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Niblack, A. P. The History and Aims of the Office of Naval Intelligence. Washington, DC: GPO, 1920. [Petersen]


Nicander, Lars. "Information Terrorism: When and by Whom?" Defense Intelligence Journal 16, no. 2 (2007): 139-153.

"[I]t is not inevitable that information terrorism ... will occur; however, it does seem like the natural progression for qualified non-state actors."

[GenPostwar/InfoWar; Terrorism/00s]

Nicander, Lars. "The Role of Think Tanks in the U.S. Security Policy Environment." International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 28, no. 3 (Fall 2015): 480-501.

"[T]hink tanks play a very important role in the creation of security policies, and enjoy a great level of trust and confidence within the American bureaucracy.... The most important recipients and consumers of think tank products are government personnel just below the politically-appointed level."


Nicholas, Elizabeth. Death Be Not Proud. London: Cresset, 1958.

The author looks at the lives and deaths of female SOE agents sent to France, and raises questions about SOE's handling of its operations.


Nicholas, Jack D. "The Element of Surprise in Modern Warfare." Air University Quarterly 8 (Summer 1956): 3-20.

[Analysis/Surprise; GenPostwar/50s/Korea]

Nicholl, Charles. The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe. London: Jonathan Cape, 1992. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1992.

According to Kruh, Cryptologia 18.4, the author ties Marlowe and the three men who dined with him on the night of his murder to covert intelligence work. He has written "a highly literate and fascinating tour of Elizabethan England with its familiar historical figures playing a role in this extraordinary spy story."


Nichols, Donald. How Many Times Can I Die? Brooksville, FL: Brooksville Printing, 1981.

The author led numerous special operations activities for the 5th Air Force in Korea. See Michael E. Haas [COL/USAF (Ret.)], Apollo's Warriors: U.S. Air Force Special Operations During the Cold War (Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 1997), 53-65.

[GenPostwar/50s/Korea; MI/AF/SpecOps]

Nichols, Thomas M. Winning the World: Lessons for America’s Future from the Cold War. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002.

Goldgeier, NWCR 57.3/4 (Summer-Autumn 2004), notes that Nichols believes that the Cold War contest offers lessons for U.S. strategists as they faces the new enemy responsible for 9/11. The author "stresses that the key feature of the U.S.-Soviet struggle was the difference in ideology and that in a new war with new ideological foes, the United States can learn from the recent past." However, "he spends so much time expressing his rage at those who did not understand Soviet evil that he misses how much the new materials enable us to explore ... in even greater detail" the very issues he raises.

[GenPostCW/00s/Gen; GenPostwar/CW]

Nicholson, Samuel. "A Most Unlikely Agent: Robert S. Allen." Intelligencer 18, no. 1 (Fall-Winter 2010): 35-41. [Initially released on 11 September 2010 on]

According to Alexander Vassiliev's notebooks (see Haynes/Klehr/Vassiliev, Spies [2009]) Allen, who wrote the "Washington Merry-Go-Round" column with Drew Pearson from 1932 to 1942, was in 1933 "a fully recruited and undoubtedly witting Soviet agent," with the cover name of "George Parker." This was an ethical breach, not a criminal act, as he was not passing classified information. The relationship may have existed only in January and February 1933.


Nicholson, Thom [COL/USA (Ret.)]. 15 Months in SOG: A Warrior's Tour. New York: Presidio, 1999. [pb]

From Inside Flap: As commander of Company B, Command and Control North's Raider Company (Da Nang), the author "commanded four platoons,... in some of the war's most deadly missions, including ready-reaction missions for patrols in contact with the enemy, patrol extractions under fire, and top-secret expeditions 'over the fence' into Laos, Cambodia, and North Vietnam." Nicholson "provides a rare glimpse into the workings of one of the military's most carefully concealed reconnaissance campaigns."


Nicholson, William C., ed. Homeland Security Law and Policy. Springfield, IL: C.C. Thomas, 2005.

[DHS/Books; Overviews/Legal/Topics]

Nickels, Hamilton. Codemaster: Secrets of Making and Breaking Codes. Boulder, CO: Paladin, 1990.

According to Sexton, the author of this autobiographical account "incorrectly asserts that the Japanese PURPLE cipher machine was copied from the German ENIGMA machine."


Nickerson, Colin. "Spy Blunder Draws Criticism in Canada." Boston Globe, 18 Nov. 1999, A4.

In Canada, "[s]ecret agents may find themselves sifting landfills for ... lost secrets amid one of the worst spy scandals in the country's history.... The Canadian Intelligence Security Service is now confirming that a top-secret document ... was stolen from the back of a spy official's minivan last month. The culprits are believed to be smash-and-grab thieves, not secret agents from enemy powers.... The incident has triggered a huge political controversy and damaged the reputation of the Intelligence Security Service, Canada's CIA."


Nickles, David Paul. Under the Wire: How the Telegraph Changed Diplomacy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003.

Kruh, Cryptologia 28.2, notes that this "interesting study by a knowledgeable author ... includes an excellent discussion of the Zimmermann Telegram incident." To Steury, Studies 48.3 (2004), the author's "arguments are thought-provoking and he never fails to interest.... Nickles draws the appropriate security lessons from the Zimmerman[n] episode and highlights [head of Royal Navy signals intelligence Rear Admiral Sir Reginald 'Blinker'] Hall's success in deceiving both the US and Imperial German governments about how he obtained the telegram."


Nicola, Traian. Good-bye Dracula! The Story of a Transylvanian Defector. Parker, CO: Outskirts Press, 2012.

Commenting on this self-published book, Peake, Studies 57.1 (Mar. 2013), notes that the author "is the only former DIE [Romanian Foreign Intelligence Department] officer to publish an English-language mrmoir with firsthand insights into Cold War counterintelligence history." Nicola defected in 1979.


Nicolai, Walther. The German Secret Service. London: Stanley Paul, 1924.


Nicolson, David D. Aristide: Warlord of the Resistance. London: Leo Cooper, 1994.

Aristide was the codename for Roger Landes, called by Surveillant 3.2/3 "one of SOE's most famous agents and one of the few who lived" to tell his story. According to the publisher, the book "traces Resistance actions, the struggle against betrayal of members, and the new war after the Normandy invasion. Includes stories of the subsequent lives of survivors as well as documents from British SOE archives."

[UK/WWII/SOE; WWII/Eur/Fr/Resistance]

Niedrauer, Bruce A. "Joint STARS Support to Special Operations Command." Military Intelligence 22, no. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1996): 15-17.

In Operation Joint Endeavor, a Ground Station Module (GSM) was deployed to the Special Operations Command Implementation Force (SOCIFOR) to provide "near-real-time access via satellite communications (SATCOMs) to Joint STARS imagery."

[MI/Ops/Other; MI/SpecOps][c]

Nielsen, Harald. "The German Analysis and Assessment System." Intelligence and National Security 10, no. 4 (Oct. 1995): 54-71.

Nielsen, Thomas. Inside Fortress Norway, Bjørn West -- Norwegian Guerrilla Base, 1944-1945. Manhattan, KS: Sunflower University Press, 2000.

McKay, I&NS 17.3, comments that the author "has written a lively historical account of the Norwegian Resistance Base, Bjørn West, which was set up in the mountains between Bergen and Sognefjord in the closing phase of the war."


Nielson, Don. "Task Force 157: Born Twenty Years Too Soon." American Intelligence Journal 14, no 1 (Autumn/Winter 1993): 23-27.

Niestlé, Axel. "The Role of Ultra in the Assessment of German U-boat Losses." World War II Quarterly 5, no. 3 (2008): 41-45. 


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