Raum, Tom. "CIA: 1998 Sudan Bombing Not Mistake." Associated Press, 19 Oct. 1999.
DCI George Tenet told a Georgetown University audience on 18 October 1999 that "[e]vidence that a U.S.-destroyed Sudanese pharmaceutical plant was manufacturing chemical-weapons components remains 'compelling,' despite growing international skepticism over the 1998 bombing.... 'We were not wrong,'" Tenet said. See also, Vernon Loeb, "Drug Plant Attack on Target, Says CIA Chief," Washington Post, 21 Oct. 1999, A27.
[CIA/90s/99/Gen & DCIs/Tenet; Terrorism/98]
Ravensbergen, Jan. "Top Court Scolds Spy Agency: Charkaoui Case: CSIS Must Stop Destroying Evidence: Ruling." Gazette (Montreal), 27 Jun. 2008. [http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/index.html]
On 26 June 2008, the Supreme Court of Canada, in a 9-0 decision, ordered the CSIS "to stop systematically destroying interview notes and other evidence gathered during national-security probes."
Raviv, Dan, and Yossi Melman. Every Spy a Prince: The Complete History of Israel's Intelligence Community. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. 1991. [pb] Melman, Yossi, and Dan Raviv. The Imperfect Spies: The History of Israeli Intelligence. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1989.
According to NameBase, "Dan Raviv, a CBS news correspondent in London, and Israeli journalist Yossi Melman, a 1989-90 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, present what might be termed the 'academic establishment' history of Israeli intelligence. This makes it less 'complete' than their subtitle pretends, but they do cover other agencies in addition to Mossad: Israeli military intelligence (Aman), domestic security (Shin Bet), and nuclear secrets (Lakam)."
Surveillant 1.1 calls Every Spy a Prince a "complete history of all branches of the Israeli intelligence community.... [It] reveals the existence of two additional intelligence agencies for the first time." The authors "discuss the politics and personal ambition that led to such disasters as the Pollard affair and the violence in the West Bank." Surveillant 1.5 adds that the 1991 paperback edition has "a revised chapter containing updated material on the Ofek satellite surveillance system, Mossad assessments on Saddam, and the assertion that Mossad told the U.S. that Iraq would invade Kuwait before they did."
For Moss, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 47.1, Raviv and Melman is an "excellent book, delivering what it promises in a racy, journalistic style.... One of the book's virtues is the way it relates the intelligence services to Israel's foreign politics and social evolution." Langsam, New Statesman & Society, 30 Aug. 1991, finds the book supportive of both the United States and Israel, lacking in rigor, but encyclopedic in approach and "most readable."
Raviv, Dan, and Yossi Melman. Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel's Secret Wars. Sea Cliff, NY: Levant Books, 2012.
Clark comment: Although this is a new book, it also can be viewed as an update of the authors' Every Spy a Prince (1990). From "Prologue": "The original mission of [Israeli] intelligence in the Middle East's eternal, complex chess game focused on preparing for the next war. Now, Israel's spymasters continually wage war by stealth, sabotage, disinformation, and killing." Peake, Studies 57.1 (Mar. 2013), and Intelligencer 20.1 (Spring-Summer 2013), finds that "[r]elying mainly on interviews, many unattributed, the authors present a balanced, often exciting, view of Israeli intelligence."
Rawnsley, Gary D.
1. "Cold War Radio in Crisis: The BBC Overseas Service, the Suez Crisis and the Hungarian Uprising, 1956." Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 16, no. 2 (1996): 197-219.
2. "Overt and Covert: The Voice of Britain and Black Radio Broadcasting in the Suez Crisis, 1956." Intelligence and National Security 11, no. 3 (Jul. 1996): 497-522.
"Britain supplemented its Suez policy with sophisticated propaganda and psychological warfare." The author focuses with best effect on the "grey" radio The Voice of Britain, while his discussion of black broadcasters in the period lacks specificity. For additional coverage on black radios, see Keith Kyle, Suez (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1992).
Rawnsley, Gary D. "The Importance of Monitored Broadcasts." In Innovations in Diplomacy, ed. Jan Melissen. London: Macmillan, 1998.
Rawnsley, Gary D. Radio Diplomacy and Propaganda: The BBC and VOA in International Politics, 1956-64. London: Macmillan, 1996. New York: St. Martin's, 1996.
