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Prange, Gordon W.

1. At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981. New York: Penguin, 1982. [pb]

Clausen and Lee, Pearl Harbor: Final Judgement (1992), refers to Gordon Prange's "excellent work," and notes: "Prange did not draw any conclusions in his book. This was partially rectified in the 1991 anniversary reprint by his collaborators, Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon." (p. 6, fn 1) See also, Kahn, NYRB, 27 May 1982, 26-30.

2. Pearl Harbor: The Verdict of History. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1986. New York: Penguin, 1991. [pb]

The author concludes that one of greatest problems was "the failure to communicate. This aspect of the matter may well stand as one of the basic causes of the Pearl Harbor tragedy, second only to the failure to believe in its possibility. One by one, these failures pass in sorry review: failure to ensure understanding; failure of seniors to supply all available relevant information to juniors; failure to supervise and follow through; failure of juniors to be sure they understood their seniors; lack of clarity of expression." (p. 562)


Prange, Gordon W., Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon. Miracle at Midway. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1987.

According to Sexton, the authors "attribute American success to the wise use of Comint by Admiral Nimitz."


Prange, Gordon W., et al. Target Tokyo: The Story of the Sorge Spy Ring. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1985.

For Bath, NIPQ 20.1, Prange's is "the most authoritative of the Sorge studies to date.... His information, drawn from accounts written in Japanese and from interviews with involved Japanese officials, adds substance to the tale."


Prather, Michael S. [LCDR/USN]. "George Washington, America's First Director of Military Intelligence." Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Military Studies, Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia. [Available at: http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/prather.pdf]

Aftergood, Secrecy News 2004, no. 18 (13 Feb. 2004): "Uncritical and naive in presentation..., the author nevertheless provides a convenient introduction to his chosen subject."


Pratt, Fletcher. Secret and Urgent: The Story of Codes and Ciphers. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1939. London: Robert Hale, 1939. GardenCity, NY: Blue Ribbon Books, 1942.

This work is beyond datedness, and there is little reason for anyone to read it today. Nevertheless, it was the first serious attempt at a book-length treatment of the history of cryptology until Kahn's The Codebreakers.


Prefer, Nathan N. Vinegar Joe's War: Stilwell's Campaigns for Burma. Novato, CA: Presido, 2000.

From publisher: The story of Merrill's Marauders "is told here, with colorful details on how the group effectively booted the Japanese out of the region and re-opened the 'Burma Road' to China."


Prehmus, Drew. General Sam: A Biography of Lieutenant General Samuel Vaughan Wilson. Hampden-Sydney, VA, Hampden-Sydney College Press. 2012.

Wilson headed the DIA from May 1976 to August 1977. See also, Kenneth J. Campbell, "LTG Samuel V. Wilson, USA: Extraordinary Intelligence Officer," Defense Intelligence Journal 8, no. 2 (1999): 81-94; and "Lt. General Samuel V. Wilson: Extraordinary Intelligence Officer," American Intelligence Journal 19, nos. 3 & 4 (1999-2000): 85-92; and William C. Spracher [COL/USA (Ret.)], "General Sam: LTG S.V. Wilson as Both Warfighter and Intelligence Supporter of the Fight," American Intelligence Journal 27, no. 1 (Fall 2009): 77-82.


Presland, John. Deedes Bey: A Study of Sir Wyndham Deedes, 1883-1923. London: Macmillan, 1942.

Sheffy, I&NS 17.1/39, comments that although Deedes served as head of Ib Branch in Allenby's EEF, this biography "only touches upon First World War intelligence."


Press Association. "MI5 Chief Warns on Civil Liberties ." 10 Sep. 2005. [http://news.scotsman.com]

MI5 Director-General Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, speaking in the Netherlands on 1 September 2005, warned that "civil liberties may have to be eroded to protect British citizens from terrorist attacks."


Pressel, Phil. Meeting the Challenge: The Hexgon KH-9 Reconnaissance Satellite. Reston, VA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2013.

According to Peake, Studies 58.3 (Sep. 2014), this work "tells the story of the HEXAGON's origins and development and provides details of the system's characteristics." It is a "most valuable contribution to the intelligence literature and a nice supplement to the material released in 2012" by the NRO.


