Coleman

 

Coleman, David. The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: Norton, 2012.

For Coffey, Studies 57.2 (Jun. 2013), although there is "something picked over about the topic," the author "does a nice job of cataloging the weaponry Kennedy wanted to open up to scrutiny and the means available to monitor their withdrawal." However, his "excessive coverage" of the "atmosphere in which Kennedy operated -- including an aggressive press..., a State Department without direction, and a condescending and trigger-happy military" -- "distracts from the main story of disarmament."

[GenPostwar/60s/Cuba]

Coleman, Herbert J. "Israeli Inquiry Hits Intelligence Unit." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 15 Apr. 1974, 26-27.

On report of Agranat Commission.

[Israel/YomKippur]

Coleman, Joseph. "Papers Tie U.S. to 1950s Japan Coup Plot." Associated Press, 28 Feb. 2007. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

Declassified CIA files released by the National Archives in January 2007 "reveal that Japanese ultranationalists with ties to U.S. military intelligence plotted to overthrow the Japanese government and assassinate the prime minister in 1952.... [T]he documentary evidence ... illustrates the violent potential of the right-wing, anti-communist cabal that had worked under the U.S. occupation authority's 'G-2' intelligence wing in the ... late 1940s and early 50s.... The CIA files ... say the [G-2] operations were riddled with intelligence leaks, hobbled by a lack of competent agents, and deeply compromised by rivalries among the rightists themselves.... The departure of [Maj. Gen. Charles] Willoughby [chief of G-2 in the occupation government] from Japan in 1951 ... deprived the rightists of their leading American patron and paymaster."

[GenPostwar/40s/Gen; Japan/Postwar; MI/Army/To90s]

Coleman, Peter. The Liberal Conspiracy: The Congress for Cultural Freedom and the Struggle for the Mind of Postwar Europe. New York: Free Press, 1989. London: Collier Macmillan, 1989.

NameBase identifies Peter Coleman as "a former member of the Australian parliament and editor of the Australian journal 'Quadrant,' one of the literary magazines established in the 1950s by the CIA-funded Congress for Cultural Freedom."

For Valcourt, IJI&C 4.1, "the CIA's pronounced ideological bent to the Left during its earliest period, a tendency not altogether eliminated even in contemporary times," has almost been forgotten. This is the "first full description and analysis of the Congress for Cultural Freedom's zesty intellectual and organizational battles." The author's "point that the Congress, despite its CIA funding, did not function as a U.S.-front organization is sustained." Coleman's is a "reasonably balanced analysis."

Watt, I&NS 15.4, p. 162, fn16, does not completely agree, noting that the author's "refusal to look in any detail whatever into the origins of the Congress and at the Soviet cultural offensive in Europe to which it was a reply before 1950, the year of its effective creation, makes it seem a little unbalanced."

[CA/Eur]

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