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Rositzke, Harry. "America's Secret Operations: A Perspective." Foreign Affairs 53, no. 1 (Jan. 1975): 334-351.


Rositzke, Harry. The CIA's Secret Operations: Espionage, Counterespionage, and Covert Action. New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1977.

Rositzke died on 4 November 2002 at the age of 91. Bart Barnes, "Harry Rositzke Dies; Spymaster, Scholar," Washingtom Post, 7 Nov. 2002, B12.

Clark comment: Rositzke is identified on this book's dust jacket as having served two years with OSS and 25 years with the CIA, where his jobs included work in Munich in the early 1950s, station chief in New Delhi 1957-1962, and Washington assignments until his retirement in 1970.

Pforzheimer notes that the secret operations discussed are "heavily disguised as to places and dates." The author both praises and criticizes, and offers solutions to problems in his concluding chapter. Constantinides finds that the focus of the book is on Rositzke's "major professional interest: secret operations against the Soviet Union.... His experience of secret operations and reflection give him a special perspective." Nonetheless, there are some "questionable facts and opinions" in the book.

[CA/Begin & To79; CIA/Memoirs][c]

Rositzke, Harry. The KGB: The Eyes of Russia. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1981.

For Rocca and Dziak, this book's "lack of documentation and some debatable assertions ... limit [its] utility."


Rositzke, Harry. "Revamping the CIA: Easier Said Than Done." Washington Post, 18 Jan. 1976, F3.


Roskill, Stephen W. The Secret Capture. London: Collins, 1959.

According to Constantinides, the author presents the story of the capture of German U110 from a tactical perspective and in terms of the intelligence meaning of the capture. He is more precise with regard to the former, failing in the latter regard to explain the cryptographic importance of the capture and its relationship to Enigma.


Rosner, Jeremy D. The New Tug-of-War: Congress, the Executive Branch, and National Security. Washington, DC: Brookings, 1995.

From advertisement: "This study argues that the end of the Cold War itself -- quite apart from the new Republican majority in Congress -- is producing subtle but systematic changes in the relationship between the two branches of government. The author ... illustrates his arguments with two detailed case studies[:] President Clinton's 1993 package of aid to Russia and other post-Soviet states, and Congressional action on peacekeeping in 1993-94."


Ross, Bruce A. "The Case for Targeting Leadership in War." Naval War College Review 46, no. 1 (1993): 73-93.


Ross, Caroline, and Ken Lawrence. The Politics of Repression in the United States, 1939-1976: J. Edgar Hoover's Detention Plan. Jackson, MS: American Friends Service Committee, Program on Government Surveillance, 1978. [Petersen]

See also, Tim Weiner, "Hoover Planned Mass Jailing in 1950," New York Times, 23 Dec. 2007.


Ross, Graham. "Allied Diplomacy in the Second World War." British Journal of International Studies 1, no. 3 (1975): 283-292.


Ross, Ishbel. Rebel Rose: The Life of Rose O'Neal Greenhow, Confederate Spy. New York: Harper, 1954.


Ross, Michael, with Jonathan Kay. The Volunteer: The Incredible True Story of an Israeli Spy on the Trail of International Terrorists. New York: Skyhorse, 2007.

Peake, Studies 52.1 (Mar. 2008) and Intelligencer 16.1 (Spring 2008), notes that this "is the story of Canadian Michael Ross, who ... was recruited by the Mossad in 1988 where he served until 2001." It is "a well written story book that asks the reader to 'trust me,' but provides little reason to do so."


Ross, Robert G. [CAPT/USCG], and Peyton M. Coleman [CDR/USCG (Ret.)]. "The Way Forward: Education and Jointness in Homeland Security -- Learning from the Department of Defense." Intelligencer 14, no. 1 (Winter-Spring 2004): 77-81.

The authors call for creation of "a National Homeland Security University modeled after the Defense Department's National Defense University." [Italics in original]


Ross, William A. [LTC/USAF].

1. "Space Support to the Warrior: The Intelligence Professional's Responsibility." American Intelligence Journal 15, no. 2 (Autumn-Winter 1994): 72-76.

