O'Connell, Alex. "Top Secret Laptops Go Missing." Times (London), 28 Mar. 2000. [http:// www.the-times.co.uk]

According to a Foreign Office spokeswoman, an MI6 official on 3 March 2000 left a computer, "thought to contain top secret information," in a cab "after a drunken evening in a South London tapas bar." The machine "was recovered on March 16." See also, Kate Watson-Smyth, "Another Secret Service Laptop Goes Missing." The Independent (UK), 28 Mar. 2000.


O'Connell, Charles T. The Munich Institute for the Study of the USSR: Origin and Social Composition. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pennsylvania Center for Russian and East European Studies, 1990.


O'Connell, Ed, and Cheryl Benard. "A New IO Strategy: Prevention and Disengagement." Strategic Insights 5, no. 5 (May 2006). [http://www.nps.edu]

"[W]e are currently letting the terrorists and insurgents pick the time and place of their information operations in today's Iraq. We appear to be fighting the enemy's fight, and only addressing the symptoms and not the causes of the larger battle by cleverly copying enemy fliers, or mirroring their themes in our psychological operations efforts."

[GenPostwar/InfoWar; MI/Ops/Iraq]

O'Connell, Jack, with Vernon Loeb. King’s Counsel: A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in the Middle East. New York: Norton, 2011.

According to Peake, Studies 55.4 (Dec. 2011) and Intelligencer 19.1 (Winter-Spring 2012), the author, a CIA officer, maintained a close relationship with Jordanian King Hussein from 1958 until he left the Agency in 1972. Afterward he served as Jordan's lawyer in the United States. This is "more than a biography of a king, it is a valuable memoir with an unusual perspective on events in the Arab world."

Young, Boston Globe, 27 May 2011, sees this as a "straight-shooting book" by "a former CIA agent [sic] who served as station chief in Amman, Jordan, and acted as King Hussein's adviser, attorney, and diplomatic counselor for three decades." In fact, King's Counsel "is as much an apologia for the late monarch as a memoir." For Pillar, Washington Post, 14 Jul. 2011, "Hussein relied on the CIA not only for intelligence vital to his own security but also as his principal conduit to the U.S. government and a partner in his diplomatic endeavors." The book has "the obligatory spy vignettes,... but these are digressions from the main story about Hussein, war and peace."

[CA/ME/Other/Jordan; CIA/Memoirs]

O'Connell, Jim. "At 50, CIA Remains Secretive But Seeks Public's Support." Washington Times, 16 Sep. 1997, A6.


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