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Raat, William Dirk. "The Diplomacy of Suppression: Los Revoltosos, Mexico, and the United States, 1906-1911." Hispanic American Historical Review 56, no. 4 (1976): 529-550.

Calder: "Suggests that an espionage system was established by the US and Mexico to counter the activities of Los Revoltosos aimed at overthrowing President Diaz."

[Historical/U.S./ToWWI; LA/Mexico]

Raat, William Dirk. "U.S. Intelligence Operations and Covert Action in Mexico, 1900-1947." Journal of Contemporary History 22, no. 4 (Oct. 1987): 615-638.

Includes activities by the FBI, OSS, and the State Department.


Rababy, David A. [MAJ/USMC] "Marine Corps Intelligence: Officer Training in the Future." Military Intelligence 21, no. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995): 33-35.

[MI/Marines & Training][c]

Rabe, Stephen G. "The Clues Didn't Check Out: Commentary on 'The CIA and Castillo Armas.'" Diplomatic History 14 (Winter 1990): 87-95.


Rabe, Stephen G. The Most Dangerous Area in the World: John F. Kennedy Confronts Communist Revolution in Latin America. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1999.

For Robarge, I&NS 15.4, the author clarifies "how the ideological and political goals of John F. Kennedy drove the covert action operations and counterinsurgency activities of the Central Intelligence Agency and the US military in Latin America during the early 1960s.... Sometimes Rabe is too quick to cite less-than-credible CIA critics, such as Philip Agee, to make points against US policy, and he also stretches historical logic on occasion in linking the Kennedy administration to the noisome actions that America's Latin allies committed years later."


Rabe, Stephen G. U.S. Intervention in British Guiana: A Cold War Story. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.


Rabinovich, Abraham. "The Code-Breakers." Jerusalem Post, 4 Feb. 1999. [http://www.jpost.com/Features/Article-0.html]

"Two Israelis [Walter Ettinghausen/Eytan and Michael Cohen] who took part in World War II's 'Ultra' project recall how Britain's successful effort to crack Germany's top-secret military codes played a decisive role in the defeat of the Nazis."


Rabinovich, Abraham. "Israel´s Intelligence Has a Deadly Edge." Washington Times, 7 Aug. 2001. [http://www.washtimes.com]

"The uncanny accuracy with which Israel has carried out a succession of strikes against Palestinian militants ... [shows that] Israel clearly has an abundance of intelligence sources. The accuracy with which it is able to put its hands on specific individuals would do credit to a security agency working within its own population, let alone one working secretly within a hostile population."


Rabinovich, Abraham. The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter that Transformed the Middle East. New York: Schocken, 2004.

Brown, FA 83.3 (May-Jun. 2004), calls this a "big, informative book" that offers a "readable narrative." The author's "story fits with the generally accepted interpretation of the war" and "is a worthy account." For Bolia, Parameters 35.1, "[f]ive years of research and 30 years of perspective make The Yom Kippur War a much more complete account than was possible in the works ... which appeared shortly after the war's conclusion.... [T]his account is [also] superbly written." The book does have some drawbacks: There is a "dearth of maps" and the author presents "an almost uniquely Israeli perspective, due to the relative lack of Arab sources."


Race, Jeffrey. War Comes to Long An. Berkley, CA: University of California Press, 1972. Updated and expanded ed. Berkley, CA: University of California Press, 2010.

Commenting on the new edition, Johnson, Asia Times Online, 23 Oct. 2010, says "the book remains a seminal read" for those concerned with insurgency, civil war, and counter-insurgency. "The book is based on events in Vietnam's southern Long An province..., during the period between the ... Geneva Accords in 1954 and the escalation of the US's intervention ... in 1965." This "innovative and authoritative account" explains "how the revolutionary movement, with relatively meager human and material resources, was able to outmaneuver a dramatically more powerful government in Saigon backed by US military might."


Rachlis, Eugene. They Came to Kill: The Story of Eight Nazi Saboteurs in America. New York: Random House, 1961. New York: Popular Library, 1961.


