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Reece, T. Dennis. Captains of Bomb Disposal 1942-1946. Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris, 2005.

According to the author, "[i]n 1946 U.S. G-2 in Frankfurt organized Operation 'Hidden Documents.'  It seized documents buried near Stechovice, Czechoslovakia, by the German SS in early 1945.  Some of the documents were used as evidence to convict and execute Karl Hermann Frank for war crimes, including the notorious destruction of the village of Lidice." This operation forms Part II of Captains of Bomb Disposal.


Reed, Roy L., Jr. "Clandestine or Covert Threats on a Strategic Level." American Intelligence Journal 25, no. 2 (Winter 2007-2008): 24-32.

The author argues that the Defense Department should be paying greater attention to counterintelligence matters.


Reed, Terry, and John Cummings. Compromised: Clinton, Bush, and the CIA. New York: Shapolsky, 1993.

Surveillant 4.1 sees this as "[c]onspiracy weaving at its finest. Given a button, the authors have crafted an entire 3-piece suit." The book has "as much logic as the spoof publication Spy magazine." But it is useful -- as "a litmus test of ultimate gullibility."


Reed, Thomas C. At the Abyss: An Insider’s History of the Cold War. New York: Ballantine, 2004.

According to Cerami, Parameters, Winter 2004-05, the author provides "insider accounts of Washington and White House politics and insights on the Cold War Presidents." Reed's narrative is also "significant for its insight on science and technology, and on the research and development communities. In addition, it includes some gripping spy stories and illustrates the realities of bureaucratic and organizational politics involving the Pentagon, the CIA, and the White House."


Reed, W. Craig. Red November: Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War. New York: Morrow, 2010.

Polmar, Proceedings 136.6 (Jun. 2010), comments that "[c]ombined with the many errors of fact and a lack of understanding of U.S. and Soviet submarine practices and operations, th[is] book makes poor reading for the professional." One of the three major stories told concerns the loss of the Soviet ballistic-missile submarine K-129 and the partial recovery of its wreakage by the CIA's Glomar Explorer. After providing the wrong sailing date for the K-129, "virtually every subsequent paragraph contains error or 'drama' -- hyperbolic conversations -- that cannot be verified."

Writing in "Comment and Discussion" in Proceedings 136.9 (Sep. 2010), Mathers finds that "[t]he prevalance and frequency of error and exaggeration in Red November is such as to deny it any respect as a historical rendering." The book "should not [italics in original] be endorsed as a historical document."

[CIA/70s/Glomar; MI/Navy/To90s]

Reed, William, and W. Craig Reed. "Thirteen Days: The Real Story." Troika Magazine [on-line]. [not available on 1/26/08]

This work argues that NSA's "Boresight" program was critical to U.S. strategy during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The "Boresight" program had developed the capability to locate submerged Soviet submarines by triangulating on recordings of their burst transmissions. This knowledge gave the United States confidence that it could stand firm during the Cuban Missile Crisis.


Rees, Goronwy. A Chapter of Accidents. London: Chatto & Windus, 1972. New York: Library Press, 1972.

Rees, Jenny. Looking for Mr. Nobody: The Secret Life of Goronwy Rees. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1994.

Rees, Matt. "Barak to CIA: Butt Out." Newsweek International, 23 Aug. 1999. [http://]

"CIA training and intelligence [has] helped the Palestinian Authority wage a more effective counterterror campaign.... Still, [Israeli Prime Minister] Barak's advisers think the agency's involvement is not helping the peace process. Israeli analysts argue that winning the CIA's approval has only made Arafat more confident and less open to compromise.... The Clinton administration is lobbying Barak to let the CIA monitors stay, but it's a tough sell."


Rees, Mervyn. "The Spy Who Knew It All." Daily Mail (London), 20 Nov. 1983, 1-2, 31-34.

Rees, Quentin.

1. The Cockleshell Canoes: British Military Canoes of World War Two. Stroud: Amberley, 2008.

From publisher: "Over 4000 [Cockeshell] canoes were made and the contribution they made to the war was immense.... Quentin Rees, lucky owner of two of the Cockles, tells the story of the development and use of these 4,000 canoes, from Combined Operations to SOE."

2. Cockleshell Heroes: The Final Witness. Stroud: Amberley, 2010.

Operation Frankton -- the Special Boat Service (SBS) raid on the French inland port of Bordeaux.


Reese, John R. "A Case Study in Operational Intelligence." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 11, no. 1 (Spring 1998): 73-92.

The author looks at the estimates done at U.S. Strategic Air Forces in Europe (USSTAF) relative to the Germans' ability to bring on line and utilize jet aircraft, specifically the Me 262, to counter Allied air superiority. He concludes: "While the results remain open to question, rarely have intelligence analysis and targeting doctrine been so neatly applied as in the case of the Me 262."


Reese, Mary Ellen. General Reinhard Gehlen: The CIA Connection. Fairfax, VA: George Mason University Press, 1990.

Reeve, Simon. The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama bin Laden and the Future of Terrorism. London: Deutsch, 1999. New York: Northeastern University Press, 2002. [pb]

Seale, Sunday Times (London), 26 Sep. 1999, calls this a "scaremongering book," and adds that the "apocalyptic vision [presented] is wrong on several counts." The author's "references show that he had ample access to western intelligence sources, but there is no evidence that he ever met an Afghan Arab or attempted to penetrate the mind of a Muslim activist, except through the filter of a police investigation."


Reeves, Richard. "E-Squad Launched to Crack Criminal Codes on The Net: Government Starts £20 Million Anti-Encryption Force Amid Claims That US Has Windows Super Key." The Observer, 5 Sep. 1999. []

"A specialist code-cracking unit is being set up to counter the growing use of encrypted e-mail messages by drug-runners and paedophile rings. The unit, with funding of £15-20 million, will draw staff from the Government's communications centres at GCHQ.... [T]he unit ... will be given a deliberately anodyne name -- almost certainly the Government Telecommunications Advisory Centre.... [T]he National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) ... will also provide staff and support for the unit."


Regan, Helen. "Al-Shabab Leader Killed in Drone Strike." Time, 19 Mar. 2015. []

The U.S. Defense Department confirmed on 18 March 2015 that a U.S. drone strike killed al-Shabab leader Adan Garar in southern Somalia on 12 March 2015. " Garar is believed to be behind the 2013 attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi that killed 67 people."


Regan, Tom. "More Charges against B2 Bomber Designer Accused of Spying: Indicted Engineer Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Selling Secrets to China, Israel, and Others." Christian Science Monitor, 13 Nov. 2006. []

Noshir Gowadia, indicted in November 2005 for selling secrets about the B2 stealth bomber to China, "has been charged with additional counts of spying in an indictment returned by a grand jury last week." ABC News has reported that Gowadia "was also accused of trying to sell more US classified military information to individuals in Israel, Germany, and Switzerland." Gowadia was "one of the lead engineers" on the B2 bomber project.


Rehnquist, William H. [Chief Justice of the United States] "The Milligan Decision." MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History 11, no. 2 (Winter 1999): 44-49.

This is an excerpt from the Chief Justice's book, All the Laws But One (New York: Knopf, 1998), with a context-setting "Editor's Note." Lambdin P. Milligan was an Indiana Sons of Liberty leader who, with others, was found guilty under President Lincoln's martial laws and sentenced to hang. On 3 April 1866, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered Milligan and the others freed because the military commission which tried them lacked jurisdiction. Rehnquist concludes that "[t]he Milligan decision is justly celebrated for its rejection of the government's position that the Bill of Rights has no application in wartime."


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