Scott, Alexander. "The Lessons of the Iranian Raid for American Military Policy." Armed Forces Journal International. 117 (Jun. 1980): 26ff.


Scott, James. The Attack on the Liberty: The Untold Story of Israel's Deadly 1967 Assault on a U.S. Spy Ship. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009.

Lancaster, Washington Post (12 Jul. 2009), finds that the author "stops short of a final verdict" on the charge that the attack was a deliberate act, but adds that "after reading this comprehensive and compelling account, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that Israel's actions were, at a minimum, criminally negligent.... Scott argues that the Johnson administration deliberately soft-pedaled the incident to avoid straining relations with an important Cold War ally and its American backers."

For Cella, Proceedings 135.10 (Oct. 2009), even though "Scott does not ultimately resolve why the Israelis launched so vicious an attack on an American ship[,]... he has definitively documented a story not previously fully exposed." Cella adds in NIPQ 26.1 (Jan. 2010) that this "is a captivatingly vivid account of the episode and its aftermath worthy of a careful reading."

Peake, Studies 53.4 (Dec. 2009) and Intelligencer 54.1 (Winter-Spring 2010), notes that "the son of a survivor" of the 1967 attack has produced a work that "is skillfully written and admirably documented, but it leaves little hope that the complete truth will be known any time soon." To Booker, Cryptologia 34.2 (Apr. 2010), "the author is simply focused upon proving that Israel knew before the attack [italics in original] that the Liberty was an American naval vessel" and provides no answer or theory about why the attack was made. He "frequently appeals to authority in support of his argument," but statements by top officials "do not substitute for hard evidence or persuasive argument."


Scott, Len V.

Scott, Michael. Special Forces Commander: The Life and Wars of Peter Wand-Tetley OBE MC Commando, SAS, SOE and Paratrooper. Barnsley, UK: Pen & Sword Military, 2011.

From publisher: This book is the "story of Peter Wand-Tetley's wartime service in the Army Commandos, the Long Range Desert Group, SAS, SOE and Parachute Regiment." Parachuted by SOE into enemy occupied Greece in 1943, Ward-Tetley's "role was to equip and train [A]ndarte guerrillas." Following victory in Europe, he "sailed for the Far East with the Parachute Regiment, and was engaged in counterinsurgency operations in Java at the end of the war."


Scott, Norman. "Solving Japanese Naval Ciphers." Cryptologia 21, no. 2 (Apr. 1997): 149-157.

The author describes his experience and some operational procedures in solving Japanese ciphers at Bletchley Park and Anderson station, Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).


Scott, Paul R. "The Birth of the 2's: Combat Intelligence in the American Expeditionary Force." Military Intelligence 6 (Jul.-Sep. 1980): 25-26.


Scott, Peter. Lost Crusade: America's Secret Cambodian Mercenaries. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998.

An advertisement identifies the author as a U.S. Army Special Forces adviser to ethnic Cambodian Khmer Krom paramilitaries from 1968. Clark comment: Fortunately, the author appears to be a different person than the conspiracy-oriented (fantacist?) Peter Dale Scott.

For Norman, MHQ Review, Winter 1999, the author "has found in own experience the material for a fine, honest, enduring book about a part of the Vietnam story that has remained largely untold.... The experiences of living out in the hamlets [in the western part of the Mekong Delta], in an alien culture during dangerous times, is powerfully described by Scott."

Seamon, Proceedings 125.6 (Jun. 1999), finds that Scott has captured the sights and sounds of his part of the Vietnam war "with a memorable clarity that testifies to the eye and ear of a truly talented writer." To Andrade, IJI&C 14.3, this book reflects the author's "keen powers of observation and his deep affection for the Cambodians he fought alongside.... The writing in Lost Crusade is highly literary, with a style that paints the scene rather than simply describing it."


Scott, Peter Dale. Air America: Flying the U.S. into Laos. Boston: 1970.


