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Simmons, Chris. "When Spies Become Diplomats." Miami Herald, 11 Mar. 2008. []

"[T]wo former Cuban intelligence officers who are now in the United States" have identified René Mujica Cantelar, Cuba's ambassador to the United Kingdom, "as a deep-cover spy in Cuba's foreign-intelligence service."

[LA/Cuba/Gen; UK/PostCW/00s/08]

Simmons, Robert Ruhl. "Intelligence Policy and Performance in Reagan's First Term: A Good Record or Bad?" International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 4, no. 1 (Spring 1990): 1-22.

"In the final analysis, an exceptionally good record was marred by several extraordinarily bad decisions," specifically, the Nicaraguan harbor mining incident and the resulting rupture with Congress. Lowenthal sees this article as "most useful for insights into clashes between Congress and DCI Casey than about the extent and limits of oversight."

[CIA/80s; Oversight/To90s][c]

Simon, James M., Jr. "Intelligence Analysis as Practiced by the CIA." International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 26, no. 4 (Winter 2013-2014): 641-651.

[Analysis/Gen/10s; CIA/Components/DI]

Simon, Jeffrey D. The Terrorist Trap -- America's Experience with Terrorism. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1994.

Simons, Anna. The Company They Keep: Inside the U.S. Army Special Forces. New York: Free Press, 1997. New York: Avon Books, 1998. [pb]

Seamon, Proceedings 123.6 (Jun. 1997), calls this the "definitive study of an often misunderstood branch of the U.S. Army.... For the dirty little wars that now seem inevitable, if and when the United States becomes involved, says Dr. Simons, the most potent weapon in our arsenal will be the Special Forces." For Gole, Parameters, Spring 1999, this is "a very insightful book useful to anyone who would understand SF as it really is.... The excellent and comprehensive sketch of the big picture drawn by the author familiarizes the reader with the totality of Special Forces, but she is particularly deft in penetrating the A-Team to reveal what makes it tick."


Simpson, A.W. Brian. In the Highest Degree Odious: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain. Oxford: Clarendon, 1994.

Rogers, Political Studies 44.4, sees this work as a "precise and carefully researched study of the use of the notorious Defence Regulation 18B." The author has produced an "excellent combination of academic detail and readability."


Simpson, Charles M., III. [COL/USA (Ret.)] Inside the Green Berets: The First Thirty Years, A History of the U.S. Army Special Forces. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1984. New York: Berkley, 1985. [pb]


Simpson, Christopher. Blowback -- America's Recruitment of Nazis and Its Effects on the Cold War. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988.

Simpson, Christopher. Science of Coercion: Communication Research and Psychological Warfare, 1945-1960. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. 1995. [pb]

Surveillant 3.6: The author argues that "government-funded psychological warfare programs bankroll[ed] most U.S. university research projects looking at techniques of political and military mobilization, persuasion, opinion measurement, interrogation, and ideological promotion during the Cold War."

[CA/Psyops; CIA/Relations/Academe]

Simpson, Diana, comp. Climate Change and National Security. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University, Apr. 2008. []

A bibliography of sources categorized as Internet Resources, Books, Documents, and Periodicals.


Simpson, Emile. War from the Ground Up: Twenty-First-Century Combat as Politics. London: Hurst, 2012.

For Freedman, FA 92.3 (May-Jun. 2013), this book "is more than just a collection of anecdotes on the conduct" of the Afghanistan counterinsurgency campaign: it is a disquisition on the meaning of contemporary warfare.... The result is an erudite and intelligent contribution to the literature on counterinsurgency."

[MI/Ops/Afghan/Books & SpecOps/Counterinsurgency]

Simpson, John. "In From the Cold." The Spectator, 27 Nov. 1995, 16-18.

Simpson, John, with Mark Adkin. The Quiet Operator: Special Forces Signaller Extraordinary. London: Leo Cooper, 1993.

Foot, I&NS 9.3: "Len Willmott (1921-1993) ... entered the British Army as a boy signaller in 1937, operated in secret in Poland, Greece, France, and Holland during the Second World War, ran some line-crossers from east to west Germany, helped sort out the SAS from some of its worst tangles in Malaya, and emigrated to New Zealand to work in the security sevice when the army dropped him.... [Simpson] writes good, clear ... English, and tells the story as straight as he can ... and always tells the reader whether he knows or is guessing."

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

Simpson, Paul. A Brief History of the Spy: Modern Spying from the Cold War to the War on Terror. London: Constable and Robinson, 2013.

For Peake, Studies 57.3 (Sep 2013), and Intelligencer 20.2 (Fall-Winter 2013), "[d]espite the absence of source notes, there are relatively few errors, and most are minor.... For a single book, Simpson has provided a very good introduction to modern intelligence."


Simpson, William Brand. Special Agent in the Pacific, WWII: Counter-Intelligence -- Military, Political and Economic. New York: Rivercross, 1995.

Surveillant 4.4/5: "Simpson provides a full account of counter-intelligence activities at the close of WWII and the early postwar years in the Philippines and Japan."


Sims, Jennifer E.

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