Shetler-Jones, Philip. "Intelligence in Integrated UN Peacekeeping Missions: The Joint Mission Analysis Centre." International Peacekeeping 15, no. 4 (Aug. 2008): 517-527.
Shevchenko, Arkady N. Breaking with Moscow. New York: Knopf, 1985.
Shevchenko died at his home in Bethesda, MD, on 28 February 1998. See David Stout, "Arkady N. Shevchenko, 67, A Key Soviet Defector, Dies," New York Times, 11 Mar. 1998, A20 (N).
Pforzheimer notes that Shevchenko defected in 1978 from his position as UN Under Secretary General, after three years as a CIA agent-in-place. This is an "excellent and important book, certainly one of the best of recent defector memoirs." He makes many "valuable comments on the roles of the KGB and GRU.... Beyond this, Shevchenko presents a worthwhile study of Soviet policy and how it is made." In connection with the Shevchenko defection, see Judy Chavez, Defector's Mistress: The Judy Chavez Story (New York: Dell, 1979).
Sheymov, Victor. TIEBREAKER: Tower of Secrets II. Cyber Books Publishing, 2013. [pb]
The author describes his unhappiness with his treatment by the CIA after his exfiltration from the USSR. In addition, the FBI appointed Robert Hanssen as his FBI liaison.
Sheymov, Victor. Tower of Secrets: A Real Life Spy Thriller. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1993. New York: HarperSpotlight, 1994. [pb]
Clark comment: Sheymov was a senior officer in the Eighth Chief Directorate, which was responsible for the security of KGB cipher communications.
Surveillant 3.4/5 notes that Sheymov was "one of the few, if not the only, 8th CD officer to defect." He presents a "radically different view" of the KGB "from that expressed by Vladimir Kuzuchkin ... and to a lesser extent that of Oleg Gordievsky." This is "splendid reading and a positive contribution to the literature." Kruh, Cryptologia 18.1, comments that Tower of Secrets "reads like a spy novel with all the elements of intrigue, murder, romance, and clandestine meetings. This one, however, is real, with professional spycraft and intelligence techniques."
For Prados, I&NS 9.4, Sheymov tells a "story of ... growing disillusion and final break with the Soviet system.... The details of Sheymov's preparations for defection ... are of some interest as examples of tradecraft." The book is "less satisfactory as an espionage memoir than it is as a defector account.... [It] does not provide any comprehensive picture of the KGB or its operations." To Bates, MI 10.1, Tower of Secrets is "at times amateurish." Nevertheless, it is "a good story, easy to read, and filled with detailed information about the KGB and how it operated."
Kahn, WIR 13.2, sees this defection story as "wonderfully told." An appendix of organizational details of the Eighth Chief Directorate "is useful" but offers only "a few generalities about Soviet cryptology." The lack of footnotes and an index is a negative. Some scholars may object to the book's "remembered conversations," but Sheymov "reports only conversations at which he was present.... [T]his fast-paced, personality-packed book ... evokes [a] vanished world well."
See Fred L. Schultz and Scott E. Belliveau, "An Interview with Victor Sheymov, Author of Tower of Secrets," U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 119, no. 10 (Oct. 1993): 40-43. See also Ben Fenton, "Ex-KGB Major Leads US War against Hackers," Telegraph (London), 9 Jun. 1999, which reports that Sheymov has founded a "cybersecurity" company and "is patenting a new device to thwart hackers."
Shiber, Etta. Paris Underground. New York: Scribner, 1943.
See Karen Abbott's post on Smithsonian Magazine's Blog (at: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2012/05/i-was-looking-forward-to-a-quiet-old-age/) for the story of this American widow's contribution to getting trapped British soldiers out of occupied France. Arrested by the Gestapo in 1940, she was exchanged for a German national in 1942.
Shibilski, Daniel P. [TSgt/USAF] "Future of Air Force Intelligence." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 132, no. 2 (Feb. 2006): 48-51.
After the 1991 Gulf War, "the Air Force merged the targeting career field with intelligence operations.... The merger of two completely different skills caused significant problems.... Analytical ability waned as the focus of intelligence shifted.... [Today, t]here are virtually no area or country experts within the Air Force.... It would behoove the Air Force to start paying more attention to long-range predictive analysis as well as creating a cadre of experts."
Shiels, Frederick L. Preventable Disasters: Why Governments Fail. Savage, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1991.
Seymour: "Israel's October Surprise: The 1973 War as a Case Study of a Preventable Disaster, pp 17-54."
Shields, Henry S. A Historical Survey of U.S. Naval Attachés in Russia, 1904-1941. Washington, DC: Defense Intelligence School, 1970. [Petersen]
[MI/Attaches/Interwar & WWI; MI/Navy/Overviews]
Shimron, Gad. Mossad Exodus: The Daring Undercover Rescue of the Lost Jewish Tribe. Jerusalem: Gefen Publishing House, 2007.
According to Peake, Studies 54.4 (Dec. 2010), and Intelligencer 18.2 (Winter-Spring 2011), the author tells the "exciting story" of Operation Moses, the covert exfiltration of the Falasha who had fled from Ethiopia to Sudan. At one point, the CIA helped arrange secret flights for Mossad's operation. Shimron participated in the operation from 1981 to 1985, and he "describes field expedient tradecraft conducted by a few officers working under difficult nonofficial cover conditions. It is told with a sense of humor and is a tribute to all involved."
Shipler, David K. "A Resignation Eases but Doesn't End Strains Over the Pollard Spy Episode." New York Times, 31 Mar. 1987. [http://www.nytimes.com]
"Strains in the Israeli-American relationship appear to have been eased, but not eliminated, by the announcement [on 30 March 1987] that the Israeli Air Force colonel accused of recruiting an American naval intelligence analyst as a spy was resigning as commander of a major Israeli air base.... The Israeli colonel, Aviem Sella, was indicted on charges of espionage by a Federal grand jury, but is not expected to return to the United States."
Shipley, Peter. Hostile Action: The KGB and Secret Soviet Operations in Britain. London: St Martin's, 1989. New York: St Martin's, 1990.
Surveillant 1.1 says that the author "documents well the activities and the response of the British authorities to the perceived dangers." For Kerr, I&NS 7.4, this "general yet lively historical survey" is "a useful contribution to scholarship" on Soviet active measures. The author's central thesis is that "from Lenin to Gorbachev, there has been more continuity than discontinuity in the strategic aims, tactics and methods of Soviet hostile action against Britain." However, Shipley's assessment of Soviet propaganda efforts "exaggerates the effect or success of the propaganda."
Shipman, Tim. "CIA Spies Recruiting Record Number of British Pakistani Informers." The Standard (Hong Kong), 5 Jan. 2009. [http://www.thestandard.com.hk]
According to security sources in Washington and London, the CIA "is recruiting and handling a record number of informers in the British Pakistani community with the tacit agreement of the British government.... Intelligence from CIA informers has helped thwart more than one terrorist atrocity on British soil."
[CIA/00s/09; Terrorism/00s/09; UK/PostCW/00s/09]
Shirley, Edward G. (pseud., Reuel Mark Gerecht)
Shirreff, David. Bare Feet and Bandoliers: Wingate, Sandford, the Patriots and the Part They Played in the Liberation of Ethiopia. London: Ratcliffe, 1995.
Shively, Stanley, and Arthur T. Coumbe. "Florida Army National Guard: The Counter-Drug Role." Military Intelligence 18, no. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1992): 23-27.
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