Barr - Barrn

Barr, David [LT/USN]. "Where's Waldo? Intelligence Support to Personnel Recovery." Naval Intelligence Professional Quarterly 24, no. 1 (Jan. 2008): 32-35.

This is the second-place winner of the Naval Intelligence Foundation/Naval Institute essay contest for 2006. It seeks "to capture some of the analytic methodology while describing the political and personal nature of intelligence support to personnel recovery (PR) operations."

[MI/Navy/00s]

Barr, James. Setting the Desert On Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916–1918. London: Bloomsbury, 2006.

Peake, Studies 51.4 (2007), notes that the author "has taken a narrow approach, concentrating on Lawrence's role in the Arab Revolt. He describes Lawrence's development, application and impact of guerrilla warfare tactics, which had not been part of British military doctrine. He also emphasizes Lawrence's role in the political consequences of victory sorted out in London and Paris.... [U]nlike other accounts, Barr puts Lawrence's contribution in perspective by including the very significant role of other players, often overshadowed by the legend of Lawrence of Arabia."

For Goulden, Intelligencer 16.1 (Spring 2008), this is "a cold-eyed (and favorable...) appraisal," based on the author's "intrepid research." See also, T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom (London: Jonathan Cape, 1935).

[WWI/UK/ME/Gen]

Barr, Stephen. "CIA Undertakes a Very Public Experiment in Pay and Performance." Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2002, B2. [http//:www.washingtonpost.com

"The CIA will conduct an experiment," beginning on 26 January 2002 and running for a year, "aimed at linking pay to job performance." DCI George J. Tenet "announced this week that the agency's Office of Chief Financial Officer had been selected for the pilot project."

[CIA/00s/02 & C&C/DA]

Barr, Stephen. "Memorial Service Honors Four Who Fell in Service to CIA." Washington Post, 28 May 2007, D2. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

CIA employees gathered last week in the headquarters lobby at "the Memorial Wall, where 87 stars are carved in marble. Four ... stars were added this spring.... The 87th star was engraved in memory of Rachel A. Dean of Stanardsville, [VA]. She joined the CIA in 2005..., and died last September [2006] in a car accident while on temporary duty in Kazakhstan.... One of stars added to the Memorial Wall ... commemorates an employee whose identity will remain secret, at least for now." According to the CIA, the "ceremony ... was attended by family and friends of more than 30 of the fallen, and dozens of retired CIA communication officers.... The retired officers played key roles in researching the deaths of two others added to the wall this year: James J. McGrath of Middletown, [CT], and Stephen Kasarda Jr. of McKees Rocks, [PA]. Both were communications officers.... McGrath was electrocuted in January 1957 while repairing a broken transmitter in Germany. Kasarda was killed in May 1960 in Tibet, while climbing across a roof that carried a lethal current from an improperly grounded wire."

[CIA/00s/07]

Barr, Stephen. "Monitoring Service Spared in Latest Cuts." Washington Post, 6 Feb. 1997, A21

"In every budget season, there are winners and losers. This time around, it looks like one of the winners will be the arm of the Central Intelligence Agency that tries to chronicle what the world's media say. The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) will be spared from proposed funding cuts, the CIA said this week."

Barr, Stephen. "Pay-Personnel System Another Frontier for CIA." Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2004, C2. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

According to Bob Rebelo, CIA chief of human resources, the CIA on 1 May 2004 will roll out a uniform performance appraisal system as the first step in creating a pay for performance compensation system "that rewards expertise and mastery of new skills."

[CIA/00s/04]

Barr, Stephen. "U.S. Orders Cuban Diplomat's Expulsion in Spy Case." Washington Post, 20 Feb. 2000, A25. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

According to State Department spokesman James Foley, the United States on 19 February 2000 ordered the expulsion of a Cuban diplomat linked to an INS official charged with spying for the Cuban government. Foley did not identify the diplomat. See also, Irvin Molotsky, "U.S. Expels Cuban Diplomat Who Is Linked to Spy Case," New York Times, 20 Feb. 2000.

Barr, Stephen, and Vernon Loeb. "Senator Questions Mideast Plan for CIA: Hearings to Cover Terrorism Monitoring." Washington Post, 26 Oct. 1998, A24. [http://www. washingtonpost.com]

SSCI Chairman Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) on 25 October 1998 "described as 'troubling' the Clinton administration's plan to use the CIA to monitor anti-terrorism efforts in the Mideast and said his committee would hold hearings on the issue."

