John F. Murphy

 

Murphy, John F. "The Alaskan Mystery Flights." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 9, no. 1 (Spring 1996): 97-111.

Were the events described in this article a major reconnaissance activity directed against the Soviet Union? The July-August 1934 "Arctic mystery flights of 'Hap' Arnold, the Navy planes of Lieutenant Commander Shoemaker, and the abruptly canceled trip of Major Riddick must together remain one of the great mysteries of aviation." In IJI&C 9.3, G.J.A. O'Toole (pp. 329-330) and David Kahn (p. 330) separately take issue with Murphy's premise. A response by Murphy to the criticisms is also carried (pp. 331-336).

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Murphy, John F., Jr. "Michael Collins and the Craft of Intelligence." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 17, no. 2 (Summer 2004): 333-357.

The author offers a quick overview of the Irish revolutionary tradition, and fits Collins' "invisible army" into the drive for independence. November 1920's "Bloody Sunday" showed that "Collins had succeeded in penetrating the most sensitive British intelligence operation and destroying it."

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Murphy, John F., Jr. "Secret Weapons of the Secret War." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 14, no. 2 (Summer 2001): 262-278.

This is a broad walk-through of some of the weapons used in covert activities during and after World War II. See Nigel West, "Dispelling Myths," International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 15, no. 1 (Spring 2002): 158-159, for comments suggesting that Murphy's "entertaining article ... inadvertently perpetrates one or two wartime and postwar myths."

[RefMats/Weapons]

Murphy, John F. State Support of International Terrorism: Legal, Political, and Economic Dimensions. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1989.

Choice, Sep. 1990: The "remedies include greater intelligence support."

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