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Mendelsohn, John, ed. The Case of Richard Sorge. New York: Garland, 1987.

[Russia/WWII/Sorge]

Mendelsohn, John, ed. Covert Warfare: Intelligence, Counter-intelligence and Military Deception During the World War II Era. 18 vols. New York: Garland, 1989.

Mendelsohn, John, ed. The History of the Counter-Intelligence Corps (CIC). New York: Garland, 1987.

[WWII/Army/CIC]

Mendelsohn, John, ed. Scientific and Technical Intelligence Gathering, Including the ALSOS Mission. New York: Garland, 1987. [Wilcox]

[WWII/Eur/Ger/ALSOS; WWII/TechIntel]

Mendelson, Kenneth A., Stephen T. Walker, and Joan D. Winston. "The Evolution of Recent Cryptographic Policy in the United States." Cryptologia 22, no. 3 (Jul. 1998): 193-210.

[Cryptography]

Mendez, Antonio J. "A Classic Case of Deception." Studies in Intelligence (Winter 1999-2000): 1-16.

This is a marvelously detailed -- although still circumspect -- account from someone well situated to tell the story of the operation to exfiltrate six U.S. State Department personnel from Tehran in the wake of the Iranians' seizure of the U.S. Embassy. It offers between-the-lines insight into one aspect of the work of the CIA's Office of Technical Services.

Ample and respectful credit is given to the Canadians for their central role in, first, protecting the Americans and, later, in facilitating the exfiltration effort. Two aspects that clearly come through in Mendez' account is the enormous need for all types of general and specific information in planning such an operation and the many things, human and otherwise, that can go wrong even when activities are in the hands of professionals.

[CIA/80s/IranExfiltration, C&C/DS&T, Memoirs][c]

Mendez, Antonio J., and Matt Baglio. Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History. New York: Viking 2012.

For McKim, Boston Globe, 20 Sep. 2012, "Mendez's first-person account" is "a fast-paced, straightforward, and gripping story full of drama and compelling characters. The writing here, however, falls short, marred by a smattering of avoidable clichés." The book "provides added insight into a wild, if not widely known, incident in the history of American foreign policy and the CIA."

[CIA/80s/IranExfiltration]

Mendez, Antonio J., with Malcolm McConnell. The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA. New York: Morrow, 1999.

Clark comment: Mendez is the recipient of the CIA's Trailblazer Award, given in 1997 to 50 "CIA officers who by their actions, example, or initiative helped shape" the CIA's first 50 years. For Shryock, IJI&C 16.4, Mendez' memoir is "an interesting and instructive account." However, his "prose is now and again excessively novelistic and often overblown."

According to Powers, AFIO WIN 43-99 (30 Oct. 1999), the author provides a "candid behind-the-scenes account of his 25-year-career as the CIA's foremost inventor of disguises." Mendez "reveals the artistic craft and state-of-the-art techniques required to forge official documents, create propaganda, and manufacture convincing disguises complete with hair pieces, masks, make-up, and costumes." Along the way, he "offers a rare inside look at Agency politics, leadership, and other operations, including espionage tradecraft, surveillance, and cloaking techniques, as well as propaganda activities from 1965 to 1990."

Paseman, Intelligencer 11.1, finds Master of Disguise "an easy and enjoyable read," with "excellent" detail. It provides "a real feel for the difficult business of dealing with human sources." The reviewer does feel that Mendez "paints a very rosy picture of everything involving the Agency." Paseman, CIA Officer in Residence at Marquette University, notes that reading the book has given the students in his "American Intelligence History" course "a better understanding of the shadowy world of secret intelligence and the realities of espionage."

See also, Michael E. Ruane, "Seeing Is Deceiving: Artist Antonio Mendez Put a New Face on the CIA's Work," Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2000, C1; David Holbrooke and Judy Woodruff, "Former CIA Agent Unveils Secrets that Made Him 'Master of Disguise,'" CNN, 3 May 2000, at: http://www.cnn.com/2000/books/news/05/03/master.of.disguise/index.html; and Jim Steinmeyer, "The Master of Disguise...," Studies in Intelligence 46, no. 1 (2002): 67-70.

