W - Wag


Waagenaar, Sam. The Murder of Mata Hari. London: Arthur Barker, 1964.

Wheeler, IJI&C 1.3, says this is the "only reasonable study" of Mata Hari. Its author is "an amateur historian."


Wade, Alexander G. Spies Today. London: S. Paul, 1939.

Peake (in personal correspondence) notes that this book "focuses on the interwar period and the threat of German spies in England that turned out to be overrated. The singular feature of the book is that it is one of the first to have chapters on women spies and assert that they can do just as good a job as men."

[UK/Interwar/Gen; Women/Gen]

Wade, Stephen. Empire and Espionage: Spies and the Zulu War. Barnsley, UK: Pen & Sword, 2010.

Peake, Studies 55.2 (Jun. 2011), notes that Wade emphasizes "the use and misuse of scouts and spies, the personalities involved, the communications employed, and the role of the media in reporting the conflict to London." It is "the only book on this topic, and it is valuable for that reason alone. But it has a major defect. Throughout, names, events, and locations are mentioned but not otherwise identified.... Thus, a reader without knowledge of the Anglo-Zulu War will find the book bumpy going."


Wade, Stephen. Spies in the Empire: Victorian Military Intelligence. New York: Anthem, 2007.

Peake, Studies 52.3 (Sep. 2008) and Intelligencer 16.2 (Fall 2008), comments that the topics dealt with here are not new "and they have been covered in more detail in other books." Nonetheless, this book "gives, in a single source, a broad overview of how the needed intelligence was acquired, used, and misused.... The book is an interesting summary, but it has few original insights."


Wadham, John. "The Intelligence Services Act 1994." Modern Law Review 57 (Nov. 1994): 916-927.


Wadhams, Nick. "Former KGB Chief Chebrikov Dead." Associated Press, 2 Jul. 1999.

Viktor Chebrikov, who headed the KGB from 1982 to 1988, has died. Chebrikov presided over the KGB "during one of the most infamous incidents in the Cold War, the shooting down of Korean Airlines Flight 007 in Russia's Far East in 1983."


  Wagner, Arthur L. The Service of Security and Information. Kansas City, MO: Hudson-Kimberly, 1893. 3d ed., 1896. 9th ed., 1903. 14th ed. Kansas City, MO: Franklin Hudson, n.d.

Petersen calls this the "first American book on tactical intelligence." According to Constantinides, this multi-edition work by the head of the War Department's Bureau of Military Intelligence was primarily a "tactical military manual covering such military practices and methods as reconnaissance, patrols, and advance and rear guards." He treats intelligence as an arm of military operations.

See "Arthur L. Wagner: The Man Who Wrote the Book on Intelligence" at the Huachuca History Program under "Masters of the Intelligence Art": http://www.huachuca.army.mil/sites/History/PDFS/MWAGNER.PDF.

[Historical/U.S./1865-1918; MI/Overviews & Tactical][c]

Wagner, Donald C. [COL/USAF (Ret.)] "An All-Source Collection Management Process." Defense Intelligence Journal 2, no. 1 (Spring 1993): 81-92.

Wagner, Helmut. Schöne Grüsse aus Pullach: Operationen des BND gegen die DDR. Berlin: edition ost/Das Neue Berlin, 2001.

According to Maddrell, I&NS 18.1, the author "was for 30 years an officer in the MfS' Line II..., the main element in the MfS' counter-espionage service." The work "is strongest on the ... last 10 or 15 years of the DDR's life."


Wagner, J. Richard, and Daniel J. O'Neill. "The Gouzenko Affair and the Civility Syndrome." American Review of Canadian Studies 8 (Spring 1978): 31-43.


Wagner, Steven. "British Intelligence and the Jewish Resistance Movement in the Palestine Mandate, 1945-46." Intelligence and National Security 23, no. 5 (Oct. 2008): 629-657.

The author asserts that "the British had strong political intelligence on the Yishuv as a whole but poor operational intelligence on the Haganah, and even less on Irgun or Lehi [Stern Gang]. The limited information which was available was not put to effective use....[T]he problem was much more policy than intelligence."

[Israel/Hist; UK/Postwar/Counterinsurgency]

Wagnleitner, Reinhold. Coca-Colonization and the Cold War: The Cultural Mission of the United States in Austria after the Second World War. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

Rogers, H-German (Mar. 1996), http://www.h-net.org, calls this a "spirited, scholarly, witty, thorough, and exciting history of the intersection of American culture and diplomacy with Cold War Austria.... Despite the title, the book has almost nothing to do with Coca-Cola.... [R]ather than focusing on the material culture of Coca-Cola, Wagnleitner deals far more with the media that brought transformation under the pressure of American occupation."

[GenPostwar/CW; OtherCountries/Austria]

Wagoner, Fred E. [COL/USA (Ret.)] DRAGON ROUGE: The Rescue of Hostages in the Congo. Washington, DC: National Defense University, Research Directorate, 1980. [http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA094969]


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