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Stanford Law Review. "'Naming Names': Unauthorized Disclosure of Intelligence Agents' Identities." 33 (Apr. 1981): 693-713.


Stanger, Roland J. Essays on Espionage and International Law. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1962.

Chambers: Scholarly essays.


Stanglin, Douglas. "French Affairs." U.S. News & World Report, 13 Mar. 1995, 21-22.

This article suggests that slipshod operations may have been partially at fault for the flap in France over CIA intelligence collection operations. It points to a report of a female nonofficial cover officer who had previously displayed bad judgment and been demoted.


Stanik, Joseph T. El Dorado Canyon: Reagan's Undeclared War with Qadaffi. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2002.

Jonkers, AFIO WIN 47-02 (11 Dec. 2002), finds that the author "provides a detailed account" of the U.S. air raid against Libya and "an in-depth analysis of its causes and effects." Stanik also "describes three other hostile encounters between US and Libyan forces and recounts US covert operations in the 1980s. The book reads well and is a study in diplomacy, strategy, high-level policy and tactical operations." To Stavridis, NWCR (Winter 2004), this study is "well researched and clearly written." See also, review by Alexander, Journal of Cold War Studies 6.3 (Summer 2004).


Stanley, Alessandra. "British Attaché Is Assassinated on Greek Street." New York Times, 9 Jun. 2000. []

British defense attaché Brigadier Stephen Saunders "was the first British official assassinated in an attack linked to November 17, but the killing was the 23rd attributed to the group, which emerged in 1975 with the slaying of CIA station chief Richard Welch, the first of four American officials killed by the group. "In the last 25 years, no member of November 17 has been arrested, driving the State Department to identify Greece in an April report as 'one of the weakest links in Europe's effort against terrorism.'" On 5 June 2000, the U.S. National Commission on Terrorism said that Greece "was not fully cooperating against terrorism."

[OtherCountries/Greece/17Nov; UK/PostCW/00/Attache]

Stanley, Alessandra. "Russia Arrests an American and Accuses Him of Spying." New York Times, 2 Dec. 1997. A5 (N)

Qualcomm engineer Ronald L. Bliss was arrested in Rostov-on-Don on 25 November 1997 by the Russian federal security service and charged with spying. Bliss is ostensibly in Russia working on a contract between Qualcomm and a Russian concern. The security service said Bliss was "illegally using a satellite receiver to conduct topographical measurements" in restricted areas. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow and Qualcomm have vehemently denied the charges. See also, David Hoffman, "Russia Holds American as Espionage Suspect," Washington Post, 2 Dec. 1997, A21.


Stanley, Roy M., II [COL/USAF].

1. To Fool a Glass Eye: Camouflage Versus Photoreconnaissance in World War II. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998.

According to Seamon, Proceedings 124.12 (Dec. 1998), this "handsome collection" consists of "more than 350 U.S., British, and German aerial photographs taken during World War II, along with clear, concise descriptions of what the pictures uncovered."

Van Nederveen, 31 Oct. 2000, at, says that this book provides "interesting examples" that give "an overview of camouflage, concealment, and deception techniques. The book explores the value of effective photo-intelligence techniques and demonstrates it with striking examples. It also shows how practical photo-intelligence techniques allow a detailed understanding of the enemy.... To Fool a Glass Eye is a must for World War II history buffs and intelligence personnel."

2. World War II Photo Intelligence. New York: Scribner's, 1981.

Pforzheimer: "This book is ... copiously illustrated with over five hundred photographs appropriate to the text. While essentially a 'coffee table' book, it has merit for the historically minded professional intelligence officer."

Stanley, Zell. An Annotated Bibliography of the Open Literature on Deception. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 1985. []

[GenPostwar/Deception/Gen; RefMats/Bibs/U.S./Topical]

Stanton, Doug. Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan. New York: Scribner, 2009.

Clark comment: The author's treatment of the role played by specific teams of the Fifth Special Forces in Afghanistan in the first months after 9/11 is detailed, focused on individuals, and overall a good read. However, the war did not begin with the unit's arrival in the country nor end with the siege at Qala-i-Janghi fortress. The presence of the initial and follow-on CIA paramilitary teams, as well British SAS and SBS personnel, is acknowledged but not developed; and the parallel efforts going on elsewhere than in the locations of the SOF teams are largely ignored.

Barcott, New York Times, 17 May 2009, notes that this is the story of the Army's Fifth Special Forces Group and of their fight alongside the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan. Although he identifies individuals, the author draws his protagonists "in such bland macho superlatives that they all tend to blend into one intense, hard-as-nails G.I. Joe." The Northern Alliance's Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum "pulls double duty here by liberating his country and breaking out of the book's broad-shouldered tough guy mold.... Stanton packs a huge amount of research into a thrilling action ride of a book."

For Seeger, Studies 53.3 (Sep. 2009), the author "provides great insight and understanding of what it was like for the members of TF [Task Force] Dagger in the fall of 2001." However, "[r]eaders looking for an assessment of the strategic purpose of the initial operations or a discussion of how we got from a small set of Special Forces to a large-scale commitment of men and material will be disappointed."


Stanton, George. "Defense Against Communist Interrogation Organizations." Studies in Intelligence 13, no. 4 (Fall 1969): 71-101. In Inside CIA's Private World: Declassified Articles from the Agency's Internal Journal, 1955-1992, ed. H. Bradford Westerfield, 415-436. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.

This article constitutes a cogent manual on how to resist interrogation by counterintellignce organizations.


Stanton, John.  "U.S. Wants Customer-Friendly Spies."  National Defense, Mar. 1999, 22-23.

Seymour: "Briefly discusses the intelligence community's information gathering priorities, budget, spending plan, and human assets and how these are affecting the community as it tries to accomodate new demands."


Stanton, Louise. The Civilian-Military Divide: Obstacles to the Integration of Intelligence in the United States. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Security International, 2009.

Goldman, IJI&C 23.2 (Fall 2010), says that this work "helps explain some of the impediments to better collaboration among the agencies involved. But her work is just a start." He also notes that the book has all the elements of "a successfully defended diseertation. But such contents do little to enhance a book's professional appeal and acceptance."


Stanton, Shelby L.

1. Green Berets at War: U.S. Army Special Forces in Southeast Asia, 1956-1975. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1985. New York: Dell, 1995. [pb]

Surveillant 4.4/5 notes that the book includes an "excellent treatment of the problems attendant on the transformation of early SF [Special Forces] activity in Southeast Asia under CIA and U.S. Army auspices to a mainly U.S. Army responsibility in 1963."

2.. Rangers at War: Combat Recon in Vietnam. New York: Crown/Orion Books, 1992.

Surveillant 2.4: This is the story of Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrols (LRRPs), "mainly used for intelligence missions and small-scale raids," in Vietnam.

3. Special Forces at War: An Illustrated History, Southeast Asia 1957-1975. Charlottesville, VA: Howell Press, 1990. [Gibish]

[MI/SpecOps; Vietnam]

Stappen, James Van. "Laboratory Analysis of Suspect Documents." Studies in Intelligence 4, no. 3 (Summer 1960): 47-55.

"Some of the possibilities, methods, and results of submitting written materials to examination by test tube and microscope."


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