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Seabury, Paul, and Angelo Codevilla. War: Ends and Means. New York, Basic Books, 1989.

Focusing on the intelligence-related aspects of this book, Wirtz, I&NS 6.2, comments that the authors "seem to overestimate the benefits" derived from the element of surprise in warfare. As for their discussion of wartime intelligence, "their analysis is [sometimes] accurate and penetrating.... Yet, at other points in the narrative, their analysis is grossly misleading.... War: Ends and Means is a book that would be best appreciated not by novices, but by the expert who can pick and choose among the ideas advanced."


Seale, Patrick. Abu Nidal: A Gun for Hire. New York: Random House, 1992.

Dana Priest, "Abu Nidal, Once-Feared Terrorist, Reported Dead," Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2002, A1: Palestinian officials reported on 19 Aug. 2002 that Abu Nidal had died in Baghdad of multiple gunshot wounds. Abu Nidal, whose real name was Sabri Banna, headed his own terrorist organization, the Fatah Revolutionary Council, but had been inactive for years.


Seale, Patrick. The Struggle for Syria. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Seale does not focus on the role on intelligence, but his narrative on post-World War II Syria cuts across a number of intelligence-related disputes. This could be read with good effect prior to or along with the more intelligence-oriented works.


Seale, Patrick, and Maureen McConville. Philby: The Long Road to Moscow. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1973. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1973. 2d ed. New York: Penguin, 1978. [pb]

Seaman, Mark.

Seamon, Richard Henry, and William Dylan Gardner. "The Patriot Act and the Wall Between Foreign Intelligence and Law Enforcement." Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 28, no. 2 (Spring 2005): 319-463.


Sea Power. Editors. "Global Hawk Rolls Out: Key to Info Warfare." Apr. 1997, 38-40.

Sea Power. Editors. "From the Shadows to the Front Line." 43, no. 2 (Feb. 2000): 36-38.

Discusses the CIA's support to the U.S. armed forces, particularly through the Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support and the CIA's Office of Military Affairs. See also, Sea Power, Editors, "A Global Intelligence Mission," 43, no. 2 (Feb. 2000): 37, for a brief interview with Roderick Isler (MGEN/USA), associate director of central intelligence for military support.


Seaquist, Larry. "Defense Intelligence in a Disorderly World." Defense Intelligence Journal 1, no. 1 (Spring 1992): 31-53.


Searle, Alaric. "'Vopo'-General Vincenz Müller and Western Intelligence, 1948-54: CIC, the Gehlen Organization and Two Cold War Operations." Intelligence and National Security 17, no. 2 (Summer 2002): 27-50.

Former Wehrmacht Generalleutnant Vincenz Müller returned to the Eastern Zone of Germany from Russia in September 1948 and began "a remarkable career as both soldier and politician." This article looks at two unsuccessful efforts -- one by the U.S. Army's CIC and the other by the Gehlen organization -- to encourage Müller to defect to the West.

[Germany/East & West; MI/Army/To90s]

Sears, Richard, and Isabelle Gidley. The Rainbow Warrior Affair. London: Unwin, 1986.


Sears, Stephen W.

1. "The Dahlgren Papers Revisited." America's Civil War. []

The author argues convincingly that the so-called Dahlgren Papers are authentic. He concludes: "The ultimate irony in this sordid tale of villainy and retribution is that ... the legacy spawned out of the utter failure of the[] effort [of Judson Kilpatrick, Ulric Dahlgren, and their probable patron Edwin Stanton] may have included the death of their own president."

2. "Raid on Richmond." MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History 11, no. 1 (Autumn 1998): 88-96.

The author recounts the background surrounding and the actions in Col. Ulric Dahlgren's abortive raid against Richmond in February-March 1964. Sears speculates that the effort essentially broke "the rules for what in that day passed for civilized warfare," and motivated Confederate planners to move on with plans to kidnap Lincoln -- plans with which John Wilkes Booth was associated.

[CivWar/Conf/Lincoln & Un/Richmond]

Sears, Stephen W. To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1992.

According to Hamilton, MI 19.3, Sears has written "a superb study of warfare.... It is during the Peninsula Campaign that aerial balloon reconnaissance is first used, and Sears explains how this impacted the battles.... He shows how Lee was able to capitalize on both the reconnaissance of J.E.B. Stuart and a detailed knowledge of how McClellan would react in certain situations. Sears shows how McClellan was a victim of poor intelligence, in particular, the grossly exaggerated troop estimates from his intelligence chief Detective Allan Pinkerton."

Tipton, MI 21.1, adds that this book includes "accounts of intelligence activities both sides pursued throughout the campaign." The author "weaves a tale of use and misuse of intelligence assets ... [and] cites many ... examples of intelligence operations..., all of which would be at home on the modern battlefield."


Sears, Stephen W. "The Last Word on the Lost Order." MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History 4, no. 3 (Spring 1992): 66-73.

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