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Sterling, Claire.

Sterling, George E. "The U.S. Hunt for Axis Agent Radios." Studies in Intelligence 4, no. 2 (Spring 1960): 35-54.

The author discusses how the "routine policing of the ether" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) "became in World War II a multi-purpose defense service and a far-flung counter-espionage operation." Clark comment: This is an interesting article on a liitle-known aspect of the clandestine war.

[OtherAgencies/U.S./Other/FCC; WWII/Gen]

Stern, Gary. "Covert Action and the Bush Administration." First Principles 15, no. 1 (1990): 4-5. [Petersen]


Stern, Guy. "The Jewish Exiles in the Service of US Intelligence: The Post-War Years." Yearbook of the Leo Baick Institute 40 (1995): 51-62.

Calder: "Jewish exiles served with distinction ... in the post-war era in connection with the Nuremberg trials and establishment of German newspaper and radio media."


Stern, Jacques. La Science du secret. [The Science of Secrecy] Paris: Editions Odile Jacob, 1998.

Kahn, I&NS 23.2 (Apr. 2008), praises this work as "an original, well-organized survey of secret communication.... The work is clear; it is to the point; and it requires only a modicum of mathematical knowledge."


Stern, Jessica Eve. Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.

Peake, Studies 48.1, notes that the author has interviewed terrorists in the United States, Pakistan, Israel, India, Indonesia, and Lebanon. While "this is a disturbing book" in many ways, "for those who want to understand the why [emphasis in original] of today's war on terror and the terrorists themselves, it is a valuable source of insights." To Singer, Parameters 34.2 (Summer 2004), the author's work is "[a]n incredibly fascinating read.... The book is filled with remarkable anecdotes that will grab the reader.... Stern's best analysis is in her look at the multiple structures and organizations of radical groups."


Stern, Jessica Eve. The Ultimate Terrorists. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999.

Turner, IJI&C 15.1, calls Stern's book "an important contribution to the literature of contemporary terrorism and weapons of mass destruction." The author's central message "is that terrorists today are more likely to consider the threat to use weapons of mass destruction (WMD) as being a more potent tactical tool than their actual use."


Stern, Jessica Eve. "Will Terrorists Turn to Poison." Orbis 37, no. 3 (Summer 1993): 393-410.


Stern, Laurence. "A $1.5 Billion Secret in Sky." Washington Post, 9 Dec. 1973, A1, A9.

This is an early mention of the NRO by name in the national media.


Stern, Laurence. "CIA Agent Welch Buried." Washington Post, 7 Jan. 1976, A1.

On burial of Richard S. Welch, the slain CIA chief of station, Athens, in Arlington National Cemetery.


Stern, Laurence. "Intelligence Network Overhaul Suggested." Washington Post, 6 Dec. 1975, A3.


Stern, Philip Van Doren. Secret Missions of the Civil War: First-Hand Accounts by Men and Women Who Risked Their Lives in Underground Activities for the North and South. Chicago: Rand MacNally, 1959. Avenel, NJ: Wings Books, 1990.

Surveillant 1.2 says this book is comprised of "[f]irst-hand accounts by men and women who participated in covert activities for the Union and Confederacy." For Constantinides, "Stern's great contribution is not in collecting ... these accounts but rather in his commentaries on each one and each year of the war."


Stern, Sheldon M.

1. Averting "The Final Failure": John F. Kennedy and the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Meetings. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003.

Robarge, I&NS 20.3 (Sep. 2005), says that the author "has produced an accessible, readable story that breaks no new interpretive ground but is the best single volume on the 'Thirteen Days' episode."

2. The Week the World Stood Still: Inside the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2005.

Freedman, FA 84.3 (May-Jun. 2005), notes that this work is a shorter version of Averting "The Final Failure" (2003). This version focuses on "a blow-by-blow account of the crisis as revealed" in the tapes President Kennedy had made of conversations in the Oval Office. The book "is a useful addition to the vast literature on the missile crisis and on Kennedy as a crisis manager."


Stern, Sol. "A Short Account of International Student Politics & the Cold War with Particular Reference to the NSA, CIA, Etc." Ramparts 5, no. 9 (Mar. 1967): 29-38.

Expose of the "unnatural" relationship between the National Student Association (NSA) and the CIA.


Sterner, C. Douglas. Go For Broke: The Nisei Warriors of World War II Who Conquered Germany, Japan, and American Bigotry. Clearfield, UT: American Legacy Historical Press, 2007.

From publisher: This is the story of the Nisei -- first generation Japanese born outside of Japan -- who "were eager to defend their American homeland, and how they became the most decorated fighting unit [the "Purple Heart Battlalion"] ever assembled in U.S. military history."


Sterngold, James. "Accused Scientist to Go Free on Bail in Los Alamos Case." New York Times, 25 August 2000. []

In a 24 August 2000 decision, Judge James A. Parker of the Federal District Court in Albuquerque says that the U.S. "government case against the Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee 'no longer has the requisite clarity and persuasive character' needed to keep him in detention before his trial." The judge's decision requires Dr. Lee to post $1 million in bail and meet other "tough conditions..., amounting to home detention." The government is expected to appeal the decision and request a stay.


Sterngold, James. "Accused Scientist Has Bail Blocked at Last Moment." New York Times, 2 Sep. 2000. []

The impending release on bail of Wen Ho Lee was stayed on 1 September 2000 by two judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.


Sterngold, James. "Nuclear Scientist Set Free After Plea in Secrets Case." New York Times, 14 Sep. 2000. []

On 13 September 2000, Wen Ho Lee pleaded guilty "to a single charge of mishandling nuclear secrets and left court a free man with an apology from a federal judge, who accused administration officials of abusing their power and misleading him into thinking that Dr. Lee posed a threat to national security."


Sterngold, James. "U.S. to Reduce Case Against Scientist to a Single Charge." New York Times, 11 Sep. 2000. []

On 10 September 2000, the U.S. government agreed "to drop virtually its entire case against Wen Ho Lee ... in return for Dr. Lee's agreement to plead guilty to a single charge that he improperly downloaded classified material onto an unsecure computer."


Steury, Donald P.

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