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The Star (Toronto). "CSIS Chief’s Blunder." 24 Jun. 2010. []

In an interview with CBC that aired on 22 June 2010, CSIS head Richard Fadden stated: "In at least two provinces, there are ministers of the Crown who we think are under at least the general influence of a foreign government." By the next day, "Fadden was in full retreat.... [H]e was blowing smoke, perhaps in order to reinforce his pitch for more funding for CSIS to conduct counter-espionage. In the process, he has undermined his own credibility and cast unwarranted suspicion on provincial politicians. At the very least, he should be severely reprimanded by his political masters in Ottawa."


Staric, Jerca Vodusek. "The Concurrence of Allied and Yugoslav Intelligence Aims and Activities." Journal of Intelligence History 5, no. 1 (Summer 2005). []

From Abstract: "The author provides insights into the power struggle between several participants and shows how internal and external policies were influenced by wide ranging agreements."


Starinov, Ilya Grigo [Col.]. Over the Abyss: My Life in Soviet Special Operations. Tr., Robert Suggs. New York: Ivy, 1995. New York: Ballantine, 1995. [pb]


  Starling, Edmund W. Starling of the White House: The Story of the Man Whose Secret Service Detail Guarded Five Presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Franklin D. Roosevelt, as Told to Thomas Shugrue. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1946.


Starnes, John.

John Starnes died on 23 December at the age of 96. Ian Macleod, "Spymaster, Diplomat Was at Centre of Cold War Intrigue," Leader-Post (Regina), 13 Jan. 2015.

1. "Canadian Internal Security: The Need for a New Approach, A New Organization." Canadian Defence Quarterly 9, no. 1 (Summer 1979): 21-26.

2. "A Canadian Secret Intelligence Service?" International Perspective (Jul.-Aug. 1987): 6-9.

3. "Canadian Security." International Perspective (Sep.-Oct. 1984): 23-26.

4. Closely Guarded: A Life in Canadian Security and Intelligence. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998.

According to the CASIS Intelligence Newsletter, Fall 1998, Starnes served as "Canadian ambassador in Germany and Egypt, chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, and the first civilian Director-General of the RCMP Security Service." Granatstein, Choice, Apr. 1999, comments that "[u]fortunately,... Starnes is very discreet. There are tantilizing details, but much is left unexplained or unexplored, and the result is ultimately unsatisfying."

A reviewer for the Virginia Quarterly Review 75.2, finds it unfortunate the "book focuses on the minutiae of the author's career (transfers, promotions, luncheons, holidays...)." Although Closely Guarded sheds "light on the little-known world of the Canadian intelligence community..., it is not a particularly lively read."

5. "Review Versus Oversight." In Security and Intelligence in a Changing World: New Perspectives for the 1990s, eds. Stuart Farson, David Stafford, and Wesley K. Wark, 95-103. London: Frank Cass, 1991.

6. "Terrorism and the Canadian Intelligence Security Service." In Terror, ed. Brian MacDonald, 137-144. Toronto: Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies, 1986.


Starns, Penny. Odette: World War II’s Darling Spy.  Stroud: History Press, 2009. 2010. [pb]

From publisher: "Odette Brailly entered the nation's consciousness in the 1950s when her ... exploits as an SOE agent first came to light. She had been the first woman to be awarded the GC, as well as the Legion d'Honneur, and in 1950 the release of a film about her life made her the darling of the British popular press.... From her life as a French housewife living in Britain and her undercover work with the French Resistance, to her arrest, torture, and unlikely survival in Ravensbruck concentration camp," the truth of Odette's mission is revealed.


Starr, Barbara.

Starr, Stephen Z. Colonel Grenfell's Wars. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1971.

George St. Leger Grenfell was a classic 19th century British soldier of fortune who joined Gen. John Hunt Morgan in 1862. Recruited to participate in the "Northwest Conspiracy" in 1864, his planned attack on Camp Douglas near Chicago was betrayed. Grenfell was captured, tried, and sentenced to death. His sentence was commuted, and he was sent to Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas. It is assumed that he died in an escape attempt in March 1868. O'Toole, Encyclopedia, p. 210.


Starr, Stephen Z. "Was There a Northwest Conspiracy?" Filson Club History Quarterly 38 (1964): 323-341.


Startzman, Shirley [INSCOM POC]. "Bad Aibling Station to Close." Fort Belvoir, VA: U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, 31 May 2001. []

According to an announcement on 31 May 2001, Bad Aibling Station (BAS), Germany, will be closed and forces stationed there consolidated and realigned. "The Department of Defense made the decision at the request of the Director of the National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (NSA/CSS). Current operations ... will cease on Sept. 30, 2002, with return of the facility to the German Government to be completed by fiscal year 2003."

BAS "is an integral part of the Department of Defense communications network and provides support to U.S. and allied interests. There has been a U.S. presence in Bad Aibling since 1947. The U.S. Army took command of the station in 1952. In 1971, the station became a predominately civilian operation managed by NSA. In 1972, its name was changed to the current Bad Aibling Station. In 1994, BAS management was transferred from NSA to the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)."

[MI/Army/00s/BadAibling; NSA/00s/01]

Startzman, Shirley K. "Seminole Mission Complete." Soldiers, Sep. 1998, 26-27.

In May 1998, NSA officials dedicated a RU-8D Seminole reconnaissance aircraft at the National Vigilance Park in Ft. Meade, Maryland. The display "represents the contributions of U.S. Army signals intelligence soldiers who risked their lives performing aerial reconnaissance missions, especially in Vietnam."

[MI/Army/90s; Vietnam/Gen]

Starunskiy, A. G. "Psychological Operations of U.S. Military Services at the Present Stage." Military Thought 12 (2003): 162-172.


Stead, Philip John. Second Bureau. London: Evans Brothers, 1959.

Clark comment: Formed after the French lost the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, the Deuxième Bureau is the intelligence section of the French Army's General Staff. Acording to Pforzheimer, this book is a "history of the regular French military intelligence service during World War II." Constantinides notes that the focus on regular French military intelligence is seen by some critics as a bias in favor of the "professionals against the 'amateurs' under Jacques Soustelle."


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