Me - Meh

 

Mead, Margaret. "Anthropological Contributions to National Policies during and Immediately after World War II." In The Uses of Anthropology, ed. Walter Goldschmidt, 145-157. Washington, DC: American Anthropolgical Association, 1979.

See Carleton Mabee, "Margaret Mead and Behaviorial Scientists in World War II: Problems of Responsibility, Truth and Effectiveness," Journal of History of the Behavioral Sciences 23 (1987): 3-13.

[WWII/OSS/R&A]

Mead, Peter [Brig.]. The Eye in the Air: History of Air Observation and Reconnaissance for the Army, 1785-1945. London: HMSO, 1983.

[Recon/Imagery; UK/Overviews/MI]

Meador, C. Lawrence, and Vinton G. Cerf. "Rethinking the President's Daily Intelligence Brief." Studies in Intelligence 57, no. 4 (Dec. 2013): 1-14 [https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol-57-no-4/pdfs/Meador-Cerf-Rethinking%20the%20PDB-Dec2013.pdf]

"[T]he focus of this article is on a future environment in which tablets and other platforms are the principal mechanisms for presenting and visualizing intelligence to senior leaders."

[Analysis/Gen/10s]

Meadows, William C. The Comanche Code Talkers of World War II. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2003.

Kruh, Cryptologia 28.1, notes that the author follows the group of Comanche Code Talkers that landed in Normandy on D-Day "from their recruitment and training to their active duty in World War II and on through their postwar lives up to the present.... Meadows sets this history in a larger discussion of the development of Native American code talkers in World Wars I and II.... It is a very thorough study."

[WWII/FEPac/Navajo]

Mears, Bill. "Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Domestic Spying." CNN, 6 Jul. 2007. [http://www.cnn.com]

On 6 July 2007, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati "ordered the dismissal of an ACLU lawsuit challenging President Bush's domestic surveillance program." The court decided by a 2-1 vote that the "plaintiffs -- a group of journalists, scholars and legal advocates -- had no legal standing to pursue their claims because they could not show they were targeted by the National Security Agency's warrantless spying program.... The court ordered a federal judge in Detroit to formally dismiss the lawsuit.... The ruling did not address the larger constitutional questions of whether the NSA program is legal, or the limits on permissible warrantless surveillance."

[NSA/00s/07]

Meason, James E. "Military Intelligence and the American Citizen." Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 12, no. 2 (1989): 541-567.

Petersen says that "Meason ... provides a perceptive, well-documented, and concise survey of the history and functions of defense intelligence."

[MI/Overviews]

Meckler, Laura. "Ex-Wife: CIA 'Punished' Alleged Spy." Associated Press, 4 Apr. 1998. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"The former CIA spy now charged with espionage and extortion was sometimes overzealous about his work and had policy disputes with his superiors that led to his downfall, his ex-wife," Madeline Libre, said on 4 April 1998. "Libre agreed that the official reason [Douglas F.] Groat was fired was involvement in a compromised operation and his refusal of the polygraph test afterwards. She said he did that because he feared the results would be manipulated and used against him."

[SpyCases/U.S./Groat]

Medd, Roger, and Frank Goldstein. "International Terrorism on the Eve of a New Millennium." Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 20, no. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1997): 281-316.

[Terrorism/90s]

Medhora, Shalailah. "Australia and Iran Agree to Sharing of Intelligence in Battle against ISIS in Iraq." The Guardian, 19 Apr. 2015. [http://www.theguardian.com]

After a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced an agrement between Australia and Iran "to share intelligence relating to Australians fighting with extremist groups in Iraq.... Around 100 Australians are believed to be fighting for Isis or related groups in Iraq and Syria."

[Australia/10s; OtherCountries/Iran]

Medina, Carmen A. "What to Do When Traditional Models Fail: The Coming Revolution in Intelligence Analysis." Studies in Intelligence 46, no. 3 (2002): 23-28.

"The DI's tradecraft model was developed during the 1960s and 1970s and optimized against the characteristics of that period." Today, intelligence analysts must be prepared to operate in "an era of information abundance, wellconnected policymakers, and non-traditional issues." The focus needs to be "on customer requirements, collaborative work, and less formal products."

Steven R. Ward, "Evolution Beats Revolution in Analysis," Studies in Intelligence 46, no. 3 (2002): 29-36, offers "counterpoint" to Medina's thoughts. Ward suggests that Medina's critique "fails to take into account the wide variety of consumers that the DI serves, ranging from the Executive Branch and the Congress to the military and foreign intelligence partners.... [M]ore proof needs to be shown that the traditional model has failed and that significant change, much less a revolution, in the DI is needed."

