Harris

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Harris, Larry, and Brian Taylor. Escape to Honour: The True Story of Hans Nütt, Anti-Nazi German, French Resistance Fighter and British Spy. Toronto: Macmillan, 1984. London: Robert Hale, 1985.

Description from http://www.biblio.com: "The gripping true story of Hans Nutt, a young German who escaped from the Nazis to join the French Resistance and work as a British spy."

[WWII/Eur/Resistance/Gen]

Harris, Lee. "Al Qaeda's Fantasy Ideology: War without Clausewitz." Policy Review 115 (Aug.-Sep. 2002): 19-37.

[Terrorism/00s/Gen]

Harris, Louis. "35% Support Ford-Named CIA Panel." Washington Post, 17 Feb. 1975, A3.

On appointment of Rockefeller Commission.

[CIA/70s]

Harris, Paul G., ed. The Environment, International Relations, and U.S. Foreign Policy. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2001.

[GenPostwar/NatSec/Env]

Harris, Richard. "Raid at Son Tay." American History Illustrated 25 (Mar.-Apr. 1990).

[Vietnem/SonTay]

Harris, Ruth R. "The 'Magic' Leak of 1941 and Japanese-American Relations." Pacific Historical Review 50 (Feb. 1981): 77-96.

Sexton calls this an "objective examination" of the 1941 incident. Harris' version contradicts Ladislas Farago's account in The Broken Seal (see Chapter 15, "Moment of Crisis"). This is a "provocative and well written account."

[WWII/Magic][c]

Harris, Shane. "The Boys Are Back in Town." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 133, no. 4 (Apr. 2007): 26-30.

"Four seasoned intelligence hands who know and like each other now control most of the nation's spies." The reference is to Defense Secretary Gates, DNI McConnell, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Clapper, and DCIA Hayden.

[GenPostCW/00s/07]

Harris, Shane. "CIA Executive Will Head New Terrorist Intelligence Center." GovernmentExecutive.com, 11 Mar. 2003. [http://www.govexec.com]

The White House announced on 11 March 2003 that John Brennan will become director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center (TTIC) when it begins operations on 1 May 2003. Brennan, the current CIA deputy executive director, is a career CIA terrorism analyst with a background in Middle Eastern affairs. The TTIC "fuses the FBI's counterterrorism division with the CIA's counterterrorism center. By placing those units under one roof, the administration intends to create a 'hub' for all terrorist intelligence analysis in the government."

[Terrorism/03/TTIC]

Harris, Shane. "Exclusive: CIA's Top Spy Steps Down." The Daily Beast, 23 Jan. 2015. [http://www.thedailybeast.com]

NCS Director Frank Archibald "has announced that he plans to retire. CIA spokesman Dean Boyd confirmed that the director [had] announced his retirement."

[CIA/10s/15 & Components/NCS]

Harris, Shane. "Intelligence Veteran Aims to Motivate Young Analysts." GovernmentExecutive.com, 24 Sep. 2007. [http://www.govexec.com]

Mike Wertheimer, assistant deputy director of national intelligence for analytic transformation and technology, has the task of transforming "the massive intelligence bureaucracy into a collaborative network." A key element "is a suite of new information-sharing and collaborative technologies that look and feel a lot like ... the networking and search tools that younger analysts grew up using." Wertheimer "and his bosses are betting that collaboration is the way to fix what's broken with intelligence."

[Analysis/Gen; DNI/07]

Harris, Shane. "Interview with John Brennan, Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center, Advisor to Barack Obama." Intelligencer 16, no. 1 (Spring 2008): 7-10. Reprinted from National Journal, 7 Mar. 2008.

The interviewee discusses "restructuring the intelligence community, renewing FISA and debating counterterrorism on the campaign trail."

[Terrorism/00s/08]

Harris, Shane. "Meet the Spies Doing the NSA's Dirty Work." Foreign Policy, 21 Nov. 2013. [http://www.foreignpolicy.com]

The FBI provides "a technical and legal infrastructure that permits the NSA ... to operate on U.S. soil." It "collects digital information from at least nine American technology companies as part of the NSA's Prism system." The FBI "carries out its own signals intelligence operations and is trying to collect huge amounts of email and Internet data from U.S. companies." The heart of its "signals intelligence activities is an obscure organization called the Data Intercept Technology Unit, or DITU.... [T]he unit is the FBI's equivalent of the [NSA] and the primary liaison between the spy agency and many of America's most important technology companies."

