David M. Glantz

Glantz, David M.

1. Observing the Soviets: Army Attachés in Eastern Europe During the 1930s. Ft. Leavenworth, KS: CAC, [1990].

2. "Observing the Soviets: U.S. Army Attachés in Eastern Europe During the 1930s." Journal of Military History 55 (Apr. 1991): 153-183.

[MI/Attaches; MI/Army/Interwar]

Glantz, David M.

1. "The Red Mask: The Nature and Legacy of Soviet Military Deception in the Second World War." Intelligence and National Security 2, no. 3 (Jul. 1987): 175-259.

2. The Role of Intelligence in Soviet Military Strategy in World War II. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1990.

Surveillant 1.1 notes that this work is the "product of five years of research on Soviet deception and intelligence." According to Ugino, MI 20.2, the "Soviets started the war handicapped by the 'intuitions' of their leader Joseph Stalin.... By 1942, the Soviets established a group of interacting agencies and collection and analysis methods that are still in use today.... By war's end, the Soviets had refined their procedures in a series of regulations, directives, and instructions.... Although the Soviet empire is gone, the lessons enumerated in this book are still applicable."

3. Soviet Military Deception in the Second World War. London: Frank Cass, 1989.

4. Soviet Military Intelligence in War. London: Frank Cass, 1990.

Surveillant 1.5 notes that this work was the winner of NISC's award for "Best Intelligence Book by U.S. Author" for 1990. Glantz is "Director of Research at the US Army Soviet Army Studies Office at Ft. Leavenworth." The author "explains how Soviet intelligence activities on the Eastern Front evolved during the Second World War." The study is "based on numerous formerly secret Soviet and German sources."

5. "Soviet Operational Intelligence in the Kursk Operation, July 1943." Intelligence and National Security 5, no. 1 (Jan. 1990): 5-49.

In this lengthy article, Glantz explores the use of signals intelligence by the Soviet Red Army to locate the German Army's reserves, a critical feature of the Battle of Kursk. The article is liberally illustrated with maps.


Glantz, David M. "Surprise and Maskirovka in Contemporary War." Military Review 68 (Dec. 1988): 50-57.


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