revealed how many terrorist suspects were to be arrested and in which cities across the North West."


Naugle, David K. "FRUPAC Invades Tarawa." Cryptolog 16, no. 1 (Winter 1995): 1-3, 5-9, 14.

This is a nicely written remembrance of a small slice of the Mid Pacific D/F Net. The author went ashore at Tarawa (on the island of Beteo or "Helen" as code-named by the U.S. military) on 25 November 1943 to set up and operate a direction-finding radio station. He finally wound up on Nanikai ("Cathy") on 11 December, where on 21 December a station with call letters of WVNE was established. The station was decommissioned in November 1944.


Nautical Brass On-Line. "Codebreaking and Secret Weapons in World War II." []

"These articles are part of a ten-part series on codebreaking (Enigma, 'Purple', 'Magic', and the large part cryptography played in World War II) and the secret weapons of Allies and Axis (V1, V2, A-bomb, radar, etc.). The series of articles originally appeared in Nautical Brass magazine, now no longer in print, but on the Web as Nautical Brass On-Line." Includes "Annotated Bibliography. 120 references, including Enigma simulators, Web sites, movies, video tapes, books and articles. (17K)"

[UK/WWII/Ultra; WWII/Magic/Ref; WWII/RefMats]

Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association. Echoes of Our Past. Pace, FL: Patmos, 2008.

Burke, Cryptologia 33.1 (Jan. 2009), notes that this work includes "short first-person histories of major events," spanning the years since 1914. It "is not, nor does it pretend or need to be, a scholarly history of the U.S. Navy's detection and cryptologic efforts." The book comes with a CD containing a digitalized copy of the book.


Naval History. Editors. "Pueblo Incident." 2, no. 4 (Fall 1988): 53-59.

Some of the U.S. naval officers involved voice criticisms of the actions of Lloyd Bucher, the Pueblo's commander, who responds in: Lloyd M. Bucher, "The Pueblo Incident: Commander Bucher Replies," Naval History 3, no. 1 (Winter 1989), 44-50.


Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly.

Naval Security Group Command. Naval Cryptology in National Security. Washington, DC: 1985.


Navarro Bonilla, Diego. Cartas entre espias e inteligencias secretas en la siglo de los validos (Juan de Torres-Gaspar Bonifaz, 1632-1638). [Letters between Spies and Secret Intelligence in the Century of the Validos (Juan de Torres-Gaspar Bonifaz, 1632-1638)] Madrid: Ministerio de Defensa, 2007. [Kahn, I&NS 23.2 (Apr. 2008)]


Navarro Bonilla, Diego. Derrotado, pero no Sorprendido: Reflexiones sobre la información secreta en tiempo de guerra. [Defeated but Not Surprised: Reflections on Secret Information in Wartime] Madrid: Plaza y Valdez Editores, 2007.

Kahn, I&NS 23.2 (Apr. 2008), notes that one chapter of this work "offers a conditional history of Republican intelligence during the Spanish civil war."


Navarro, Mireya. "Guatemalan Army Waged 'Genocide,' New Report Finds." New York Times, 26 Feb. 1999. []

The report by Guatemala's independent Historical Clarification Commission "concluded that the United States gave money and training to a Guatemalan military that committed 'acts of genocide' against the Mayan people during ... Guatemala's 36-year civil war.... Although the broad outlines of American support to Guatemala's military have been known, the nine-volume report confirms that the CIA aided Guatemalan military forces." The New York Times, 26 Feb. 1999, also carries excerpts of the statement made by the coordinator of the Historical Clarification Commission.


Navias, Martin. Independence and British Nuclear Targeting, 1955-58. Oxford: Clarendon, 1991.


Navon, Amit. "'Dipped His Head in Blood.'" Ma'ariv (Sofshayu'a Supplement) [in Hebrew], 11 Apr. 2003. []

[From FBIS Translation] "Of all the Shin Bet units and departments that shy away from public knowledge, ranging from the Jewish division to the prime minister's personal bodyguards, the [special] operations unit has most managed to maintain its anonymity.... The unit carries out an extensive range of operations, from tailing individual terrorists to spying on complex operations." The article includes comments from Danny Bar, a former member of the special operations unit who has recently published a book entitled Shahid (Martyr).


Naylor, Chris. "Abraham Forbes: A Forgotten Spy in a Forgotten War." Intelligencer 17, no. 1 (Winter-Spring 2009): 65-72.

Forbes spied for the Americans along the Canada-U.S. border in the War of 1812. His later life was a succession of mostly failed efforts to get rewarded for that service.


Naylor, Chris. "The Heinz Felfe Case: A Counterintelligence Failure of Dramatic Proportions." Intelligencer 15, no. 3 (Summer-Fall 2007): 61-71.

This is a detailed review of the Felfe case. The author concludes that "as a result of a lack of cooperation between the CIC, GO [Gehlen Organization], and CIA spanning several years, coupled by KGB deception operations, the arrests [of Felfe, Clemens, and Tiebel] came many years later than they should have."


Naylor, John F. "British Memoirs and Official Secrecy: From Crossman to Thatcher." In Political Memoir: Essays on the Politics of Memory, ed. George Egerton.. Newbury Park, Ilford, Essex: Frank Cass, 1994.


Naylor, Sean D. "The Secret War." Series in Army Times []

1. "How U.S. Hunted AQ in Africa: Clandestine SEAL Mission Planted Cameras, but Little Came Out of the Images." 30 Oct. 2011.

2. "Lack of Human Intel Hampered AQ Hunt in Africa." 8 Nov. 2011.

3. "Clandestine Somalia Missions Yield AQ Targets." 14 Nov. 2011.

4. "Years of Detective Work Led to al-Qaida Target: Often-Frustrating Search for Harun Fazul Combined High-tech Gear, Low Tech Human Intelligence and Courage." 21 Nov. 2011.

5. "Tense Ties Plagued Africa Ops." 28 Nov. 2011.

6. "Africa Ops May Be Just Starting." 5 Dec. 2011.

[CA/Africa/Gen/Somalia; CIA/10s/11; MI/SpecOps/10s/11]

Naylor, Sean. Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda. New York: Penguin Putnam, 2005.

From publisher: "At dawn on March 2, 2002,... [o]ver 200 soldiers of the 101st Airborne and 10th Mountain Divisions flew into Afghanistan's Shahikot valley-and into the mouth of a buzz saw. They were about to pay a bloody price for strategic, higher-level miscalculations that underestimated the enemy's strength and willingness to fight."


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