McAllister, David H. [LT/USN] "Assessing Israeli Intelligence in Action." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 13, no. 4 (Oct. 1997): 1-5.
This article adds nothing new about the performance of Israeli intelligence in the 1967, 1973, and 1982 wars. However, it does draw together in a cogent fashion most of the conventional themes concerning Israeli successes and failures before and in those conflicts. The conclusion that Israeli intelligence failures can be linked directly to a lack of objectivity (versus the measurements of accuracy and timeliness), arising in 1973 from preconceived notions and in 1982 from political influence, is inescapable.
McAuliffe, Mary S., ed. CIA Documents on the Cuban Missile Crisis 1962. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 1992.
According to Surveillant 3.1, the editor/compiler, Dr. Mary S. McAuliffe, "recently completed an internal study of John A. McCone's tenure as DCI, and is the author of Crisis on the Left: Cold War Politics and American Liberals, 1947-1954" (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts, 1978). FILS 11.6 says this collection is "unique and provides ... invaluable information." For Lowenthal, the documents give "a good feel for the role played by intelligence in this crisis and [how] senior policy and intelligence officials interacted." Additional documents on the 1962 crisis are published in Laurence Chang and Peter Kornbluh, eds., The Cuban Missile Crisis (1992).
McAuliffe, Michael. "Joint Task Force Two: Canada's Secret Soldiers." CBC, 22 Apr. 1999. [http://www.tv.cbc.ca]
Joint Task Force II is an elite commando unit of the Canadian armed forces. It was formed in 1993 with a counterterrorism mission. Although "JTF2 may be domestically oriented,... at least a handful of its members are dispatched on every major Canadian peacekeeping operation." This article suggests that JTF2 may be operating in Kosovo, providing targeting information for NATO warplanes.
McAvoy, Audrey. "Opening Statements Begin in Hawaii Spy Trial." Associated Press, 13 Apr. 2010. [http://www.ap.org]
On 13 April 2010, assistant U.S. Attorney Ken Sorenson told a jury that Noshir Gowadia betrayed the United States "by selling military secrets to China." Gowadia's "defense countered that the information he passed on was 'obvious' and 'well-known.'" Gowadia worked at Northrop Corp. 1968-1986, and "helped design the propulsion system for the B-2 stealth bomber." Gowadia's "trial is expected to last into July."
McBurney, Christian M.. Kidnapping the Enemy: The Special Operations to Capture Generals Charles Lee and Richard Prescott. Yardley, PA: Westholme, 2013.
This is the story of the captures and exchange of Continental Army Maj. Gen. Charles "Mad" Lee and British Maj. Gen. Richard Prescott. Goulden, Washington Times, 7 Apr. 2014, and Intelligencer 20.3 (Spring-Summer 2014), says the author's "tangled story ... is superbly researched and presented in lively prose that makes for easy reading." For Peake, Studies 59.1 (Mar. 2015), this "is a little known story of the War for Independence, beautifully told, wonderfully documented, and a pleasure to read."
McCadden, Harvey B. "Cover in Unconventional Operations." Studies in Intelligence 5, no. 3 (Summer 1961): 31-35.
Cover is one "consideration to be weighed in connection with any examination or re-examination of the modus of unconventional operations." It "must be treated as an integral part of the plan for the conduct of any clandestine operation.... [T]he conduct of the operation must be shaped to fit its cover legend."
McCague, James. FBI: Democracy's Guardian. New Canaan, CT: Garrard, 1974. [Petersen]
McCall, Gibb. Flight Most Secret. London: Kimber, 1981.
This book is about Group Captain Charles Pickard and the infiltrating and exfiltrating of agents from German-occupied Europe. See also, Hamilton, Wings of Night (1977).
McCann, Frederic. "Learning Quickly on the Job: Gathering Intelligence in Laos in 1968." Studies in Intelligence 49, no. 1 (2005), 27-31.
Personal memories: "In 1968, I was sent from Tokyo to Laos to interview refugees and ralliers from the communist Pathet Lao guerrillas who had fled to the protection of royalist Gen. Vang Pao's army of Meo hill tribe 'irregulars.'"
McCann, Thomas. An American Company: The Tragedy of United Fruit. New York: Crown, 1976.
McCarter, Mickey. "IG Adds to To-Do List for DHS Intelligence Office." Homeland Security Today, 13 Jan. 2010. [http://www.hstoday.us]
In a report, "Improvements Necessary in DHS' Security Program and Practices For Its Intelligence Systems," released on 12 January 2010, "the DHS inspector general (IG) identified a need to address management and operational issues within the DHS information security management program to prevent the leak of sensitive information.... The IG office cited concerns with incomplete plans of actions for information security and the lack of a formal information system security training and awareness program for DHS intelligence officers. In addition, technical authorities have not been granted to intelligence systems at the US Coast Guard and US Secret Service."
McCaslin, Leland C. Secrets of the Cold War: US Army Europe's Intelligence and Counterintelligence Activities against the Soviets. Solihull, UK: Helion, 2010.
Peake, Studies 55.2 (Jun. 2011), notes that "[m]ost of the 19 chapters contain reminiscences written by the more than 50 contributors." The author "adds brief introductory comments to most chapters and contributes two himself." The book provides "a glimpse of military intelligence activities in Europe during the Cold War," but "[t]here are no secrets" here, despite the title. For Goodman, AIJ 29.2 (2011), this work offers "an enjoyable and informative look at the different intelligence and counterintelligence efforts and concerns during [a] very dangerous time in Europe's history."
McCauley, Nathan E. "The Military Intelligence Profession in the U.S. Army." Military Intelligence 13, no. 3 (1978): 14-17, 37.
McChristian, Joseph A. [MGEN/USA] The Role of Military Intelligence, 1965- 1967. Washington, DC: GPO, 1974.
According to Pforzheimer, the author, who later headed Army Intelligence, relates his experiences as J-2 MACV. Constantinides finds that the work is "of greatest value on the organization of military intelligence." Because the material is unclassified, many subjects are omitted.
McClintock, Michael. Instruments of Statecraft: U.S. Guerrilla Warfare, Counterinsurgency, and Counter-terrorism, 1940-1990. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.
Choice, Jul.-Aug. 1992, says the author is a "human rights monitor" who "contends that the US has waged 'dirty war'... around the world since the end of WW II." McGehee, <email@example.com>, 21 Jun. 1996, sees a "a finely researched examination of the use of the covert arms of the U.S. Government in subverting or sustaining foreign governments." Namebase comments that the author's "numerous quotes from military manuals and experts begin to drag after a few hundred pages, but his material on Edward Lansdale, and on President Kennedy's love affair with Special Forces, are almost worth the effort it takes to wade through them."
McConnell, J. M. [VADM/USN (Ret.)]
McCoole, Sinéad. No Ordinary Women: Irish Female Activists in the Revolutionary Years 1900-1923. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003. Dublin: O'Brien Press, 2003.
From publisher: "Spies, snipers, couriers, gun-runners, medics -- women played a major role in the fight for Ireland's freedom, risking loss of life and family for a cause to which they were totally committed." This work includes the biographies of sixty-five women activists.
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