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Blais, J.J. "The Political Accountability of Intelligence Agencies -- Canada." Intelligence and National Security 4, no. 1 (Jan. 1989): 108-118.

The author, a "senior member" of Canada's Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), believes that the mechanisms established in 1984 with the Security Intelligence Service Act have worked well.

[Canada][c]

Blake, Bernard. Jane's Radar and Electronic Warfare Sytems 1995-96. Alexandria, VA: Jane's Information Group, 1995. [Seymour]

[MI/ElectronicWarfare]

Blake, George. No Other Choice: An Autobiography. London: Jonathan Cape, 1990. No Other Choice. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.

Blake, John F. [Jack] [CIA Deputy Director for Administration]. Affidavit, Nathan Gardels v. Central Intelligence Agency, Civil Action No. 78-0330. U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 7 Jun. 1978.

[Overviews/Legal/Gen]

Blakey, Arch Frederic. General John H. Winder C.S.A. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 1990.

Winder was Provost Marshal of Richmond. "Established in 1961 under Gen. John Henry Winder, this organization had a checkered career, being responsible at one time or another for military discipline in the Richmond area, counterespionage, the defense of Richmond, the administration of prisoners of war, and the collection of information in support of these various tasks." Tidwell, April '65, p. 31. Blakey's biography "gives some useful detail" on Winder's early life, "but, unfortunately, has very little to say about his wartime responsibilities." Ibid., 227 fn.20.

[CivWar/Conf/Related]

Blakey, G. Robert, and Richard Billings. Fatal Hour: The Assassination of President Kennedy by Organized Crime. New York: Berkeley, 1992.

According to Kaiser, I&NS 12.4, the authors seek to reinforce the case they made for the House Select Committee on Assassinations (Blakey was the Chief Counsel of the committee and Billings its Public Relations Director) and later in The Plot to Kill the President (1981). That case is that "Oswald acted on behalf of organized crime."

[CIA/Accusations/90s]

Blakey, G. Robert, and Richard Billings. The Plot to Kill the President: Organized Crime Assassinated JFK -- The Definitive Story. New York: Times Books, 1981.

[CIA/Accusations/Thru80s]

Blanchard, William H. "National Myth, National Character, and National Policy: A Psychological Study of the U-2 Incident." Journal of Conflict Resolution 6, no. 2 (1962): 143-148. [Petersen]

[CIA/60s/U-2]

Blanche, Ed. "Mossad's Misery." Middle East 352 (Jan. 2005): 18-19.

"According to Israel's Channel 2 television, more than 200 Mossad operatives, including seven heads of department (a rank equivalent to major-general in the military) have left the organisation since General Meir Dagan,... took over as director on 30 October 2002.... Channel 2 said the current upheaval stemmed mainly from Dagan's focus on undercover operations against Islamic jihadists and their fellow-travellers. The TV station said in a lengthy investigative programme that senior Mossad figures had been tied up with 'fending off mad ideas for operations' presented by Dagan."

[Israel/00s]

Blancke, Stephan. “Intelligence for Human Rights? Private Intelligence Structures in Human Rights Affairs.” Sicherheit und Frieden [Security and Peace] 3 (2010): 161-168.

The subject of this essay is: "[W]hether or not intelligence agencies can play a role in detecting and observing human rights violations. Do they have special information, sources and capabilities of monitoring, unlike non-state actors? Is their information part of a well-considered and responsible reaction to emerging human rights violations? Or can the information which governments, the media and civil society need to be able to act, be delivered by non-state actors?"

[GenPostCW/10s]

Blancke, Stephan. "North Korean Intelligence Structures." North Korean Review 5, no. 2 (Fall 2009): 6-20.

"Mainly because of the disappearance of the former Eastern Bloc as well as for economic reasons, the DPRK intelligence agencies have to seek cooperation with structures and organizations that can be labeled 'sub-intelligence': these include the gray market of information brokers, commercial intelligence firms, organized crime and its access to information or the right people, private security organizations, and information technology firms, as well as other people who are able and willing to hack into databases and computer networks."

[OtherCountries/NKorea]

Blancke, Stephan, and Jens Rosenke. "Blut ist dicker als Wasser. Die chinesisch-nordkoreanische Militär und Geheimdienstkooperation." [Blood Is Thicker than Water. Military and Intelligence Cooperation Between China and North Korea] Z Außen Sicherheitspolit 4 (2011): 263-294.

From Abstract: Although "there has been a sharp drop-off in bilateral armaments cooperation" betwween the PRC and the DPRK, "intelligence cooperation is persistent and intensive, notably in the realm of signals intelligence and in infiltrating political opposition movements."

China/10s; OtherCountries/NKorea]

Blandford, Edmund L. SS Intelligence: The Nazi Spy Organisation. Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife, 2000. SS Intelligence: The Nazi Secret Service. Edison, NJ: Castle, 2001.

From publisher: "The Nazi spy service was created by Reinhard Heydrich. Under his dedicated, methodical, and ruthless hand it grew into one of the most professional and dangerous espionage services in the world."

[WWII/Eur/Ger]

Blank, Stephen.  "Can Information Warfare Be Deterred?"  Defense Analysis 17 (Aug. 2001): 121-138.

[GenPostwar/InfoWar]

Blanken, Leo, and Justin Overbaugh. "Looking for Intel? … or Looking for Answers? Reforming Military Intelligence for a Counterinsurgency Environment." Intelligence and National Security 27, no. 4 (Aug. 2012): 559-575.

The authors caution that implementation of the reforms proposed in the report by Maj. Gen. Michael Flynn and his colleagues (Fixing Intel) "would constitute a poor fit with the realities of the human resources currently available to the military.... [R]ather than focus on reforming the military intelligence system, we would rather place the onus on the political-strategic leadership to provide better guidance to the existing apparatus. More specifically, we note the lack of leadership in identifying coherent grand strategic goals and how operational tasks fit within the military's operational mandate in Afghanistan."

[MI/Ops/Afgh/Books/Flynn]

Blankenhorn, Heber [CAPT/MID/USA]. Adventures in Propaganda: Letters from an Intelligence Officer in France. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1919.

Includes some interesting examples of propaganda materials.

[WWI/U.S.]

Blanko, Richard L., comp. The War of the American Revolution: A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Published Sources. New York: Garland, 1984.

Petersen: "Section on espionage and propaganda."

[RevWar/Ref]

Blanton, Margaret G. "Moment of Truth." Civil War Times Illustrated 6, no. 6 (1967): 20-23.

Petersen: "Espionage by members of Coleman's scouts."

[CivWar/Davis]

Blanton, Tom. "Seeking Secrecy Where There Was Sunshine." Washington Post, 19 Jul. 2000, A23. [http://washingtonpost.com]

In this Op-Ed piece, the author notes that the Senate has voted to exempt the DIA's "operational files" from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The DIA has claimed that these files are "so highly classified" that they are "'always exempt from release.' But thousands of declassified documents from these same files testify to the contrary."

[MI/DIA]

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