[CIA/C&C/DS&T, Memoirs][c]

Mendez, Antonio, and Jonna Mendez, with Bruce Henderson. Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations that Helped Win the Cold War. New York: Atria, 2002.

Peake, Studies 47.1 (2003), notes that the authors' "narrative intermixes comments on their sometimes-turbulent careers, how they came to marry, the CIA bureaucracy, and the many contributions of the Office of Technical Services to field operations. The names of those involved and the dates of the operations have been changed for security reasons.... For those who want a sense of what really takes place in the field when magicians from the Office of Technical Services are involved, Spy Dust is a rewarding experience."

[CIA/C&C/DS&T, Memoirs][c]

Mendick, Robert. "Russian Woman Working in House of Commons 'Faces Deportation over Spy Allegations.'" Telegraph (London), 5 Dec. 2010. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk]

Katia Zatuliveter, who was working as an aide to "Mike Hancock, a Liberal Democrat MP who sits on the defence select committee," is facing deportation over allegations she is a spy for Russian intelligence. "It was reported that her expulsion was approved by the Theresa May, the Home Secretary." See also, Sylvia Hui, "Russian 'spy' Challenges Deportation from UK," Associated Press, 9 Dec. 2010.

[UK/PostCW/10s/10]

Menefee, Selden C. "Propaganda Wins Battles." The Nation, 12 Feb. 1944, 184-186. [Winkler]

[WWII/PsyWar]

Menges, Constantine C. Inside the National Security Council: The True Story of the Making and Unmaking of Reagan's Foreign Policy. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.

Valcourt, IJI&C 3.2, identifies Menges is a former NSC staffer and "conservative academic." The concluding chapter "is a vivid look at the major personages with whom he served.... [He] sees George Schultz as his major nemesis." With regard to Iran-Contra, Menges "rejects the notion of Casey 'supporting a dangerous and unnecessary act.'" Clark comment: It is perhaps unfair to note, but some Latin American hands at the CIA were known during Menges' days at the NSC to refer to him as "Constant Menace."

[GenPostwar/Orgs/NSC]

Menner, Simon. Top Secret: Images from the Stasi Archives. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2013.

Peake, Studies 58.3 (Sep. 2014), says these "photographs used in [Stasi] surveillance training classes" provide "an unusual glimpse into the functioning of a dedicated surveillance state."

[Germany/East]

Mennevee. Roger. Les Services Secrets Soviétiques: Evolution et Méthodes d'Action (1917-1957). Paris: Les Documents Politiques, Diplomatiques et Financiers, 1957.

Pforzheimer, Studies 6.2 (Spring 1962), identifies this as "a compilation from the monthly issues of Les Documents Politiques, Diplomatiques et Financiers, which chronicles disclosures of Soviet espionage activities" around the world.

[Russia/Overviews]

Menoher, Paul E., Jr. [LTGEN/USA, DCSINT].

1. "INTEL XXI -- The Intelligence Vision for Force XXI." American Intelligence Journal 16, no. 2/3 (Autumn-Winter 1995): 35-40.

Discusses the plan to leverage "information age technology to create ... the Intelligence system required to support the Army of the 21st century."

2. [MGEN/USA, Commander/INSCOM] "Where Do We Go from Here?" American Intelligence Journal 15, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 1994): 11-14.

"Army Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) [has been] severely degraded by the closure of major forward based sites and the loss of units to mandated force reductions." The Army is in the process of "evolving [a] Regional SIGINT Operations Center (RSOC) architecture."

3. And Patrick B. McNiece [LTC/MI]. "Army Military Intelligence Strategy for the 21st Century." American Intelligence Journal 15, no. 2 (Autumn-Winter 1994): 17-24.

Taking Army Intelligence into the 21st Century: New architectures and new strategies.

[MI/Army/90s; Reform/90s/MI/Gen][c]

Menoher, Paul E., Jr. [MAJGEN/USA] "Responsive Communications Key to Army Intelligence." Signal, Oct. 1991, 61 ff.

[MI/Army/90s]

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