Foreman, Allan. "A Bit of Secret Service History." Magazine of American History 12, no. 4 (1884): 323-331. [Petersen]
Foreman, Amanda. A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War. New York: Random House, 2011. A World on Fire: An Epic History of Two Nations Divided. London: Allen Lane/Penguin, 2011.
Mead, FA 90.5 (Sep.-Oct. 2011), finds the author's "instructive history of the American Civil War from the perspective of the United Kingdom" to be "a fascinating addition to the literature on the war." For Goulden, Washington Times, 20 Jun. 2011, and Intelligencer 18.3 (Summer-Fall 2011), this work "is massive but never boring." The author "is one of the more exciting historians I have encountered in years.... [S]he is a historian who views the tragedy of the war with objectivity, and whose narrative contains a valuable commentary on the Civil War as seen through non-American eyes."
To Wheatcroft, NYT, 30 Jun. 2011, "this thoroughly researched and well-written but exceedingly long book" has "one drawback": "The presence of so many Englishmen means that Foreman can too easily slip away from 'Britain's crucial role' to a general history of the war and its every battle." Gallagher, Washington Post, 1 Jul. 2011, comments that "Foreman is largely unconcerned with arcane scholarly debates, writing for an audience of non-specialists drawn to engrossing accounts of major historical events." Her "descriptive gifts show especially well in bringing vividly to life the political and diplomatic worlds of Washington and London."
David, Literary Review, Nov. 2010, says that this work "is nothing less than a tour de force.... At 800 pages this is not a short book, yet the pace never flags as Foreman moves the narrative effortlessly from the killing fields of Antietam to the drawing rooms of London." This is "a significant contribution to the historiography of one of the most written about wars." Burlingame, Wall Street Journal, 25 Jun. 2011, calls this work "well-researched and highly readable.... Foreman does not confine herself to often-chronicled incidents of politics and diplomacy; her scope is broader and her cast of characters much larger."
For McPherson, NYRB, 14 Jul. 2011, "[t]he contribution of A World on Fire lies in its richness of description, vivid writing, and focus on individual personalities, including not only public officials but also (mostly on the British side) a wide variety" of individuals. "Some two hundred people figure with varying degrees of prominence in Foreman's story." Cate, Parameters 42.1 (Spring 2012), says that Foreman "provides an absorbing account of the often neglected British dimension of our sectional struggle." This book is "[d]eftly written and lavishly illustrated with contemporary Punch cartoons and drawings from American and British newspapers."
Forero, Juan. "Peruvian Spy Chief Convicted in First of His Trials." New York Times, 25 Mar. 2003. [http://www.nytimes.com]
On 24 March 2003, Vladimiro Montesinos, the former "Peruvian spy chief accused of widespread corruption during the 10-year rule of former President Alberto K. Fujimori, was convicted ... for having used his influence to help the brother of his former mistress ...to be released from jail." This was the "first of more than 60 public trials" Montesinos faces.
Forest, James J.F., ed. Countering Terrorism and Insurgency in the 21st Century: International Perspectives. 3 vols. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2007.
Cassidy, Parameters 38.3 (Autumn 2008), finds that this set "contribute[s] to the corpus of knowledge that informs how we counter terrorism and insurgency in the twenty-first century. The majority of the essays are well-researched, well-written, and germane.... Plowing through ... 2,000-plus pages of this edited work does require more resilience than the typical reader should be expected to exhibit." The first volume is "the best and most salient" of the three.
Forest, James J.F., ed. Homeland Security: Protecting America's Targets. 3 vols. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2006.
Vol. 1: Protecting America's Borders and Points of Entry
Vol 2: Protecting America's Public Spaces and Social Institutions
Vol 3: Protecting America's Critical Infrastructure
Keiser, Proceedings (Dec. 2006), notes that this is an "extensive collection of articles and essays on homeland security." The author "has assembled a well-informed catalogue of views that deserves widespread circulation."
Forest, James J.F., ed. The Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training and Root Causes. 3 vols. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2006.
