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Tuohy, Ferdinand. The Secret Corps: A Tale of "Intelligence" on All Fronts. London: Murray, 1920. [Chambers]


Turbergue, Jean-Pierre, ed. Mata-Hari. Le Dossier Secret Du Conseil de Guerre. [Mata Hari: The Secret Dossier of the Council of War] Intro., Patrick Pesnot; epilogue, Gen. (CR) André Bach. Paris: Éditions italiques, 2001.

For Brückner, JIH 4.1, the opening of the dossier of the military court that tried Mata Hari and condemned her to death in 1917 demonstrates "that, contrary to established opinion, the 3rd Military Court gave Margaretha Geertruida Zelle MacLeod alias Mata-Hari a fair trial, and that she nearly got away." In the end, it was her confession that did her in, not the French justice system.


Turchetti, Simone. "Atomic Secrets and Governmental Lies: Nuclear Science, Politics and Security in the Pontecorvo Case." British Journal for the History of Science 36, no. 4: (2003), 389-415.


Turi, John. England's Greatest Spy: Eamon De Valera.  London: Stacey International, 2009.

As expected, this work caused considerable controversy. For prepublication feature articles on the book, see Spain, Irish Independent, 26 Oct. 2009, and Dwyer, Irish Examiner, 31 Oct. 2009.

De Valera biographer Tim Pat Coogan, Irish Independent, 28 Nov. 2009, says that he "put down the book with a feeling of fervent hope that people like Turi are not currently employed in supplying intelligence reports to the White House.... This selective use of quotations [from the reviewer's biography of de Valera], an occupational hazard for historians, contributes not to truth but to bad history.... I have never found a scrap of evidence to support the contention that Eamon de Valera was a British spy and Turi has not produced any either."

McCarthy, Sunday Independent, 15 Nov. 2009, notes that "De Valera was never short of enemies over the course of his long life.... And now an American writer suggests he was really a British spy.... The absurdity of this thesis should not, however, obscure de Valera's very profound Anglophile streak.... Dev wasn't turned by the British spooks, but he was charmed by her parliamentary genius and by what Burke once called her liberal descent."

Peake, Studies 54.4 (Dec. 2010), notes that the documents that might prove the author's case "remain locked in the British archives. Thus the title claims a bit more than the book proves -- cause and effect remain obscure when espionage is considered." For a review of what Irish historians have said about Turi's thesis, see Shortall, Sunday Times, 1 Nov. 2009.

[OtherCountries/Ireland/ToWWII, WWII, & Postwar; UK/Interwar/Gen]

Turing, Alan M. "Visit to National Cash Register Corporation of Dayton, Ohio." Cryptologia 25, no. 1 (Jan. 2001): 1-7.

This is a report that Turing made following his visit to NCR, where the U.S. Navy's Bombe project was underway, in December 1942. Lee A. Gladwin provides an introduction, and adds an extended commentary in a separate article: Lee A. Gladwin, "Alan Turing's Visit to Dayton," Cryptologia 25, no. 1 (Jan. 2001): 11-17.


Turkoly-Joczik, Robert L. [LTCOL/USA (Ret.)] "SOG: An Overview." Special Operations.Com. [Available at: http://www.specialoperations.com/MACVSOG/Overview.htm]

The focus here is on the ground reconnaissance component, Operations 35 (OPS-35), of the U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam's (MACV) Studies and Observation Group (SOG). OPS-35 conducted cross-border ground reconnaissance operations into Laos and Cambodia. In addition, it also had the task of "locating and freeing friendly personnel captured or missing in action, assisting in the conduct of PSYOPS, and performing other tasks such as prisoner apprehension and equipment retrieval."


Turnbull, Malcolm. The Spycatcher Trial. Richmond and Victoria: Heinemann Australia, 1988. London: Heinemann, 1988.

Turner, Des. Station 12: Aston House -- SOE's Secret Centre. Stroud: Sutton, 2006. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.

From publisher: The task of Station 12 "was to design and supply special weapons and explosive devices for sabotage operations against the enemy. The scientific and military personnel at Station 12 invented, made and supplied 'toys' such as plastic explosives, limpet mines, pressure switches, tree spigots, incendiary bombs, incendiary liquids and arrows, and a variety of time fuzes for the Resistance, Commandos, Special Boat Service and SAS."


Turner, Michael A.

Turner, Richard. "Cracks in the Story." Newsweek, 11 Nov. 1996, 64-65.

The San Jose Mercury News' story about Nicaraguan drug dealers with connections to the contras and the CIA "has largely been discredited because it promised more than it could deliver.... [T]he paper overhyped and overpackaged the story. The big papers ... trundled out reams of evidence to demolish [the story's] simplistic contention."


Turner, Robert F. "The CIA's Nicaragua 'Murder Manual': A Sandinista 'Dirty Trick?'" International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 9, no. 1 (Spring 1996): 33-41.

"[A] powerful, if not conclusive, case can be made that the manual incident was less an example of CIA perfidy than of a brilliant Sandinista 'dirty trick' designed to discredit the CIA and the Reagan Administration by using an agent [Edgar Chamorro] to covertly insert a few objectionable sentences into a generally admirable training manual -- and then leaking the end product to the press during an election campaign."


Turner, Robert F. "Coercive Covert Action and the Law." Yale Journal of International Law 20, no. 2 (Summer 1995): 427-449.

[CA/90s; Overviews/Legal]

Turner, Robert F. "Killing Saddam: Would It Be a Crime?" Washington Post, 7 Oct. 1990, D1-D2.


Turner, Robert F. "Truman Didn't 'Ignore Congress' on Korean War: Declassified 'Top Secret' Revelations." National Security Law Report 16, no. 9 (Sep. 1994): 1-6.

Turner seeks to revise the "conventional wisdom" based on a "collection of ... State Department documents, reprinted in Volume VII (Korea) in the series, Foreign Relations of the United States since 1950." The documents are the "record of ... key meetings in the form of memoranda prepared by Ambassador at Large Philip C. Jessup."


Turner, Stansfield.

Turner, William W. Hoover's FBI: The Men and the Myth. Los Angeles, CA: Sherbourne Press, 1970. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1993. [pb]

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