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Neal, Harry E. The Story of the Secret Service. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1971.

This is an update of Walter S. Bowen and Harry Edward Neal. The United States Secret Service (Philadelphia: Chilton, 1960).


Neary, Patrick C. "The Post-9/11 Intelligence Community: Intelligence Reform, 2001-2009: Requiescat in Pace?" Studies in Intelligence 54, no, 1 (Mar 2010): 1-16.

The Principal Deputy ADDNI for Strategy, Plans, and Requirements received a Studies in Intelligence Annual Award for this article. In a number of ways, his is an anti-CIA argument, but the reach of his thoughts goes beyond that. Not surprisingly, he argues for a greatly enhanced role for DNI, as in making plain that the CIA is under the DNI and making DIA, NSA, NGA, and NRO directly responsible to that position's authority. He also argues for greater "jointness" (in DoD speak, this is a smoke screen for a military takeover of the Intelligence Community). The complexity of Naery's presentation requires a full reading of his article to put his arguments in perspective.


Neave, Airey Middleton Sheffield.

Neave, who had first-hand experience at escaping from German prisons, for a time headed MI9's Room 900, the escape and evasion section for Western Europe.

1. Little Cyclone. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1954.

Royal Historical Society Database: "An account of the 'Comete' or 'Comet Line', an organization which arranged the escape of Allied airmen and others from occupied Europe, with special reference to the principal organizer, Andrée de Jongh."

2. The Escape Room. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1970. New York: Tower Publications, 1972. [pb]

Pforzheimer notes that this "is a slightly abridged edition of ... Saturday at M.I.9." See below.

3. Saturday at M.I.9: A History of Underground Escape Lines in North-West Europe in 1940-5 by a Leading Organiser at M.I.9. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1969. London: Grafton, 1989. [pb] Saturday at M.I.9: The Classic Account of the WW2 Allied Escape Organisation. Barnsley, UK: Pen & Sword/Leo Cooper, 2004.

According to Surveillant 1.1, this work is the "story of the men and women who set up and ran the escape routes of occupied north west Europe in WWII. No official history of MI9, or its top secret Room 900 at the War Office, has been written yet, but this personal account ... is the first to be written by someone on the inside." Constantinides comments that Neave had no access to classified material when he wrote this book. Foot and Langley's MI9 is more comprehensive.

4. They Have Their Exits. Boston: Little, Brown, 1953.

This is the story of Neave's escape from the German prison at Colditz Castle. Neave went on to become a pivotal figure in MI9, the British intelligence organization which handled escape and evasion operations.


Nechiporenko, Oleg Maximovich. Passport to Assassination: The Never-Before-Told Story of Lee Harvey Oswald by the KGB Colonel Who Knew Him. Secaucus, NJ: Birch Lane Press, 1993.

Nedzi, Lucien N. [Rep., D-MI] "Oversight or Overlook: Congress and the U.S. Intelligence Agencies." Studies in Intelligence 18, no. 2 (Summer 1974): 15-20.

These are Nedzi's remarks to the CIA Senior Seminar, 14 November 1973. He suggests that "it is a bit unsettling that 26 years after the passage of the National Security Act the scope of real Congressional oversight, as opposed to nominal Congressional oversight, remains unformed and unclear." (italics in original)


Needell, Allan A. "'Truth Is Our Weapon': Project TROY, Political Warfare, and Government-Academic Relations in the National Security State." Diplomatic History 17 (Summer 1993): 399-420.

[CA/PsyOps; CIA/Relations/Academe]

Neiberg, Michael S. "World War I Intrigue: German Spies in New York!", 27 Feb. 2013. (Originally published by Military History magazine.)

"On July 30, 1916, German saboteurs targeted the ammunition depot on New Jersey's Black Tom Island, shipping point for three-quarters of U.S. ammunition bound for Allied Europe. The resulting explosion was heard as far away as Philadelphia."


Neillands, Robin. In the Combat Zone: Special Forces Since 1945. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977. London: Orion Books, 1998. [pb]

From publisher: The author is a "military historian and ... former Royal Marine Commando.... He describes the operational successes and failures, advances in military technology crucial to special force effectiveness, and the achievements, challenges, and exploits of a wide range of special force units."


Nielsen, Nathan. "The National Intelligence Daily." Studies in Intelligence 20, no. 1 (Spring 1976): 39-51.

On 10 January 1974, the CIA replaced the booklet Central Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) with the newspaper format National Intelligence Daily (NID). The new format was DCI Colby's initiative. OCI's road to production was at times challenging.

[CIA/Components/DI; Analysis/Gen]

Neilson, Keith. "Cautionary tale: The Metro-Vickers Incident of 1933." In Incidents and International Relations: People, Power, and Personalities, eds. Gregory C. Kennedy and Keith Neilson, 87-112. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002.


Neilson, Keith. "'Joy Rides'? British Intelligence and Propaganda in Russia, 1914-1917." Historical Journal 24 (1981): 885-906.


Neilson, Keith, and B.J.C. McKercher, eds. Go Spy the Land: Military Intelligence in History. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1992.

According to Surveillant 2.6, this volume is a "collection of talks given at the Sixteenth Military History Symposium at the Royal Military College of Canada held in 1990." The articles cover from Roman to modern times.

[Historical; MI/Overviews]

Neitzel, Sönke, ed. Tr., Geoffrey Brooks. Tapping Hitler's Generals: Transcripts of Secret Conversations, 1942–1945. St. Paul, MN: MBI Publishing, 2007.

According to Lefebvre, IJI&C 21.4 (Winter 2008-2009), this book "contains the analysis and the verbatim transcripts of several dozen taped conversations held between 1942 and 1945 among imprisoned German officers (most of whom were generals) at Trent Park, the location of a British Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre (CSDIC).... The information obtained by MI19 from German colonels and generals did not have much direct military value.... Yet, the indirect, strategic gains were huge."


Nelan, Bruce W. "Bugging Saddam." Time, 18 Jan. 1999. []

This is a remarkably detailed report on the activities of U.S. intelligence activities in support of UNSCOM.


Neligan, David. The Spy in the Castle. London, MacGibbon & Kee,

The author was one of Michael Collins's agents in "G" Division of the Dublin Metropolitan Police, based in Dublin Castle, the headquarters of British intelligence in Ireland until 1922.


Nelsen, Harvey. "The U.S. Intelligence Budget in the 1990s." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 6, no. 2 (Summer 1993): 195-203.

Although keyed to the intelligence budgets and philosophies of the Bush administration, Nelson's baseline conclusion failed to hold into the late 1990s: "If the current trend lines hold, the intelligence community will be little diminished in the tough fiscal environment of the 1990s. The technology dependent nature of the intelligence process makes significant cuts in the budget very difficult."



Nemeth, Erik. "Collecting Cultural Intelligence: The Tactical Value of Cultural Property." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 24, no. 2 (Summer 2011): 217-238.

"Political violence that targets sites of cultural heritage and the looting of artworks [footnote omitted] that potentially fund insurgencies have tactical implications for regional security.... Cultural intelligence has the potential to inform foreign policy in ways that mitigate the political risks of the art market and counter the tactical exploitation of historic structures and religious monuments in acts of political violence."


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