Markel, Parameters 36.4 (Winter 2006-07), sees this as "a useful and practical reference for commanders, planners, and analysts.... At $300, I would not recommend it to the individual with a passing interest, but I would recommend its inclusion in operations and intelligence libraries at the division-level and above, and for the whole array of combat developers."
Forman, James D. Code Name Valkyrie: Count Von Stauffenberg and the Plot to Kill Hitler. New York: Phillips, 1973. New York: Dell, 1976. [pb]
Von Stauffenberg was the German general who organized the ill-fated 20 July 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler.
Forno, Richard F. "Information Warfare: Fallacies in the Analysis of an Asymmetric Strategic Threat." NMIA Update, Feb. 1998, 11-17.
Current trends in U.S. information warfare focus "almost exclusively on developing enormously complex (electronic) architectures, and on conducting offensive attacks against others (many of whom do not have significant electronic infrastructures susceptible to electronic attack)."
Forno, Richard F., and Ronald Baklarz. The Art of Information Warfare: Insight into the Knowledge Warrior Philosophy. Washington, DC: CISSP, 1999.
The NMIA ZGram, 16 Feb. 1999, provides the following description of this work: "The Art of Information Warfare (TAOIW) is the first common-sense primer on the subject written for laymen, general readers, corporate executives, as well as IT professionals interested in or requiring a practical orientation to the threats and issues associated with today's Information Society from military, corporate, and technical perspectives."
Forster, Dave, and Chris Gibson. Listening In: Electronic Intelligence Gathering Since 1945. Manchester, UK: Crécy Publishing, 2014.
Gary K., Studies 59.2 (Jun. 2015), notes that this "is the history of British airborne electronic intelligence (ELINT) collection." The work "reviews many aircraft and missions that contributed to the British understanding of Soviet air defenses and is fairly detailed up to 1975, but much less so from 1975 to 2013.... Listening In offers only nine bibliographic references and no endnotes."
Förster, Günter. Die Juristische Hochschule des Ministerium für Staatsicherheit. Berlin: State Ombudsman for the Documents of the Former East German State Security Service, 1996.
This report calls the MfS School of Law "an academic secret service institution in the form of a 'technical-administrative' university with a very pronounced ideological orientation." Quoted in Adams, IJI&C 13.1/24.
Forsyth, Frederick. The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue. New York: Putnam's, 2015.
Rayner, Telegraph (London), 31 Aug. 2015, notes that Forsyth "worked as a spy for more than two decades after being recruited by the Secret Intelligence Service in 1968.... Forsyth conducted counter-intelligence in Communist East Germany and apartheid-era South Africa."
Forsythe, David P. "Democracy, War, and Covert Action." Journal of Peace Research 29, no. 4 (Nov. 1992): 385-395.
Fort, Randell. Economic Espionage: Problems and Prospects. Working Group on Intelligence Reform. Washington, DC: Consortium for the Study of Intelligence, 1993.
According to Surveillant 3.2/3, Fort presents a "comprehensive case" against the intelligence community providing commercial intelligence to U.S. companies.
Fortune. Editors. "U.S. Arsenal of Words." Mar. 1943, 83-85, 169-170, 172, 174, 176. [Winkler]
Foryst, Carole A. "Missing from U.S. Analysis: The Concept of 'Total U.S.'" International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 22, no. 3 (Fall 2009): 396-420.
The Intelligence Community "does not appear to internalize the U.S. as a unified entity -- as the international phenomenon it is."
Foryst, Carole A. "Rethinking National Security Strategy Priorities." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 23, no. 3 (Fall 2010): 399-425.
The focus here is specific, rather than general; it is on U.S. counterintelligence strategic priorities. The author expresses concern that economic and industrial espionage is ranked second to counterterrorism on the list of Intelligence Community priorities.
Foryst, Carole A. "TechNet: To Improve the IC's Science and Technology Pursuits." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 24, no. 3 (Fall 2011): 510-533.
The IC "has lagged in harnessing the innovative possibilities of utilizing S&T information integration in supporting its own research and development (R&D) missions."
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