Radcliffe, William E. "Origins and Current State of Japan's Reconnaissance Satellite Program." Studies in Intelligence 54, no. 3 (Sep. 2010): 9-21.

"Over the past three decades Japan has gradually gained confidence in developing, launching, and employing an increasing variety of space-based systems for national security purposes.... Japan is now set to develop a launch-detection satellite for use in an increasingly robust national missile defense system even as it continues to employ more sophisticated reconnaissance satellites."


Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. "North Ossetian Court Sentences Georgian on Spy Charges." 14 Sep. 2009. [http://www.rferl.org]

The Supreme Court in the Russian republic of North Ossetia has sentenced Aleksandr Khachirov to seven years in jail for being a Georgian spy. Khachirov was charged "with disclosing information about the location of Russian military forces within North Ossetia and the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia."

[OtherCountries/Georgia; Russia/00s/09]

Rado, Sandor [Alexander]. Codename Dora. London: Abelard, 1977.

Clark comment: This is the autobiography of the GRU chief in Switzerland from 1940 to 1943. For Constantinides, this account is "full of holes and marked by its propagandistic qualities." Aldrich, I&NS 6.1/212/fn. 3, says that Rado's version of events "omits many matters of interest and is propagandistic, reflecting not only the officially approved nature of the work but Rado's own firm convictions as a staunch Communist."


Radosh, Ronald. "The Teacher as Scholar-Spy: The CIA and the Academy." Change 8, no. 7 (Aug. 1976): 38-42, 64.

Wants to keep the CIA as far away as possible from college/university campuses.


Radosh, Ronald, and Joyce Milton. The Rosenberg File: A Search for Truth. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1983. 2d ed. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997.

Radsan, John. "An Overt Turn on Covert Action." St. Louis University Law Journal. 53, no. 485 (2009). William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 116. Abstract available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1392423.

From "Abstract":  "[T]his Article proposes a new executive order (or a new statute) to clarify and to publicize the internal procedures that take place before the United States" engages in covert actions.


Radsan, A. John. "Sed Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes: The CIA's Office of General Counsel?" Journal of National Security Law and Policy 2 (2008): 201-255. [http://www.mcgeorge.edu/Documents/publications/jnslp/01_Radsan Master 09_11_08.pdf]

"Throughout American history, Presidents have been tempted by Commander-in-Chief powers and by executive authority to keep information classified.... If Presidents have insisted on the utmost secrecy, spymasters have accommodated them, cutting out Vice Presidents, cabinet secretaries, and ambassadors. The spymasters have also cut out other intelligence officers.... The harsh reality in intelligence activities is that cutting out a few lawyers is just as easy, even easier....

"Some Presidents, like President Carter, may have strictly adhered to the letter of the law on intelligence activities. Some Presidents, like President Reagan, may have strayed. Some CIA General Counsels have followed their President's course; some have strayed. Even when Presidents and General Counsels share similar courses, they are not always in lock-step, because too many layers of executive authority ... often stand between them. Yet the President and the General Counsel have an effect on each other, even if that effect is indirect and not easily measured....

"The CIA's Office of General Counsel, when it lives up to its promise, serves as one guard over the activities of the CIA. The lawyers there are not perfect, but ... they ... [constitute] some sort of guard over the guardians."


Radvanyi, Janos. Delusion and Reality: Gambits, Hoaxes and Diplomatic One-Upmanship in Vietnam. South Bend, IN: Gateway Editions, 1978.

Rocca and Dziak: A former senior Hungarian diplomat writes about "Soviet political action, deception and disinformation with particular reference to Vietnam."


Radyshevsky, Dmitry, and Nataliya Gevorkyan. "The Memoirs of a Soviet Intelligence Officer Have Created a Big Panic." Moscow News 16 (22-28 Apr. 1994): 14.

CWIHP 6-7, p. 289: "Story behind publication of Yuri Shvets's Washington Station: My Life as a KGB Spy in America."


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