Schmeh, Klaus. Die Welt der gehemein Zeichen: Die faszinierende Geschichte de Verschlüsselung. [The World of Secret Signs: The Fascinating History of Enciphering] Herdecke: W3L-Verlag, 2004.

Kahn, I&NS 23.2 (Apr. 2008), comments that this book is "well-illustrated.... Using little mathematics, he rehearses the solution of of the Japanese PURPLE machine, Enigma, and other well known stories, but also talks about 'the underestimated German cryptanalysts.'"


Schmeh, Klaus. "Enigma's Contemporary Witness: Gisbert Hasenjaeger." Cryptologia 33, no. 4 (Oct. 2009): 343-346.

Hasenjaeger worked in the coding department of the High Command of the German Armed Forces. One of his tasks was examining the security of Enigma.


Schmeidel, John. "My Enemy's Enemy: Twenty Years of Co-operation between West Germany's Red Army Faction and the GDR Ministry for State Security." Intelligence and National Security 8, no. 4 (Oct. 1993): 59-72.

Schmeidel, John C. Stasi: Shield and Sword of the Party. New York: Routledge, 2008.

Peake, Studies 52.2 (Jun. 2008) and Intelligencer 16.1 (Spring 2008), calls this "a thorough, though not definitive, and generally well-sourced treatment of the MfS." For Glees, I&NS 27.1 (Feb. 2012), this "engaging and clear study ... contains some irritating but obvious typos.... More worrying is a tendency to fail to source several major factual assertions made in the text."


Schmemann, Serge. "Israelis Given False Reports by Syria Spy, Study Says." New York Times, 7 Dec. 1997, A4.

A Mossad officer responsible for watching Syria is being accused of inventing his reports over a period of time. A Haaretz report suggests that the information supplied had influenced key government decisions on Syria.


  Schmemann, Serge. "Jordan Fiasco: No Blame Falls on Netanyahu." New York Times, 17 Feb. 1998, A1, A8.

A three-man commission appointed to investigate the failed attack on Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal has concluded that "the attack was flawed in its conception, training and execution." The panel charged that Mossad head Danny Yatom "erred in his handling of the operation and in approval of the plan," but absolved Prime Minister Netanyahu of any blame for the fiasco. One member filed a minority report stating that Yatom should be fired. However, the commission "endorsed the policy that terrorists can be hit 'wherever they may be.'"


Schmemann, Serge. "Mossad Chief Quits but Defends His Role in Jordan Fiasco." New York Times, 25 Feb. 1998, A3.

Danny Yatom resigned as head of Mossad on 24 February 1998. In his resignation letter, Yatom insisted that he had been unfairly criticized by the commission investigating the failed assassination attempt in Jordan. There have been reports in the Israeli press that Yatom was under pressure from within the intelligence agency to accept responsibility for the failure and step down. See also, Avi Machlis, "Mossad Chief Quits in Wake of Blunders," Financial Times, 25 Feb. 1998, 6.


Schmemann, Serge. "Reports Suggest Another Misstep by Israeli Spy Agency." New York Times, 26 Feb. 1998, A6.

Israeli radio and television are reporting the failure of another Mossad intelligence operation, this time in Switzerland. The Swiss Federal Prosecutor has called a press conference to provide details of an espionage case linked by security officials to Israel. A Yediot Ahronot story links this latest incident to the resignation of Danny Yatom as head of the Mossad. See also, Lee Hockstader, "Swiss Said to Hold Israeli Agent on Spying Charges," Washington Post, 26 Feb. 1998, A19; and Avi Machlis, "Media Dispel Myths Around Israel's Not-So-Secret Service," Financial Times, 26 Feb. 1998, 8.


Schmemann, Serge.

1. "Soviet Archives: Half-Open, Dirty Windows on Past." New York Times, 4 Apr. 1995, A10.

2. "Soviet Archives Provide Missing Pieces of History's Puzzles." New York Times, 8 Feb. 1993, A4.


Schmemann, Serge. "Swiss Confirm New Fiasco by Agents for Israel." New York Times, 27 Feb. 1998, A9.

