Michael I. Handel

 

"Michael I. Handel is Professor of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, and joint founding editor with Christopher Andrew of [the journal] Intelligence and National Security." "Notes on Contributors," Intelligence and National Security 3, no. 3 (Jul. 1988).

See the special tributes to Michael I. Handel (1942-2001) in Intelligence and National Security 16, no. 2 (Summer 2001), vii-xiii.

Handel, Michael I. "Crisis and Surprise in Three Arab Israeli Wars." In Strategic Military Surprise: Incentives and Opportunities, eds. Klaus Knorr and Patrick Morgan, 111-122. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 1984.

Includes information on the Israeli deception plan prior to the Sinai Campaign in 1956.

[Analysis/Surprise; Israel/Surprise; OtherCountries/Arab]

Handel, Michael I. "Intelligence and Military Operations." Intelligence and National Security 5, no. 2 (Apr. 1990): 1-95.

This is the author's lead article to introduce a Special Issue of the journal devoted to the subject of the title. The lengthy article is a self-contained monograph and is well worth reading on its own for its review of the theoretical and practical relationship between intelligence activities and the waging of war.

[MI/Overviews]

Handel, Michael I. "Intelligence and the Problem of Strategic Surprise." Journal of Strategic Studies 7, no. 3 (Sep. 1984): 229-281.

Twining, I&NS 4.1/185/fn. 19, says that this article provides "an excellent discussion of the problem of strategic surprise and possible methods for reducing its likelihood and effectiveness."

[Analysis/Surprise]

Handel, Michael I. "Leaders and Intelligence." Intelligence and National Security 3, no. 3 (Jul. 1988): 3-39.

This is the author's introductory essay to "Special Issue on Leaders and Intelligence," Intelligence and National Security 3, no. 3 (Jul. 1988).

[Overviews/Gen]

Handel, Michael I. Military Deception in Peace and War. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1985. [Petersen]

[MI/Deception]

Handel, Michael I. Perception, Deception and Surprise: The Case of the Yom Kippur War. Jerusalem: Hebrew University Press, 1975.

Handel, Michael I. "The Politics of Intelligence." Intelligence and National Security 2, no. 4 (Oct. 1987): 5-46.

This article "attempts to construct a framework for systematic analysis of the various types of political interference or the political pathologies existing within the intelligence process."

[GenPostwar/80s/Gen]

Handel, Michael I. "The Study of Intelligence." Orbis 26 (Winter 1983): 817-821.

[RefMats/Teaching]

Handel, Michael I. "Surprise and Change in International Politics." International Security (Spring 1980): 57-85.

[Analysis/Surprise]

Handel, Michael I. "Technological Surprise in War." Intelligence and National Security 2, no. 1 (Jan. 1987): 1-53.

[Analysis/Surprise][c]

Handel, Michael I. War Strategy and Intelligence. London: Frank Cass, 1989.

Surveillant 1.1 notes that this work contains "[t]heoretical essays on different dimensions of intelligence in war." Three common denominators are identified: "the impact of technology..., the political nature of war, and the limits of rational analysis in the study of war."

According to Dockrill, I&NS 6.2, Handel is seeking to revise those areas of Clausewitz' On War (1832) "that have become obsolete or need extensive revision as a result of the passage of time." Because Clausewitz discounted the role of intelligence, the author deals with this aspect in "great detail.... Handel has produced a compelling theoretical framework encompassing the political, strategic and tactical dimensions" of intelligence in 20th century warfare.

[MI/Overviews]

Handel, Michael I. "The Yom Kippur War and the Inevitability of Surprise." International Studies Quarterly, Sep. 1977: 461-502.

[Israel/YomKippur]

Handel, Michael I., ed. Intelligence and Strategy in the Second World War. London: Frank Cass, 1990.

Surveillant 1.2 identifies this work as an "examination of the successes and failures of intelligence operations in various battle areas of WWII by a multi-national group of academics."

[WWII/Gen]

Handel, Michael I., ed.

1. "Special Issue on 'Intelligence and Military Operations.'" Intelligence and National Security 5, no. 2 (Apr. 1990): entire issue.

Includes Handel's lengthy and useful lead essay relating intelligence activities to the waging of war in theory and practice; two articles on the U.S. Civil War; two articles on World War I; and seven articles on World War II.

2. Intelligence and Military Operations. London: Frank Cass, 1990.

This book was first published as a special issue of the journal Intelligence and National Security 5, no. 2 (Apr. 1990) (see above).

[MI/Overviews]

Handel, Michael I., ed.

1. "Special Issue on 'Leaders and Intelligence.'" Intelligence and National Security 3, no. 3 (Jul. 1988): entire issue.

2. Leaders and Intelligence. London: Frank Cass, 1989.

This book was first published as a special issue of the journal Intelligence and National Security 3, no. 3 (Jul. 1988) (see above).

[Overviews/Gen]

Handel, Michael I., ed.

1. "Strategic and Operational Deception in the Second World War." Intelligence and National Security 2, no. 3 (Jul. 1987): Entire issue.

Handel's "Introduction: Strategic and Operational Deception in Historical Perspective," 1-91, is well worth reading as a standalone article.

2. Strategic and Operational Deception in the Second World War. London: Frank Cass, 1987.

This book was first published as a special issue of the journal Intelligence and National Security 2, no. 3 (Jul. 1987) (see above).

[WWII/Eur/Deception]

 

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