Pound, Edward T. "The Iran Connection." U.S. News & World Report, 22 Nov. 2004, 32-48.
"A trove of secret intelligence reports spells out in chilling detail how Iraq's dangerous next-door neighbor is aiding the anti-U.S. insurgency."
Powe, Marc B. "American Military Intelligence Comes of Age: A Sketch of a Man and His Times." Military Review 55, no. 12 (Dec. 1975): 17-30.
Powe, Marc B.
1. The Emergence of the War Department Intelligence Agency, 1885-1918. Manhattan, KS: Military Affairs, 1975.
O'Toole, Encyclopedia, cites the original Master's thesis from which this book is derived: "The Emergence of the War Department Intelligence Agency, 1885-1918." Master's thesis; Department of History; Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1974.
2. and Edward E. Wilson. The Evolution of American Military Intelligence. Fort Huachuca, AZ: U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School, 1973. [Available at: http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/army/evolution.pdf]
According to Petersen, this monograph is "important but not widely available." Pforzheimer says that this "well-researched text ... covers U.S. military intelligence activities from the American Revolution up to Vietnam." But emphasis is "given to the creation of a professional military intelligence corps in the U.S. Army ... from World War I to the present." Constantinides notes that the treatment of the subject is "both chronological and analytical."
Powe, Marc B. "The History of American Military Intelligence: A Review of Selected Literature." Military Affairs 39 (Oct. 1975): 142-145.
Powell, Alan. War by Stealth: Australians and the Allied Intelligence Bureau, 1942-1945. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1996.
For Kruh, Cryptologia 23.3, this is a "remarakable history" that "highlights the incomparable work of the coastwatchers." The work also discusses the codebreaking activities of MacArthur's Central Bureau.
Powell, Bill C. "Did Israeli Intelligence Fail? The October 1973 War." Military Intelligence 4 (Summer 1976): 22-27.
Powell, Bill. "How George Tenet Brought the CIA Back from the Dead." Fortune, 13 Oct. 2003, 128-134.
This is a breezy article that makes some good points and, despite the access given the reporter at CIA Headquarters, misses others. Nonetheless, the main point is clear: that "[a]mid controversy and two wars," George Tenet has "led a classic turnaround by running the Agency like a business."
[CIA/00s/03/Gen & DCIs/Tenet]
Powell, Bill. Treason: How a Russian Spy Led an American Journalist to a U.S. Double Agent. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.
According to Peake, Studies 47.1 (2003), this book concerns GRU Col. Vyacheslav Baranov arrested by Russian authorities in 1992 as a U.S. agent, sent to a labor camp in 1994, and paroled in 1997. Was it Ames, Hanssen, or a third mole who betrayed him? Chapman, IJI&C 17.2, finds so many strange and nonconnecting things wrong with this account that one wonders why he seems to accept it as truthful.
Powell, S. Steven. Covert Cadre: Inside the Institute for Policy Studies. Ottawa, Ill.: GreenHill, 1987.
Valcourt, IJI&C 2.3, notes that this is a "reference guide to the ideological progressives who have had a remarkable impact on political dialogue and policymaking during the past two decades." People and organizations are named.
Powers, Barbara. Spy Wife. New York: Pyramid, 1965.
The author was the wife of Francis Gary Powers.
Powers, Francis Gary, with Curt Gentry. Operation Overflight: The U-2 Spy Pilot Tells His Story for the First Time. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1970. New York: Tower, 1970. [pb]
Powers, Richard Gid. Broken: The Troubled Past and Uncertain Future of the FBI. New York: Free Press, 2004.
To Peake, Studies 49.2 (2005) and I&NS 21.3 (Jun. 2006), this work is "the story of how as great an American institution as the FBI could become so traumatized by its past that it failed in its duty to the nation it was sworn to protect." In his review of the history of the FBI, the author "adds new insights." Jeffreys-Jones, Chronicle of Higher Education, 21 Jan. 2005, calls this a "brilliant study." The author's "argument is that terrorists must be stopped from using weapons of mass destruction, and that Americans must not be unduly queasy about the methods used." However, he "is too prone to engage in faddish liberal-bashing."
Powers, Richard Gid.
1. G-Men: Hoover's FBI in America's Popular Culture. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1983.
2. Secrecy and Power: The Life of J. Edgar Hoover. New York: Free Press, 1987.
Petersen calls Secrecy and Power "a well-researched ... biography that is critical of Hoover." It has a "good bibliography." O'Reilly, Policy Studies Journal 21.3, says this is the "first serious post-FOIA study but also the first revisionist one." Hoover's is a "'profoundly ambiguous' historic legacy." For Bresler, I&NS 4.1, "Powers' definitive work is a valuable insight into a career that may never again be duplicated even in its broadest outline."
Powers, Richard Gid. Not Without Honor: The History of American Anticommunism. New York: Free Press, 1995.
Schlesinger, FA 74.1 (Jan.-Feb. 1995): Powers discerns two main tendencies among the diverse elements of American anticommunism: "one consists of those whom he calls ... 'countersubversive anticommunists,' persons 'obsessed with uncovering plots that were, for the most part, figments of their own imagination.' The other consisted of 'responsible Americans with an anticommunim rooted in a realistic and principled view of the world.'"
In Powers' view, the irresponsible side of anticommunism overwhelmed the responsible side and, thereby, discredited anticommunism as a whole. Schlesinger argues that responsible anticommunism did not disappear, as Powers believes, but rather changed in response to the changes in the Soviet Union after Stalin. "[T]he first three-quarters of Not Without Honor is well worth reading. Then Powers goes off the rails and, by discarding the fruitful distinction with which his analysis began, ends in morass of self-contradiction."
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Powers, Thomas - I - R
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Powys-Lybbe, Ursula. The Eye of Intelligence. London: Kimber, 1983.
John F. Kreis, ed., Piercing the Fog: Intelligence and Army Air Forces Operations in World War II (Honolulu: University Press of the Pacific, 2004), p. 472, finds that this former WAAF officer takes a "detached, clinical approach, organizing chapters ... by the various aspects of photointelligence, especially photointerpretation."
Poynor, D. Robert. "A Proposal for Homeland-Defense Organization." Aerospace Power Journal 16 (Spring 2002): 97-100.
Pozniakov, Vladimir. "A NKVD/NKGB Report to Stalin: A Glimpse into Soviet Intelligence in the United States in the 1940s." Cold War International History Project Bulletin 10 (Mar. 1998): 220-222.
This article elaborates on a November 1944 joint report sent to Stalin by Beria and Merkulov about NKVD/NKGB activities abroad. The author also quotes from an appendix attached to the report but not included here.
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