1. with Natalie Barkas. The Camouflage Story: From Aintree to Alamein. London: Cassell, 1952.
According to Constantinides, Barkas headed Britain's camouflage organization in the Middle East from January 1941. The work covers both defensive and offensive measures, but "the section of the book dealing with offensive deception ... is the most fascinating."
2. and John Hutton. "Camouflage of Airfields in the Middle East, 1941-42." R.A.F. Quarterly 5, no.2 (Apr. 1953), 112-120. "Camouflage of Middle East Airfields." Military Review 33, no.10 (Jan. 1954), 99-107.
According to Whaley, Bibliography of Counterdeception (2006), Hutton served as a camouflage officer under Barkas in World War II.
Barker, Arthur J. Midway: The Turning Point. London: MacDonald, 1970. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1983. New York: Ballantine, 1971. [pb]
This work is substantially illustrated.
Barker, Arthur J. Pearl Harbor. Battle Book No. 10, Ballantine Illustrated History of World War II Series. New York: Ballentine, 1971. 1977. [pb]
Barker, Edward L. "Air Combat Intelligence." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 5, no. 1 (1989): 11-15.
Barker, Edward L. [CAPT/USNR (Ret.)] "POPPY Reconnaissance Satellite Program." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 22, no. 2 (Apr. 2006): 23.
POPPY was the successor to GRAB, the first U.S. ELINT satellite. POPPY first flew in 1962 and the last of seven launches was in 1971. The satellite was developed by Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and after formation of the NRO, was a component of Program C.
Barker, Elizabeth. British Policy in South-East Europe in the Second World War. London: Barnes & Noble, 1976.
Constantinides: "British policy and activities, including much on SOE and resistance operations, are put in perspective and given a balanced account."
Barker, Geoffrey T. A Concise History of U.S. Army Special Operations Forces, with Lineage and Insignia. Fayatteville, NC: Anglo-American, 1988. 2d ed. Tampa, FL: Anglo-American, 1993.
Barker, Ralph. Aviator Extraordinary: The Sidney Cotton Story. London: Chatto & Windus, 1969.
Constantinides: This is Cotton's story, as told to Ralph Barker, "of his photo reconnaissance career from shortly before the war to the fall of France. He describes the innovation in British photo reconnaissance and interpretation in which he was involved ... and the bureaucratic and interservice rivalries that impeded him and that he thinks finally succeeded in removing him from active duty."
Barker, Rodney. Dancing with the Devil: Sex, Espionage, and the U.S. Marines -- The Clayton Lonetree Story. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
Surveillant 4.3: "Barker's attempt to paint Lonetree as a victim of racial prejudice..., as merely a scapegoat for the errors of his superiors, and, alas, as a misguided victim of love, do not change the facts." The Periscope 21.5 reviewer suggests that Barker "at least" sets the record "straighter than it was before," but also notes that "much of the material [in the book] is not attributable."
Barker, Thomas M. Social Revolutionaries and Secret Agents: The Carinthian Slovene Partisans and Britain's Special Operations Executive. Irvington, NY: Columbia University Press, 1990.
According to Surveillant 1.3, this book consists of "seventy-seven pages on the Carinthian War and why it occurred." The rest "is documentary material and appendices." Surveillant 1.5 adds that Barker "reviews the literature and sources about the Carinthian partisan movement ... [and] finds that the success they ultimately had depended on material from the SOE which was hoping to use the pro-Nazi Carinthia to foment subversion in Austria and in Czechoslovakia and Poland."
Barker, Wayne G., ed. The History of Codes and Ciphers in the United States during the Period between the World Wars. 2 vols. Laguna Hills, CA: Aegean, 1979. [http://carlisle- www.army.mil/usamhi/RefBibs/intell/crypto.htm]
Barker, Wayne G., and Rodney E. Coffman. The Anatomy of Two Traitors: The Story of the Defection of Two Americans to the Soviet Union. Laguna Hills, CA: Aegean Park Press, 1981.
Petersen: "Not held in high regard by some experts."
Barkin, Edward S., and L. Michael Meyer. "COMINT and Pearl Harbor: FDR's Mistake." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 2, no. 4 (Winter 1988): 513-531.
The focus here is the work of "neo-revisionists" who emphasize the interception of Japanese Naval radio transmissions, rather than MAGIC, as warnings that were ignored -- or, rather, that Roosevelt deliberately failed to communicate to the commanders at Pearl Harbor. See Fishel and Tordello, "FDR's Mistake? Not Likely," IJI&C 5.3 (Fall 1991), 360-372, for a refutation.
Barkleit, Gerhard. Die Rolle des MfS beim Aufbau der Luftfahrindustrie der DDR. Dresden: Hannah Arendt Institute für Totalitarismusforschung, 1996.
Examines the MfS' relationship to the GDR's effort to develop an aeronautical industry (1955-1961). Adams, IJI&C 13.1/23.
Barlow, Jeffrey G. From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945-1955. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2008.
For Lord, Parameters 36.4 (Winter 2009-2010), "[t]here is some crackling good history" in this "meticulously researched book." The author "does an excellent job of describing the policy discussions among the senior leaders of the Navy and Defense Department." However, "[i]t is impossible to completely tell the story of the Navy's role in national security policy without explaining the acquisition priorities over time. More significantly, the development of new platforms and systems is not addressed at all.... These gaps are inexcusable in a volume that purports to tell the story of the US Navy's role in the immediate post-war national security arena."
Norton, NWCR 63.2 (Spring 2010), calls this "a stunning book" that is "[m]eticulously researched and scrupulously documented.... As a history, this volume is first-rate. As a study of decision making, it is superb.... [It] not only speaks knowledgeably about technical, organizational, and doctrinal shifts over a tumultuous decade but gives full attention to the personalities of the day."
To Elleman, Proceedings 136.8 (Aug. 2010), this is a "minutely researched and detailed history.... The notes are extensive, almost as long and as interesting as the book itself, and the bibliography is comprehensive." However, the reviewer is bothered by Barlow's failure to "discuss in detail ... how the United States negotiated with regional allies ... for basing rights and financial support."
Barlow, John Perry. "Why Spy?" Forbes, 7 Oct. 2002, 42-46.
The author proposes the establishment of an "Open Intelligence Office," with a goal of creating a "process of information digestion in which inexpensive data are gathered from largely open sources and condensed, through an open process, into knowledge terse and insightful enough to inspire wisdom in our leaders. The entity would be small, highly networked, and generally visible . It would rely heavily on the Internet, public media, the academic press, and an informal worldwide network of volunteers -- a kind of global Neighborhood Watch -- that would submit on-the-ground reports."
Clark comment: The author's "global Neighborhood Watch" sounds like a good way to get people thrown into jail for spying, if they are lucky enough not to live under one of the more repressive regimes.
Barna, Cristian. "From Profession to Discipline: The Development of Romanian Intelligence Studies." International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 27, no. 4 (Winter 2014): 772-784.
Barnard, Richard. "Bad Luck behind Chopper Failures Prior to Iran Rescue Mission, but Did They Listen?" Defense Week, 28 Jul. 1980, 6-7.
Barnds, William J. "Intelligence and Foreign Policy: Dilemmas of a Democracy." Foreign Affairs 47, no. 1 (Jan. 1969): 281-295.
Barnds, William J. The Right to Know, to Withhold and to Lie. New York: Council on Religion and International Affairs, 1969. [Petersen]
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