[Analysis/Critiques; CIA/C&C/DI]

Medina, Carmen A., and Rebecca Fisher. "Thinking About the Business of Intelligence: What the World Economic Crisis Should Teach Us." Studies in Intelligence 53, no. 3 (Sep. 2009): 11-16.

"In terms of the global financial crisis, complexity is clearly the key theme that runs through the economists' post-mortems and it serves as an important analogue for the intelligence profession."

[Analysis/Gen]

Medlicott, Carol. "Interpreting National Security and Intelligence in Geographic Exploration: Explorers and Geographers in America's Early Republic." Intelligence and National Security 22, no. 3 (Jun. 2007): 321-345.

"[W]e should consider the larger enterprise of America's geographic expansion as a process in which the stakes for national security were truly the highest and which, therefore, also engendered many of the same methodologies that are now commonly associated with the intelligence and security profession."

[Historical/U.S./To1861/Jefferson]

Mednicki, Bernard, with Ken Wachsberger. Never Be Afraid: A Jew in the Maquis. Ann Arbor, MI: Azenphony Press, 1996. Madison, WI: Mica, 1997. [pb]

The author was a Belgian Jew who in 1940 fled with his family to southern France where he joined a Resistance group. The book is based on a series of interviews Wachsberger held with Mednicki in 1988.

[WWII/Eur/Fr]

Medsger, Betty. The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI. New York: Knopf, 2014.

In March 1971, eight antiwar activists broke into the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania; stole classified files; and distributed those files to journalists. The author, a Washington Post reporter, was one of the recipients. In this book, having now discovered who the burglars were, Medsger returns to the story.

Goulden, Washington Times, 13 Apr. 2014, comments that the author "concludes her overlong book with lengthy and worshipful profiles of the burglars, written in admiring prose that validates their choice of her to tell their stories." To Oshinsky, New York Times, 31 Jan. 2014, the personal stories of the burglars, "impeccably researched and elegantly presented..., are the best parts of an engaging but overstuffed book.... Medsger's frequent hyperbole... is also unsettling." Garrow, Washington Post, 23 Jan. 2014, refers to Medsger's "sprawling and sometimes emotionally compelling account."

[FBI/10s/Gen]

Medvedev, Roy. "Requiem for a Traitor: A Spy's Lonely Loyalty to Old, Betrayed Ideals." Washington Post, 19 Jun. 1983, B1, B4.

Meehan, Patricia. The Unnecessary War: Whitehall and the German Resistance to Hitler. London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1992.

For Powers, NYRB, 9 Jan. 1997, this work is a "thoroughly researched and well-written account of British dealings with the German resistance." Elkes, I&NS 12.2, sees Meehan as providing an "overview of the problems those in the [German] Resistance had in their efforts to make contacts abroad." Meehan makes "an extremely strong case decrying the conduct of those in Whitehall and particularly the Foreign Office."

[UK/WWII/Overviews; WWII/Eur/Ger/Res]

Meek, Terry L. [CAPT/USN], and Lawrence T. Peter [LCDR/USN]. "Naval Intelligence Support to Naval Special Warfare." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 11, no. 4 (Oct. 1995): 1-3. Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 17, no. 2 (Apr. 2001): 7-9.

Meers, Sharon I. "The British Connection: How the United States Covered Its Tracks in the 1954 Coup in Guatemala." Diplomatic History 16, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 409-428.

[CIA/50s/Guat]

Mehl, Donald E.

1. The Green Hornet: America's Unbreakable Code for Secret Telephony -- The Untold Story of World War II, The U.S. Army Signal Corps SIGALY System. Kansas City, MO: D.E. Mehl, 1997.

Kruh, Cryptologia 24.2, finds this to be "a marvelously detailed look at a little known aspect of WWII cryptologic history." According to the reviewer, the Green Hornet was the nickname for the U.S. Signal Corps' Sigaly secret communications system, also called Project X by Bell Laboratories and the "X" System by the Army General Staff. Based on a new digital technology, the system was used for telephone conversations between President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill and by the top levels of military and civilian officials for conferences between Washington and the theaters of war.

2. Top Secret Communications of World War II: Unbreakable Encryption for Secret High-Level Conferences; SISALY - The Green Hornet: Secure Telephone Conferences; SIGTOT: Teletype Cryptographic System; The Beginning of the Digital Age. Raymore, MO: D.E. Mehl, 2002.

Kruh, Cryptologia 28.1, says that the author "provides a comprehensive history of ... two of the most top-secret communications systems of World War II.... This is an outstanding, detailed book."

[WWII/Gen]

 

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