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Rutledge, John W. ("Bill") [BGEN/USAF] "National Imagery and Mapping: Guaranteeing an Information Edge." American Intelligence Journal 17, no. 3/4 (1997): 33-38.

The author was director of NIMA's Customer Support Office. Prior to that, he served as deputy director of the Central Imagery Office. He notes that "NIMA is unique among DoD combat support agencies in that it has been assigned -- by statute -- important national support responsibilities" (emphasis in original).


Ruth, Steven. My Twenty Years as a CIA Officer: It's All About The Mission. Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2011. [pb]

According to Peake, Studies 56.2 (Jun. 2012), this memoir tells the story of the author's "20-year career -- under cover, as a, intelligence support officer" -- in the CIA. Ruth provides "an honest look at his career."


Ruud, Charles A., and Sergei A. Stepanov. Fontanka 16: The Tsars' Secret Police. Phoenix Mill, Stroud, UK: Sutton, 1999.

Joes, I&NS 15.3, says that "[t]his informative, balanced, clearly written work with its helpful bibliography should prove of much interest not only to students of intelligence but also to those concerned with the background to the fall of Tsardom."


Ryan, Chris. The One That Got Away: My SAS Mission Behind Iraqi Lines. Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, 1998.

From advertisement: "During the Gulf War, deep behind Iraqi lines, an SAS team was compromised.... [T]he eight men were forced to run for their lives. Only one, Chris Ryan, escaped capture or death, and he did it by walking nearly 180 miles through the desert.... This is a story of extraordinary courage under fire ... and ...of one man's courageous refusal to lie down and die."


Ryan, Henry Butterfield. The Fall of Che Guevara: A Story of Soldiers, Spies, and Diplomats. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Ryan, Joseph F. "The Inspector General of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service." Conflict Quarterly 9, no. 2 (Spring 1989): 33-51.


Ryan, Joseph F. "Review of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service: A Suitable Model for the United Kingdom?" Intelligence and National Security 5, no. 3 (Jul. 1990): 200-206.

Ryan, Julie, John Woloschek, and Barry Leven. "Complexities in Conducting Information Warfare." Defense Intelligence Journal 5, no. 1 (Spring 1996): 69-82.


Ryan, Maria. "Filling in the 'Unknowns': Hypothesis-Based Intelligence and the Rumsfeld Commission." Intelligence and National Security 21, no. 2 (Apr. 2006): 286-315.

"The now discredited intelligence on Iraq was not a 'failure' or 'mistake', but a method tried and tested by the right, of challenging the CIA on political grounds." The 1976 "Team B" exercise used the methodology, as did the 1998 Rumsfeld Commission on the ballistic missile threat.

[Analysis/Critiques; GenPostCW/98/Rumsfeld & 00s/WMD/06]

Ryan, Maria. "The Myth and Reality of US Intelligence and Policy-Making After 9/11." Intelligence and National Security 17, no. 4 (Winter 2002): 55-76.

"[T]he most recent CIA intelligence simply does not support the hardline stance taken by [President] Bush" with regard to the "axis of evil" countries, Iran, Iraq, and North Korea. Instead, the CIA "has been sidelined as far as policy is concerned and the Departments of State and Defense vie for influence on implementing their long-standing policy preferences by fashioning the post-9/11 war on terrorism to fit them."

[CIA/00s/02/Gen; GenPostwar/Policy/00s]

Ryan, Meda. Michael Collins and the Women Who Spied for Ireland. Dublin: Mercier Press, 2006.

[OtherCountries/Ireland/To WWII; Women/Misc]

Ryan, Mike. Secret Operations of the SAS: From Deserts of Africa to the Mountains of Afghanistan. Barnsley, UK: Pen & Sword Books, 2003. Secret Operations of the SAS. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 2003. [pb]

From publisher: This book "charts the early days of the Regiment, and follows their major combat actions right through to their current deployment in the war against terrorism. With specially commissioned colour artwork and rare action photographs, it is a highly illustrated guide to the combat history of the SAS."

[UK/Postwar/SAS; UK/WWII/Services/SAS]

Ryan, Mike. Special Operations in Iraq. Barnsley, UK: Pen & Sword Books, 2005.

From publisher: This book "reveals the ... story of the Special Force units of the Coalition, such as the SAS, SBS and Delta Force.... It describes their missions behind the lines from the early days, well before hostilities opened formally.... The book also covers operations such as the spectacular rescue of POW Private Lynch and the secret operations to target Saddam and other leaders of his regime."

[MI/SpecOps/00s; UK/Postwar/SAS]

Ryan, Missy. "U.S. Operation Killed al-Qaeda Hostages, Including American." Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2015. []

On 23 April 2015, a White House statement said "[a] U.S. operation along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan inadvertently killed two hostages earlier this year.... The American hostage, Warren Weinstein, had been held since 2011.... Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto, had been in al-Qaeda captivity since 2012." The statement "did not provide details on the operation but news reports described it as a drone strike. The operation also killed Ahmed Farouq, a U.S. citizen and an al-Qaeda leader, the White House said.... In addition, the statement said, U.S. officials believe that another operation killed Adam Gadahn, a prominent al-Qaeda figure, also in January."

[CIA/10s/15; MI/Ops/Afgh/15; Terrorism/15]

Ryan, Missy, and Adam Goldman. "Hagel: U.S. Hostage 'Murdered' in Yemen." Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2014. []

A statement by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that Al-Qaeda terrorists in Yemen killed American journalist Luke Somers after U.S. special operations forces staged an operation in central Yemen on 5 December 2014 to free him after his AQAP captors had threatened to execute him. A U.S. official confirmed that a second person killed by AQAP during the rescue attempt was South African.

A report by Jim Sciutto, Joshua Berlinger, and Ben Brumfield, "Al Qaeda Kills Hostages during SEALs Raid on Yemen, Hagel Says," CNN, 6 Dec. 2014, adds that "[t]wo Osprey aircraft transported a team of about three dozen U.S. Navy SEALs, mainly from SEAL Team Six, and a combat medical team near the captives' location. There were no Yemeni forces with the U.S. commandos." However, Kareem Fahim and Eric Schmitt, "2 Hostages Killed in Yemen as U.S. Rescue Effort Fails," New York Times, 7 Dec. 2014, A1, reports that "[th]he SEAL Team 6 commandos [were] joined by a small number of Yemeni counterterrorism troops."

[MI/SpecOps/10s/14; Terrorism/10s/14]

Ryan, Paul B. The Iranian Rescue Mission: Why It Failed. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1985.

From publisher: "Offers a detailed account of the failed attempt to rescue the American hostages in Iran in 1980, and explains what tactical lessons were learned from the failure."


Ryan, Terry. "Committing to a Future of ISR Supremacy." American Intelligence Journal 21, nos. 1 & 2 (Spring 2002): 7-16.

"Over the past ten years, our nation's ability to conduct global Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations has significantly improved." The Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense "have a window of opportunity over the next five years to build capabilities that will ensure the U.S. has unequivocal information superiority over adversaries.... The biggest challenge for DoD and IC will be to properly prioritize investments and walk away now[] from marginal performing systems."


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