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Thompson, Cheryl W. "Book Says FBI Was Told in '90 Hanssen Might Be Spy." Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2001, A2. []

"In 'The Bureau and the Mole,' Washington Post reporter David A. Vise writes that Hanssen's brother-in-law, Mark Wauck, an FBI agent in Chicago, discovered in 1990 that Hanssen 'was hiding thousands of dollars in cash' in his house and 'spending too much money for someone on an FBI salary.' Wauck reported his suspicions to his supervisors in Chicago, telling them he thought Hanssen was spying for the Russians. The book contends that the FBI did nothing, allowing Hanssen to continue spying for 10 more years."


Thompson, Clive. "Open-Source Spying." New York Times, 3 Dec. 2006. []

"When the intelligence services were computerized in the '90s, they ... digitally replicated their cold-war divisions -- each one building a multimillion-dollar system that allowed the agency to share information internally but not readily with anyone outside." Dale Meyerrose, the DNI's chief information officer, has "the daunting task of developing mechanisms to allow the various agencies' aging and incompatible systems to swap data." The article also discusses the use of such approaches to information sharing in the intelligence community as Intelink, Intellipedia, wikis, and blogs.

[DNI/06; GenPostCW/00s/06/Gen; OpenSource/From05]

Thompson, Edmund R.

1. "Army Intelligence at Yorktown: Catalyst to Victory." Military Intelligence 7, no. 3 (1981): 44-47. [Petersen]

2. "Intelligence at Yorktown." Defense/81 (Oct. 1981): 25-28. [Petersen]


Thompson, Edmund R. "George Washington, Master Intelligence Officer." American Intelligence Journal 5 (Jul. 1984): 3-8.


Thompson, Edmund R., ed. Secret New England: Spies of the American Revolution. Kennebunk, ME: The David Atlee Phillips New England Chapter of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, 1991. Portland, ME: Provincial Press, 2001.

According to Surveillant 1.5, this is a "rare look at over 100 special intelligence landmarks in New England." FILS 11.4 comments that this book provides a "fascinating walk through the history of the intelligence personnel, plots, and New England's part in the Revolutionary War." For Bath, NIPQ, Summer 2001, this work is "both a history and guide to American and British intelligence activities during the Revolutionary War.... [F]amiliar stories ... are retold with historical accuracy.... [And] lesser lights are included" as well.

Crooks, IJI&C 6.1, notes that "[r]eaders with an interest in this historical period will enrich their understanding of the American Revolution; intelligence specialists ... may be somewhat disappointed by the absence of 'sources and methods' documentation in the form of footnotes.... Both groups ... will appreciate the clarity of the prose and the highly readable style." The book includes "an unusually detailed bibliography."


Thompson, Estes. "Former CIA Contractor to Be Jailed Until Trial in Afghan Prisoner Assault." Washington Post, 26 Jun. 2004, A17. []

On 25 June 2004, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Webb "ordered former CIA contractor David Passaro to remain jailed until his assault trial."


Thompson, Francis J. Destination Washington. London: Hale, 1960.

Thompson, J. A Leaf from History: Report of J. Thompson, Secret Agent of the Late Confederate Government, Stationed in Canada, for the Purpose of Organizing Insurrection in the Northern States and Burning Their Principal Cities. Washington, DC: Office of the Great Republic, 1868. []


Thompson, James Westfall, and Saul K. Padover. Secret Diplomacy; Espionage and Cryptography, 1500-1815. New York: Frederick Ungar, 1963.

According to Constantinides, the book contains "numerous examples of how secret diplomacy, espionage, covert action, and covert political action were conducted and became standard practices in Europe in the eighteenth century and were carried out until the fall of Napoleon." However, the subtitle exaggerates with regard to its cryptographic contents; the "authors come nowhere near treating the three hundred years of cryptography." Pforzheimer calls this work an "engrossing history of 300 years of diplomatic duplicity in Europe and the operations of early intelligence services."


Thompson, Julian. The Imperial War Museum Book of War Behind Enemy Lines. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1998.

According to Wiant, Studies 46.1, Thompson, a retired Royal Marine Major General, surveys "the accomplishments of British special operations organizations" in World War II. The author "is a lively writer. These are fine stories, well retold.... [S]tudents of intelligence support to military operations will find great value in his examination of the intelligence contributions made by these units in the last year of he war."


Thompson, Leroy.

1. Badges and Insignia of the Elite Forces. London: Arms and Armour, 1991.

Gibish notes that U.S. forces are covered on pages 14-33.

2. Dirty Wars: Elite Forces vs. the Guerrillas. New York: Sterling Press, 1991. Newton Abbot, UK: Davis & Charles, 1991.

Surveillant 2.1: "Counterinsurgeny expert ... describes guerrilla and counter-guerrilla operations throughout history."

3. The Illustrated History of the U.S. Army Special Forces. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, 1987. [Gibish]

4. Ragged War: The Story of Unconventional and Counter-Revolutionary Warfare. New York: Sterling, 1994.

5. The Rescuers: The World's Top Anti-Terrorist Units. Boulder, CO: Paladin, 1986.

From book cover: "The first and only inside report on the men, weapons, training, and tactics that combat terrorism worldwide." (Italics in original) [Terrorism/80s]

6. The U.S. Army in Vietnam. Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1990.

Gibish notes that Special Operations Forces are covered on pages 95-125.


Thompson, Leroy. SAS: Great Britain's Elite Special Air Service. Osceola, WI: MBI, 1994.


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