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Skarstedt, Vance R. "The National Defense Intelligence College." American Intelligence Journal 26, no. 2 (Winter 2008-2009): 13-16.


Skates, John Ray. The Invasion of Japan: Alternative to the Bomb. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 1994.

Giangreco, NWCR, Spring 1998, warns that "readers must approach this book with caution, since the author's knowledge of the subject is somewhat thin.... [W]hile the author had access to a considerable body of relevant material, he seems to understand little of what he has found. As a result, his book reveals innumerable misconceptions which directly or indirectly support his claim that casualties during an invasion would have been comparatively low and that using the atom bombs was unnecessary."


Skelton, Ike. "Intelligence Support of Military Operations." Joint Forces Quarterly, Spring 1998, 17-22.


Skillen, Hugh. Enigma and Its Achilles Heel. Bath: Hugh Skillen, 1992.

According to Surveillant 2.6, this work was written "as a souvenir of the international Enigma Reunion at Swan Hotel, Bedford, October 2-5, 1992." Sexton describes it as a "technical history of the development and breaking of the ENIGMA and Geheimschreiber systems."


Skillen, Hugh, ed.

1. The Enigma Symposium 1994. Pinnar, UK: Hugh Skillen, 1994.

Brown, I&NS 11.3, identifies this as a collection of papers presented at the [second] "Enigma Reunion" of 1994. The majority of the papers "focus on 'Y' work.... However, the papers also cover the Radio Security Service (RSS)" and other often neglected areas of Sigint work.

To Sexton, it is "[v]aluable for firsthand accounts of the development of the Bombes, ULTRA in the Battles of Britain and Crete and its index of ULTRA information." Kruh, Cryptologia 19.3, finds that "[t]hese first hand experiences are fascinating to read and provide many valuable insights.... The volume also contains many old photographs."

2. The Enigma Symposium 1995. Pinner, UK: Hugh Skillen, 1995.

Kruh, Cryptologia 20.3, identifies this as the report on the third Enigma Reunion. It "consists mainly of the personal wartime experiences of individuals who were involved in SIGINT activities related to the work at Bletchley Park during World War II."

3. The Enigma Symposium 1997. Bath, UK: The Looseleaf Co., 1997.

According to Kruh, Cryptologia 22.2, this collection of reports from the fourth reunion of Bletchley Park (BP) veterans "provides a variety of ... in-depth accounts of work at BP and related cryptologic events elsewhere." Pavey, I&NS 13.2, finds that the accompanying "photographs are of very poor quality[,]... some of the maps are incomprehensible[,] and there are [a] considerable number of typographic errors."

4. The Enigma Symposium 1998. Pinner, UK: Hugh Skillen, 1998.

Kruh, Cryptologia 23.2, calls this "the largest to date" of these reports on Enigma reunions. It contains "interesting wartime remembrances of work at Bletchley Park (BP) and secret operations elsewhere.... For anyone interested in first-hand accounts" of individuals "stationed at BP and other secret sites, Skillan has provided another remarkable collection." For Steury, I&NS 15.4, this book is "a veritable potpourri of information.... [It] is a fascinating peek inside a unique time and place from the equally unique perspective of those who lived through it."

5. The Enigma Symposium 1999. Pinner, UK: Hugh Skillen, 1999.

For Kruh, Cryptologia 23.2, "[t]his is the biggest and possibly the best of the always excellent Enigma Symposium reports." It provides "an eclectic mixture of 30 articles by participants in the signals intelligence war in Europe, the Far East, and Australia."

6. The Enigma Symposium 2000. Pinner, UK: Hugh Skillen, 2000.

Kruh, Cryptologia 25.1, calls this "a potpourri of fascinating talks, memoirs, and personal reminiscences of Enigma related experiences plus other significant World War II events.... Many of these papers are especially valuable because they are based on personal experiences."

7. The Enigma Symposium 2002. Pinner, UK: Hugh Skillen, 2002.

Kruh, Cryptologia 27.1, sees this as "an excellent report on the Ninth Annual Enigma Reunion.... These vignettes are especially valuable because they mostly represent the first-hand experiences of the narrators."


Skillen, Hugh. Spies of the Airwaves: History of the Army Y Section in the Second World War. Pinner, Middlesex, UK: Hugh Skillen, 1990.

Skillen, Hugh. The Y Compendium. Pinner, Middlesex, UK: Hugh Skillen, 1990.

Skorneck, Carolyn. "Conferees Agree Intelligence Spending." Associated Press, 5 Dec. 2001. []

Senate and House conferees agreed on 5 December 2001 "to increase intelligence spending by 8 percent with an emphasis on rebuilding traditional human spy networks and boosting analysis of raw data so it will be useful to America's war against terrorism.... Under the bill, the Coast Guard's intelligence unit would join the nation's intelligence community. That means that when the community determines how to deploy satellites, for example, the Coast Guard 'will be at the table,' able to say it needs coverage of a certain port where suspect goods might be coming in."

[GenPostwar/Budgets/02; MI/CG]

Skorve, Johnny. The Kola Satellite Image: Perspectives on Arms Control and Environmental Protection. Oslo, Norway: The Norwegian Atlantic Committee, 1991.

Surveillant 1.6: This work "shows that intelligence gathering can be easily accomplished by Landsat-TM images and presents 17 photos showing the Kola peninsula -- a location holding many of the Soviet Union's nuclear warheads. Each map is analyzed and one easily follows the development and growth of, first, Schagui Air Base from 1972 to 1988, and then Gremikha Naval Base."


Skorzeny, Otto. Skorzeny's Secret Missions: War Memoirs of the Most Dangerous Man in Europe. New York: Dutton, 1950.

This includes Skorzeny's telling of his commando raid to rescue Mussolini in September 1943.


Slatkin, Nora. "Women in CIA." CIRA Newsletter 21, no. 3 (Fall 1996): 3- 7.

Slavin, Barbara. "CIA Brings Spies in from Anonymity." USA Today, 18 Sep. 1997, 10A.

Report on 50th anniversary activities. Includes sidebar story by the same writer, "It's No Secret What's Cooking," on Spies, Black Ties, & Mango Pies.


Slawson, Thomas M. In Pursuit of Shadows: A Career in Counterintelligence. London: Athena Press, 2008.

According to Peake, Studies 55.1 (Mar. 2011), this book tells the story of the author's "career as an Air Force CI officer." It "paints a good picture of everyday military CI, its adventurous cases, and its less stimulating administratrive duties. It is a first-rate introduction to the profession."

[CI/00s; MI/AF/00s; MI/CI]

Slayton, Barney F. "'War in the Ether': Soviet Radio-Electronic Warfare." Military Review 60 (Jan. 1980): 56-67.

Sexton identifies this article as a "general review of the evolution of Soviet Signals Intelligence during and following World War II."


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