[FBI/10s/13; NSA/13]

Harris, Shane. "Silencing the Squeaky Wheels." National Journal, 28 Apr. 2006. [http://nationaljournal.com]

"The CIA has imposed new and tighter restrictions on the books, articles, and opinion pieces published by former employees who are still contractors with the intelligence agency. According to several former CIA officials affected by the new policy, the rules are intended to suppress criticism of the Bush administration and of the CIA. The officials say the restrictions amount to an unprecedented political 'appropriateness' test at odds with earlier CIA policies on outside publishing."

[CIA/00s/06/Gen]

Harris, Shane. "The Spy Gap." GovernmentExecutive.com, 1 May 2007. [http://www.govexec.com]

The focus begins on T.J. Waters, author of Class 11 (2006), and why he (and others) have chosen to leave the Intelligence Community for more lucrative employment elsewhere. "Old hands have a name for these 21st century rookies.... They call them, derisively, the 'millennials.'... The federal intelligence community has become a place where the millennials learn spying tradecraft, obtain a coveted top-level security clearance and then bolt to contractors for heftier paychecks." Ronald Sanders, chief human capital officer at ODNI, is quoted on the potential "human capital crisis." Others quoted include Mark Lowenthal, Thomas Fingar, and Lindsay Moran.

[GenPostCW/00s/07]

Harris, Shane. The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State. New York: Penguin, 2010.

Brooks, Proceedings 136.7 (Jul. 2010) and Intelligencer 18.1 (Fall-Winter 2010), finds that "[t]here is little new" here, but there is value in the author's telling of the story, "his exhaustive research, and extensive interviews with many of the primary players. Harris traces the efforts to build massive data bases of information and communications and to structure a data-mining effort to extract intelligence from data." This "is an interesting and well-written history of how we arrived at where we are."

For Peake, Studies 54.3 (Sep. 2010), although the author "does not resolve the question of how to protect privacy and meet the national intelligence mission,... he does suggest that now is the time to debate the issue, not after the next terrorist attack."

[FBI/DomSec/PolSurv; NSA/Overviews]

Harris, Stephen M. British Military Intelligence in the Crimean War, 1854-1856. London & Portland, OR: Frank Cass, 1999.

Lambert, Times Literary Supplement, 12 Mar. 1999, finds that "Harris demonstrates that ... Lord Raglan, far from being the elderly, bumbling aristocratic lightweight of popular literature, was a calculating and sophisticated commander who relied on an effective intelligence network.... [B]ehind their carefully contrived aristocratic hauteur, British generals took a thoroughly modern approach to their work, one in which intelligence played a critical part."

For Baumgart, I&NS 14.3, this work "is a welcome addition to the vast literature on the Crimean War." Its focus is on how the British expeditionary force in the Crimea gathered its intelligence on the Russian army. Herman, RUSI Journal, Feb. 2000, also welcomes this "revision of the stereotype of British intellegence buffoonery." But, for him, "the book is [also] full of material with a bearing on modern intelligence doctrine."

Kruh, Cryptologia 24.1, notes the author's suggestion that "the American Civil War offers the best comparison for measuring the quality of British intelligence in the Crimea. In both cases intelligence systems evolved from nothing." While Wetzel, JMH, Oct. 1999, appreciates the "compelling portrait" that the author draws of Charles Cattley and is in general favorably inclined toward the work, he also notes the "stiff and flat" prose and the "congested" narrative.

[UK/Historical]

Harris, Stephen R. [LTCDR/USN], with James C. Hefley. My Anchor Held. Old Tappan, NJ: Revell, 1970.

[GenPostwar/60s/Pueblo]

Harris, Tomás. Summary of the GARBO Case. London: Public Record Office, 2000. Also published as: GARBO: The Spy Who Saved D-Day. Intro., Mark Seaman. New York: Crown, 2000. Toronto: Dundurn, 2004. [pb]

Tomás (Tommy) Harris was Juan Pujol/Garbo's Spanish-speaking MI5 case officer.

[UK/WWII/Servs/MI5]

Harris, William. "March Crisis 1948, Act I." Studies in Intelligence 10, no. 4 (Fall 1966): 1-22. "March Crisis 1948, Act II." Studies in Intelligence 11, no. 2 (Spring 1967): 9-36.

Westerfield: "Intelligence history of a climactic escalation of the early Cold War: simultaneous crises in Germany, Italy, and Czechoslovakia."

[CIA/EarlyYears]

Harris, William R. Intelligence and National Security: A Bibliography with Selected Annotations. Rev. ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Center for International Affairs, 1968.

Constantinides views the research represented by Harris' work as "impressive"; this effort can serve "as one of the guides to the growing literature on intelligence and national security." However, "annotations are few and those that are to be found are brief."

[RefMats]

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