Patch, John [CDR/USN (Ret.)]. "Fortuitous Endeavor: Intelligence and Deception in Operation TORCH." Naval War College Review 61, no. 4 (Autumn 2008): 73-97.

"[T]he Anglo-American TORCH effort was a hallmark of effective combined operational planning and execution -- facilitated by military deception informed by proven intelligence.... [A] combination of detailed planning, aggressive signals intelligence efforts, a viable deception scheme, a high degree of operational security, and fortuitous events produced operational surprise that in turn facilitated an Allied bridgehead into northwest Africa. This combination not only demonstrated the resolve of the Allies to fight to the finish but hoodwinked the previously undefeated military machine of Hitler's Third Reich."


Pateman, Roy. Residual Uncertainty: Trying to Avoid Intelligence and Policy Mistakes in the Modern World. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2003.

From publisher: The author "gives numerous examples of where security has been breached, and networks, severely, even irreparably compromised and explains how the consequences of intelligence failure will surely be graver in the future. Pateman pinpoints the causes of failures in intelligence and policy in today's world and offers solutions that will drastically overhaul and improve our intelligence networks."


Paterson, Michael. Voices of the Code Breakers: Personal Accounts of the Heroes of World War II. London: David and Charles, 2007.

Christensen, Cryptologia 32.2 (Apr. 2008), has a problem with the title of this work, as "[o]nly one of the eight chapters actually focuses on the codebreakers at Bletchley Park. There is a badly done introductory chapter about cryptology" (it is described elsewhere in the review as "riddled with inaccuracies"), with the remaining chapters covering other aspects of signals intelligence in World War II. Quoted material makes up a substantial part of the book, but the method of reference is "[e]specially frustrating." There are better books on the subject.

Paterson, Pat [LTCMR/USN]. "Into Africa: A New Frontier in the War on Terror." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 132, no. 5 (May 2006): 32-36.

"[T]he biggest political and military concern in Africa is terrorism.... [D]ire conditions -- border disputes, ethnic conflicts, corruption and mismanagement, famine, HIV -- make Africa a fertile breeding ground for Muslim extremism and terrorist recruitment." Side note: "The Navy and Marine Corps established its presence in Africa with a base at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti."

[MI/Navy/00s; Terrorism/00s/06]

Paterson, Thomas G. "Commentary: The Defense-of-Cuba Theme and the Missile Crisis." Diplomatic History 14, no. 2 (1990): 249-256.


Paterson, Tony. "Germany to Spy on US for First Time since 1945 after 'Double Agent' Scandal." The Independent (London), 7 Jul. 2014. []

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière says "Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is planning to scrap a no-spy agreement Germany has held with Britain and the United States since 1945 in response to an embarrassing US-German intelligence service scandal." The diplomatic and information-gathering activities of the United States, Britain, and France previously were exempted from Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) surveillance.

[CIA/10s/14; Germany/10s]

Paterson, Tony. "US Spy Satellites 'Raiding German Firms' Secrets.'" Telegraph (London), 11 Apr. 1999. []

"Security experts in Germany have uncovered new evidence of a big American industrial espionage operation in Europe using satellite listening posts in Britain and Germany.... The main centres used for satellite tapping of millions of confidential company telephone calls, fax and e-mail messages are believed to be terrestrial listening posts run by the American National Security Agency (NSA) at Menwith Hill, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and Bad Aibling, Bavaria."


Pathak, D.C. Intelligence: A Security Weapon. New Delhi: Manas, 2003.

Peake, Studies 50.2 (2006), notes that this is "the first book published by a former director of India's Intelligence Bureau, the organization responsible for domestic security." However, the author's approach is "normative -- how things should work --" rather than "a functional[] description of how intelligence actually operates." This "is a thoughtful book that provides an idealistic view of how the author hopes the Indian intelligence services practice their profession."


Patman, Robert. Strategic Shortfall: The Somalia Syndrome and the March to 9/11. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Security International, 2010.

Taylor, I&NS 26.5 (Oct. 2011),

Patrick, Louis S. "The Secret Service of the American Revolution." Journal of American History 1 (1907): 497-508. [Petersen]


Patrick, Marsena L. Ed., David S. Sparks. Inside Lincoln's Army: The Diary of Marsena Rudolph Patrick. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1964.

See also, David S. Sparks, "General Patrick's Progress: Intelligence and Security in the Army of the Potomac," Civil War History 10, no. 4 (Dec. 1964): 371-384.


Pattakos, Arion N. "Counterintelligence and the OPSEC Connection: Past, Present, and Future." American Intelligence Journal 18, no. 1/2 (1998): 43-50.


Pattakos, Pat. "Operations Security." NMIA Newsletter 10, no. 3 (1995): 7-8.

Patterson, Eric, and Teresa Casale. "Targeting Terror: The Ethical and Practical Implications of Targeted Killing." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 18, no. 4 (Winter 2005-2006): 638-652.

"Targeted killing is often confused with assassination.... Politically motivated assassinations can and should be distinguished from the legitimate use of force directed against specific enemy combatants.... [I]t is both pragmatic and ethical to utilize killing of targeted enemies in the war on terror, while necesarily considering the potential and pitfalls of such a strategy."


Patterson, Thom. "Combat Air Controllers: Skydiving with Dirt Bikes and Guns." CNN, 20 Jun. 2014. []

The Air Force's combat controller teams (CCTs) are "a lesser known special ops ground force sometimes referred to as 'ground pounders.' ... Combat controllers are trained to help fighter pilots hit their targets more accurately."


Patti, Archimedes L. A. Why Viet Nam? Prelude to America's Albatross. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980. 1981. [pb]

Pattinson, Juliette. [Capet]

1. "'Playing the Daft Lassie with Them': Gender, Captivity and the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War." European Review of History 13, no. 2 (2006): 271-292.

2. Behind Enemy Lines: Gender, Passing and the Special Operations Executive in the Second World War. Cultural History of Modern War Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007.

3. "'Passing Unnoticed in a French Crowd': The Passing Performances of British SOE." National Identities 12, no. 3 (2010): 291-308.

4. "'The Thing That Made Me Hesitate': Re-examining Gendered Intersubjectivities in Interviews with British Secret War Veterans." Women's History Review 20, no. 2 (2011): 245-263.

[UK/WWII/Services/SOE; Women/WWII/UK]

Patton, George S., Jr. War As I Knew It. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975.

[WWII/Eur/Bulge; WWII/Eur/Gen]

Patton, Kerry. Terrorism Intelligence and National Security. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2007.

Martinson, DIJ 16.2 (2007), is unimpressed with this self-published book, arguing that while the author is sincere, "his work falls significantly short of being a serious book on terrorism, intelligence, and national security." It "is a book of opinion and commentary, instead of well researched facts and sound analysis."


Patton, Thomas J. "The Monitoring of War Indicators." Studies in Intelligence 3, no. 1 (Winter 1959): 55-68.

The author outlines "the organization and procedures for advance strategic warning which have evolved in the United States." At present, they are "[f]ar from perfected and [are] still evolving." He then discusses "the four aspects of indications intelligence...: mental attitude, doctrine, the development of techniques, and organization."


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