Paul, Christopher, and Colin P. Clarke. "Evidentiary Validation of FM 3-24: Counterinsurgency Worldwide, 1978-2008." Joint Force Quarterly 60 (Jan. 2011). [http://www.ndu.edu]
"We find that the record of recent history (insurgencies worldwide from 1978 to 2008) supports the principles espoused in FM 324. The vast majority of governments and COIN forces that adhered to multiple tenets of the manual prevailed over the insurgencies they opposed. In the preponderance of insurgencies in which COIN forces did not follow the principles of FM 324, they lost."
Paul, Doris A. The Navajo Code Talkers. Pittsburgh, PA: Dorrance, 1973. 1998. [pb]
From publisher: This book "is the single most comprehensive account of the contribution of the Navajo native Americans in World War II. Its authentic photos and illustrations have been featured on CBS Television's 'An American Portrait' series, and the book itself has been profiled on the ABC Nightly News."
Paulson, Terrance M., ed. Intelligence Issues and Developments. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2008.
Peake, Studies 54.4 (Dec. 2010), and Intelligencer 18.2 (Winter-Spring 2011), notes that the eight chapters here are excerpts from congressional research reports. Although the book "may be of value as a 'one-stop' introduction for readers new" to its subjects, the "commentary on developments is thin, more descriptive than analytical, and many topics ... are omitted. For real depth, further reading is essential."
Pavitt, James. "Change and the CIA." Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2004, A19. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
In this Op-Ed piece, the newly retired DDO argues that "we must avoid a rush to change for the sake of change.... If we rush to implement sweeping change, especially at a time when the threats to America are as great or greater than they have been at any time since Sept. 11, we may do more harm than good.... That we need to do intelligence better is not in question. But we need to act thoughtfully and not harm U.S. national security in some vain effort to perfect the country's intelligence capabilities. Intelligence can never be perfect."
Pavitt also notes that "[t]he post-Cold War 'peace dividend' resulted in a 30 percent decline in funding for the CIA's Directorate of Operations ... and a personnel downsizing of nearly 20 percent."
Pavlov, Vitaly. Memoirs of a Spymaster: My Fifty Years in the KGB. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1994.
"General-Lieutenant Vitaly G. Pavlov is a former high-ranking official of the KGB foreign intelligence service. In that capacity, he oversaw Soviet espionage in the West during the 1930s." From https://files.nyu.edu/th15/public/pavlov.html.
Pavlov, Vitali. Operatsia "Sneg" [Operation "Snow"]. Moscow: "Geya," 1996.
Gordievsky, I&NS 14.1, points out that the operation in the title is claimed by the author to have taken place in the summer of 1941. It involved the use of Harry Dexter White to work toward provoking war between the United States and Japan, to take the pressure off the Soviet Union in the Far East. The reviewer is less than convinced by Pavlov's tale: "[E]verthing he says in Operation 'Snow' has to be taken with a heavy pinch of salt."
Pawley, Margaret. In Obedience to Instructions: F.A.N.Y. with the SOE in the Wartime Mediterranean. London: Pen & Sword/Cooper, 1999.
The first-person story of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry attached to SOE. See also, Popham, The FANY in Peace and War (2003). For more on the FANY/Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps, see http://www.fany.org.uk.
[UK/WWII/Med & Services/SOE; Women/WWII/UK]
Payne, Diane. "My Secret Life with Ultra." After the Battle 37 (1982): 9-16.
According to Sexton, the author provides a firsthand look at the working, living, and security conditions confronted by the more than 2,000 Wrens who tended the Bombes that were so vital to the work against the daily Enigma keys.
Payne, Richard J. "Flags of Convenience and Oil Pollution: A Threat to National Security?" Houston Journal of International Law 3, no. 1 (1980): 67-99.
Payne, Ronald. Mossad: Israel's Most Secret Service. London: Corgi, 1991. [pb]
Surveillant 2.1 finds this to be a "[w]ell-written, detailed narrative compendium of historical material ... drawn from secondary sources."
Payne, Ronald, and Christopher Dobson. Who's Who in Espionage. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984. Dobson, Christopher, and Ronald Payne. The Dictionary of Espionage. London: Harrap, 1984.
NameBase: "The book consists of alphabetical biographies of over 200 famous names in espionage, each varying in length from two paragraphs to a page or more. The scope is broadly international, and the time frame is the Cold War period through 1982.... The descriptions are concise, well-written, and well-informed. The back of the book has 24 pages that describe the intelligence services of 17 countries."
Payton, Gary [COL/USAF]. "Joint Intelligence Training in the US Air Force." Defense Intelligence Journal 2, no. 2 (Fall 1993): 177-183.
Paz, Maria Emilia. Strategy, Security, and Spies: Mexico and the U.S. as Allies in World War II. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 1997.
Kolb, H-PCAACA, H-Net Reviews, Jun. 1998 [http://www.h-net.msu.edu], finds this a "compelling and unique analysis." The book includes chapters on "Axis Intelligence Activities in Mexico" and "U.S. Counterintelligence in Mexico," which represent an "extremely valuable syntheses of German and Japanese intelligence operations and espionage networks. Based on declassified primary documents [in Mexico and the United States], these chapters add immeasurably to earlier treatments." The reviewer notes that it would have been useful to have had similar treatment for the Italian components of the wartime intelligence picture.
For Randell, I&NS 14.3, the author has produced "a well-researched, highly detailed and carefully analyzed account of the strategic aspects of the Mexico-United States bilateral relationship during World War II." Nevertheless, "[t]here is little here on actual intelligence or spy activity." Valero, IJI&C 13.1, calls this "an enlightening and well-crafted account" that fills "several major gaps in the literature on the history of intelligence and U.S.-Mexico relations.... Maria Paz has effectively examined the diplomatic, military, economic, cultural, and intelligence dimensions of the U.S.-Mexico wartime alliance."
This work also gets a highly positive review ("important work," "outstanding research," "important new insights," and "delight to read") from Schuler, Hispanic American Historical Review, Aug. 1999.
PBS Online Newshour. "CIA Facelift." 19 Mar. 1997. [http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/fedagencies/march97/cia_3-19.html]
Transcript of Jim Lehrer discussion with James Woolsey, Warren Rudman, and David Wise on George Tenet's nomination as DCI.
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