Swiss authorities have confirmed that Mossad agents were caught last week trying to bug a house in Bern; one of the five remains in detention. It would appear that the publicity surrounding the incident is coming from the Israeli side, and there is speculation that this latest incident was used to oust Danny Yatom as Mossad head. See also, William Drozdiak, "Swiss Accuse Israeli Agents of Espionage," Washington Post, 27 Feb. 1998, A27, A32; and Abraham Rabinovich, "Mossad Fiasco Tars Once-Vaunted Unit's Image as Competent," Washingon Times, 27 Feb. 1998, A15.


Schmid, Alex P., and Albert J. Jongman. Political Terrorism: A New Guide to Actors and Authors, Data Bases, Theories, and Literature. Princeton, NJ: Transaction, 1987. 2005. [pb]

With regard to the 2005 paperback edition, the publisher stated: "This monumental collection of definitions, conceptual frameworks, paradigmatic formulations, and bibliographic sources is being reissued in paperback now as a resource for the expanding community of researchers on the subject of terrorism. This is a carefully constructed guide to one of the most urgent issues of the world today."


Schmidt, C.T. "G-2, Army of the Potomac." Military Review 28, no. 4 (Jul. 1948): 45-56. [Petersen]


Schmidt, Elizabeth. Foreign Intervention in Africa: From the Cold War to the War on Terror. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Van de Walle, FA 93.2 (Mar.-Apr. 2014), says this work has "a particularly good chapter on the Congo crisis in the early 1960s).


Schmidt, Jürgen W. "Against Russia: Department IIIb of the Deputy General Staff in Berlin – Intelligence, Counter-intelligence and Newspaper Research, 1914-1918." Journal of Intelligence History 5, no. 2 (Winter 2005). []

From abstract: The author "introduces open source intelligence work, particularly newspaper research, in counter-intelligence activities against Russia and sheds light on the history of the 'Stellvertretende Abteilung IIIb' in Berlin during World War I."


Schmidt, Jürgen. "'Political Police' and German Occupational Forces in Romania, Fall 1918." Journal of Intelligence History 1, no. 2 (Winter 2001). []

[Germany/WWI; OtherCountries/Romania]

Schmidt, Susan [Washington Post].

Schmidt-Eenboom, Erich. "The Bundesnachrichtendienst, the Bundeswehr and Sigint in the Cold War and After." Intelligence and National Security 16, no. 1 (Spring 2001): 129-176.

The author traces the development of the BND's Sigint activities from the early days of the Gehlen Organization, through the "massive overhaul" of its infrastructure beginning in 1970, to more recent times of competition between the BND and the Bundeswehr in the Sigint field.

[Germany/PostCW & West]

Schmitt, Eric - A-L [New York Times].

Schmitt, Eric - M-Z [New York Times].

Schmitt, Gary J., and Abram N. Shulsky. "The Theory and Practice of Separation of Powers: The Case of Covert Action." In The Fettered Presidency, eds. L. Gordon Crovitz and Jeremy A. Rabkin, 59-81. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute, 1989.

This article provides a sound overview of congressional oversight of covert action.


Schmitt, John F. [MAJ/USMCR] "What Is an Intelligence Failure? A Case Study of Korea, 1950." Marine Corps Gazette, Oct. 1997, 60-65.

The author concludes that the two major surprises of the Korean War -- the initial North Korean attack and the Chinese entry into the war -- "were less intelligence failures than operational failures and, especially, failures of command. Dramatic surprise was the result of the decision by authorities to discount the recognized possibility of hostile action."

[Analysis/Failures; GenPostwar/50s/Korea][c]

Schmitt, Michael N. "State-Sponsored Assassination in International and Domestic Law." Yale Journal of International Law 17 (1992): 609-685.


Schmitt, Richard B., and Greg Miller. "FBI in Talks to Extend Reach." Los Angeles Times, 28 Jan. 2005. []

According to intelligence and congressional sources on 27 January 2005, "[t]he FBI is significantly expanding its intelligence-gathering activities in the U.S., including stepped-up efforts to collect and report intelligence on foreign figures and governments, a function that long has been principally the CIA's domain."


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