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Wippl, Joseph W.

Wires, Richard. The Cicero Spy Affair: German Access to British Secrets in World War II. Westport, CT, and London: Praeger, 1999. New York: Enigma, 2008. [pb]

Fischer, I&NS 16.2, notes that the author "presents a revisionist account" of the Cicero story, as he "sorts out truth from fiction." He also "performs a debunking operation by showing how various accounts, including memoirs written by Bazna himself, his SD handler Ludwig Moyzisch, and German ambassador Franz von Papen, distorted the operation for their own purposes.... Wires' book is the definitive account of Operation 'Cicero.'"


Wirth, Kevin E. [LCDR/USCG] The Coast Guard Intelligence Program Enters the Intelligence Community: A Case Study of Congressional Influence on Intelligence Community Evolution. Center for Strategic Intelligence Research. Occasional Paper No. 16. Washington, DC: NDIC Press, 2007.

From "Foreword": "Prior to 2002, the Coast Guard contributed to and benefited from Intelligence Community analysis as a customer. However, increasing transnational threats such as drug smuggling, weapons proliferation, and illegal migration, some involving or supporting terrorist organizations, accentuated the need for and the benefit of Coast Guard membership within the Intelligence Community." The author "describes the story behind the short but significant amendment to the National Security Act of 1947 which resulted in the Coast Guard's formal entry into the Intelligence Community."


Wirth, Timothy E. "The Human Factor: National Security and Sustainable Development." Sierra 80, no. 5 (Sep.-Oct. 1995): 76-80.


Wirtz, James J.

Wise, David - A - M

Wise, David - N - Z

Wise, Mark [ISO/USN-RC].

1. "Intelligence in the Capture of U-505, Part 1." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 24, no. 2 (Apr. 2008): 28-29, 31.

The focus here is on the role of HF-DF.

2. "Intelligence in the Capture of U-505, Part 2." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 24, no. 3 (Jun. 2008): 34-36.

3. "Intelligence in the Capture of U-505, Part 3." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 24, no. 4 (Sep. 2008): 29-32, 34.

4. "Intelligence in the Capture of U-505, Part 4." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 25, no. 2 (Apr. 2009): 48-52.


Wise, William. Secret Mission to the Philippines: The Story of the "Spyron" and the American-Filipino Guerrillas of World War II. New York: Dutton, 1968. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2001. [pb]

Kirkus Review (28 Feb. 1969): Naval reserve officer Chick Parsons brought to the Philippines "the aid that MacArthur had promised. Parsons ferreted out and consolidated guerrilla power, set up a shore patrol, and encouraged resistance against the Japanese. For more than a year he coordinated the supply line from subs to native soldiers despite personal danger.... The 'Spy (Squad)ron' played an important part in preparing for the decisive battle at Leyte." See also, Ingham, Rendezvous by Submarine (1945); and Parsons, "Commander Chick Parsons and the Japanese," at: http://www.us-japandialogueonpows.org/Parsons.htm.


Wise, William. The Spy and General Washington. New York: Dutton, 1965. [Petersen]


Witanek, Robert. "Students, Scholars, and Spies: The CIA on Campus." Covert Action Information Bulletin, Winter 1989, 25-28.

"Professors and CIA operatives with academic cover have worked extensively on campuses around the world.... [T]hey have written books, articles, and reports for U.S. consumption with secret CIA sponsorship and censorship; they have spied on foreign nationals at home and abroad; they have regularly recruited foreign and U.S. students and faculty for the CIA; they have hosted conferences with secret CIA backing under scholarly cover, promoting disinformation; and they have collected data, under the rubric of research, on Third World liberation and other movements opposed to U.S. intervention."


Witcover, Jules. Sabotage at Black Tom: Imperial Germany's Secret War in America, 1914-1917. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1989.

