Davis

 

Davis, Burke. Get Yamamoto. New York: Random House, 1969. New York: Bantam, 1971. [pb]

[WWII/FEPac/Yama]

Davis, Chris [LTCDR/USN]. "Preparing the Battlefield." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 132, no. 1 (Jan. 2006): 77-79.

The author argues that "[t]he Navy needs a formal intelligence preparation of the battlespace doctrine."

[MI/Navy/00s]

Davis, Curtis Carroll. "The Civil War's Most Over-Rated Spy." West Virginia History 28, no. 1 (Oct. 1965): 1-9.

Belle Boyd.

[CivWar/Conf/Women]

Davis, Curtis Carroll. "Companions of Crisis: The Spy Memoir as a Social Document." Civil War History 10, no. 4 (Dec. 1964): 385-400.

In this article, Davis looks at Civil War spy memoirs. He identifies "nineteen published autobiographical narratives of intelligence service, as well as five biographical accounts which properly belong to the group." Six of the individuals involved are listed in the Dictionary of American Biography -- Baker, Cushman, Pinkerton, Richardson, Boyd, and Stringfellow. The "Civil War spy memoirs exhibit the following attributes...: they are dull, they are festooned with the spangles of romanticity, they give off a bookish aura."

[CivWar/Overviews][c]

Davis, Curtis Carroll. "The Craftiest of Men: William P. Wood and the Establishment of the United States Secret Service." Maryland Historical Magazine 83 (Summer 1988): 11-126.

Davis, Curtis Carroll. "The Pet of the Confederacy Still? Fresh Findings About Belle Boyd." Maryland Historical Magazine 78, no. 1 (Spring 1983): 35-53.

[CivWar/Conf/Women]

Davis, Daniel T. "The Air Role in the War Between the States." Air University Review 27 (Jul.-Aug. 1976): 13-29. [Petersen]

[CivWar/Battles]

Davis, David B., comp. and ed. The Fear of Conspiracy: Images of Un-American Subversion from the Revolution to the Present. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1971.

[SpyCases/U.S./Treason/Gen]

Davis, Donald A. Lightning Strike: The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamota and Avenge Pearl Harbor. New York: St. Martin's, 2005.

Felker, Proceedings 131.3 (Mar. 2005), says the author "effectively ... bring[s] life to this historical drama." However, he "sacrifices historical explanation for the sensational and controversial" by overemphasizing the dispute over who should have credit for the kill. Readers of this book "will find a sensational story -- but they should look elsewhere for the history."

For Citino, World War II, http://www.historynet.com/reviews, the author takes too much time and space to set the context for his readers." Then, his "rendition of the mission itself, while riveting, is journalistic. Much of the writing is clichéd, unimaginative and one-dimensional.... Probably most egregious of all is that Davis does not directly cite sources."

[WWII/FEPac/Yamamoto]

Davis, Elmer [Director/OWI]

1. "America and the War." Saturday Review of Literature, 18 May 1940, 5, 11-12.

2. "Broadcasting the Outbreak of War." Harper's, Nov. 1939, 579-588.

3. "Is England Worth Fighting For?" New Republic, 15 Feb. 1939, 35-37.

4. "OWI Has a Job." Public Opinion Quarterly 7 (1943): 5-14.

5. "The Road from Munich." Harper's, Dec. 1938, 40-48.

6. "Roosevelt: The Rich Man's Alibi." Harper's, Oct. 1939, 460-468.

7. "The War and America." Harper's, Apr. 1940, 449-462.

8. "We Lose the Next War." Harper's, Mar. 1940, 337-348.

9. "What the OWI Is Doing." Saturday Review of Literature, 5 Dec. 1942, 7-9, 59.

[Winkler]

[WWII/PsyWar]

Davis, Elmer, and Bryon Price. War Information and Censorship. Washington, DC: American Council on Public Affairs, n.d. [Winkler]

[WWII/PsyWar]

Davis, Euan G. "A Watchman for All Seasons." Studies in Intelligence 13, no. 2 (Spring 1969): 37-43.

Indications or warning intelligence "may be said to be distinguished from other forms of current intelligence in that its primary interest in enemy behavior is in terms of its threat potential.... [T]he warning analyst's analysis should tend to sound more ominous than that of the current analyst. By definition, as the advocate of the worst possible situation, the indications analyst is expected to espouse that attitude in considering each new set of circumstances."

