Procida, Frank. "Nuclear Dominoes" Real or Imagined?" International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 23, no. 3 (Fall 2010): 461-473.
The author believes that "virtually all practitioners agree that either security concerns or a desire for status are the primary causes of proliferation, accompanied by the widespread consensus that a state's decision to go nuclear inevitably prompts others to follow.... [T]hese assumptions, accepted as dogma, continue to distort the policy debates on the risks and costs of nuclear disarmament and further proliferation."
Proctor, Tammy M. "Family Ties in the Making of Modern Intelligence." Journal of Social History 39, no. 2 (2005).
Royal Historical Society Database: "Vetting of prospective officers and the use of family connections," 1909-1919.
Proctor, Tammy M. Female Intelligence: Women and Espionage in the First World War. New York and London: New York University Press, 2003.
Olmsted, I&NS 19.2, calls this book a "superb history of female spies who worked for the British" in World War I. The author "ably details the many roles that women played in the intelligence bureaucracy during the war.... [And she] makes some trenchant observations about the gendered nature of intelligence." According to Peake, Studies 47.4 (2003), the author "discovered that at a time when women could not vote or hold political office, more than 6,000 had worked in a variety of sensitive intelligence-related positions.... They served as clerks and couriers, telephone and telegraph operators, code and cipher analysts, and spies behind enemy lines in Europe."
[Women/WWI/MataHari; WWI/UK; WWI/U.S.]
Profumo, David .Bringing the House Down: A Family Memoir. London: John Murray, 2006.
The author is John Profumo's son.
Pröse, Michael. Chiffiermaschinen und Entzifferungsgerate im Zweiten Weltkrieg: Technikgeschichte und informatikhistorische Aspekte. [Cipher Machines and Cryptanalytic Apparatuses in the Second World War: Technical History and Informational-Historical Aspects] Munich: Martin Meidenbauer-Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2006.
Kahn, I&NS 23.2 (Apr. 2008), says that this "book will be especially useful to those threading their way through the complexities of wartime encipherments and solutions."
Prout, John F. [COL/USA (Ret.)]
1. "George Foulk, HUMINT Pioneer: The First US Naval Attaché to Korea." Studies in Intelligence 49, no. 1 (2005), 33-39.
Ensign George Foulk served as naval attaché to Korea 1884-1887. He also served as chargé from December 1884 for over a year. He "was only the third US naval attaché.... [H]e was directed to explore the Korean peninsula, to provide encyclopedic information on a country about which nothing was known, to advise the Korean court on naval and military matters, and to report on possible commercial opportunities." The author finds that Foulk accomplished those tasks in an exceptional manner.
2.. "The Origins of the Military Attaché Corps." American Intelligence Journal 21, nos. 1 & 2 (Spring 2002): 47-55.
This is a nicely detailed look at the trials and tribulations of the early years (through the 19th century) of the U.S. military and naval attaché system.
Prouty, Fletcher L. The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1973. New York: Ballantine Books, 1974. [pb] JK468I6P76
Clark comment: Prouty is adept at weaving "facts" around conspiracy-theory conjectures to arrive at apocalyptical conclusions. Petersen's non-evaluative description states: "Expose of paramilitary operations by a former DOD liaison officer."
According to NameBase, "Prouty is a retired Air Force colonel who served in the Pentagon from 1955-1963 as the Focal Point liaison officer for Department of Defense support of CIA covert activities. During the Kennedy years his title was Chief, Special Operations Division, Joint Chiefs of Staff.... [H]e has made a persistent case ... that the CIA and other secret elites are out of control. Prouty was portrayed as 'Mr. X' in Oliver Stone's movie 'JFK.'"
Prunckun, Hank [Henry W., Jr]. Counterintelligence Theory and Practice. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.
Peake, Studies 57.2 (Jun. 2013), comments that "the reader might expect specific examples of the application of CI theory in practice, but none are provided. Thus, while the book is intellectually provocative, it is operationally empty. One is left wondering whether a theory is even necessary.... If a CI theory is needed, Counterintelligence Theory and Practice fails to make the case." For Wirtz, IJI&C 26.4 (Winter 2013-2014), this "introduction to the subject is highly accessible," but it "has little to say about the negative externalities created by counterintelligence."
Prunckun, Hank [Henry W., Jr]. Handbook of Scientific Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010.
For Peake, Studies 54.4 (Dec. 2010), and Intelligencer 18.2 (Winter-Spring 2011), this "is more of a general primer," but the author "falls short when it comes to illustrating how techniques work."
Prunckun, Henry W., Jr. Shadow of Death: An Analytical Bibliography on Political Violence, Terrorism, and Low-Intensity Conflict. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1995.
Surveillant 4.3: "A splendidly comprehensive annotated bibliography.... Prunckun ... cites books, journal articles, reports, and theses spanning some 200 years, from the late 1700s through 1993. The annotations discuss content, unusual facts about the authors, and interesting ties to other works.... Recommended."
Prunko, Donald H. "Recruitment in Moscow." Studies in Intelligence 13, no. 2 (Spring 1969): 87-106.
Tells the true story of the KGB recruitment of a secretary at the (perhaps) Swedish Embassy in Moscow in the early 1960s. The "techniques of compromise and blackmail were in the beginning employed with uncommon sublety and sophistication. When the secretary was reassigned to another country, however, the follow-up was so ham-handed ... that she was prompted to report to her own security authorities."
Pryce-Jones, David. Paris in the Third Reich: A History of the German Occupation, 1940-44. London: Collins, 1981. New York: Holt, Rinehart, 1981.
See review by Walter Laqueur, New Republic 185.16 (Oct. 1981).
Pryor, Betty. "McCormick Says Missing NSA Pair Took Valuable Code Secrets to Soviet." Washington Post, 31 Aug. 1960, A11. [Barrett]
Pryser, Tore. Hitlers hemmelige agenter: tysk etterretning i Norge 1939-1945. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2001.
McKay, I&NS 17.4, says that the author "has produced an ambitious and wide-ranging study of great interest. He has sought not merely to describe in some detail the range of activities of the principal German services.... In addition, he has explored the social background, motivation and mentality of those people who worked in them whether as officers or agents.... Pryser's book ... will be found indispensable to anyone doing serious historical work on the German intelligence and security organs during World War II or on the history of Norway during the German occupation."
[WWII/Eur/Ger & Resistance/Other/Norway]
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