The Cold War Years

1945 - 1989

D - G

Dallin, David J. "Operation Kidnap: Berlin's Soviet Underworld." American Mercury 74 (May 1952): 55-62.

Accuses Russians of kidnapping anti-Soviet dissidents and calls for West to do more to stop such activity.

Davies, Derek.

1. "The KGB in Asia (Part I)." Far Eastern Economic Review 93 (3 Jan. 1975): 20-23, 26-27.

2. "The KGB in Asia (Part II)." Far Eastern Economic Review 94 (31 Dec. 1976): 20-34.

Rocca and Dziak: These two articles "are a systematic expose of Soviet intelligence and security services' operating bases in the Far East."

de Jong, Ben. "The KGB in Eastern Europe during the Cold War: On Agents and Confidential Contacts." Journal of Intelligence History 5, no. 1 (Summer 2005). []

From abstract: The article looks at "whether Soviet intelligence ... recruited full-fledged agents ... as they did in the West." It "concentrates on Poland but also tries to grasp the bigger picture and focuses on the distinction between fully-fledged agents and so-called 'confidential contacts'. Records from the KGB archives on this topic are completely absent," but the author tries to get at "this interesting question with the help of the writings of several former KGB officers and other materials."

Dobrynin, Anatoly Fedorovich. In Confidence: Moscow's Ambassador to America's Six Cold War Presidents. New York: Random House, 1995. 1997. [pb]

Kaiser, WPNWE, 25 Sep.-1 Oct. 1995, says that "when he sticks to the subjects he really knows, Dobrynin is a fine analyst and a wonderful raconteur. He has left a record of his life and his times that will enrich Cold War history for as long as anyone cares to read about it." Surveillant 4.4/5 notes that a six-page section (beginning on page 352), entitled "Intelligence Wars," discusses Dobrynin's interaction with the GRU and KGB.

Douglass, Joseph D., Jr. Red Cocaine: The Drugging of America. Atlanta, GA: Clarion House, 1990.

Surveillant 1.1: The author sees a "war-by-drugs against the U.S. by both China and the USSR and its surrogates.... [His] research is supported by abundant documents and notes.... [Douglass points to] links to the intelligence services of the USSR, China, and Cuba."

Dunham, Donald. Zone of Violence. New York: Belmont, 1962.

Petersen: "USIS vs. Soviet authorities in Romania, 1947-1950."

Earley, Pete. "Interview with the Spy Master." Washington Post Magazine, 23 Apr. 1995, 18-21, 28-29.

Boris Aleksandrovich Solomatin.

Flemer, Sherman W. "Soviet Intelligence Training." Studies in Intelligence 3, no. 1 (Winter 1959): 93-98.

"The younger generation of Soviet intelligence officers now operating around the world have received a professional education probably unequaled anywhere."

Frills, Thomas Wegener, Kristie Macrakis, and Helmut Müller-Enbergs, eds. East German Foreign Intelligence: Myth, Reality and Controversy. London: Routledge, 2010.

Peake, Studies 54.1 (Mar. 2010), notes that the authors use the Stasi files that became available after the GDR's collapse to "address two questions: How did the domestic security and foreign intelligence services of Stasi operate and how effective were they? To add perspective, the book also discusses the roles of the West German intelligence service (BND) and Soviet military intelligence service (GRU)." This book "solidly documents what a dedicated and determined intelligence service, free of the constraints of democratic society, can accomplish. As a work of research and analysis, the book is a benchmark for historians and intelligence professionals."

Fursenko, Alexander, and Timothy Naftali. Khrushchev's Cold War: The Inside Story of an American Adversary. New York: Norton, 2006.

Dobbs, Washington Post, 1 Feb. 2007, notes that this work "is the latest example of a literary collaboration that became possible only with the collapse of the Soviet Union.... But there are pitfalls ... in gaining access to closed archives, and they are clearly on display" in this book. Although the authors "have unearthed many interesting details about the Soviet side of the Cold War," the book is "marred by sloppy research, including mistranslations of Russian documents. The errors are so numerous that it becomes difficult to have much confidence in the authors' uncheckable citations from Soviet archival documents that remain closed to other scholars."

Gaiduk, Ilya V.

1. The Soviet Union and the Vietnam War. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1996.

Jones, I&NS 20.3 (Sep. 2005), notes that this work explores "the extensive support offered by Moscow" to the DRV after 1964, "and the subsequent competition with the Chinese for influence with Hanoi."

2. Confronting Vietnam: Soviet Policy toward the Indochina Conflict, 1954-1963. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003.

Jones, I&NS 20.3 (Sep. 2005), sees the author taking the reader "through a period when the dominant trend in Russian policy was one of disinterest toward a region where the primary role had to be played by the Chinese, except when disputes over Indochina threatened to escalate into a wider conflict with the United States.... Gaiduk has done a fine job in excavating archival sources."

Garmon, William T. "The KGB in the United Nations." Military Intelligence 13, no. 3 (1987): 12-13.

Garthoff, Raymond L. "The KGB Reports to Gorbachev." Intelligence and National Security 11, no. 2 (Apr. 1996): 224-244.

Four of the final six annual KGB reports (1985, 1986, 1988, and 1989) sent to Gorbachev are available in the Soviet archives. "They provide a wealth of statistical data, although with occasional exception not specific operational information.... They also provide a rare window into the mindset of the KGB as an institution."

Goncharov, Sergei N., John W. Lewis, and Xue Litai. Uncertain Partners: Stalin, Mao, and the Korean War. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1993.

According to Rich, WIR 15.1, the authors "reveal for the first time the creation of the Sino-Soviet alliance that led to involvement in the Korean invasion." In addition, they show that "a lack of accurate intelligence about the real prospects for North Korean success in the proposed invasion of South Korea indirectly injured the Soviet-Chinese relationship."

Gooch, John, and Amos Perlmutter, eds. Military Deception and Strategic Surprise. London: Cass, 1982.

Clark comment: The articles included in this anthology originally appeared in the Journal of Strategic Studies. Pforzheimer points to three case studies here: German covert rearmament, 1919-1939; Soviet deception on nuclear missile development, 1955-1981; and the Egyptian/Israeli confrontation leading to the 1973 war.

Gordievsky, Oleg.

1. "The KGB After the Coup." Intelligence and National Security 8, no. 3 (Jul. 1993): 68-71.

2. "The KGB Archives." Intelligence and National Security 6, no. 1 (Jan. 1991): 7-14.

Some odds and ends about the KGB's "extremely methodical" handling of documents and files.

Goren, Roberta. Ed., Jillian Becker. The Soviet Union and Terrorism. London & Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1984.

Grau, Lester W., and Michael A. Gress, eds. The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought and Lost. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002.

Cohen, FA 81.3 (May-Jun. 2002), finds that the tone of "this edited and translated collection of Russian general staff studies ... is clinical, professional, and technical." However, "the book frequently glosses over the brutality of the Soviet occupation and the disintegrating morale of the soldiers stationed there. The editors' view of the importance of military technology borders on the dismissive."

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