U.S. - By Topic

Topics included here:

1. Literature Reviews and Historiographies

2. Deception

3. Technical Intelligence

4. Psychological Operations

5. Military

6. Reconnaissance

7. Terrorism (Print Materials)

8. Terrorism (Web-Based Materials)

1. Literature Reviews and Historiographies

Allen, Deane J. "Reviewing the Literature: Intelligence Is Organization." Defense Intelligence Journal 1, no. 1 (Spring 1992): 113-120.

"The evolution of intelligence beyond its early rudimentary forms ... depended upon organizational innovation and resiliency." Works mentioned include Schwien, Kent, Dulles, Hilsman, Cline, Godson, Berkowitz and Goodman, and Shulsky.

Allen, Gary W., and Anthony J. Ramienski. "A Survey of Intelligence Literature." Military Intelligence 12, no. 2 (1986): 54-56.

Ferris, John. "Coming In from the Cold War: The Historiography of American Intelligence, 1945-1990." Diplomatic History 19, no. 1 (Winter 1995): 87-115.

The study of intelligence as an academic discipline shows a high degree of integration of the topics and techniques of the subdisciplines of military history and strategic studies.

Hunter, David H. "The Evolution of Literature on United States Intelligence." Armed Forces and Society 5, no. 1 (1978): 31-52. [Petersen]

Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri.

1. "The Historiography of the CIA." Historical Journal 23 (Jun. 1980): 489-496. [Petersen]

2. "Review Article: Manual Indices and Digital Pathways: Developments in United States Intelligence Bibliography." Intelligence and National Security 9, no. 3 (Jul. 1994): 555-559.

Reviews Petersen; Electronic Database of the Russell J. Bowen Collection; CIABASE; NameBase.

Little, Wendell E. "The Intelligence Bookshelf." Air University Review 30 (May-Jun. 1979): 85-91. [Petersen]

Lowenthal, Mark M. "The Intelligence Library: Quantity vs Quality." Intelligence and National Security 2, no. 2 (Apr. 1987): 368-373.

Peake, Hayden B.

1. "Intelligence Satellites - A Bibliographic Launchpad." American Intelligence Journal 15, no. 2 (Autumn-Winter 1994): 58-60.

2. "SIGINT Literature: World War I to the Present." American Intelligence Journal 15, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 1994): 88-92.

The author discusses, among others, Yardley, Kahn, Flicke, Ferris, Hinsley, Lewin, Clausen and Lee, Layton and Costello, Drea, Smith, Richelson and Ball, Bamford, and West.

Robertson, Kenneth G. "The Study of Intelligence in the United States." In Comparing Foreign Intelligence: The U.S., the USSR, the U.K. & the Third World, ed. Roy Godson, 7-42. Washington, DC: Pergamon-Brassey's, 1988.

Smith, Bradley F. "An Idiosyncratic View of Where We Stand on the History of American Intelligence in the Early Post-1945 Era." Intelligence and National Security 3, no. 4 (Oct. 1988): 111-123.

2. Deception

Stanley, Zell. An Annotated Bibliography of the Open Literature on Deception. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 1985. []

Whaley, Barton. Detecting Deception: A Bibliography of Counterdeception Across Time, Cultures, and Disciplines. 2d ed. Washington, DC: Foreign Denial & Deception Committee, National Intelligence Council, Mar. 2006. [CD accompanying Defense Intelligence Journal 15, no. 2 (2006)] Detecting Deception: A Bibliography of Counterdeception Across Time, Cultures, and Disciplines -- Supplement to the Second Edition. Washington, DC: Foreign Denial & Deception Committee, National Intelligence Council, 2007.

Presenting this unique reference tool, Lawrence K. Gershwin, NIO for Science and Technology and Chairman, Foreign Denial and Deception Committee, NIC/ODNI, identifies it as an "impressive and comprehensive bibliography ... on the theory and practice of 'Counterdeception.'" He notes that this work "is more than a mere listing of sources: each entry includes [Whaley's] personal commentary, as well as an overall score for relevance."

From "Preface to the Second Edition": "The First Edition of this work ... listed 2,146 books and articles. This Second Edition ... lists an additional 298 items. Moreover, most of the original items have been revised, mainly by enlarged annotations."

Peake, Studies 50.4 (2006) and Intelligencer 15.2 (Fall-Winter 2006-2007), calls this work "a unique, extremely valuable, and often ... surprising contribution to the field.... Whaley's candid, incisive, and robust opinions ... will save the reader considerable time." With regard to the supplement to the second edition, Peake, Studies 52.1 (Mar. 2008) and Intelligencer 16.1 (Spring 2008), notes that Whaley has added 253 new items and revised 49 others. "This is another valuable contribution from the pre-eminent bibliographer in the field."

3. Technical Intelligence

Bolin, Robert L. Technical Intelligence Bibliography. Athens, GA: University of Georgia, Political Science Department, 1985. [Petersen]

4. Psychological Operations

Curtis, Glenn, and Jim Nichol, Annotated Bibliography of Psychological Operations: A Report Prepared under an Interagency Agreement by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress. Washington, DC: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, Jan 1989.

From "Introduction": This "bibliography contains over 300 citations of articles and mongraphs on the topic of psychological operations, disinformation, propaganda, and active measures."

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