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Yachnin, Jennifer. “Cap & Dagger.” Chronicle of Higher Education, 18 May 2001, A8.

Some 30 professors at Wittenberg University wore white armbands at the school’s graduation ceremony. The target of the protest was John E. McLaughlin, the CIA’s deputy director and a 1964 graduate of Wittenberg. “The protesting professors … contend that allowing Mr. McLaughlin to speak is essentially an endorsement of the C.I.A.”

[CIA/00s/01/Gen; CIA/Relations/Academe]

Yadav, R.K. Mission R&AW. New Delhi: Manas Publications, 2014.

Shaffer, Studies 58.4 (Dec. 2014), notes that the author is "a former R&AW [Research and Analysis Wing] officer who joined the agency in 1973.... Ultimately, Yadav has tried to do too much with this book. He might have done better had he focused on his own first-hand experience in R&AW rather than retelling second or third-hand claims. Even so, the book contains insight into a rarely-written-about agency and discusses events that are of interest to scholars."


Yallop, David. Tracking the Jackal: The Search for Carlos, the World's Most Wanted Man. New York: Random House, 1993.

Finder, NYT, 2 Jan. 1994, says that despite its sensationalism, this book still "provides a number of fascinating and important revelations."


Yanez, Luisa. "History of Cuban Exile Pilots Who Served in the Congo in the Early 1960s Being Preserved." Miami Herald, 23 Nov. 2011. [http://www.miamiherald.com]

This article discusses "the little-known campaign by 100 Cuban exile pilots recruited by the CIA, including veterans of the [Bay of Pigs] invasion, to enter the Congo and stop leftist Simba warriors being reinforced by Castro troops, the Soviet Union and the Chinese. Castro had even sent Ernesto 'Che' Guevara to help the rebels. This time, the Cuban exiles defeated the communist threat, but with little fanfare or reward. Dubbed the Makasi unit, they became pioneers in the Congo wars that raged from 1962 to 1965."


Yankelunas, Edward P. "The Power of the Executive to Restrict the International Travel of American Citizens on National Security and Foreign Policy Grounds." Buffalo Law Review 30, no. 4 (Fall 1981): 781-814.

Calder: Includes discussion of Zemel v. Rusk and Haig v. Agee.


Yannuzzi, Rick E. "In-Q-Tel: A New Partnership Between the CIA and the Private Sector." Defense Intelligence Journal 9, no. 1 (Winter 2000): 25-37. [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/additional-publications/in-q-tel/index.html#copy]

"The Agency's leadership recognized that the CIA did not, and could not, compete for IT innovation and talent with the same speed and agility that those in the commercial marketplace, whose businesses are driven by 'Internet time' and profit, could." Thus, In-Q-Tel.


Yardley, Herbert O. "Achievements of Cipher Bureau: MI-8 during the First World War." Cryptologia 8, no. 1 (Jan. 1984): 62-74.

[MI/Army/WWI; WWI/U.S.]

Yardley, Herbert O. The American Black Chamber. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1931. London: Faber & Faber, 1931. New York: Ballantine, 1981. [Reprint] Laguna Hills, CA: Aegean Park Press, 1992. [Reprint, hb. & pb.] Mattituck, NY: Amereon, 1999. [Reprint]

[Cryptography/Gen; Interwar/U.S.; WWI/U.S.][c]

Yardley, Herbert O. The Chinese Black Chamber: An Adventure in Espionage. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1983.

Petersen identifies The Chinese Black Chamber as the author's "manuscript on [his] 1938-40 service to Chiang Kai-shek, hidden for 40 years." For Sexton, this book "furnishes insight into the author's character and the little-known wartime Chinese cryptographic service."

[China/Pre49; Cryptography/Gen; Interwar/U.S.]

Yardley, Herbert O. Yardleygrams. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs Merrill, 1932. [Petersen]


Yarhi-Milo, Keren. Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014.