Rawnsley, Gary D. "Taiwan's Propaganda Cold War: The Offshore Islands Crises of 1954 and 1958." Intelligence and National Security 14, no. 4 (Winter 1999): 82-101.
"[M]ost of the ROC's propaganda at this time was designed for American, rather than Chinese audiences."
Rawnsley, Gary D., ed. Cold-War Propaganda in the 1950s. New York: St. Martin's, 1999. London: Macmillan, 1999.
From advertisement: "This volume concerns the origins, organization and method of British, American and Soviet propaganda during the 1950s. The authors discuss propaganda's international and domestic dimensions, and chart the development of a shared Cold War culture."
Watt, I&NS 15.4, says that Rawnsley "has the instincts of a true historian," but faults him for "not display[ing] any knowledge of the 40-odd years of twentieth century literature on propaganda in war and peace written before 1945."
Ray, Ellen, William Schaap, Karl Van Meter, and Louis Wolf, eds. Dirty Work 2: The CIA in Africa. Secaucus, NJ: Lyle Stuart, 1979.
This book followed the political line and style of Agee and Wolf, Dirty Work: The CIA in Western Europe (1978). The introduction is by Agee.
Rayment, Sean. "Former Spy Faces Court Battle to Publish Book." Sunday Telegraph (London), 9 Mar. 2008. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk]
Legal proceedings against a former MI5 undercover agent, to stop publication of a book on the inner workings of the secret service, are due to begin at the High Court in London the week of 10 March 2008. "A senior judge has been appointed to hear the case, which will be held in secret. He will rule on whether publication of the book would breach national security."
Rayment, Sean. "SAS to Help US Hunt Down al-Qaeda Leaders." Sunday Telegraph (London), 8 May 2011. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk]
British Prime Minister David Cameron "has given his approval" for the SAS "to be used beyond Afghanistan in order to 'decapitate' the al-Qaeda leadership. Britain already has counter-terrorist teams located in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan and in Yemen, where they are responsible for training indigenous troops in counter-insurgency, counter-IED and counter-intelligence techniques."
Rayment, Sean. Tales From the Special Forces Club. London: Collins, 2013.
Peake, Studies 58.2 (Jun. 2014), notes that this work "tells the stories of 10 veterans whose service ranged from training in Britain to leading the resistance behind enemy lines to operations in the desert, in the jungle, in the air, and at sea.... [It] has some great stories and is a solid contribution to the Special Forces traditions."
Rayment, Sean. "Top Secret Army Cell Breaks Terrorists." Sunday Telegraph (London), 5 Feb. 2007. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk]
In Iraq, a "small and anonymous British Army unit" known as the Joint Support Group (JSG) "has proved to be one of the Coalition's most effective ... weapons in the fight against terror." JSG members "are trained to turn ... terrorists into coalition spies using methods developed ... [in] Ulster during the Troubles.... Since war broke out ... in 2003, they have been responsible for running dozens of Iraqi double agents. Working alongside the Special Air Service and the American Delta Force as part of the Baghdad-based counter-terrorist unit known as Task Force Black, they have supplied intelligence that has saved hundreds of lives and resulted in some of the most notable successes against the myriad terror groups fighting in Iraq."
[MI/Ops/Iraq/07; UK/GenPostwar/Counterinsurgency/Gen; UK/PostCW/00s/07]
Raymond, Jack. "Defectors Data Called Valuable." New York Times, 31 Aug. 1960, A15. [Barrett]
Raymond, Jack. "Pentagon Terms Statements False." New York Times, 7 Sep. 1960, A1. [Barrett]
Raymond, Jack. "U.S. Fears Two Security Aides Have Gone Behind the Iron Curtain." New York Times, 6 Aug. 1960, A1. [Barrett]
Raymond, Jack. "U.S. Says It Was Weather Craft." New York Times, 6 May 1960.
"The United States said today an American weather-observation plane flown by a civilian apparently went astray near the Turkish-Soviet border Sunday when the pilot's oxygen supply failed.... According to the official statement, the pilot was in a heavily instrumented U-2 single-engine plane, chartered from the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation by the National Aeronautical and Space Administration. The pilot was identified later as Francis G. Powers, 30 years old, a Lockheed employee."
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