Robc - Rober

Roberts, Brad, ed. Terrorism with Chemical and Biological Weapons: Calibrating Risks and Responses. Alexandria, VA: Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute, 1997.

[Terrorism/90s]

Roberts, Geoffrey. Stalin's War From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007.

Goulden, Intelligencer 15.2 (Fall-Winter 2006-2007) and Washington Times, 11 Feb. 2007, puts it this way: "As to Stalin and Cold War,... Roberts spouts some of the revisionism that even left-wing American academics have seen fit to abandon." Nevertheless, the reviewer goes on to note that the author "has done a tremendous amount of research, and Stalin's War is a remarkable historical work. Which is not to say, however, that all of it should be accepted at face value."

[Russia/Overviews/00s]

Roberts, Jerry. "Major Tester's Section." In Colossus: The Secret of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers, eds. B. Jack Copeland, et al., 249-259. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

[UK/WWII/Ultra]

Roberts, John B., II. "Potential Bush-CIA Crisis." Washington Times, 1 Sep. 2005. [http://www.washingtontimes.com]

In this Op-Ed piece, the author quotes a former intelligence officer and a source friendly to former DCI George J. Tenet for the belief that "Tenet is not going to let himself become the fall guy for the September 11 intelligence failures." According to the friendly source, Tenet's response to the CIA Inspector General's report, critical of Tenet and other senior CIA managers, "is a 20-page, tightly knitted rebuttal of responsibility.... The latest salvo in the ongoing wars between the CIA and the White House may be about to burst.... Tenet has kept silent about what [President] Bush knew and when he knew it." Tenet's decision to defend himself "puts the White House back in the spotlight."

[CIA/DCIs/Tenet]

Roberts, John B., II, and Elizabeth A. Roberts. Freeing Tibet: 50 Years of Struggle, Resilience, and Hope. New York: AMACOM, 2009.

Publisher's Weekly, Mar. 2009 (via Amazon.com): "[T]his book offers a clear overview of the key issues."

[CA/Tibet]

Roberts, Laura. "Sir John Sawers: MI6 Chief Says Intelligence Is Key to Curbing Iran's Nuclear Power." Telegraph (London), 28 Oct. 2010. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk]

In a speech to the Society of Editors in London, MI6 chief Sir John Sawers said that "[i]ntelligence operations are vital to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons." The speech "was the first public address by a head of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS)." See also, Shaun Waterman, "Britain's Spy Master Goes Public: Warns of Increasing Terrorist Threats from Abroad," Washington Times, 28 Oct. 2010; and J.J. Sutherland, "British Spy Chief Gives First Public Speech by a British Spy Chief Ever," NPR, 28 Oct. 2010.

[UK/PostCW/10]

Roberts, Mark J. "Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate: A State within a State?" Joint Force Quarterly 48 (1st Quarter 2008): 104-110.

"Is it possible to carry out effective, combined U.S.-Pakistani counterterrorism operations yet encourage structural reforms within Pakistan's security organs with any hope of success? While the easy answer is to continue the war on terror and maintain the status quo, ignoring Pakistan's structural deficiencies, this path of least resistance has potentially deadly ramifications."

[OtherCountries/Pakistan; Terrorism/00s/Gen]

[Roberts, Pat.] "News Release: Republican Members of Intelligence Committee Officially Elect Senator Roberts as Chairman." 7 Jan. 2003. [http://www.senate.gov/~roberts/01-07a-2003.htm]

On 7 January 2003, "U.S. Senator Pat Roberts [R-KS] ... was elected by the Republican members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to serve as Chairman for the 108th Congress."

[GenPostCW/00s/03/Gen]

Roberts, Sam. The Brother: The Untold Story of Atomic Spy David Greenglass and How He Sent His Sister, Ethel Rosenberg, to the Electric Chair. New York: Random House, 2001.

David Greenglass died in July 2014 at the age of 92. See Sam Roberts, "David Greeenglass: Spied for Soviets," Time, 27 Oct. 2014: 16.

Haynes, I&NS 17.3, calls this book "a well-written melodrama with the ethics of the grade school playground. Espionage against the United States in the service of Stalin is a mere piffle compared [to] the monstrous crime of snitching on your sister.... The Brother is written for a popular audience, scholarly apparatus is minimal, and the sources of much information are unclear or not given." For Ehrman, Studies 46.4 (2002), this "book is a notable addition to the literature on the case.... More than anyone else, [Roberts] has told us about the human beings in the story, and shown that they were not admirable people."

