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Smith, Simon C. "General Templer and Counter-Insurgency in Malaya: Hearts and Minds, Intelligence, and Propaganda." Intelligence and National Security 16, no. 3 (Autumn 2001): 60-78.

"Taking together improvements in intelligence and propaganda, his prioritizing of the civilian aspects of counter-insurgency, and the more vigorous prosecution of the war against the communists, it is difficult to see Templer's High Commissionership as anything other than central in turning the tide of the Emergency in Britain's favour."


Smith, Stanley H. Investigations of the Attack on Pearl Harbor: Index to Government Hearings. Vol. 3, Bibliographies and Indexes in Military Studies Series. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1990.

Sexton calls this an "indispensable guide that provides easy access to the reports of the eight Pearl Harbor investigations."


Smith, Thomas T. "The Bodden Line: A Case Study in Wartime Technology." Intelligence and National Security 6, no. 2 (Apr. 1991): 447-457.

The author finds little evidence for the actual existence of the Bodden Line, a system of infrared ship detectors supposedly installed by the Germans to monitor passage through the Straits of Gibraltar. "Most accounts give the credit for detecting Bodden to Kim Philby." (fn. 2) The existence of Bodden is mentioned both by Hinsley, British Intelligence, vol. 2, pp. 719-720, and Jones, Most Secret War, p. 255. (fn. 3).

Ralph Erskine, "Eavesdropping on 'Bodden': ISOS v. the Abwehr in the Straits of Gibralter," Intelligence and National Security 12, no. 3 (Jul. 1997),110-129, argues that there is "no room for doubt that 'Bodden' used infra-red." With regard to Smith's article, Erskine notes that "most of the documents cited" in "Eavesdropping on 'Bodden'" -- "in particular, unusually extensive Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) papers -- were not available" when Smith wrote. (p. 124, fn. 1)

[UK/SpyCases/Philby; WWII/Eur/Ger][c]

Smith, Timothy J. "Overlord/Bodyguard: Intelligence Failure through Adversary Deception." International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 27, no. 3 (Fall 2014): 550-568.

Bodyguard "succeeded through a masterful combination of disciplines: counterintelligence and especially counterespionage, cryptology, aerial supremacy, and the art and craft of deception through double-agent operations and decoy forces and feints. To replicate so complete a triumph would be difficult."


Smith, Tommy J. Ultra in the Battle of Britain: The Key to Success. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, 1980.


Smith, Truman. Air Intelligence Activities: Office of the Military Attache, American Embassy, Berlin, Germany -- August 1935-April 1939. New Haven, CT: Yale University Library Holdings, 1954-1956.

According to Constantinides, Smith was military attaché in Berlin for the years indicated. He prepared this report in 1953 at the request of Army intelligence. The focus is on the activities of Charles A. Lindbergh as an intelligence collector for the military attaché. The book provides "a valuable account of nonclandestine collection by attaché systems before the war." Chambers notes that this is a sanitized government report. See Robert Hessen, ed., Berlin Alert: The Memoirs and Reports of Truman Smith (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1984). See also Kenneth J. Campbell, "Truman Smith: American Military Attaché," Intelligencer 9, no. 3 (Oct. 1998): 16-17.

[Interwar/U.S.; MI/Attaches/Interwar]

Smith, Truman. "The Infamous Record of Soviet Espionage." Reader's Digest, Aug. 1960, 38-42.

Pforzheimer, Studies 6.2 (Spring 1962), notes that "[t]his article gives a short account of several cases of Soviet espionage and other intelligence activity" around the world.


Smith, Walter Bedell. My Three Years in Moscow. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1950. [Chambers]


Smith, Warner. Covert Warrior: Fighting the CIA's Secret War in Southeast Asia and China, 1965-1967. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1996.

Smith, W. Thomas, Jr. The Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency. New York: Checkmark Books, Facts-on-File, 2003.

Peake, Studies 47.4 (2003), seems to believe that the only good thing about this "encyclopedia" is that it is arranged alphabetically. The author "takes a less than scholarly approach to his task.... The assortment of entries he has assembled is incomplete and filled with too many errors of fact."

[CIA/Overviews; RefMats/Encycolpedias]

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