Colby, Benjamin. 'Twas a Famous Victory: Deception and Propaganda in the War against Germany. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1974.
From "Introduction": "This book describes some of the deception, secrecy, propaganda and falsehood employed to promote trust in Russia and hatred of Germany in a war which brought unconditional military victory and disastrous political defeat. It is concerned primarily with the period beginning with aid to Russia and ending with the policy change which sought to make friends with vanquished Germany and build it up as an ally against Russia."
Colby, C.B. Special Forces: The U.S. Army's Experts in Unconventional Warfare. New York: Coward, McCann, 1964.
Wilcox: "Basic account of the special forces."
Colby, Elbridge A. "Making Intelligence Smart." Policy Review (Aug.-Sep. 2007). [http://www.hoover.org/publications/policy-review/article/5843]
The "wave of reformist zeal" that followed 9/11 "has finally crested -- for the time being at least -- leaving an opening for us to take stock of what all the sound and fury has left behind. Some good ideas have been proposed and implemented, and some bad ones as well; none, however, is likely to make our intelligence dramatically better or the U.S. dramatically safer. Examining why this is so, both theoretically and practically, reveals a more nuanced picture of what intelligence can do, how it can be improved, and how it fits into a smoothly running national security system."
Colby, Jonathan E. "The Developing International Law on Gathering and Sharing Security Intelligence." Yale Studies in World Public Order 1 (1974): 49-92. [Petersen]
Colby, William E.
Cold War International History Project.
Cole, Benjamin. "British Technical Intelligence and the Soviet Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile Threat, 1952-60." Intelligence and National Security 14, no. 2 (Summer 1999): 70-93.
"British technical intelligence of Soviet IRBM capabilities was ... inadequate for the purposes of strategic planning.... Consequently, strategic planning was based upon assumptions of Soviet capabilities rather than hard intelligence."
Cole, David. "Challenging Covert Action: The Politics of the Political Question Doctrine." Harvard International Law Journal 26 (Winter 1985): 155-188. [Petersen]
Cole, Deborah. "U.S.-Held Files Seen Uncovering E. German Spies." Reuters, 4 Feb. 1999.
"Files thought to be in the hands of the CIA could blow the cover of former agents in communist East Germany's international espionage network, according to [State Ombudsman for the Documents of the Former East German State Security Service (Stasi) Joachim Gauck].... The remark comes before a German government delegation ... travels to Washington [on 8 February 1999] to ask for the return of Cold War files on East German spying that ended up in the United States after the fall of the Berlin Wall."
Cole, D. J. Geoffrey Prime: The Imperfect Spy. London: Robert Hale, 1998.
Northcott, I&NS 14.1, notes that Cole is the Detective Chief Superintendent who led the inquiry into Prime's activities. Consequently, the author's book "contains much useful information and many unique insights from his interviews with Prime." In addition, Cole "writes with an easy-flowing, almost conversational, and highly readable style." Nevertheless, this is a personal memoir "not a scholarly work," and does not have the trappings of the latter.
Cole, Eric. Hiding in Plain Sight: Steganography and the Art of Covert Communication. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley, 2003.
Cole, J.A. Prince of Spies: Henri Le Caron. London: Faber & Faber, 1984.
Chambers: "A mixture of farce and good legwork. Entertaining." See Henri Le Caron [pseud., Thomas Miller Beach], Twenty-Five Years in the Secret Service: The Recollections of a Spy (London: Heinemann, 1892; 10th ed. London: EP Publishing, 1974). See also, Peter Edwards, Delusion: The True Story of Victorian Superspy Henri Le Caron (Toronto: Key Porter, 2008).
Canadian Security Intelligence Service. "History" [http://www.csis-scrs.gc.ca/hstrrtfcts/index-eng.asp]: "Henri Le Caron, born Thomas Miller Beach, was a Civil War veteran recruited by the British in 1867 to spy on the Fenian movement in the United States. Le Caron was arguably one of the most successful covert agents to work for the Canadian government."
[Canada/ToWWI; OtherCountries/Ireland/Historical; UK/Historical]
Cole, Jared P., and Andrew Nolan. Reform of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts: A Brief Overview. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, 31 Mar. 2014. [http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R43451.pdf]
"[S]everal legislative changes to the government's intelligence operations authority have been suggested.... Some have proposed altering the underlying legal authorities relied on by the government when applying to the FISC, while others have suggested changes to the practices and procedures of the FISA Courts. This report provides a brief overview of the legal implications of the latter group of proposals."
Cole, J. Michael. SMOKESCREEN: Canadian Security Intelligence after September 11, 2001. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2008.
Peake, Studies 52.4 (Dec. 2008) and Intelligencer 17.1 (Winter-Spring 2009), admirably restrains himself and avoids directly dismissing this book by a disgruntled former Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) analyst. Nevertheless, nothing is noted to suggest that there is anything of value here. For Lefebvre, IJI&C 22.3 (Fall 2009), what the author writes "is corroborated neither by his sources nor by a proper analytic framework." His criticisms of the United States, Israel, and Canada "are couched in such simplistic and unanalyzed terms that they must be dismissed out-of-hand."
Cole, Patrick E. "The Freedom of Information Act and the Central Intelligence Agency's Paper Chase: A Need for Congressional Action to Maintain Essential Secrecy for Intelligence Files while Preserving the Public's Right to Know." Notre Dame Law Review 58 (Dec. 1982): 350-381.
Coletta, Paolo E. "French Ensor Chadwick: The First American Naval Attache, 1882-1889." American Neptune 39 (Apr. 1979): 126-141. [Petersen]
Colitt, Leslie. Spy Master: The Real-Life Karla, His Moles, and the East German Secret Police. New York: Addison-Wesley, 1995.
Clark comment: This book chronicles the exploits of Markus Wolf, head of the Main Intelligence Administration (HVA) of the East German Ministry of State Security (HfS/Stasi). It is perhaps indicative of something in our end-of-the-century culture that the master (arguably) of the spy masters of most of the last half century has to be compared to a fictional character.
Chambers calls Spy Master a "useful biography of Wolf" that "brings some useful information on East and West German intelligence operations and cases. A bit amorphous in places. Colitt seems to have fallen for Wolf's legendary charm." Click for Chambers' full review.
According to Mapother, WIR 15.1, "this book is illuminating when it talks about the former GDR but no better than popular reporting when it turns to the Federal Republic.... Espionage junkies will discover ... many lively summaries of Wolf's best cases." The author's explanation of the Günter Guillaume affair and its impact on the political fortunes of Willy Brandt "introduces dubious speculation." Overall, however, Colitt "has presented Wolf's achievement well."
Surveillant 4.3 finds particularly interesting "Wolf's descriptions of how he recruited, trained and introduced long-term sleeper agents into the stream of East German refugees fleeing to the West, and his careful infiltration of the western power structure ... which eventually caused the downfall of the Willy Brandt government." It is bothersome to Unsinger, IJI&C 10.1, that the author failed to pay much attention to "two very crucial areas where the HVA had considerable influence -- the support of terrorists and technology transfer." He concludes that this is an interesting book, but much of its information "can be found elsewhere."
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