Goodman, Michael S.
1. "Books, Nukes and Spooks: British Intelligence and the Soviet Bomb." Cold War History 4, no. 3 (Apr. 2004): 126-139.
2. "British Intelligence and the Soviet Atomic Bomb, 1945-1950." Journal of Strategic Studies 26, no. 2 (Jun. 2003): 120-151.
From abstract: "[T]he first Soviet atomic bomb in August 1949 was not accurately predicted by the British. Meanwhile British war planning centred on the year 1957, based -- it was argued -- on strategic forecasts. Yet the impact of recently released intelligence material throws this into question, and instead reveals that the date reflected British war readiness, rather than when British intelligence predicted the Soviet Union would have achieved the nuclear capability to wage a successful war."
Goodman, Michael S.
1. "A Cold War Cover-Up: The Buster Crabb Affair." BBC History Magazine (Feb. 2008), 40-43.
2. "Covering Up Spying in the 'Buster' Crabb Affair." International History Review 30, no. 4 (2008): 768-784.
Goodman, Michael S. Spying on the Nuclear Bear: Anglo-American Intelligence and the Soviet Bomb. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2007.
Radchenko, H-Diplo, H-Net Reviews (Oct. 2008) [http://www.h-net.org], says that this book "offers a close-up look at the operation of British (and to some extent, U. S.) atomic intelligence in the early years of the Cold War.... [It] is full of fascinating details about some ... little-known monitoring programs, which entailed the operation [of] a large number of stations around the world, regular air sampling, radio interception, and a host of other tricks." However, the work "is missing some of the essential analysis which would help us connect the history of British atomic intelligence with the bigger picture of the early years of the Cold War."
For Peake, Studies 54.1 (Mar. 2010), Goodman's presentation on "the impact of the [Soviet] espionage cases should be assessed with caution," as "Soviet atomic espionage [had been brought] to a halt by the end of the 1940s." However, his contributions on "the technical sources of intelligence are on point." Greenberg, NCWR 62.4 (Autumn 2009), believes that the author "has produced a definitive work,... a landmark effort in its devotion to prodigious research and commitment to truthful inquiry." To Schecter, I&NS 26.4 (Aug. 2011), this is "a deeply researched and thoughtful analysis." However, there is a need for "more and better-organized operational detail."
Goodman, Michael S. "With A Little Help from My Friends: The Anglo-American Atomic Intelligence Partnership, 1945-1958." Diplomacy and Statecraft 18, no. 1 (Jan. 2007): 155-183.
Hale, Don. The Final Dive: The Life and Death of "Buster" Crabb. Gloucestershire, UK: Sutton, 2007.
Peake, Studies 52.4 (Dec. 2008) and Intelligencer 17.1 (Winter-Spring 2009), notes that the author "does not provide any source notes," and "adds clumsy errors that detract from his analysis." Nevertheless, this is "a comprehensive picture of what is known and alleged. But it is not easy to tell the difference." For Goodman, I&NS 24.4 (Aug. 2009), the author's "uncritical use of oral history" introduces "several spurious claims.... The frequent errors not only undermine several of Hale's claims, but they also show a general lack of understanding of the Whitehall machinery at this time."
See also, Marshall Pugh, Frogman: Commander Crabbe's Story (New York: Scribner, 1956); J. Bernard Hutton, Frogman Spy: The Incredible Case of Commander Crabbe (New York: McDowell Obolensky, 1960); Michael G. and Jacqui Welham, Frogman Spy: The Mysterious Disappearance of Commander Buster Crabb (London: W.H. Allen, 1990); and Nicholas Elliott, With My Little Eye: Observations Along the Way (Norwich, UK: Michael Russell, 1993), pp. 23-27 [cited in Peake, Studies 52.4 (Dec. 2008)].
Hardy, James. "MI6 Helped Spy to Flee Soviet Union." Telegraph (London), 8 Jun. 1997. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk]
An agent with the codename of "Gideon," "turned" by the Canadians in the 1950s and believed to have been executed by the KGB, was exfiltrated from the Soviet Union in the late-1980s on orders of Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. "British intelligence is understood to have played a largely supervisory role in the operation, which was run by a Canadian."
Harrison, Edward D.R. "J.C. Masterman and the Security Service, 1940-72." Intelligence and National Security 24, no. 6 (Dec. 2009): 769-804.
"As the public image of the British secret services deteriorated during the 1960s, Masterman believed that MI5 did not grasp how his book could promote its interests, and so he insisted on forcing through publication anyway. The correspondence from serving and former MI5 officers in Masterman's papers vividly illustrate changing attitudes to official secrecy and the declining ability of the British Government to enforce it."
Hennessy, Peter, and Gail Brownfeld. "Britain's Cold War Security Purge: The Origins of Positive Vetting." Historical Journal 25 (1982): 965-974.
Hennessy, Peter. The Secret State: Whitehall and the Cold War. London: Allen Lane/Penguin, 2002.
According to Peake, Studies 48.1, the author reviews the mechanism and functions of the Joint Intelligence Council (JIC) "during various periods of the Cold War in considerable detail based on newly declassified cabinet documents." Addison, History Today 52.7, comments that "[n]o one writes with greater authority on Whitehall than Hennessy, and he tells the story with a sparkling combination of wit and infectious enthusiasm."
