Poteat, S. Eugene. "Benjamin Franklin: The Spy No One Knew, for Sure." Intelligencer 10, no. 3 (Dec. 1999): 21-24.

This review of the activities of the British spies in the American mission in Paris during the Revolutionary War is drawn primarily from Currey's Code Number 72 (1972).


Poteat, S. Eugene. "Counterintelligence, Homeland Security and Domestic Intelligence." Intelligencer 14, no. 1 (Winter-Spring 2004): 69-76.

This is a quick walkthrough of counterintelligence and domestic intelligence as practiced (or not practiced) over time in the United States.


Poteat, S. Eugene. "Counterintelligence: Spy vs. Spy, Traitor vs. Traitor." American Intelligence Journal 20, nos. 1 & 2 (Winter 2000-2001): 57-62.

This is a broad (and opinionated) sweep across the CI landscape from the Revolutionary War to the present.


Poteat, S. Eugene. "The Downside of Globalization: The Surge in Economic and Industrial Espionage." Intelligencer 15, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2006-2007): 11-17.

"Since the end of the Cold War, there has been a virtual feeding frenzy of economic and industrial espionage by other nations -- both friend and foe alike -- to steal America's trade secrets and intellectual property to gain economic and competitive advantage."


Poteat, S. Eugene.

1. "The OXCART Tale: ELINT and Stealth." American Intelligence Journal 19, nos. 3 & 4 (1999-2000): 77-80. "ELINT and Stealth." Intelligencer 10, no. 3 (Dec. 1999): 10-13.

This article combines the story of the effort to assess the stealth capability of the CIA's OXCART with a fascinating discussion of some ELINT tricks against Soviet radars.

2. "The Use and Abuse of Intelligence: An Intelligence Provider's Perspective." Intelligencer 13, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 2002): 50-59. Diplomacy and Statecraft 11, no. 2 (Jul. 2000): 1-16.

This article expands on the above, offering additional interesting vignettes from the author's career in scientific intelligence. His comments on the Gulf of Tonkin incident are support for the view that it did not happen.

[Recon/Imagery/AIJ; Recon/Planes][c]

Poteat, S. Eugene. "Protecting Against Economic Espionage." Intelligencer 10, no. 1 (Feb. 1999): 20-22

The author argues that despite passage of the Economic Espionage Act of 1996, which makes economic espionage a federal crime, "all is not well" in protecting the United States against economic espionage: "There is no singleness of national purpose or adequate coordination. And there is not a unified counterintelligence or security element with authority to insure a coordinated US wide view and response to hostile intelligence threats."


Poteat, S. Eugene. "Stealth, Countermeasures, and ELINT, 1960-1975." Studies in Intelligence 42, no. 1 (1998): 51-59. [Richelson, Wizards (2002)]


Poteat, S. Eugene. "The Use and Abuse of Intelligence: An Intelligence Provider's Perspective." Diplomacy and Statecraft 11 (2000): 1-16.


Poteat, S. Eugene. "Who Won the Intelligence Battles of the Cold War?" Intelligencer 9, no. 3 (Oct. 1998): 15-16.

"[O]ne of the great intelligence wins of all time belongs to the ... KGB and GRU. Their remarkable success in obtaining western military and industrial secrets permitted the Soviet Union to successfully challenge the West for many years beyond what would have otherwise been a natural death."


Potkovic, Troy M. "Operation CONTINUE HOPE: Maintaining Intelligence Credibility." Military Intelligence 21, no. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995): 18-20.

Potter, David. Foreign Intelligence and Information in Elizabethan England: Two English Treatises on the State of France, 1580-1584. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.


Potter, E.B.

1. "Admiral Nimitz and the Battle of Midway." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Jul. 1976, 60-68.

2. "L'Admiral Nimitz et Son Utilisation Des Renseignements Secrets dans la Pacifique." Revue d'histoire de la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale et des Conflits Contemporains 34 (Jan. 1984): 29-42. See also "Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and the Use of Intelligence in the Pacific Theater." In American Commanders and the Use of Signal Intelligence, ed. Arthur L. Funk. Manhatten, KS: Military Affairs/Aerospace Historian Publishing, Sunflower University Press, 1984.

Sexton says that this is an "adaptation" of Potter's "Admiral Nimitz and the Battle of Midway," but "with the addition of an account of Comint in the Battle of the Coral Sea."


Potter, E.B. "The Crypt of the Cryptanalysts." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 109, no. 8 (Aug. 1983): 52-56.


Potter, E.B. Nimitz. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1976.

This is the standard biography of Admiral Nimitz.

[WWII/FEPac/Gen & Midway]

Potter, Evan H.

1. "The System of Economic Intelligence Gathering in Canada." In Economic Intelligence and National Security, ed. Evan H. Potter, 21-77. Ottawa: Carlton University Press, 1998.

2 ed. Economic Intelligence and National Security. Ottawa: Carlton University Press, 1998.

[Canada/90s; GenPostwar/Econ/Govt]

Potts, James M. French Covert Action in the American Revolution. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, 2005. (Digital edition available)

Peake, Studies 50.4 (2006) and Intelligencer 15.2 (Fall-Winter 2006-2007), finds that the author has answered questions about how the French clandestine support to the United States during the Revolutionary War "was initiated, when it began, the types of materials involved, and the impact it had on the war effort.... Potts shows that without this help Washington could not have sustained his army in the field until the critical battle of Saratoga, a battle won with materials supplied by France." This is a "very well documented and well-told treatment of the first covert action involving the United States."

[France/Historical; RevWar/Foreign & Overviews]]

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