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Thompson, Mark. "America's Traitor, Israel's Patriot." Time, 2 Nov. 1998. [http://www.time. com]

"Pollard haunted the ninth and final day of last week's Middle East peace talks after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted that President Clinton free Pollard and allow the convicted spy to fly to Israel. Clinton agreed only to review Pollard's continued incarceration."


Thompson, Mark. "Armed U.S. Drones Flying Over Baghdad." Time, 27 Jun. 2014. []

A senior Pentagon official said on 27 June 2014 that "[a]rmed U.S. drones are flying over the Iraqi capital of Baghdad,... primed to defend U.S. troops and diplomats on the ground -- or to attack insurgents challenging the Iraqi government if President Barack Obama orders such strikes.... MQ-1 Predators, outfitted with Hellfire missiles, have begun flying missions over Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq from an airbase in Kuwait, a military official said." See also, Chelsea J. Carter, Arwa Damon, and Raja Razek, "U.S. Has Armed Drones over Baghdad, Official Says," CNN, 27 Jun. 2014.


Thompson, Michael. "The Need for Integrity: Thoughts Provoked by The Very Best Men." Studies in Intelligence 39, no. 5 (1996): 25-34.

Ostensibly a review of Evan Thomas' book, this article is an excellent take (whether you agree or disagree with his conclusions) on the culture of the Directorate of Operations as seen by one former DO officer.


Thompson, Neal. "Putting NSA Under Scrutiny." Baltimore Sun, 18 Oct. 1998, 1C.


Thompson, Neville. "The Continental System as a Sieve: The Disappearance of Benjamin Bathurst in 1809." International History Review 24, no. 3 (2002): 528-557.

Bathurst was an English diplomat who disappeared in Prussia in 1809. See also, Michael Mason, "Benjamin Bathurst: The Case of the Missing Diplomat, 1809," Biography 14.3 (Summer 1991): 205-221.


Thompson, Richard J., Jr. Crystal Clear: The Struggle for Reliable Communications Technology in World War II. New York: Wiley/IEEE, 2006.

Beard, I&NS 22.3 (Jun. 2007), finds that the book describes well how the United States produced "the millions of quartz crystal oscillators that controlled the frequencies of its radios during World War II." However, the author has failed to put his story into context.


Thompson, Richard M., II. Drones in Domestic Surveillance Operations: Fourth Amendment Implications and Legislative Responses. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, 3 Apr. 2013. Available at:

"This report assesses the use of drones under the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. The touchstone of the Fourth Amendment is reasonableness.... While individuals can expect substantial protections against warrantless government intrusions into their homes, the Fourth Amendment offers less robust restrictions upon government surveillance occurring in public places including areas immediately outside the home, such as in driveways or backyards. Concomitantly, as technology advances, the contours of what is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment may adjust as people's expectations of privacy evolve."

[FBI/DomSec/10s; Overviews/Legal/Topics/4thAmendment]

Thompson, Robert [Sir]. Defeating Communist Insurgency: Experiences from Malaya and Vietnam. London: Chatto & Windus, 1966. Defeating Communist Insurgency: The Lessons of Malaya and Vietnam. New York: Praeger, 1966.

[MI/SpecOps/Counterinsurgency; UK/Postwar/Counterinsurgency]

Thompson, Robert Smith. The Missiles of October: The Declassified Story of John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Old Tappan, NJ: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Surveillant 2.6: It is "not often" that "non-fiction books begin with several errors in the very first sentence of the Prologue. But this work has them.... The list of errors goes on and on.... The wisest guidance is caveat emptor." For Treverton, FA 71.5 (Sep.-Oct. 1992), this "steamy stew" delivers "less new ... than advertised." In the end, the author produces "a scatter-shot of conclusions." Garthoff, I&NS 13.3/63/fn. 106, notes that "Thompson inconsistently contends that the CIA and Kennedy knew about the missiles [in Cuba] as early as March 1962 (pp. 212-13), while acknowledging elsewhere that the Soviets decided to send missiles only in April-June (pp. 144-45 and 150)."


Thompson, Robert Smith. A Time for War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Path to Pearl Harbor. Englewood Clifts, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1991.

Surveillant 2.1: Thompson "is certain that FDR chose to ignore warnings of the pending attack on Pearl Harbor."


Thompson, Samuel Bernard. Confederate Purchasing Operations Abroad. Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, 1973.

Reprint of 1935 edition. Sayle, "Nuggets from Intelligence History," IJI&C 1.2 (1986), fn. 2.


Thompson, Terry. "Security and Motivational Factors in Espionage." Intelligencer 11, no. 1 (Jul. 2000): 1-9. American Intelligence Journal 20, nos. 1 & 2 (Winter 2000-2001): 47-56.

The author addresses the "why" question in CI -- why would an individual risk everything in a crime that carries maximum penalties and an intense stigma? In the 1930s, 1940s, and the Cold War period, ideology was often the dominant motivation for commiting treason. Today, "recent trends indicate that pursuit of money is the most common motivation in espionage." Other motivations include anger/revenge, ego, and ethnicity.

[CI/00s; SpyCases/U.S./Treason]

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