Hershberg, James G. "Their Man in Havana: Anglo-American Intelligence Exchanges and the Cuban Crises, 1961-62." Intelligence and National Security 15, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 121-176.
From Abstract: "When the United States broke diplomatic relations with Cuba in January 1961, American officials turned to London, which maintained its embassy in Havana, to provide political, economic, and military intelligence on ... Cuba. Over the next two years,... the British government used this channel not only to provide information to its superpower ally, but also to try to 'moderate' Washington's anti-Castro policies ... and to deflect pressures to join its campaign of economic pressures against the island."
Hess, Sigurd. "The British Baltic Fishery Protection Service (BBFPS) and the Clandestine Operations of Hans Helmut Klose 1949-1956." Journal of Intelligence History 1, no. 2 (Winter 2001). [http://www.intelligence-history.org/jih/previous.html]
BBFPS "was set up as a cover for operation 'Jungle.'" From 1949, MI 6 used a Kriegsmarine Fast Patrol Boat "under the command of the German naval officer Hans-Helmut Klose to transport agents" to landing sites in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Poland. "[A] permanent organisation ... was set up 1951 in Hamburg-Finkenwerder and later in Kiel." In 1952, a second Fast Patrol Boat was added and the mission "enlarged to include signal intelligence (SIGINT) equipment.... From 1951 onwards, MI 6 suspected that Soviet counter-intelligence might have infiltrated the spy networks in the forests of Courland. Actually,... [a]ll of the more than 42 agents which MI 6 had sent ... were caught, sentenced, or turned around as moles or counteragents. The Klose operations were successful as far as SIGINT and the naval aspects of his raids are concerned.... The MI 6 operations in the forests of Courland, however, were a complete failure.... In the end,... many human lives were sacrificed for a trickle of information, which after close analysis proved to be without much value."
Heuser, Beatrice. "Covert Action within British and American Concepts of Containment, 1948-51." In British Intelligence, Strategy and the Cold War, 1945-51, ed. Richard J. Aldrich, 65-84. London: Routledge, 1992.
Hirsch, Fred, and Richard Fletcher. The CIA and the Labour Movement. Nottingham, UK: Spokesman Books, 1977.
NameBase: "This little book is in two parts.... Hirsch's essay, 'The Labour Movement: Penetration Point for U.S. Intelligence and Transnationals' (pp. 7-48), is about the history and operations of the American Institute for Free Labor Development.... Most of Hirsch's essay is a case study of the AIFLD in Chile.... Richard Fletcher's essay, 'Who Were THEY Travelling With?' (pp. 51-71), concerns the deep pockets of U.S. intelligence and the effect this had on the British Labour Party.... Portions of this essay also appeared in Philip Agee and Louis Wolf, eds., 'Dirty Work' (pp. 188-200), under the title 'How CIA Money Took the Teeth Out of British Socialism.'"
Hoffer, Peter. "MI6 'Plan for Austria Guerrilla Campaign.'" Telegraph (London), 15 Apr. 1996. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk]
During the Cuban missile crisis, MI6 was prepared to parachute specialists into Austria to lead resistance to a Soviet invasion of the country. "[A]n alleged former British MI6 agent, Simon Preston, in an interview with the Vienna daily newspaper, Die Presse," has supplied details of the British plan. Against the eventuality of a Soviet invasion, "the British had set up 33 concealed arms and food depots in their former occupation zone which they left in 1955."
Hopkins, Michael F. "Review Article: A British Cold War?" Intelligence and National Security 7, no. 4 (Oct. 1992): 479-482.
The works reviewed here are all edited collections: Anne Deighton, ed., Britain and the First Cold War (1990); Michael Dockrill and John W. Young, eds, British Foreign Policy, 1945-1956 (1989); and John Zametica, ed., British Officials and British Foreign Policy, 1945-1950 (1990). According to the reviewer, "these books largely omit the intelligence dimension." The only article focused on intelligence is Sheila Kerr's essay on Donald Maclean in the Deighton book. Kerr's article is highly speculative but is, nonetheless, "a shrewd analysis."
Hutton, J. Bernard [Pseud., Joseph Heisler]. Frogman Spy: The Incredible Case of Commander Crabbe. New York: McDowell Obolensky, 1960. London: Spearman, Neville, 1960.
A reviewer for Studies 5.3 (Summer 1961) suggests that this work "may be merely a pecuniary speculation by an exile fabrication mill, or [it] may be something more sophisticated, a product of Moscow's cold warriors; a case can be made for either view."
See also, Don Hale, The Final Dive: The Life and Death of "Buster" Crabb (Gloucestershire, UK: Sutton, 2007); Marshall Pugh, Frogman: Commander Crabbe's Story (New York: Scribner, 1956); Michael G. and Jacqui Welham, Frogman Spy: The Mysterious Disappearance of Commander Buster Crabb (London: W.H. Allen, 1990); and Nicholas Elliott, With My Little Eye: Observations Along the Way (Norwich, UK: Michael Russell, 1993), pp. 23-27 [cited in Peake, Studies 52.4 (Dec. 2008)].
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