[SpyCases/U.S./Bomb/Gen & Rosenbergs]

Roberts, Sam. "Figure in Rosenberg Case Admits to Soviet Spying." New York Times, 12 Sep. 2008. [http://www.nytimes.com]

On 11 September 2008, Morton Sobell in an interview with the New York Times "admitted for the first time that he had been a Soviet spy. And he implicated his fellow defendant Julius Rosenberg, in a conspiracy that delivered to the Soviets classified military and industrial information and what the American government described as the secret to the atomic bomb.... Sobell also concurred in what has become a consensus among historians: that Ethel Rosenberg, who was executed with her husband, was aware of Julius's espionage, but did not actively participate.

[SpyCases/U.S./Bomb/Gen & Rosenbergs]

Roberts, Steven V. "Ex-Students Aides Defend Subsidies." New York Times, 26 Feb. 1967, 2.

[CIA/60s/Subsidies]

Roberts, Steven V. "Webster Sworn In as C.I.A. Director." New York Times, 27 May 1987. [http://www.nytimes.com]

William H. Webster was sworn in as DCI on 26 May 1987.

[CIA/DCIs/Webster]

Robertson, Kenneth G. "Accountable Intelligence: The British Experience." Conflict Quarterly 8 (Winter 1988): 13-28.

[UK/Postwar/Gen]

Robertson, Kenneth G. "Canadian Intelligence Policy: The Role and Future of CSIS." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 3, no. 2 (1989): 225-248.

[Canada/Gen]

Robertson, Kenneth G. "Editorial Comment: An Agenda for Intelligence Research." Defense Analysis 3, no. 2 (Jun. 1987): 95-101.

[RefMats/Guides]

Robertson, Kenneth G. "Recent Reform of Intelligence in the UK: Democratization or Risk Management?" Intelligence and National Security 13, no. 2 (Summer 1998): 144-158.

The author answers the question posed in his title thusly: "The recent flurry of intelligence legislation in the UK ... is more a process of risk management than democratization."

[UK/PostCW/Gen]

Robertson, Kenneth G. "The Study of Intelligence in the United States." In Comparing Foreign Intelligence: The U.S., the USSR, the U.K. & the Third World, ed. Roy Godson, 7-42. Washington, DC: Pergamon-Brassey's, 1988.

[RefMats/Bibs/U.S./Topical][c]

Robertson, Kenneth G., ed. British and American Approaches to Intelligence. London: Macmillan Press Ltd., RUSI Defence Studies Series, 1987. New York: St Martin's, 1987.

Robertson, Kenneth G., ed. Intelligence and National Security. London: Macmillan, 1987.

According to Dockrill, I&NS 3,2, this is a compendium from a conference held in London in 1984. The contributors are "either academics with a research interest in the subject or former practitioners in the field, and as such they are concerned with the higher issues of intelligence and policy-making."

[Overviews/Gen/To89]

Robertson, Kenneth G., ed. War, Resistance and Intelligence: Essays in Honour of M.R.D. Foot. Barnsley, UK: Leo Cooper, 1999.

Jeffrey, I&NS 16.1, believes that this edited volume succeeds in doing "justice to M.R.D. Foot's lifetime contribution to historical scholarship and studies."

[UK/Overviews]

Robertson, Miles. The KGB Under Gorbachev. London: Brassey's (UK): 1992.

[Russia/To89]

Robertson, Nic. "How Robot Drones Revolutionized the Face of Warfare." CNN, 23 Jul. 2009. [http://www.cnn.com]

Creech Air Force Base in Nevada is the site of the control station for the remote-controlled Predator UAV, attacking targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan. "There are now more than 7,000 UAVs ranging from the workhorse, the Predator, and its beefier, deadlier kin the Reaper, to army drones like the tiny hand-launched Raven and the larger Shadow."

[Recon/UAVs/00s]

Robertson, Nic, and Greg Botelho. "Ex-Pakistani President Musharraf Admits Secret Deal with U.S. on Drone Strikes." CNN, 12 Apr. 2013. [http://www.cnn.com]

In an interview this week in Islamabad, "[e]x-Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf acknowledged his government secretly signed off on U.S. drone strikes, the first time a top past or present Pakistani official has admitted publicly to such a deal."

[OtherCountries/Pakistan/10s; Terrorism/10s/13]

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