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Pribbenow, Merle L. "The Man in the Snow White Cell: Limits to Interrogation." Studies in Intelligence 48, no. 1 (2004): 59-69

The author reviews the South Vietnamese and U.S. interrogation of Nguyen Tai, "the most senior North Vietnamese officer ever captured during the Vietnam War." His conclusion that there is no place for physical torture in the American ideal has much to recommend it.


Price, Alfred. The History of U.S. Electronic Warfare. 2 vols. Alexandria, VA: Association of Old Crows, 1989, 2000.

1. The Years of Innovation -- Beginnings to 1946. Vol I.

2. The Renaissance Years, 1946 to 1964. Vol. II.

Surveillant 1.5 describes Vol. II as an "historical account of the development and use of US electronic warfare with an emphasis on the gathering of electronic intelligence and jamming capabilities."

3. Rolling Thunder Through Allied Force. Vol. III.

CGJ, Royal Air Force Historical Society Journal 24 (2001): "A truly valuable book that is easy to read and easy to understand."


Price, Alfred. Instruments of Darkness: The History of Electronic Warfare. London: Kimber, 1967. Rev. ed. London: Macdonalds & Janes, 1977. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1978.

Clark comment: Price's Instruments of Darkness tells the story of British electronic warfare (EW) in World War II. Constantinides notes that Price lacked access to Ultra materials and "cannot match [R.V.] Jones's first-hand knowledge and access." Nevertheless, Price's work "still stands as one of the best" on the subject of EW deception connected with the invasion of France in 1944 (Overlord).

[UK/WWII/Overviews; WWII/TechIntel][c]

Price, David. "The AAA and the CIA?" Anthropology News, Nov. 2000, 13-14.

Documents released under FOIA "establish that the CIA and FBI have monitored activities" within the American Anthropological Association. In addition, "documents from the Association's archives establish that, in the 1950s, the AAA entered into a series of covert relationships with the CIA. One of these relationships involved working to establish a liaison position between the Association and CIA. Another involved the Executive Board agreeing to secretly give the CIA a cross-indexed roster of the Association's membership detailing individuals' backgrounds and areas of expertise."


Price, David H. Anthropological Intelligence: The Deployment and Neglect of American Anthropology in the Second World War. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008.

Peake, Studies 54.4 (Dec. 2010), and Intelligencer 18.2 (Winter-Spring 2011), finds that the author discusses uses of anthropology "that were legitimate in his view and notes occasions in which anthropological considerations should have been, but were not, taken into account, for example, the decision to drop the atomic bomb." At times the book "becomes encumbered by the jargon of social science." However, "despite the author's unconcealed biases, the role and value of anthropology in intelligence work is evident."


Price, David H. "Gregory Bateson and the OSS: World War II and Bateson's Assessment of Applied Anthropology." Human Organization 57, no. 4 (Winter 1998): 379-384.

This article draws on "a position paper written by Bateson for the OSS in November 1944. In that paper, Bateson outlined a number of methods and strategies that U.S. intelligence agencies might wish to consider using in the post-war period to continue to gather intelligence in India and to help maintain colonial order in India....

"In many ways, Gregory Bateson was a natural candidate for the OSS. Since 1940, Bateson and his then-wife Margaret Mead had been developing and refining the methods used in their studies of 'culture at a distance' [footnote omitted]. These were the very sorts of techniques that the OSS was interested in using to understand and subvert the enemy.... Bateson spent much of his wartime duty designing and carrying out 'black propaganda' radio broadcasts from remote secret locations in Burma and Thailand, and also worked in China, India, and Ceylon." [Footnotes omitted]


Price, James R. Radio Free Europe: A Survey and Analysis. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, 1972.

A. Ross Johnson, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (2010), p. 217/fn. 60, places the genesis of this CRS report with Sen. Fulbright, who "assumed [it] would be critical." It was not.


Price, Joyce Howard. "Top Russians Suspected in Bugging: Device Placement Seen as Inside Job." Washington Times, 13 Dec. 1999, 1.

HPSCI Chairman Rep. Porter J. Goss (R-FL) told NBC's "Meet the Press" on 12 December 1999 that "officials at the 'very highest levels of the Russian government . . . probably signed off' on the listening device found in the wooden molding of a wall inside the U.S. State Department.... Virtually everyone questioned about the episode expressed certainty it was an inside job."

[OtherAgencies/State; Russia/99]

Price, Ruth. The Lives of Agnes Smedley. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

According to Peake, Studies 49.3 (2005), "Smedley traveled widely. In Germany, she worked for the COMINTERN under chief propagandist Willi Muenzenberg." In China, "she met and was captivated by Mao and other communist leaders." The author's research supports "the fact that Smedley ha[d] been Sorge's agent and a COMINTERN agent, and had worked in the Chinese Bureau of Information as well."

Ryan, I&NS 21.6 (Dec. 2006), finds that "the pained historian removes any reasonable doubt that Smedley served the world Communist underground from the later 1920s until 1941.... Thorough research in primary sources is easily the book's outstanding characteristic." In addition, "Price's writing holds the reader's attention well."


Price, Victoria S. The DCI's Role in Producing Strategic Intelligence Estimates. Newport, RI: Center for Advanced Research, Naval War College, 1980.

Lowenthal finds this to be "an extremely useful analysis of the roles played by successive DCIs (through DCI Turner) on strategic estimates of the Soviet Union."

[Analysis/Estimates & Sov; DCIs]

Priest, Dana [Washington Post].

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Priestley, R.E. The Signal Service in the European War of 1914 to 1918. London: Institute of Royal Engineers, 1921.


Prieur, Dominique, with Jean-Marie Pontaut. Agent secrète. Paris: Fayard, 1995.

Prillaman, William C., and Michael P. Dempsey. "Mything the Point: What's Wrong with the Conventional Wisdom about the C.I.A." Intelligence and National Security 19, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 1-28.

The author identifies, discusses, and corrects "some of the enduring myths" about the CIA "that have persisted and even flourished in recent years." Clark comment: The article is particularly worth reading and considering in the overheated atmosphere of 2004.


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