Scott, Peter Dale. The CIA, the Mafia, and the Dallas-Watergate Connection. Palo Alto, CA: Ramparts, 1980.

Wilcox: "Fantasy in numerous conspiracy theories."


Scott, Peter Dale. Deep Politics and the Death of JFK. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1993.

To Frank, WPNWE, 15-21 Nov. 1993, Scott "has an irresistible impulse to connect almost everything." But, in this book, he becomes "increasingly bizarre" and ultimately "appears to go around the bend.... This is the sort of thing that gives skepticism a bad name."


Scott, Peter Dale. Drugs, Oil and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003. [Marlatt]


Scott, Peter Dale. "The United States and the Overthrow of Sukarno, 1965-1967." Pacific Affairs 58 (Summer 1985): 239-264. []

"This article argues ... that, by inducing, or at a minimum helping to induce, the Gestapu 'coup,' the right in the Indonesian Army eliminated its rivals at the army's center, thus paving the way to a long-planned elimination of the civilian left, and eventually to the establishment of a military dictatorship. Gestapu, in other words, was only the first phase of a three-phase right-wing coup -- one which had been both publicly encouraged and secretly assisted by U.S. spokesmen and officials." (footnotes omitted)


Scott, Peter Dale. The War Conspiracy: The Secret Road to the Second Indochina War. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1972.

Covert operations are seen as part of a conspiracy to engage the United States in Indochina. This was very difficult to take seriously even then.


Scott, Peter Dale, and Jonathan Marshall. Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991. 1992. [pb]

According to Ramsey, MI 19.1, the "villainy theory" on which this book is based "collapses when one reviews the entire story that was known, through unclassified sources, when the book was published." This is a "churlish cannon shot in a political gutter war." See also, Ramsey's review in Parameters, Autumn 1995. Surveillant 2.4 says the authors "conclude that America's war on drugs possibly has been a sham.... Many of the findings are based on the 1989 Kerry Report and hearings."

[CIA/Accusations/Drugs; LA/Gen]

Scott, Phil. "1864 Attack on New York." American History, Jan. 2002. []

On 25 November 1864, Confederate agents tried "to set New York City aflame." The plot was put together by Robert Martin. He and seven other Confederate agents, including his second-in-command John W. Headley, made their way from Canada to New York City. The saboteurs set fires in more than a dozen buildings, but all of the fires were extinguished without major damage. The eight arsonists made their way back to safety in Canada. Later, one of them, Robert Cobb Kennedy, was captured in Detroit, transported back to New York, tried, and hanged.


Scott, Richard [Sir]. Report of the Inquiry into the Export of Defence Equipment and Dual-Use Goods to Iraq and Related Prosecutions. 5 vols. London: HMSO, 1996.

Stephanie Strom, "British Report on Iraq Arms Deal Declares Parliament Was Misled," New York Times, 16 Feb. 1996, A1, A4 (N), notes that Sir Richard Scott's report on his 3-year investigation into a scandal over Britain's sale of military equipment to Iraq in the late 1980s was made public on 15 February 1996. The investigation concluded that Government officials "deliberately misled Parliament in 1989 and 1990 about the Government's policy on the sale of machine tools to Iraq." However, the report "did not find find their actions duplicitous in the sense of a cover-up."


Scott, William B. "High Demand Stretches NRO Intelligence Assets." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 1 Feb. 1993, 49-52.

Scott, William F. "The Face of Moscow in the Missile Crisis: Attaché Observations." Studies in Intelligence 37, no. 5 (1994): 105-109.

Certain aspects of the Soviet Union's crisis "management measures were witnessed by the military attachés" of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. This article provides "their worm's-eye view of the Moscow scene" during the tense period of the Missile Crisis. "Even with the benefit of hindsight, it is still difficult to point out any unusual Soviet behavior during the month of October."


Scott-Smith, Giles.

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