Pur - Pz


Purcell, Victor. Malaya: Communist or Free. London: Gollancz, 1954.


Purdum, Todd S. "A Final Verdict on Prewar Intelligence Is Still Elusive." New York Times, 1 Apr. 2005. [http://www.nytimes.com]

The WMD commission "found no evidence that intelligence had been politically twisted to suit preconceptions about Iraq's unconventional weapons programs, and made no formal judgments about how top policy makers had used that intelligence to justify war.... So the latest and presumably the last official review of such questions leaves unresolved what may be the biggest question of all: Who was accountable, and will they ever be held to account....

"The old C.I.A. leadership is portrayed by the commission as either troublingly unaware or disturbingly dismissive of deep concerns within the agency that the principal source of prewar intelligence about Mr. Hussein's chemical and biological weapons programs was reported to have problems with drinking, reliability and truthfulness. At the same time, warnings by unnamed analysts within the agency who questioned this information before the war were disregarded."


Purdom, Todd S. "Swift Action on Advice From the 9/11 Commission Is Unlikely." New York Times, 23 Jul. 2004. [http://www.nytimes.com]

Achieving consensus on adopting the recommendations of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States will not be easy. "The partisan wrangling of a presidential election and the capital's entrenched resistance to change make swift action unlikely.... The Pentagon and the C.I.A., Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and some in Congress already oppose the commission's call for a new national intelligence director to supplant some of the functions of the director of central intelligence."


Purdum, Todd S. "Navajo War Effort No Longer Unheralded." New York Times, 11 Oct. 1999. [http://www.nytimes.com]

"[T]the embroidery on the battered red and yellow caps covering their grizzled heads and tanned faces proclaims their proud name: Navajo Code Talkers."

See also, Aaseng, Navajo Code Talkers (1992); Bixler, Winds of Freedom (1992); Huffman, "The Navajo Code Talkers: A Cryptologic and Linguistic Perspective," Cryptologia 24.4 (Oct. 2000): 289-320; McCullagh, "Clinton Honors Navajo Heroes;" Wired News, 18 Apr. 2000; and Weadon, Origins of the Navajo Code Talkers (2002).


Purdy, Anthony, and Douglas Sutherland. Burgess and Maclean. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. [Chambers]


Puri, Samir. "The Role of Intelligence in Deciding the Battle of Britain." Intelligence and National Security 21, no. 3 (Jun. 2006): 416-439.

For the RAF, "[t]he operational contribution made by intelligence was highly significant simply because enemy attacks could only be repelled if they had been anticipated." For the Luftwaffe, however, "[t]he faulty intelligence that was supplied proved highly detrimental."

[WWII/Eur/Ger; UK/WWII/Services/RAF]

Pushies, Fred J.

Pustam, Anil R. "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Trends and Prospects." Military Technology 26, no.11 (2002): 44-55.


Pustay, John S. [LTGEN/USAF] Counterinsurgency Warfare. New York: Free Press, 1965.


Puthoff, H.E. "CIA-Initiated Remote Viewing at Stanford Research Institute." Intelligencer 12, no. 1 (Summer 2001): 60-67.

The program's founder and first director (1972-1985) presents the early history of the remote viewing program and discusses some of the early results.


Putney, Diane T. "Reflections on Intelligence and History." American Intelligence Journal 13, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 85-87.


Putney, Diane T., ed. Ultra and the Army Air Forces in World War II: An Interview with Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History, 1987.

According to Sexton, Powell served as Ultra liaison officer with the U.S. Strategic Air Forces in Europe. Here, he gives "valuable insights into the use made of ULTRA in target selection and Anglo American intelligence cooperation." Bates, NIPQ 13.3, notes that the interview "is heavily footnoted. Each time he mentions an individual a footnote provides a short biography. When he mentions an operation, battle or event, it is described in a footnote. These additions make the main text all the more meaningful." See also, Jeffries, Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr.: A Biography (1994).

[WWII/U.S./Magic, OSS/Individs, & Services/Air; UKWWII/ULTRA]

Pyes, Craig. "Canada Adds Details on Algerians' Suspected Bomb Plot." New York Times, 21 Jan. 2000. [http://www.nytimes.com]

On 20 January 2000, Canadian prosecutors "offered the most detailed picture to date of a bomb plot they said stretched from Canada to Brooklyn and involved a number of Algerians, including one they said was trained at camps in Afghanistan operated by Islamic militants."

[Canada; Terrorism]


Return to P Table of Contents

Return to Alphabetical Table of Contents