According to Ikenberry, FA 94.2 (Mar.-Apr. 2015), "this masterful study shows that policymakers and intelligence analysts tend to emphasize different kinds of information in making their assessments.... [T]he book enriches the debate over the best way for policymakers and analysts to filter the vast pools of information they gather about rivals."


Yarnold, Patrick. Wanborough Manor: School for Secret Agents. Guildford, UK: Hopfield Publications, 2009.

Wanborough Manor was a training school for SOE.


Yasmann, Victor.

1. "The KGB and Internal Security." RFE/RL Research Report 1, no. 1 (3 Jan. 1992): 19-21.

2. "Where Has the KGB Gone?" RFE/RL Research Report 2, no. 2 (8 Jan. 1993): 17-20.


Yates, Lawreance A. "Mounting an Intervention: The Dominican Republic, 1965." Military Review 69, no. 3 (1989): 50-62.


Yeh, Benjamin. "Taiwan's Cold War Spy Pilots Reveal Secret Missions." AFP, 23 Aug. 2010. [http://www.afp.com]

Taiwanese pilots of the 35th "Black Cats" Squadron flew U-2 airplanes over China from 1961 until 1974. Their activities "made the squadron a key element in the intelligence relationship between the US government and Taiwan's Nationalist rulers." See also, Associated Press, "Taiwanese Spy Plane Pilots Honored for Perilous Cold War Missions," International Herald Tribune, 4 Jul. 2007; and William B. Tomlinson, "Chinese Industry from the Air," Studies in Intelligence 11, no. 2 (Spring 1967): 37-50.

[CA/To79; OtherCountries/Taiwan; Recon/Planes]

Yeh, Wen-hsin. "Dai Li and the Liu Geqing Affair: Heroism in the Chinese Secret Service during the War of Resistance." Journal of Asian Studies 48, no. 3 (Aug. 1989): 545-562.

Calder: Discusses "Dai Li's motivational work as head of ... China's military intelligence branch during the ... Japanese occupation."


Yiacoumi, Roulla. "Hidden Report Reveals Crypto Paranoia." Australian Consolidated Press, 13 Jan. 1999. [http://newswire.com.au]

A copy of the report, Review of Policy Relating to Encryption Technologies, written by former ASIO deputy director-general Gerard Walsh in 1996 but withdrawn from public sale three weeks after it was released, has been found in the Hobart State Library by a university student. It is available on the web site of the civil liberties group Electronic Frontiers Australia.


Yi Chang-gon. KLO ui Hangukchon Pisa [Secret History of the KLO in the Korean War]. Seoul: Jisungsa, 2005.

Mercado, Studies 56.1 (Mar. 2012), notes that this book "is a collection of war stories from survivors" of the covert wartime Korean Liaison Office (KLO). The book has three main parts: the memoirs of Choe Kyu-bong, a former KLO operations commander; brief recollections of two dozen veterans; and Yi's story. "The KLO's wartime feats included preparing the way for the remarkable US amphibious assault at Inchon.... The book offers glimpses of other wartime operations as well" and "abounds in details on the covert war in Korea."


Yim, Samuel. "Counterintelligence and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States Process." National Intelligence Journal 1, no. 1 (2009): 147-163.

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is "the U.S. Government's mechanism that monitors threats to national security posed by foreign acquisitions of U.S. companies.... CFIUS is an inter-agency committee consisting of 12 U.S. Government agency members, chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury."


Yitzhak, Ronen. "Jordanian Intelligence Under the Rule of King Abdullah I (1921-1951)." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 23, no. 4 (Winter 2010-2011): 647-662.

Jordan's "first intelligence unit was formed in the Arab Legion ... shortly after the outbreak of World War II in 1939." Jordanian intelligence "became a professional intelligence service in 1950, with the support of the British.... The cooperation that exists today between Jordanian intelligence and the ... services of Western countries is a result of a long-lasting ... legacy which started durung the time of King Abdullah I."


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