[Analysis/Warning]

Davis, Forrest Lamar [MAJ/USA]. "Predictive Intelligence: Do We Really Need It." Military Intelligence 23, no. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1997): 30-32.

The author concludes that at the tactical S2 level engaging in predictive assessments of the enemy -- providing a "most likely" enemy course of action -- enhances risk. He would prefer to focus, at this level, on "capabilities" assessments.

[MI/Army/90s][c]

Davis, Franklin M., Jr.

1. "The Army's Technical Detectives." Military Review 28 (May 1948): 12-18.

The U.S. Army's "T-Force" and technical intelligence in World War II.

2. "Technical Intelligence and the Signal Corps." Signals 3 (Jul.-Aug. 1949): 19-26. [http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/RefBibs/intell/ww2/tech.htm]

[WWII/TechIntell]

Davis, Jack.

Davis, James K.

1. Assault on the Left: The FBI and the Sixties Antiwar Movement. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1997.

2. Spying on America: The FBI's Domestic Counterintelligence Program. New York: Praeger, 1992.

[FBI/DomSec/To00s]

Davis, Nathaniel.

1. "Allende's End: The American Ambassador's Own Story." Washington Post Magazine, 3 Mar. 1985, 12-15.

Excerpts from Ambassador Davis' book, The Last Two Years of Salvador Allende (see below).

2. The Last Two Years of Salvador Allende. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1985.

Davis was U.S. Ambassador to Chile at the time of Allende's overthrow. I had a brief, but I believe close, period of time with Ambassador Davis at the Naval War College, 1980-1981. He was a good and honest American public servant. The depiction of Davis in the movie Missing was maliciously dishonest and pained the Ambassador deeply. In this book, he tells Allende's story as straightforwardly and truthfully as possible.

3. "U.S. Covert Actions in Chile 1971-73." Foreign Service Journal. Part I, Nov. 1978, 10-14, 38-39; Part II, Dec. 1978, 11-13, 42.

[LA/Chile][c]

Davis, Nathaniel. "The Angola Decision of 1975: A Personal Memoir." Foreign Affairs 57, no. 1 (Fall 1978): 109-124.

Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.

[CA/Africa/Angola]

Davis, Norman C. [LTCOL/USMC] "Intelligence and Operational Maneuver from the Sea: Organizing for the Future." Marine Corps Gazette, Oct. 1999, 48-51.

The intelligence structure needed to meet the challenges of the operational maneuver from the sea (OMFTS) concept includes "an organic intelligence capability" within the Marine expeditionary force and at the major subordinate command level, "along with a G-2 intelligence section at each echelon to coordinate the overall intelligence effort."

[MI/Marines]

Davis, Patricia. "Ex-NSA Worker Gets 24 Years for Spying." Washington Post, 27 Feb. 1999, B2.

On 26 February 1999, David Sheldon Boone, 46, a former NSA code analyst who began spying for the Soviet Union in 1988, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Alexandria to 24 years and four months in prison.

[SpyCases/U.S./Boone]

Davis, Patricia, and Pierre Thomas. "Sources Say Captive Suspect Admitted to CIA Slayings." Washington Post, 20 Jun. 1997, A1, A6.

[CIA/90s/97/Kansi]

Davis, Robert B. "Changing Roles for MI in the 21st Century." Military Intelligence 16, no. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1990): 32-35.

[MI/Army/90s]

Davis, Robert N. "A Report of Document Exploitation in Bosnia and NATO's Stabilization Force." National Security Law Report, Nov. 1999, 1, 4-6.

The author is a naval reservist deployed to Bosnia from January to October 1999. He served as Officer in Charge of the document exploitation mission of NATO's stabilization force.

[MI/Ops/Bosnia]

Davis, Wes. The Ariadne Objective: The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis. New York: Crown, 2013.

According to Hull, Military Review (Jan.-Feb. 2015), Patrick Leah Fermor of SOE "spent several years in Crete aiding the Cretan partisans" after the island fell to the Nazis in mid-1941. This "fast-paced" and "important narrative" on partisam warfare in WWII "is a great read."

[UK/WWII/Med & Services/SOE]

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