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Reit, Seymour. Masquerade: The Amazing Camouflage Deceptions of World War II. New York: Hawthorn, 1978. London: Hale, 1979.

Constantinides: The author discusses more forms of deception than just camouflage, but he "is best when writing of matters strictly defined as camouflage or concealment." Only a few of the incidents covered are new. The book is basically an introduction to the subject.


Reitman, Valerie. "Japan Broke U.S. Code Before Pearl Harbor, Researcher Finds." Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 1941. []

"[W]hile digging through the U.S. National Archives in College Park, Md., last summer," Toshihiro Minohara, a "young Japanese American professor [at Kobe University,] stumbled upon a document, declassified by the CIA about five years ago, that proved that Tokyo had succeeded in breaking the U.S. and British diplomatic codes. A few microfilmed documents, showing the Japanese translations of the telegrams, were attached.... Further research by a colleague in Japan confirmed the findings -- and may shed light on the mind-set that caused Japan's last holdouts for peace to opt for war just weeks before the attack, Minohara said this week."


Rejewski, Marian.

On 10 November 2007, a monument to Rejewski and his compatriots in the breaking of the Enigma was dedicated in Poznan. Marek Grajek, "Monument in memorium of Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Rózycki, and Henryk Zygalski Unveiled in Poznan," Cryptologia 32, no. 2 (Apr. 2008): 101-103.

1. Tr., Joan Stepenske. "How Polish Mathematicians Deciphered the Enigma." Annals of the History of Computing 3, no. 3 (Jul. 1981): 214-234.

Sexton: The author "describes the grid and clock methods he used to uncover ENIGMA settings and briefly discusses the first bombes."

2. Tr., Joan Stepenske. "Mathematical Solution to the Enigma Cipher." Cryptologia 6, no. 1 (Jan. 1982), 1-25.

Sexton: An expansion of the earlier article.

3. Memories of My Work at the Cipher Bureau of the General Staff Second Department, 1930-1945. Eds., Magdalena Jaroszewska, et al. Poznan, Poland: Adam Mickiewicz University Press, 2011. (The text is in both English and Polish.)

According to Christensen, Cryptologia 37.2 (2013), this work consists of two manuscript, one written by Rejewski in 1967 and the other in 1974. "The editors [footnote omitted] have done excellent work preparing this book," and their "editors' notes are generally excellent."

[OtherCountries/Poland/Enigma; UK/WWII/Ultra]

Relyea, Harold C. "The Evolution and Organization of the Federal Intelligence Function: A Brief Overview (1776-1975)." In Book VI of The Final Report of the Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, United States Senate. Washington, DC: GPO, 1976.

Petersen: This portion of the Church Committee Report "is meticulously researched and is strong on civil liberties issues and bibliography."


Relyea, Harold C. "Organizing for Homeland Security." Presidential Studies Quarterly 33 (Sep. 2003): 602-624.


Remak, Jeannette, and Joe Ventolo, Jr. A-12 Blackbird Declassified. St. Paul, MN: Zenith, 2001.


Reminick, Gerald. An Act of Piracy: The Seizure of the American-flag Merchant Ship Mayaguez in 1975. Palo Alto, CA: Glencannon, 2009.

Keiser, Proceedings 135.12 (Dec. 2009), finds that this book "is an impressive history that features verbatim statements by many of those directly involved in the action."


Remnick, David. Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. New York: Random House, 1993.

Rempel, Roy. "Canada's Parliamentary Oversight of Security and Intelligence." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 17, no. 4 (Winter 2004-2005): 634-654.

"[E]xternal oversight of Canada's security and intelligence services is weak and ... Parliament is involved hardly at all. This limited parliamentary engagement is troubling, particularly in the context of the present war on terror in which Canada is engaged."


Rémy (pseud. for Gilbert Renault-Roulier). Tr., Lancelot C. Sheppard. Memoirs of a Secret Agent of Free France. Vol. I: The Silent Company, June 1940-June 1942. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1948.

According to Pforzheimer, Studies 5.2 (Spring 1961), this is the first of six volumes from the wartime Resistance leader. It "[d]escribes his escape from France and his joining the Free French Intelligence Service in London, his trips back to set up an agent net, and his second escape with his family."


Renaut, F. P. Le secret service de l'Amirauté britannique au temps de la Guerre d'Amérique, 1776-1783, d'après des documents retrouvés dans les Archives Britanniques. [The British Admiralty's secret service at the time of the American War, 1776-1783, according to documents found in the British Archives] (L'espionnage naval au 18e siècle, 1). Paris: 1936.


Rendel, A.M. ("Sandy") Appointment in Crete: The Story of a British Agent. London: Allen Wingate, 1953..

[OtherCountries/Greece/WWII; UK/WWII/Med]

Renfer, Marc A., and Henriette S. Haas. "Systematic Analysis in Counterterrorism: Messages on an Islamist Internet-Forum." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 21, no. 2 (Summer 2008): 314-336.

From "Introduction" by Urs Von Daeniken, Director of the Swiss Intelligence Service (SAP): "While advanced methods of intelligence analysis, such as the described, cannot replace author identification, they are still useful for a preliminary evaluation of a given situation in order to determine which sites or individuals should be more closely observed or even investigated."

[Analysis/Gen; Terrorism/00s]

Rennie, James. The Operators. London: Century, 1997.

West, History 26.1, notes that this work is about the British Army's 14th Intelligence Company ("14 Int"), an "extraordinarily secretive" unit that "mounts highly sophisticated surveillance operations." See also, Sarah Ford, One Up (1997).

[UK/Postwar/IRA & SAS]

[Reno, Janet.] "Attorney General Reno Addresses Intelligence and Law Enforcement." National Security Law Report 15, no. 11 (Nov. 1993): 1-6.

Excerpts of speech to the Standing Committee on Law and National Security of the American Bar Association, 19 November 1993.


Renshon, Jonathan. "Mirrowing Risk: The Cuban Missile Estimation." Intelligence and National Security 24, no. 3 (Jun. 2009): 315-338.

"The critical failure was not in detecting what the Soviet Union was actually doing, but in the biased and incorrect assessments of what they were likely to do. The failure was in the incorrect assessment that the Soviets would not deploy strategic weapons in Cuba because they would not accept the 'high risk' of such a deployment." (Emphasis in original)


Renshon, Stanley. National Security in the Obama Administration: Reassessing the Bush Doctrine. New York, NY: Routledge. 2010.

According to Opstal, AIJ 29.1 (2011), the author defines the Bush Doctrine in terms of three key themes: American primacy, assertive realism, and stand-apart alliances. Dr. Renshon explores the formation of the Bush Doctrine, its contributions, limitations, and continued implementation by the Obama administration."


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