Granatstein, J.L., and David Stafford. Spy Wars: Espionage and Canada from Gouzenko to Glasnost. Toronto: Key Porter, 1990.
NameBase describes the book as focusing on several Canadian intelligence stories: "World War II hero Sir William Stephenson (debunked by the authors), defector Igor Gouzenko, Soviet spy Hugh Hambleton, deep-cover illegal Rudolph Herrmann, and victims of Canadian cold-war paranoia such as Leslie Bennett. Other chapters deal with the separatist movement (which was supported by Charles de Gaulle and private interests in France), 'techno-espionage' (Soviet attempts to acquire technology), and the terrorist threat."
For Surveillant 1.2, Spy Wars is a "well-documented survey, by two military historians." Similarly, Whitaker, I&NS 7.2, finds the book "well-written and accessible to the general reader," with what seems to be "reasonably solid" research that has been undermined by the publisher's decision to omit all references.
Grange, David L., and James A. Kelley. "Victory Through Information Dominance." Army 47, no. 3 (Mar. 1997): 32-37.
The U.S. Army's ability to control the gathering, processing, and dissemination of information is critical to the service's warfighting capability.
According to Rocca and Dziak, Granovsky served in the NKVD from 1942 to his defection in Stockholm in 1946.
1. All Pity Choked: The Memoirs of a Soviet Agent. London: Kimber, 1955.
2. I Was an NKVD Agent: A Top Soviet Spy Tells His Story. New York: Devin-Adair, 1962.
Grau, Lester W., and Michael A. Gress, eds. The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought and Lost. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002.
Cohen, FA 81.3 (May-Jun. 2002), finds that the tone of "this edited and translated collection of Russian general staff studies ... is clinical, professional, and technical." However, "the book frequently glosses over the brutality of the Soviet occupation and the disintegrating morale of the soldiers stationed there. The editors' view of the importance of military technology borders on the dismissive."
Gravalos, Mary Evans O'Keefe. "The Pitfall of a Latin Quirk." Studies in Intelligence 7, no. 4 (Fall 1963): 31-32.
"The Latin tendency to express the most nebulous of ideas in an extremely positive fashion and describe dreams as if they were reality makes it difficult for the analyst ... to assess an unexpected report."
1. "Peril of 'Lost' Arms Dumps." Telegraph (London), 14 Sep. 1999. [http:// www.telegraph.co.uk]
"One of the most sinister and potentially lethal remnants of the Cold War disclosed by Vasili Mitrokhin was the existence of hundreds of arms caches buried by the KGB throughout Europe and North America for use during a war with the West."
2. "Widow Denies MP Husband Was a Spy." Telegraph (London), 14 Sep. 1999. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk]
On 13 September 1999, former Member of Parliament Raymond Fletcher's widow, Catherine, "insisted her husband had never spied for the KGB but had worked for MI6. She conceded he did meet a Soviet colonel regularly in the Sixties to discuss military history before being advised against this by Harold Wilson.... She said MI6 had once asked him secretly to meet Alexander Dubcek, the former Czech leader, to pass on a message."
Gray, Alfred M. "Global Intelligence Challenges in the 1990s." American Intelligence Journal 11, no. 1 (Winter 1989-1990): 3-7.
Gray, C. Boyden. "Remarks of C. Boyden Gray." Houston Journal of International Law 11, no. 1 (1988): 263-270.
Petersen: "White House Counsel's views on oversight."
Gray, Colin S. "Concept Failure? COIN, Counterinsurgency, and Strategic Theory." PRISM 3, no. 3 (Jun. 2012): 17-32. [http://www.ndu.edu/press]
"The dominant claim in th[is] article is that much of the debate of recent years among rival tribes of scholarly warriors over COIN and counterinsurgency doctrine could be rendered more coherent and useful if it were conducted in the intellectual context of strategy's general theory. When COIN is placed properly in its conceptual setting as a thought and activity set necessarily housed under the big tent of the general theory of strategy, truly helpful perspective and discipline apply."
Gray, Colin S. "Handfuls of Heroes on Desperate Ventures: When do Special Operations Succeed?" Parameters, Spring 1999, 2-24.
The author discusses several categories of conditions for success of Special Operations Forces (SOF): Policy demand, enemy vulnerabilities, politics, technological assistance, feasible objectives, tactical competence, strategy, reputation, flexibility of mind, history, and absence of alternatives.
Gray, Colin S. National Security Dilemmas: Challenges and Opportunities. Washington DC: Potomac, 2009.
For Eberhart, Military Review (Jan.-Feb. 2010), the author creates "a clear picture of the global security situation and the challenges strategists and policymakers face.... For policymakers, the book provides insight into the difficult question of what the role of military power should be in the 21st century. The answer may be much different than what it can be." (Italics in original)
Peifer, Joint Forces Quarterly 55 (4th Quarter 2009), comments that where the author "earns his reputation for keen, perceptive thinking is in his elaboration of how [Clausewitzean] verities continue to assist in understanding the current security environment.... Gray combines general, enduring insights and analysis with specific, contemporary recommendations." However, the "interesting question of defining decisive victory against insurgents, terrorists, and others is barely touched."
To Bateman, Parameters 36.4 (Winter 2009-2010), this is "a worthy and useful addition to the bookshelf of any strategist -- academic, practitioner, or theorist." With only a couple of "hiccups, Gray presents a magnificent series of essays regarding practical issues facing the United States, and in particular the ground forces, as we think about the future and the nature of the strategic environment in which we operate." Stigler, NWCR 63.1 (Winter 2010), calls Gary's book "a commendable work that engages a wide array of security considerations and offers much engaging and original thinking."
Gray, John. "Gaffes Damage Intelligence Agency's Image." South China Morning Post, 6 Dec. 1999. [http://www.scmp.com]
"Although they enjoy peace abroad and relative tranquillity at home, Canadians have come to wonder recently whether the guardians of that peace and tranquillity are really up to the job. When you get right down to it, can you have a lot of faith in an intelligence agency when one of its senior officers takes top-secret documents on holiday and leaves them in the boot of her car while she is at a hockey game?
"And what do you make of the same intelligence service when another senior officer leaves an uncoded computer disk containing the names of confidential informants and contacts in a telephone booth? And then there was the undercover Mountie who left his service revolver and a mass of information about undercover operations -- including the names, addresses and telephone numbers of other undercover Mounties -- in the boot of his car."
Gray, Melissa. "Facelift for Neglected WWII Code-Cracking HQ." CNN, 25 Mar. 2010. [http://www.cnn.com]
The British government announced on 25 March 2010 that "it is giving £250,000 ($372,000) to help carry out badly-needed repairs" at Bletchley Park. Simon Greenish, chief executive and director of the Bletchley Park Trust, said that "[t]he money will be used to do basic repairs on roads, parking lots, roofs, drains, and fencing."
Gray, William A. "Crystal Balls and Glass Bottles." Studies in Intelligence 12, no. 2 (Spring 1968): 1-6.
Scientific and technical intelligence officers believe that an "early tip-off on future military systems can be found in appropriate aspects of selected R&D efforts, so that intelligence on adversary R&D can give our own planners and policy makers valuable lead time." The author uses the example of the development of Soviet pulse power tube technology.
Grayson, William C. Chicksands: A Millennium of History. Bowie, MD: Shefford Press, 1992.
Surveillant 2.6: The "later chapters include ... contributions of the RAF Y [Intercept] Service to the allied victory" in World War II "and Chicksands various secret missions.... [T]he 'American era' which began in 1950 ... revolves around the USAF Communications Security units."
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