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Seligmann, Matthew S.

1. Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Stevenson, I&NS 21.6 (Dec. 2006), comments that "[t]his book fills a very significant gap in our knowledge of British policy towards Germany" before World War I. The focus is on "the military and naval attachés in Berlin between 1900 and 1914." The author's "lucidly constructed presentation is rich in detail." For Boghardt, DIJ 16.1 (2007), this is "a fine study of a hitherto underappreciated intelligence provider to the British government.... [It] is highly recommended to anyone interested in Anglo-German relations, pre-World War I intelligence, and the role of service attachés in the intelligence gathering process."

2. "A View From Berlin: Colonel Frederick Trench and the Development of British Perceptions of German Aggressive Intent, 1906–1910." Journal of Strategic Studies 23, no. 2 (2000).

From abstract: Trench was British military attaché in Berlin from 1906 to 1910. "At this time, the British Army ... had to rely heavily on the reports of military attachés for information about their continental rivals. Trench, who believed that Germany planned to wage war against Britain..., was the main source of data on the German Army.... [T]his essay posits that Trench's views contributed to the growing British perception of a German threat, a perception that did much to influence British strategic planning in this period."

3. ed. Naval Intelligence from Germany: The Reports of the British Naval Attachés in Berlin, 1906-1914. Navy Records Society no. 152. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.

According to Bönker, H-Soz-u-Kult, H-Net Reviews [], Jun. 2008, there are 222 of these reports included in this "extremely useful collection of primary documents meant to provide insight into British thinking about Germany and its navy during the Anglo-German naval arms race before World War I."

[UK/Historical; WWI/UK/Gen]

Seliktar, Ofira. Doomed to Failure? The Politics and Intelligence of the Oslo Peace Process. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Security International, 2009.

Skelly, IJI&C 23.3 (Fall 2010), calls this a "pathbreaking volume" and places it within "a genre that takes a more critical approach to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process."


Seliktar, Ofira. The Politics of Intelligence and American Wars with Iraq. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Skelly, IJI&C 23.3 (Fall 2010), quotes the author's description of her work as "the first attempt to present a longitudinal, integrated chronological-thematic analysis of the highly complex process that shaped American views of the Iraqi regime, the various attempts to modify its behavior and ultimately to depose the regime."


Seliktar, Ofira. Politics, Paradigms, and Intelligence Failure: Why So Few Predicted the Collapse of the Soviet Union. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2004.

Peake, Studies 51.1 (Mar. 2007), points out that the author "quotes other works on the subject of the USSR's collapse, but she ignores views that do not coincide with her own," such as those that show the Intelligence Community really did not miss the Soviet collapse. Nonetheless, Seliktar has presented "an innovative approach for students and analysts alike to solve or at least study a perennial problem."


Sellers, Charles Coleman. Patience Wright: American Artist and Spy in George III's London. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1976.

Constantinides: The focus here is on Wright's "social and artistic life. There is very little on any espionage she performed on behalf of the American revolutionary cause."


Sellers, Leonard. Shot In the Tower: The Story of the Spies Executed in the Tower of London during the First World War. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books, 1997.

From publisher: The author tells "the remarkable, but somehow pathetic, stories of the eleven foreign agents who were caught and subsequently shot in the Tower for espionage."


Selth, Andrew. "Burma's Intelligence Apparatus." Intelligence and National Security 13, no. 4 (Winter 1998): 33-70.

The author describes "a complex structure of intelligence and specialized security agencies" in Burma. The article includes diagrams of the intelligence and security establishment in the mid-1950s, 1970s, mid-1980s, mid-1990s, and 1997.


Senesh, Hannah. Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary. New York: Schocken, 1972. Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary, the First Complete Edition. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights, 2004. 2007. [pb]

An Israeli national heroine, Senesh (and others) was parachuted by SOE into Yugoslavia in March 1944 on a mission to try to save Hungarian Jews from the Nazis. She was captured and executed. This is the diary she kept from the age of 13 with additional materials.


Seper, Jerry. "Couple Charged as Spies." Washington Times, 1 Sep. 2001. [http://www.]

George and Marisol Gari were arrested on 31 August 2001 and charged with "conspiracy to act as agents of a foreign government without proper identification or notice to the attorney general." U.S. authorities say that they were members of "the largest Cuban spy ring ever detected,... 'La Red Avispa,' or the Wasp Network, five members of whom were convicted in June of conspiring to spy on the United States for Fidel Castro's regime."

Reuters, 23 Sep. 2001, reports that Marisol Gari has "pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent for Cuba.... George Gari pleaded guilty ... to one count of acting as an unregistered agent for Cuba." According to the Associated Press, 7 Jan. 2002, George Gari was sentenced to a federal prison term of seven years, and Marisol Gari to 3 1/2 years.

[LA/Cuba98; SpyCases/U.S./Other]

Seper, Jerry. "Ex-Agent for F.B.I. Arrested in Theft." Washington Times, 10 Apr. 2003. []


Seper, Jerry. "Reno Blames FBI For Not Initiating China Wiretap." Washington Times, 28 May 1999.

"Attorney General Janet Reno, sharply criticized in Congress for declining to aggressively investigate suspected Chinese espionage, said [on 27 May 1999] the FBI should have come to her two years ago if it had concerns about a Justice Department refusal to seek a wiretap in the spy probe."


Seper, Jerry. "Soloman Accuses Huang of 'Espionage.' Immunity Talks Lead to No Pact in Senate Panel." Washington Times, 13 Jun. 1997, 1, 10.


Seper, Jerry, and Bill Gertz. "FBI Probes New Leads." Washington Times National Weekly Edition, 22-28 Mar. 1999, 1, 23.

"An FBI investigation of Chinese nuclear espionage has widened to include additional targets and a review of new information, law enforcement forces said" on 17 March 1999.


Seper, Jerry, and Guy Taylor. "Poor Leadership at ICE Cited as Security Threat." Washington Times, 29 Nov. 2004. []

"U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement's ability to gather and share intelligence data, conduct the investigations needed to guard the nation's borders against terrorists and enforce immigration law is being challenged by a growing number of ICE supervisors and agents. Both supervisory and rank-and-file personnel ... said the Department of Homeland Security agency is overwhelmed by low morale, mismanagement and the lack of a clearly defined mission, and said the lack of effective leadership threatens its ability to defend the United States against a new terrorist attack.

"ICE was created March 1, 2003, with the merger of U.S. Customs, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Federal Protective Service. With a work force of nearly 15,000, it is one of the largest law-enforcement agencies in the federal government."


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