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O'Malley, Brendan, and Ian Craig. The Cyprus Conspiracy: America, Expionage and the Turkish Invasion. London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 1999.

From advertisement: "The Cyprus Conspiracy provides crucial evidence that this was no failure of American foreign policy,... but the realization of a long-held plot, revealing for the first time the explosive strategic reasons why Washington had to divide the island." McNay, I&NS 16.3, finds that "the authors sometimes present their 'conspiracy' argument in a tone of breathless astonishment[,]... often sounding a bit overwrought." Nonetheless, this study "provides an interesting and valuable perspective.... The authors do great service to all analyzing the Cyprus issue by illuminating the island's value from an intelligence perspective."


O'Malley, Edward. "Economic Espionage Act [of 1996]." American Intelligence Journal 18, no. 1/2 (1998): 51-56. Intelligencer 9, no. 3 (Oct. 1998), 8-11.

The author is a retired FBI assistant director.


O'Malley, Kate. "Indian Political Intelligence (IPI): The Monitoring of Real and Possible Danger?" In Intelligence, Statecraft and International Power: Papers Read before the 27th Irish Conference of Historians Held at Trinity College, Dublin, 19-21 May 2005, eds. Eunan O’Halpin, Robert Armstrong, and Jane Ohlmeyer. Historical Studies 25. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2006.


Omand, David [Sir]. "Can We Have the Pleasure of the Grin without Seeing the Cat? Must the Effectiveness of Secret Agencies Inevitably Fade on Exposure to the Light?" Intelligence and National Security 23, no. 5 (Oct. 2008): 593-607.

Aberystwyth University Centre for Intelligence and International Security Studies Annual Lecture 2007: "[S]ecret intelligence and secret agency are still essential components of statecraft, not least in providing public protection, the first duty of any government. In particular, public support for and understanding of the value of the work of secret agencies is needed given the importance of pre-emptive intelligence in combating terrorism."


Omand, David [Sir].

1. "Ethical Guidelines in Using Secret Intelligence for Public Scrutiny." Cambridge Review of International Affairs 19, no. 4 (2006): 613-628.

2. "The Dilemmas of Using Secret Intelligence for Public Scrutiny." In The New Protective State: Government, Intelligence and Terrorism, ed. Peter Hennessy, 142-169. London: Continuum, 2007.


Omand, David [Sir]. "Into the Future: A Comment on Agrell and Warner." Intelligence and National Security 27, no. 1 (Feb. 2012): 154-156.

"[F]or the democracies, the days of the Cold War 'secret state' have given way to those of 'the protecting state' and their intelligence communities will have to reflect that in their relationship with the public."


Omand, David [Sir]. Securing the State. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010.

A reviewer in The Economist, 8 Jul. 2010, calls this "a timely book." Omand, "a former director of GCHQ ... [and] Tony Blair's intelligence and security coordinator from 2002 until his retirment in 2005,... has produced an invaluable handbook" for anyone "who wants to know what should and should not be done in the name of securing the state." Peake, Studies 55.1 (Mar. 2011) and Intelligencer 19.1 (Winter-Spring 2012), notes that this work reflects the author's "unique background and commands serious attention.... Throughout Securing the State, Omand applies his perceptive analysis to both the British and American intelligence communities in a narrative that demands a reader's close attention."


Omestad, Thomas. "Psychology and the CIA: Leaders on the Couch." Foreign Policy 95 (Summer 1994): 104-122.

The article focuses first is on the work of and the methods of psychological profiling developed and practiced by Jerrold Post before and after he left the CIA in 1986. It notes that academic political psychologists have moved away from Post's "clinically based psychodynamic orientation" and toward more quantitative-based techniques. "The hottest topic in the field is 'psycholinguistics,' in which oral and written rhetoric is scrutinized in an effort to map out the mind of a leader." In general, officials at the operational level are more skeptical of psychological profiling than are the higher ranks in government. The author also raises the problem of factual errors in the leader biographies, which transcend methodological issues. This problem was reflected in the Aristide profile.


