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[Serabian, John.] "Text: CIA Official Assesses Information Warfare Threat." 7 Dec. 1998.

Serabian is chief of the CIA's Critical Technologies Group. This item is text of a speech he gave on 7 December 1998 at a "Defense Week" conference. In the speech, he argues that "information warfare has the potential to deal a crippling blow to our national security if we do not take strong measures to counter it."


Sergeev, Evgeny. Russian Military Intelligence in the War with Japan, 1904-05: Secret Operations on Land and at Sea. New York: Routledge, 2008.

Peake, Studies 53.4 (Dec. 2009), finds that this work "uses Russian primary sources that became available after the collapse of the Soviet Union and Japanese sources that have not appeared in English." The author "makes evident why Soviet military intelligence had the upper hand in foreign intelligence in the early years of the Soviet Union. Sergeev has produced a fine history of the intelligence war and the lessons the Soviets learned."


Sergueiev, Lily. Secret Service Rendered. London: Kimber, 1968.

According to Constantinides, Sergeyev was the XX agent codenamed Treasure, who was used in the pre-D-Day invasion deception. The reasons for Masterman's exasperation with Treasure show up in this book, which is more concerned with personal relationships than with the intelligence being passed by the Allies to mislead the Germans.


Serov, Ivan A. "Work With Walk-ins." Studies in Intelligence 8, no. 1 (Winter 1964): 16-47.

This article purports to have been "adapted from one of several on Soviet intelligence doctrine written by high-ranking officers of the GRU." The article reflects a change in GRU policy from hands-off walk-ins to receiving and assessing them. Serov headed the NKVD from 1954, and took over as GRU chief in 1958.


Serrano, Richard A. "Privatize the C.I.A.? Radical Idea Being Considered." New York Times, 26 Mar. 1995, A1, A16.


Service, Robert. Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution. New York: PublicAffairs, 2012.

Goulden, Washington Times, 23 Jul. 2012, and Intelligencer 19.2 (Summer-Fall 2012), says that the author "delves into recently declassified British intelligence archives to add rich and very readable details of the cross-plotting" between the West and the Bolshevik government.


Sessions, William S. [FBI Diresctor 1987-1993]

1. "Counterintelligence Challenges in a Changing World." FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Sep. 1991, 1-4.

2. "The Evolving Threat. Meeting the Counter-intelligence Challenges of the 1990s: A Strategic Issue Facing Our Nation." American Intelligence Journal 10, no. 2 (1989): 19-23.


Seth, Ronald.

Setzenkorn, Eric. "Open Source Information and the Office of Naval Intelligence in Japan, 1905-1920." International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 27, no. 2 (Summer 2014): 368-386.

"The final agreement of the Washington Naval Conference stands as further testimony to the accurate reporting of the ONI's naval attachés."


Sewell, Bevan. "The Pragmatic Face of the Covert Idealist: The Role of Allen Dulles in US Policy Discussions on Latin America, 1953–61." Intelligence and National Security 26, no. 2 & 3 (Apr.-Jun. 2011): 269-290.

From Abstract: The author suggests that Dulles was "an active and rational participant" in the Eisenhower administration's discussions on Latin America. This "raises important questions for our understanding of the CIA's role during the Eisenhower era."

[CIA/50s/Gen & DCIs/Dulles]

Sewell, Kenneth, with Clint Richmond. Red Star Rogue: The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine's Nuclear Strike Attempt on the U.S. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.

According to Brooks, NIPQ 22.2 (Apr. 2006), this book from the "conspiracy theory" genre of writing concerns the May 1968 loss of the Soviet Golf-II class submarine, the K-129, in the mid-Pacific. "[T]he authors' arguments are a literary 'house of cards' built on unsupportable premises"; nonetheless,"they are a cleverly-constructed house of cards, cleverly presented."


Sexton, Connie Cone, and Betty Reid. "Lloyd Oliver, Among Last of Original Code Talkers, Dies at 87." Arizona Republic, 18 Mar. 2011. []

Lloyd Oliver, who died on 16 March 2011, "was the second-to-last remaining Navajo Code Talker of the original group that designed an unbreakable oral code using their native tongue to confuse the Japanese during World War II. The last survivor, Chester Nez, lives in New Mexico."


Sexton, Donald J., comp. Signals Intelligence in World War II: A Research Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996.

Clark comment: This work has 828 annotated bibliographic entries on the role of ULTRA and MAGIC. Entries include primary and secondary sources; annotations average 4-5 lines each. There are entries on sources on the Sigint and cryptanalytic programs of the Axis and neutral powers. The brief (18 pages) introductory essay is worth reading for its general sweep across some of the main sources.

Kruh, Cryptologia 20.4, calls this a "thoughtfully organized annotated bibliography" and a "valuable contribution to the history of WW II." For McKay, I&NS 13.2, the author "has carefully avoided riding hobby-horses and his judgements on the whole seem fair and sensible." Nevertheless, the flood of material that has come out since the bibliography's cut-off date of 1995 probably means that the work "will soon require to be updated." In addition, the reviewer finds some gaps in Sexton's coverage of older materials and of foreign language sources.


Sexton, Donald J., and Myron J. Smith, Jr. Electronic Intelligence in World War II: ULTRA and MAGIC -- A Bibliography. London: Meckler, 1994.


Seydi, Süleyman. "The Intelligence War in Turkey During the Second World War: A Nazi Spy on British Premises in Istanbul." Middle Eastern Studies 40, no. 3 (2004): 75-85.


Seymour, Janet L., comp. Deception in Warfare. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University, 1996. []

This Web-based bibliography includes materials by type of publication (Books, Documents, and Periodicals) under the following topics: General Information; Operational Deception; Tactical Deception (General, Camouflage, Decoys, Electronic Deception; and Stealth Concept); Historical Examples (World War I, World War II, Ultra/Enigma and Magic/Purple, Vietnamese Conflict, Persian Gulf War [Desert Storm]; Other Conflicts [Miscellaneous]); and Soviet/Russian Deception.

[MI/Deception; MI/Refs]

Seymour, Janet L., comp. Intelligence: History and Role in American Society. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Library, Apr. 2001. []

This is a Web-based general bibliography with some brief annotations.


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