[CIA/90s/98/MiddleEast]

Barrass, Gordon S. The Great Cold War: A Journey Through the Hall of Mirrors. Stanford. CA: Stanford Security Studies, 2009.

Goldgeier, I&NS 25.2 (Apr. 2010), notes that Barrass headed the UK Assessments Staff and was a JIC member in the latter years of the Cold War. He "provides a fascinating account of the thinking in the United States, Europe and Russia regarding nuclear strategy and great power competition." This "[w]ell written and accessible" book "is quite impressive in analyzing ... the problems of intelligence." For Goulden, Washington Times, 12 Apr. 2009, and Intelligencer 17.1 (Winter-Spring 2009), this work is "an absolutely brilliant account of how analysts both in and out of our government concluded that the Soviet Union, in many ways, was a Potemkin Village." It is "a major contribution to Cold War history."

[GenPostwar/ColdWar]

Barreiros, José António. O Homem das Cartas de Londres: Rogério Peixota de Menezes. 1943. Lisbon: Gótica, 2003.

According to Luce, I&NS 19.1, Rogério de Menezes was "a typist and Axis spy at the Portuguese Embassy in London from July 1942 to February 1943." MI5 knew in advance of his arrival and finally arrested him in February 1943. Deported to Portugal in 1949, he was interviewed by the author for this work, called by the reviewer "a captivating tale that is skilfully told and highly instructive."

[UK/WWII/Portugal]

Barrett, Barrington M., Jr. "Information Warfare: China's Response to U.S. Technological Advantages." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 18, no. 4 (Winter 2005-2006): 682-706.

"Chinese military strategists are working to develop Information Warfare concepts with a distinct national flavor."

[China/Gen/00s]

Barrett, David Dean [COL/USA]. Dixie Mission: The United States Army Observer Group in Yenan. Berkeley, CA: Center for Chinese Studies, 1970.

The author was the first commander of the U.S. Army Observation Group (the Dixie Mission) in Yenan, China, in 1944. See also, Carter, Mission to Yenan (1997).

[WWII/FEPac/CBI]

Barrett, David M.

Barrett, Edward. The Tenney Committee: Legislative Investigation of Subversive Activities in California. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1951.

[FBI/DomSec/Misc]

Barrett, Edward W. Truth Is Our Weapon. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1953.

This book is the story of the author's service in OWI during World War II.

[WWII/PsyOps]

Barrett, Michael J.

1. "Honorable Espionage." Journal of Defense and Diplomacy 2, no. 2 (1984): 13-21, 25, 63; 2, no. 3 (1984): 12-17, 62; and 2, no. 4 (1984): 17-21.

2. "Patterns in Terror." Journal of Defense and Diplomacy 4, no. 3 (1986): 40-44.

Petersen: CIA Assistant General Counsel.

[Terrorism/80s]

Barrett, Neil. The Binary Revolution: The History and Development of the Computer. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006.

Ferry, The Guardian, 29 Jul. 2006, calls this an "ill-researched book" that "is only the latest to make the entirely erroneous claim that Colossus was a machine used to crack Enigma codes and to imply that Turing was its progenitor. Fortunately, with the more or less simultaneous appearance of Jack Copeland's and Paul Gannon's comprehensive treatments, there is no longer any excuse for such casual disregard for the facts."

[UK/WWII/Ultra]

Barrett, Raymond J. "The Role of the Military Attaché." Military Review 51 (May 1971): 50-55.

[MI/Attaches]

Barringer, Felicity. "Libya Admits Culpability in Crash of Pan Am Plane." New York Times, 16 Aug. 2003. [http://www.nytimes.com]

On 15 August 2003, Libya "formally accepted responsibility for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in general language that lacked any expression of remorse for the 270 lives lost when the plane exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. A letter containing Libya's admission and its pledge to compensate the survivors and renounce terrorism was presented to the [UN] Security Council president as part of a carefully choreographed diplomatic pas de trois between Tripoli, London, and Washington, all to pave the way to the final lifting of United Nations sanctions against Libya early next week." See also, Peter Slevin, "Libya Takes Blame for Lockerbie Bombing," Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2003, A1.

[Terrorism/03/Gen]

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