Kaplan, David E. Fires of the Dragon: Politics, Murder, and the Kuomintang. New York: Atheneum, 1992.
Fein, FILS 12.6, notes that while the "1984 political murder of Henry Liu ... is the centerpiece,... the book attempts more.... It also sallies forth to attack what Kaplan believes were notorious actions of [KMT] intelligence under Chiang Ching-Kuo (CCK) and inexcusable indifference to such outrageous practices by the FBI and the CIA.... Ray Cline is portrayed uncharitably and inaccurately.... [This] unfootnoted characterization ... of Cline suggest[s] a worrisome inclination to conflate mythology with nonfiction." According to Zagoria, FA 71.5 (Sep.-Oct. 1992), the author sees Liu's murder as "only one part of the KMT's remarkable intervention in the United States."
See also Thomas Marks, "This Taiwanese Expose Sheds More Heat Than Light," Asian Wall Street Journal (Hong Kong), 26-27 Nov. 1993, 8.
Kaplan, David E. "Foreign Affairs." U.S. News & World Report, 30 Apr. 2007. [http://www.usnews.com/]
Sometime this summer, "an administrative judge at the EEOC's Washington field office will decide" whether a class action lawsuit on how the CIA treats its female spies will go forward. The complaint is that they were "driven out of the agency for intimate affairs and close friendships with foreign nationals, while male counterparts in similar situations had gotten off scot free."
Kaplan, David E. "Spies Among Us." U.S. News & World Report, 8 May 2006, 40-49.
"Despite a troubled history, police across the nation are keeping tabs on ordinary Americans.... U.S. News has identified nearly a dozen cases in which city and county police, in the name of homeland security, have surveilled or harassed animal-rights and antiwar protesters, union activists, and even library patrons surfing the Web." Includes sidebar, D.E.K., "When the Cops Only Saw Red," p. 48, on the local "Red Squads" of 1950s and 1960s.
Kaplan, David E., and Kevin Whitelaw. "Intelligence Reform -- At Last." U.S. News & World Report, 20 Dec. 2004, 31-32.
"If not the sweeping change that some hoped for, the reforms do amount to a subtle, but important, recalibration in the balance of power over U.S. intelligence activities.... [A] concern among intelligence watchers is whom [President] Bush will nominate as the nation's first DNI.... That choice may prove more important than any single reform, defining the DNI's role and helping chart the course for U.S. intelligence for years to come."
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