Omestad, Thomas. "A Stunning Admission: Iran's Secret Agency Confesses to Murder." U.S. News & World Report, 18 Jan. 1999, 36,

Iran's Intelligence Ministry has "acknowledged that some of its agents -- 'irresponsible, misguided and unruly personnel' -- were among the killers" of critics of hard-line Islamic clergy.

In a further development, the Associated Press reported on 10 February 1999 that Ali Yunesi, 43, has been nominated by Iranian President Mohammad Khatami as the new intelligence minister. "Yunesi led the investigation into the killings of writers and dissidents that began in November [1998]. The probe resulted in the Intelligence Ministry's disclosure ... that some of its agents had been arrested in connection with the five deaths." On 17 February 1999, Khatami forwarded his nomination of Yunesi as intelligence minister to the Iranian parliament. (AP, 17 Feb. 1999.) On 24 February 1999, the Iranian Majlis "gave an overwhelming vote of confidence" to Yunesi. (AP, 24 Feb. 1999.)


Ona, Mario I. [LT/USN] "Overhaul Naval Intel to Support the War Fighters." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 131, no. 2 (Feb. 2005): 38-40. Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 21, no. 1 (Mar. 2005): 10-12.

"For naval intelligence to reach the highest levels of effectiveness and efficiency, a more symbiotic relationship must be fostered between the theater intelligence centers, the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), and its operators."


Onate, Benjamin F. "Catch-as-Catch-Can Operations." Studies in Intelligence 20, no. 4 (Winter 1976): 27-29. In Inside CIA's Private World: Declassified Articles from the Agency's Internal Journal, 1955-1992, ed. H. Bradford Westerfield, 93-96. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.

An account, probably notional, certainly fictionalized, of improvisation in agent handling, with lessons learned.


O'Neill, Bard E.

1. Insurgency and Terrorism: Inside Modern Revolutionary Warfare. Washington, DC: Brasseys, 1990.

2. Insurgency and Terrorism: From Revolution to Apocalypse. 2d ed. Washington, DC: Potomac, 2005.


O'Neill, Bard E, William R. Heaton, and Donald J. Alberts, eds. Insurgency in the Modern World. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1980.


O'Neill, Helen. "Decades Later, a Cold War Secret Is Revealed." Associated Press, 25 Dec. 2011. []

Former workers at Perkin-Elmer's Danbury, Connecticut, facility can now talk about their work on the Hexagon KH-9 photographic reconnaissance satellite. "Though other companies were part of the project -- Eastman Kodak made the film and Lockheed Corp. built the satellite -- the cameras and optics systems were all made at Perkin-Elmer."


O'Neill, Michael S. '''For the Preservation of the Slate' : Irish Domestic Security, Legislation, 1939-40." The History Review: Journal of the UCD History Society 13 (2002): 86-92.


O'Neill, Philip D., Jr. National Security and the Legal Process. 2 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

From publisher: "Instead of taking a simplistic, polemical approach to the debate between the imperative of security and the imperative of liberty, O'Neill instead advocates a more practical, process-based model for resolving that classic tension."


One News [New Zealand TV]. "Calls for Inquiry into Spy Bases." 28 Dec. 1999. [http://]

Following the confirmation by the security intelligence service that New Zealand's spy bases at Waihopai and Tangimoana "are used by foreign agencies," the Green party "is now demanding an investigation.... The Greens want Waihopai closed down and a select committee inquiry into these latest admissions."


O'Neal, Katherine I. [CWO3], and Keith J. Marryman [WO1]. "Signals Collection/Indentification Analyst (98K) Training." Military Intelligence 24, no. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1998): 20-22.


O'Neill, Charles Kendall. Wild Train: The Story of Andrews' Raiders. New York: Random House, 1956.

O'Neill theorizes that Andrews was a Finnish-born former officer in the Russian Army.


Ontiveros, Suzanne. Global Terrorism: A Historical Bibliography. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1986.


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