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Pianin, Eric. "Ridge Assumes Security Post Amid Potential for New Attacks." Washington Post, 9 Oct. 2001, A6. "'An Orchestra Leader, Not a Drill Sergeant': As Homeland Security Chief, Ridege Coordinates Law Enforcement, Intelligence and Defense." Washington Post National Weekly Edition, 15-21 Oct. 2001, 30.

On 8 October 2001, former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge was sworn in as "director of the Office of Homeland Security, with responsibility for coordinating a wide variety of federal, state and local security activities to combat terrorism, including the gathering and distribution of intelligence reports on terrorist threats, preparedness efforts to deal with potential attacks and actions to prevent such attacks."

[DHS/01; Terrorism/01/WTC]

Pichirallo, Joe. "Ex-CIA Analyst Gave Secrets to China for 30 Years: FBI Details Its Case against Chin." Washington Post, 24 Nov. 1985, A1, A24.

[Spy Cases/U.S./Other/Chin]

Pichirallo, Joe. "Retiree Kept Close CIA Ties." Washington Post, 27 Nov. 1985, A1, A10.

[Spy Cases/U.S./Other/Chin]

Pick, Michael [LTCOL/USA]. "CI and HUMINT in Multinational Operations: The Lessons of Vigilant Blade 97." Military Intelligence 25, no. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1999).

[MI/CI & Humint]

Pick, Stephen, and Pete Peterson. "Analysts in Intelligence Tradecraft: DHS Department-Wide Training for Homeland Security." American Intelligence Journal 25, no. 1 (Summer 2007): 18-20. Reprinted in IAFIE News 1, no. 2 (Winter 2008): 4-5.

"The Office of Intelligence Analysis (I&A), headed by Assistant Secretary Charles Allen, is creating a series of training and development courses for new and experienced Homeland Security Analysts across the DHS Intelligence Enterprise."


Pickard, Ralph.

1. Stasi Decorations and Memorabilia: A Collector's Guide. Lorton, VA: Frontline Historical Publishing, 2007.

Peake, Studies 52.3 (Sep. 2008) and Intelligencer 16.2 (Fall 2008), says this "impressive reference work" provides "a short historical overview of the Stasi organization" and "contains high quality color photographs of most of the medals, awards, and commemorative coins ... issued by the Stasi."

2. Stasi Decorations and Memorabilia: Volume II. Lorton, VA: Frontline Historical Publishing, 2012.

Peake, Studies 56.3 (Sep. 2012), comments that "[f]or those concerned with Stasi history and culture, the Stasi Decorations and Memorabilia volumes are invaluable."


Pickering, James H. "Enoch Crosby, Secret Agent of the Neutral Ground: His Own Story." New York History 47 (Jan. 1966): 61-73.


Pickering, John. "The Jedburghs." Everyone's War 18 (2007): 65-67. [Capet]

[UK/WWII/Services/SOE; WWII/OSS/Gen]

Pickering, Raymond D. [CAPT/USA] "Tactical UAVs: A Supported Unit's Primer." Military Intelligence 23, no. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1997): 45-48.

The author reviews some of the capabilities of the Hunter (and the upcoming Outrider) tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), looks at a basic operational configuration, and discusses major planning concerns (airspace, weather, and frequency management).


Pickering, William, and Alan Hart. The Bandits of Cisterna. Barnsley, UK: Pen & Sword, 1991.

From Publisher: The author "was sent into Occupied Italy with a clandestine wireless set during World War II. He experienced many close encounters with the enemy and ended up fighting the Germans alongside the Italian Resistance Group, 'The Bandits of Cisterna.'"

[UK/WWII/Services/SOE; WWII/Eur/Italy]

Pickett, George. "Congress, the Budget, and Intelligence." In Intelligence: Policy and Process, eds. Alfred C. Maurer, Marion D. Turnstall, and James M. Keagle, 157-175. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1985.


Pidgeon, Geoffrey. The Secret Wireless War: The Story of MI6 Communications. London: UPSO, 2004.

From publisher: This book tells of the formation of MI6 Section VIII -- the communications division, headed by Brigadier Richard Gambier-Parry -- "and includes diary entries by one of the 'founding fathers' recording the secret meetings that took place, and the assembly of its talented staff.... Whilst essential, the technical side of the tale has not been allowed to dominate the book which is profusely illustrated."

According to Kruh, Cryptologia 28.4 (Oct. 2004), most of the stories in this work "are first-hand accounts told by those who were part of this most secret of units.... [T]his book is an important record of people and events that helped win World War II." Kesteloot, Persiscope 26.1 (2004), finds this to be "a remarkable compendium of human stories related to the[] heroic years" of World War II. The author provides a "detailed account of MI-6's wartime radio communications program."