Pressley, Sue Anne. "Five Cuban Agents Guilty of Spying on U.S." Washington Post, 9 Jun. 2001, A12. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

On 8 June 2001, a federal jury in Miami "convicted five Cuban agents of espionage against the United States.... The leader of the group, Gerardo Hernandez, was found guilty of contributing to the death of four fliers from the Brothers to the Rescue exile group who were shot down in 1996 in international airspace by Cuban MiGs. Prosecutors alleged that Hernandez steered fellow spies away from the targeted flights and delivered a message to Havana that led to the shootdown."

[LA/Cuba/98; SpyCases/U.S./Other]

Pressley, Sue Anne. "10 Arrested on Charges of Spying for Cuba: Military Facilities Targeted, FBI Alleges." Washington Post, 15 Sep. 1998, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

Ten people allegedly operating as a Cuban spy ring "have been arrested and accused of collecting information on U.S. military installations and anti-Castro groups in Florida, federal officials announced [on 15 September 1998]. The arrests, carried out [on 12 September 1998], ended the most extensive espionage effort involving Cuban agents ever uncovered here, U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Scott said."

Clark comment: The number of arrests in this case eventually reached 14. In March 2000, Amarylis Silverio Santos and her husband, Joseph Santos, along with several others of the group, pleaded guilty to "charges of acting as unregistered agents of a foreign government." John Elvin, "Jail Time for Cuban Spies," Insight on the News, 6 Mar. 2000.

[CI/90s/Gen; LA/Cuba/98; SpyCases/U.S./Other/Santos]

Preston, Joseph W. "Just Cause -- Intelligence Support to Special Operations Aviation." Military Intelligence 16, no. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1990): 16-18.

Re 160th Special Operations Aviation Group.


Preston, Julia, and Tim Weiner. "A Document by Cuban Spy Talks of Acts Against C.I.A." New York Times, 8 Oct. 2000. [http://www.nytimes.com]

When Cuban official Pedro Riera Escalante was arrested by the Mexican government, he "was carrying a document, parts of which were made public [on 7 October 2000], in which he outlined his career running operations" against the CIA. Riera Escalante was deported by Mexico to Havana on 4 October. He had previously "served under cover as the Cuban consul [in Mexico City] from 1986 through 1991. In the document, he described Cuban espionage operations" against the CIA station in Mexico City and operations he ran in Europe and Africa. See also, Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan, "Mexico Returns Diplomat to Cuba," Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2000, A22.

[LA/Cuba/Gen & Mexico]

Preston, Richard. "West Nile Mystery: How Did It Get Here? The C.I.A. Would Like to Know." New Yorker, 18 Oct. 1999, 90-107. [http://cryptome.org/west-nile.htm]

"The mystery of how a West Nile-like virus got to New York City has been troubling the Central Intelligence Agency." At CIA headquarters, "there is a group of analysts and officers who concern themselves with biological weapons -- the C.I.A.'s bioweapons-analysis section.... After the New York diagnosis was changed to West Nile, on September 27th, the top officers in the bioweapons-analysis section suffered a lurch of uneasy recognition: they recalled a report that a self-described defector from Iraq had declared last April that Saddam Hussein was developing a strain of the West Nile virus as a biological weapon and was preparing to release it."


Preston, Stephen W. "CIA and the Rule of Law." Journal of National Security Law & Policy 6, no. 1 (2013). [http://jnslp.com/]

The author is CIA General Counsel. "For those working at the confluence of law and national security, the President has made clear that ours is a nation of laws, and that an abiding respect for the rule of law is one of our country's greatest strengths, even against an enemy with only contempt for the law. This is so for the Central Intelligence Agency no less than any other instrument of national power engaged in the fight against al Qaeda and its militant allies or otherwise seeking to protect the United States from foreign adversaries...: Just as ours is a nation of laws, the CIA is an institution of laws, and the rule of law is integral to Agency operations."


Prestwich, J. O. "Military Intelligence under the Norman and Angevin Kings," In Law and Government in Medieval England and Normandy: Essays in Honour of Sir James Holt, eds. George Garnett and John Hudson, 1-30. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.


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