Vaz Antunes, Joao Nuno Jorge. "The European Union: Developing an Intelligence Capability." Studies in Intelligence 49, no. 4 (2005): 65-70.
A Portuguese Major General, the author "directs the European Union Military Staff's Intelligence Division." Here, he outlines the origins, mission, and structure of the EU's Military Staff and its Intelligence Division.
Vecchioni, Domenico. Cynthia: la spia che cambiò il corso della seconda guerra mondiale [Cynthia: The Spy Who Changed the Course of the Second World War]. Milan: EURA Pr. Ed. Italiane, 2002.
Amy Elizabeth Thorpe. See Mary S. Lovell, Cast No Shadow: The Life of the American Spy Who Changed the Course of World War II (New York: Pantheon Books, 1992).
Vedantam, Shankar. "Polygraph Test Results Vary Among Agencies: Discrepancies Affect Security Clearances." Washington Post, 20 Jun. 2006, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
Differences in the way Intelligence Community members handle the polygraph leads to one agency accepting an individual and another turning that person down. "Even those who believe in the value of polygraphs acknowledge that they are far from objective. Using a polygraph device ... is like searching in a dark room for an object whose shape is unknown. It is the examiner's job not only to figure out if someone is a spy but also to search for character flaws or past actions... that might make a person unfit to handle sensitive information."
Vego, Milan. The Battle for Leyte, 1944: Allied and Japanese Plans, Preparations, and Execution. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2006.
Kruh, Cryptologia 30.4 (Oct. 2006), finds that this work "addresses all aspects of the two-month-long ground, sea, air invasion and presents a complete evaluation of theater-wide command, organization, intelligence, and logistics."
Vego, Milan N. "Operational Deception in the Information Age." Joint Force Quarterly 30 (Spring 2002): 60-66.
"New information technologies and techniques increase rather than reduce opportunities for deception, allowing both attackers and defenders greater choice of methods."
Veith, George J. Code-Name Bright Light: The Untold Story of U.S. POW Rescue Efforts During the Vietnam War. New York: Free Press, 1998. New York: Dell Publishing, 1998. [pb]
Herrington, historynet.com, 12 Aug. 2001 (originally published in Vietnam magazine), notes that this "book is primarily the story of ... the Joint Personnel Recovery Center (JPRC). Veith reconstructs the supersecret JPRC's efforts, using declassified documents and interviews with its members, and readers learn much of what went on behind the scenes as dedicated American military personnel tried in vain to locate and liberate missing comrades." The book's "major flaw" is that the author "err[s] on the side of completeness," but "[m]uch of the information that has found its way into print is probably deeply flawed."
[MI/SpecOps; Vietnam/Gen, SonTay, & Topics/POWs]
Velazquez, Loreta J. Ed., C.J. Worthington. The Woman in Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures, and Travels of Madam Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Otherwise Known as Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, Confederate States Army. Hartford, CT: Belknap, 1876.
"The veracity of th[is] account was attacked almost immediately, and remains an issue with scholars. Some claim it is probably entirely fiction, others that the details in the text show a familiarity with the times that would be difficult to completely simulate." Jone Johnson Lewis, "Loreta Velazquez," at: http://womenshistory.about.com/od/civilwar/p/loretavelazquez.htm. Access to an "etext of Velazquez' first-person account" is available from this site.
Velgersdyk, Corey. "The Future of Open Source Intelligence." International Affairs Review, 24 Jan. 2011. [http://www.iar-gwu.org/node/253]
On 15 December 2010, LexisNexis hosted a "round table discussion in its series on open source intelligence (OSINT) at the National Press Club.... The keynote address was given by Doug Naquin, the director of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (DNI) Open Source Center (OSC)." The OSC operates out of the CIA, "although it falls under the offices of the DNI. Many of the other intelligence agencies also operate open source offices to meet their specific requirements."
Verbitsky, Anatole, and Dick Adler. Sleeping with Moscow: The Authorized Account of the KGB's Bungled Infiltration of the FBI by Two of the Soviet Union's Most Unlikely Operatives. New York: Shapolsky, 1987. [Petersen]
[FBI/To90s/Miller; Russia/SovSpies/Gen; SpyCases/U.S./Gen]
Verhaegen, Alix. "Belgium Security Service (BSS) [Sûreté de l'Etat (SE)]." Intelligence Watch Report Quarterly 2, no. 1 (1995): 3-5.
This article covers the basic organizational and functional structure of the Belgian civilian intelligence agency. The main problem identified by the author is the absence of "properly defined laws to state it's [sic] mission." There are no footnotes or bibliography.
Verity, Hugh. We Landed by Moonlight: Secret RAF Landings in France 1940-1944. London: Ian Allen, 1979. Rev. ed. Manchester, UK: Crecy, 1998.
From publisher: The author "flew many of the missions recounted in We Landed by Moonlight and was probably the most outstanding pick-up pilot of them all."
Verkaik, Robert. "Conflict of Interest Row as Ex-MI5 Chief Rules on Fate of Russian 'Spy,' Accused of Using Her Job in Parliament to Snoop on Britain." Daily Mail, 25 Sep. 2011. [http://www.dailymail.co.uk]
Sir Stephen Lander, former head of MI5, "is to sit on a panel of judges [the Special Immigration Appeals Commission] who will rule on whether Katia Zatuliveter," a Russian woman accused of using her job with Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock to spy on Britain, should be deported..
Verlander, Harry. My War in the SOE: Behind Enemy Lines in France and Burmah with the Special Operations Executive. London: Privately published, 2010. [http://evacueetosoe.com/index.html]
The author was dropped into France with Jedburgh Team HAROLD in July 1944, and later served with SOE in Burma.
Vermaat, J.A. Emerson. "The East German Secret Service Structure and Operational Focus." Conflict Quarterly 7, no. 3 (Fall 1987): 44-57. [Calder]
Verrier, Anthony. Agents of Empire: Anglo-Zionist Intelligence Operations, 1915-1919; Brigadier Walter Gribbon, Aaron Aaronsohn and the NILI Ring. Washington, DC: Brassey's, 1995.
According to Surveillant 4.2, Verrier uses Brig. Walter Gribbon's private papers and Aaron Aaronsohn's diaries to tell the story of a collaboration that "set in motion an intelligence operation which greatly helped General Allenby defeat the Turkish Army in the Levant, giving Britain its 'moment' in the Middle East and lay[ing] the foundations for a Zionist state." Also on the Nili organization, see Engle, The Nili Spies (1997); Tauber, "The Capture of the NILI Spies: The Turkish Version," I&NS 6.4 (Oct. 1991): 701-710; and Bloom, "Aaron Aaronsohn: Forgotten Man of History?" Jewish Historical Studies 40 (2005): 177-196.
Vert, Patrick du Morne. Mission Oxygène. Paris: Filipacchi, 1987.
[Vertefeuille, Jeanne.] "Jeanne Vertefeuille's Address at CIRA Luncheon, 5 May 1997." CIRA Newsletter 22, no 2 (Summer 1997): 3-5.
Jeanne Ruth Vertefeuille died 29 December 2012. Intelligencer 19.3 (Winter-Spring 2013): 72
Vertefeuille, who figures prominently in David Wise's Nightmover, worked in the Counterintelligence Center on the Ames case. In this talk, Vertefeuille addresses "myths and misperceptions" surrounding the case.
Verton, Daniel [Federal Computer Week].
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