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Soufan, Ali, with Daniel Freedman. The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda. New York: Norton, 2011.

Peake, Studies 56.1 (Mar. 2012) and Intelligencer 19.2 (Summer-Fall 2012), notes that the author joined the FBI "in 1997 and left sometime after 2005. In between, he participated in several major investigations, including of the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen. But his primary role was as an interrogator.... If Soufan is sending a message beyond the difficulties encountered by FBI agents in dealing with terrorists and the fanatical zeal driving al Qaeda followers, it is that enhanced interrogation will not extract intelligence from detainees. This is a valuable book worth close attention."


Soule, John W. "Problems in Applying Counterterrorism to Prevent Terrorism: Two Decades of Violence in Northern Ireland Reconsidered." Terrorism 12, no. 1 (1989): 31-46.


Soulier, Dominique. Le plan Sussex: Opération ultra secrète tripartite américano-franco-britannique, 1943-1944. Strasbourg: Ronald Hirlé, 2009. [Capet]

[UK/WWII/Services/SOE; WWII/OSS/Gen]

Southby-Tailyour, Ewen. Blondie: Founder of the SBS and Modern Single Handed Ocean Racing. Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2003. [pb]

Commander and one of two survivors of Operation Frankton -- the Special Boat Service (SBS) raid on the French inland port of Bordeaux.


Southby-Tailyour, Ewen. Exocet Falklands: The Untold Story of Special Forces Operations. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword, 2014.

West, IJI&C 28.2 (Summer 2015), sees this book as being "packed with fascinating disclosures" about the aborted operation PLUM DUFF and the planned but never undertaken operations MIKADO and KETTLEDUM (KETTLEDRUM elsewhere). It is clear that the author "is an insider and his criticism is trenchant."


Southworth, Cheryl. "NGA and CIA Build Collaborative Partnerships." Pathfinder (May-Jun. 2008). []

The NGA Support Team (NST) to the CIA "has been a powerful force in assimilating CIA into the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG), integrating geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) into the CIA's processes, building collaborative partnerships, increasing NGA–CIA developmental opportunities and facilitating cross-training programs." Clark comment: Years after NPIC was unceremoniously ripped from the CIA and given to the military mapmakers, I expect building bridges between the DoD-controlled NGA and the CIA has taken both time and effort. No mention is made of what role GEOINT may be playing in the CIA's Predator program in Afghanistan.

[CIA/00s/Gen; MI/NGA/08]

Southworth, Samuel A.

1. U.S. Special Warfare: Elite Combat Skills of America's Modern Armed Forces. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2004.

From advertisement: This book is "[a] handy, everyman's guide to the unique and specialized combat skills that characterize today's U.S. armed forces."

2. and Stephen Tanner. U.S. Special Forces: A Guide to America's Special Operations Units --The World's Most Elite Fighting Force. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2002.

From advertisement: This book "provides a handy and comprehensive compendium of America's SOFs. [It] includes descriptions of the units and their operational specialties, their training, and their organization, as well as the equipment and technological gadgetry, weapons, armor, planes, helicopters, and support vehicles of each unit."


Southworth, Samuel A., ed. Great Raids in History: From Drake to Desert One. New York: Sarpedon Publishers, 1997.

Eggenberger, History 26.2, finds that "[o]n the whole,... the stories are well done and make for interesting reading." Included in the 19 raids discussed are Lawrence of Arabia, Otto Skorzeny, the Canadians at Dieppe, the Chindits in Burma, and the U.S. hostage-rescue raids on Son Tay and in Iran. Additionally, in a concluding chapter on the future of such raids, the Israeli raid at Entebbe is "well discussed."

[Canada/WWII; GenPostwar/80s/Iran; Israel/OtherOps; Vietnam/SonTay]

Soutou, George-Henri, Jacques Frémeaux, and Olivier Forcade, eds. L'Exploitation de renseignement en Europe et États-Unis des années 1930 aux années 1960. [The Exploitation of Intelligence in Europe and the United States from the 1930s to the 1960s] Paris: Economica, 2001. [Kahn, I&NS 23.2 (Apr. 2008)]


Souza, Corinne. Baghdad's Spy: A Personal Memoir of Espionage and Intrigue from Iraq to London. Edinburgh, Scotland: Mainstream Publishing, 2003.

Peake, Studies 48.1, identifies this as the work of a daughter "to tell of the life of an Iraqi who married a British woman and who worked two decades for SIS, first in Iraq and later in London, while running his own business.... In the end, her real complaint is that her father ... did not receive the SIS recognition or pension he deserved."


Soybel, Phyllis L. A Necessary Relationship: The Development of Anglo-American Cooperation in Naval Intelligence. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005.

Gardner, I&NS 21.3 (Jun. 2006), believes that the author has tried to cram too much into a single volume. Also, "too much space is devoted to such topics as Allied technical developments ... and ... the matter of security marking of documents in the two nations." Nevertheless, "this book certainly suggests areas for further research and study."

[UK/WWII/Services/Navy; WWII/Magic/Coop; WWII/U.S./Services/Navy]

Soyster, Harry E. "The Changing Nature of the American Spy." American Intelligence Journal 10, no. 2 (1989): 29-32. [Petersen]


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