Morrell, Gordon W.
1. Britain Confronts the Stalin Revolution: Anglo-Soviet Relations and the Metro-Vickers Crisis. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1995.
Swain, I&NS 13.4, calls this "the most detailed study of the Metro-Vickers affair yet available." The author "is entirely successful" in his effort "to synthesize both the domestic and international contexts for the arrest [by the Soviet authorities] in March 1933 of six British engineers on charges of spying."
2. "Refining Intelligence and Intelligence-gathering: The Industrial Intelligence Centre and the Metro-Vickers Affair, 1933." Intelligence and National Security 9, no. 3 (Jul. 1994): 520-533.
The author argues that "the Soviet charge that Metro-Vickers acted as a source for British intelligence on matters related to economic development in the USSR ... had some basis in fact."
Morrison, Gayle L. Hog's Exit: Jerry Daniels, the Hmong, and the CIA. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, 2013.
Peake, Studies 58.1 (Mar. 2014), finds that the author's style "detracts from this extraordinary tribute to a gallant officer. While she considers her interviews primary source material, most are not dated or adequately identified, and she doesn't provide any connecting, contextual detail between interviews. Nor is there any transitional material from chapter to chapter. Each one discusses some aspect of Daniels's life and death, but there is no apparent reason why any chapter appears when it does. The result is an oral mosaic that leaves the reader trying to make sense of disjointed, sometimes imprecise data on an unfamiliar subject."
[CIA/Biogs & Laos]
Morrison, Gayle L. Sky Is Falling: An Oral History of the CIA's Evacuation of the Hmong from Laos. Jefferson NC: McFarland, 2007. [pb]
Morrison, Ian. Grandfather Longlegs: The Life and Gallant Death of Major H.P. Seagrim. London: Faber and Faber, 1947.
According to Seaman, I&NS 20.1 (Mar. 2005), 30, 31, Maj. Hugh Seagrim won a George Cross for his service with SOE in Burma.
Morrison, John N.L. "American-British-Canadian Intelligence Relations 1939-2000." Defense and Security Analysis 18, no. 2 (2002): 189-195.
Morrison, John N.L. "British Intelligence Failures in Iraq." Intelligence and National Security 26, no. 4 (Aug. 2011): 509-520.
British intelligence "on Iraqi WMD was a failure in four areas: a failure of intelligence requirment-setting and prioritization; a failure of intelligence collection, notably from human sources; a failure of intelligence assessment at the most senior level; and a failure of policymakers to use and disseminate intelligence responsibly."
Morrocco, John D. "CIA Slashing Satellite Network." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 16 Jan. 1995, 64.
Proquest: Outgoing CIA Director Woolsey "told a Senate committee that a 'radical restructuring' will halve the number of US reconnaissance satellites and will make even deeper cuts in ground stations."
Morros, Boris. My Ten Years as a Counterspy. New York: Viking, 1959.
According to Pforzheimer, Studies 6.2 (Spring 1962), Morros was first an agent for Soviet intelligence and then worked for 10 years as a double agent for the FBI.
Morse, George P. America Twice Betrayed: Reversing Fifty Years of Government Security Failure. Silver Spring, MD: Bartleby Press, 1995.
Variations of the following comments by Warren appear in the CIRA Newsletter 20.3, WIR 14.3, and Surveillant 4.2: Morse "explains the defects of the current security clearance system" and suggests placing "all clearance procedures under a single agency." He argues that "[n]ot only does the system fail to protect," but the 67 or so Americans who cooperated with a foreign country against the United States were "persons cleared by it." Morse also suggests punishing both the traitors and the managers who allowed them to become traitors.
Andriani, MI 22.4, calls America Twice Betrayed a "seminal book on national security.... With sublime succinctness, [Morse] discusses a complex web of political, military, and economic threats to world peace.... [T]he author provides an astute analysis of the dire geopolitical and economic consequences of the Soviet collapse.... [This] is an exceptionally well written and meticulously researched work which addresses numerous issues spanning the full spectrum of national security."
Mortimer, Gavin. Double Death: The True Story of Pryce Lewis, the Civil War's Most Daring Spy. New York: Walker, 2010.
According to Peake, Studies 55.2 (Jun. 2011), the author shows that it was John Scully not Lewis who gave up Union/Pinkerton spy Timothy Webster to the Confederates. This work "sets the record straight in an important Civil War intelligence case." It is "[w]ell written and soundly documented." Miller, Library Journal, 24 Jun. 2010, says that this is "a very good read but a work of marginal utility. Mortimer relies on the sometimes dubious memoirs of the principals, overstates the significance of private spies in wartime intelligence gathering, and stumbles on some contextual facts." To Deeb, New York Journal of Books, 17 Aug. 2010, this is "a very interesting read."
Mortimer, Gavin. "The Eye That Never Slept." BBC History Magazine 11, no. 1 (Jan. 2010): 46-48.
This is a brief overview of the career of Allan Pinkerton.
Mortimer, Gavin. Stirling's Men: The Inside History of the SAS in World War II. London: Orion, 2004.
From publisher: This work "investigates the story of the SAS from its creation by David Stirling to the last battles of World War II."
Morton, James. Spies of the First World War: Under Cover for King and Kaiser. Kew, UK: National Archives, 2010.
Grehan, historytimes.com, 6 Jul. 2010, refers to this as "an absorbing and informative read." To Peake, Studies 55.1 (Mar. 2011), there is "little new in this book," and it "inexplicably" omits Sidney Reilley. Nevertheless, it "is well written and well documented,... and will do nicely for those wishing a succinct, easy-reading overview."
Morton, James. "Spy Fever." Military Illustrated 238 (Mar. 2008): 16-23.
This is a light-weight article that walks through a number of German "spies" arrested in Britain prior to World War I, as well British spies working in Germany.
Morton, Louis. "Pearl Harbor in Perspective: A Bibliographic Survey." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings (Apr. 1955), 461-468. [Petersen]
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