Piekalkiewicz, Janusz. Tr., Fred Clemens. Rommel and the Secret War in North Africa 1941-1943: Secret Intelligence in the North African Campaign. West Chester, PA: Schiffer, 1992.

According to Sexton, Piekalkiewicz "[t]races the impact of intercepts of German and Italian signals on the North African campaign."


Piekalkiewicz, Janusz. Secret Agents, Spies and Saboteurs: Famous Undercover Missions of World War II. Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1973. New York: Morrow: 1973.

Constantinides finds that this illustrated work proves the author's "talent for and experience in effective visual presentation." The work also contains a "very valuable essay" on the Czechs' agent A-54 (Paul Thümmel), which was even earlier than the Moravec account in Master of Spies.

[OtherCountries/Czechoslovakia; WWII/Gen]

Piekalkiewicz, Janusz. Trs., William M. Henhoeffer and Gerald L. Liebenau. World History of Espionage: Agents, Systems, Operations. Privately Published, 1998. Weltgeshichte der Spionage: Agenten, Systeme, Aktionen. Munich: Südwest Verlag, 1988.

William M. Henhoeffer began the translation of Piekalkiewicz' massive tour through the history of espionage before his untimely death in 1993. The work was completed by Gerald L. Liebenau, and has been published through the efforts of Henhoeffer's sister Rosemary A. Herbst. (From "Notice to Readers About This Translation.") Given his background in intelligence and his stint as Curator of the CIA's Historical Intelligence Collection, Henhoeffer's enthusiasm for the daunting task suggests that this work deserves renewed attention.

Piekalkiewicz chronicled the history of espionage from the Pharoahs to satellites. But what makes World History of Espionage of even greater interest is described by Richard Meier in his "Preface" thusly: "In his soundly researched book, the author makes a significant contribution to clarifying the nature and the tasks of the spy.... Whoever owns a copy of this work not only has at hand an encyclopedia of intelligence services but has come to learn a portion of the true nature and psychological structure of humanity." (pp. 27-28)


Pierce, Andrew.

1. "Revealed: The Quiet Woman Who Betrayed Britain For 40 Years." Times (London), 11 Sep. 1999.

Melita Norwood, codenamed Hola, was "[t]he most important British female agent ever recruited by the KGB." She began her "career in espionage ... in 1937 when she was 25." A ruling by Home Secretary Jack Straw "that the [87-year-old] mother, grandmother and great-grandmother should not be prosecuted or even interviewed by the security services because of her advanced years" is already being criticized.

2. "The Spy Who Came In From The Co-Op." Times (London), 11 Sep. 1999.

Melita Norwood may be a great-grandmother but she is also "fiercely independent and remains as devoted as ever to the Utopian ideal of the Soviet Union as a peasant workers' state bereft of the British class system which she so hates."

3. "The Holidaymaker Who Became an Unrepentant Spy." Times (London), 11 Sep. 1999.

As personal assistant to the director of the British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association, Melita Norwood had access to "[t]racts of sensitive material.... At agreed times with her various controllers, she would remove the documents from the safe and hand them over at secret ... locations.... Norwood ... maintains today that the material was not significant.... But the Russians put a great value on her work. That was why she was rewarded with the Order of the Red Banner, one of the KGB's highest accolades (which she denies receiving)."

4. "Women Agents Catching Up In the Secrets War." Times (London), 11 Sep. 1999.

Mentions Mata Hari, Marthe Richard, Ruth Werner (Sonya), Violet Szabo, Baroness Park of Monmouth, Cheryl Ben Tov, Stella Rimington, and Janet Chisholm.


Pierce, Andrew. "Moment of Truth as 'Hola' Does Washing-Up." Times (London), 14 Sep. 1999. [http://www.the-times.co.uk]

Melita Norwood reacts to Home Secretary Jack Straw's statement of 13 September 1999 which "opened up the possibility of prosecution and a jail sentence."


Pierce, P.N.. "The Unsolved Mystery of Pete Ellis." Marine Corps Gazette 46 (Feb. 1962): 34-40.


Piggott, F.S.G. "Intelligence at an Army Headquarters on the Western Front during the Last Phase of the Great War." Army Quarterly (1925): 234-244. [Petersen]


Pike, Christopher Anson. "CANYON, RHYOLITE, and AQUACADE: U.S. Signals Intelligence Satellites in the 1970s." Spaceflight 37, no. 11 (Nov. 1995): 381-383.

[NSA/Sigint; Recon/Sats/Arts]

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