O'Toole, Encyclopedia, pp. 71-72: "At 2:08 a.m. on July 30, 1916 more than two million pounds of munitions stored on Black Tom Island in New York harbor exploded.... The explosion and the resultant fire did some $14 million in damage and killed three men and a child. The munitions ... were awaiting shipment to Russia for use against Germany in the First World War, which the United States had not yet entered. The incident was suspected to be one of sabotage by German agents. Although considerable evidence was later adduced implicating Lothar Witzke and Kurt Jahnke, both German Secret Service agents, German responsibility for the explosion was never proved."

Kitchen, I&NS 6.3, says that Witcover "gets a great deal" of his story wrong and "makes a number of tiresome errors" in his account of some of the major events during this period of time. In general, the author "has great difficulty in distinguishing between fact and fiction, conjecture and substantiated evidence." See Spence,"Sidney Reilly in America, 1914-1917," I&NS 10.1 (Jan. 1995), for a suggestion that Reilly may have been involved in the Black Tom explosion.

[WWI/U.S.; Germany/WWI]

Witsil, Frank. "Security Key to Winning Spy Game: Executives Take Great Measures to Prevent Rivals from Unlocking Corporate Secrets." Augusta Chronicle, 30 Apr. 1999. [http://www.augustachronicle.com]

"[C]ompanies are spending millions to know about their competition and millions more to keep the competition from knowing about them. Most of it is legal. But some companies, desperate for knowledge they don't have, are turning to economic espionage, also known as corporate spying. It is a growing phenomenon that's happening more than many executives realize and more than most companies acknowledge, experts say."


Witte, Griff, and Anthony Faiola. "Charlie Hebdo Suspect Said to Surrender; Two Others at Large after Paris Terror Attack." Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2015. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

On 7 January 2015, gunmen opened fire in Paris on the weekly staff meeting of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Shouting "Allahu Akbar," they killed 12 and wounded 11 others. Police named brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi and 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad as suspects. Mourad turned himself in at a police station north of Paris.

[France/10s; Terrorism/10s/15]

Witte, Griff, and Kamran Khan. "U.S. Strike on Al Qaeda Top Deputy Said to Fail." Washington Post, 15 Jan. 2006, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"Pakistani officials said [on 14 January 2006] that a U.S. missile strike intended to kill al Qaeda deputy Ayman Zawahiri had missed its target but had killed 17 people, including six women and six children. Tens of thousands of Pakistanis staged an angry anti-American protest near the remote village of Damadola, about 120 miles northwest of Islamabad," where the attack took place.

[CIA/00s/06; Terrorism/00s/06]

Wittkoff, E. Peter. "Brazil's SIVAM: Surveillance against Crime and Terror." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 16, no. 4 (Winter 2003-2004): 543-560.

SIVAM is Brazil's System for Surveillance of the Amazon, inaugurated in July 2002. It "consists of a network of radars, aircraft, satellites, and other sensors electronically tied to a centralized command center." The author believes that SIVAM's future lies in Brazilian-U.S. cooperation to deal with the "spillover of insurgents and drug traffickers from Colombia..., as well as activity of terrorist organizations in the region."


Wittkopf, Eugene R., and Christopher M. Jones. The Future of American Foreign Policy. 3d ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1998.

College text book.


Wittman, George. The Role of American Intelligence Organizations. New York: Wilson, 1976.


Wittner, Lawrence S. American Intervention in Greece, 1943 to 1949. Columbia Contemporary American History Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 1982.

Kuniholm, JAH 69.3 (Dec. 1982), notes that the author "believes that U.S. intervention, motivated by a concern for protecting petroleum resources in the Middle East, was both unjustified and ineffective.... Wittner's judgments, however, while thought-provoking and insightful, are nonetheless problematic." His identification with the Left leads him to minimize complex internal and external factors that conflict with his political views.

For Smith, FA 62 (Summer 1982), "[t]his book deals primarily with the American role in Greece after the declaration of the Truman Doctrine.... In 1949 most Americans were euphoric about the results of this policy. Today many must share the author's conclusion that in the long run 'American policy toward Greece ended in shambles.'"

[GenPostwar/40s/Greece; OtherCountries/Greece/Gen]

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