The author concludes that "space warfare has arrived and DESERT STORM was the first space war." To make space work for the intelligence professional in supporting the warfighter "the military intelligence community needs to ... define space war fighting doctrine and vision and ... [develop] a robust and dynamic intelligence-wide training program."

2. "Space Support to the Warfighter." Military Intelligence 21, no. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995): 23-25, 53.

"[T]he intelligence community has yet to develop a clear direction, policy, and doctrine regarding space application, system requirements, and training.... Desert Storm proved space-based capabilities are invaluable for threat warning and mission execution.... A significant lesson learned from Desert Storm is the criticality of operational electronic intelligence (ELINT) analysis.... MI professionals ... currently lack the necessary tools and understanding to effectively support the warfighter with space intelligence."

[MI/Warfighter & Space][c]

Rossa, Paul J. "The Denial and Deception Challenge to Intelligence." In Strategic Denial and Deception: The Twenty-First Century Challenge, eds. Roy Godson and James J. Wirtz, 223-228. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2002.


Rossi, Sara. "Italian Judge Suspends CIA Kidnapping Trial." Reuters, 3 Dec. 2008. []

On 3 December 2008, Milan Judge Oscar Magi "suspended the high-profile trial of U.S. and Italian agents suspected of a CIA kidnapping after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi authorized witnesses to invoke state secrecy.... Magi suspended the trial until March [2009], when a higher court is expected to rule on the government's request to dismiss the case entirely."

[CIA/00s/08; OtherCountries/Italy/PostCW]

Rossiter, Margaret. Women in the Resistance. New York: Praeger, 1991.

Rossiter, Mike. The Spy Who Changed the World: Klaus Fuchs and the Secrets of the Nuclear Bomb. London: Headline Publishing Group, 2014.

Peake, Studies 59.1 (Mar. 2015), finds that this "is the most comprehensive account of the Fuchs case to date, but it suffers a major shortcoming. None of the many quotations and facts mentioned are specifically sourced."


Rossmiller, A.J. Still Broken: A Recruit's Inside Account of Intelligence Failures, From Baghdad to the Pentagon. New York: Ballantine, 2008.

According to Peake, Studies 52.3 (Sep. 2008) and Intelligencer 16.2 (Fall 2008), the author spent less than two years working as an analyst for the DIA in Washington and Iraq, concluded that the system was broken, and left the government to enlighten the rest of us with his views. The reviewer concludes that this book "is little more than the biased, sour-grapes rant of someone unwilling to pay his dues. It does not deserve serious professional attention."

Zackrison, IJI&C 22.3 (Fall 2009), finds that this "first-hand account of how things work" in the DIA "and how it cooperates with other intelligence entities and with the DoD is fascinating." Although the author has "failed to provide sufficient evidence to support his two main reasons for asserting that the IC is still broken,... [h]is impressions are dead accurate, even if some of his analysis is not."


Rostow, Eugene V. A Breakfast for Napoleon: U.S. National Security Interests from the Heights of Abraham to the Nuclear Age. Washington, DC: National Defense University Press, 1993. Toward Managed Peace: The National Security Interests of the United States, 1759 to the Present. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993. E1837R748


Rostow, W.W.

1. "The Beginnings of Air Targeting." Studies in Intelligence 7, no. 1 (Winter 1963): A1-A24.

OSS Research and Analysis (R&A) Branch analysts formed in September 1942 the Economic Objectives Unit (EOU). The unit "served the U.S. Strategic Air Force and other British and American headquarters in a semi-independent, advisory status throughout the war." The work eventually led to a systematic target theory for use in precision bombing raids.

2. "Waging Economic Warfare from London." Studies in Intelligence 36, no. 5 (1992): 73-79.

These "recollections" focus on the Economic Objectives Unit (EOU), formally part of the Economic Warfare Division of the U.S. Embassy in London but staffed largely by personnel from OSS. The author arrived in London on 13 September 1942. The EOU's "task was to develop and apply criteria for the election of one target system versus another, one target within a system versus another, and, if the target were large enough and bombing precise enough, one aiming point versus another."

See also, James L. Tyson, "The EOU vs. Hitler's Mini-Missiles," International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 12, no. 1 (Spring 1999): 80-87.


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