Sleeper, Raymond S., ed. Mesmerized by the Bear: The Soviet Strategy of Deception. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1987.
Slepyan, Kenneth. Stalin's Guerrillas: Soviet Partisans in World War II. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2006.
House, Military Review (Sep.-Oct. 2007), notes that while the author "describes the partisan organization and its effectiveness, he does not provide extensive information about the actual military conduct of the partisan war. What the reader will find, however, is an excellent analysis of the psychology and sociology of insurgents within the context of their larger society." For Campbell, Army History 66 (Winter 2008), this is "a thoughtful, well-documented account of the social aspects of the partisan movement during World War II."
Slevin, Peter. "Libya Takes Blame for Lockerbie Bombing." Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2003, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
Libya "said in a letter delivered to the U.N. Security Council [on 15 August 2003] that it is responsible for the actions of Libyan intelligence agent Abdel Basset Ali Megrahi," convicted of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Slick, Stephen B. "The 2008 Amendments to Executive Order 12333, United States Intelligence Activities." Studies in Intelligence 58, no. 2: 1-18. [https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol-58-no-2/pdfs/Slick-Modernizing%20the%20IC%20Charter-June2014.pdf]
The author was "senior director for intelligence programs and reform" on the NSC staff. He argues that Reagan's EO 12333 "proved remarkably durable," becoming "a stable legal and policy foundation for the modern IC." With passage of the IRTPA and establishment of the ODNI, "major elements of ... EO 12333 had become obsolete.... The process of amending EO 12333 to reflect the IRTPA structures and clarify authorities needed by the DNI ... largely achieved its objectives, but the short-term impact ... was limited.... [T]he 2008 amendments to EO 12333 ... added value at the margins but were insufficient to overcome flaws in the statutory model."
Sloan, Geoff. "Dartmouth, Sir Mansfield Cumming and the Origins of the British Intelligence Community." Intelligence and National Security 22, no. 2 (Apr. 2007): 298-305.
The author suggests that the process of institutionalization that led to intelligence becoming an integral part of the British government was linked to the "education and training" that three of the early leaders of British intelligence -- Mansfield Smith (Cumming), Hugh Sinclair, and William Hall -- received at the naval training facility at Dartmouth.
Sloan, James F. [Assistant Commandant (CG-2), U.S. Coast Guard] "Coast Guard Expands Intelligence Efforts." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 131, no. 5 (May 2005): 98.
"In December 2001, President George Bush signed legislation that amended the National Security Act of 1947 and made the U.S. Coast Guard a full partner as the 14th member of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). Since that date, the Coast Guard Intelligence Program has grown significantly."
Slowikowski, Rygor [MAJGEN]. In the Secret Service: The Lighting of the Torch. London: Windrush, 1988.
Bennett, I&NS 4.1, comments that "[t]here seems to be no doubt that Slowikowski's Polish 'Agency Africa' was the single largest source of information about conditions in the Torch area..., but the decision to invade depended only marginally upon information from inside the territory ... and chiefly upon political and strategic considerations of far wider range." The work draws a "vivid picture ... of the daily life and work of an espionage organization."
Slusser, Robert M.
1. "Recent Soviet Books on the History of the Soviet Security Police." Slavic Review 14 (Mar. 1965): 90-98. [Rocca and Dziak]
2. "Recent Soviet Books on the History of the Soviet Security Police -- Part II." Slavic Review 22 (Dec. 1973): 825-828. [Rocca and Dziak]
Smart, Nigel. Cryptography: An Introduction. Maidenhead, UK: McGraw-Hill, 2003.
Kruh, Cryptologia 28.1, calls this "a remarkable book that provides the rigorous detail required for advanced cryptography studies, but approaches the subject matter in an accessible style.... [T]his book is a complete introduction to cryptography."
Smigel, Stanley E. "Some Views on the Theory and Practice of Intelligence Collection." Studies in Intelligence 2, no. 2 (Spring 1958): 33-45.
A State Department official looks at "the more important functions of a typical headquarters collection specialist. The emphasis is placed very largely on overt activities; little [is] said of clandestine collection."
Smiley, David. Albanian Assignment. London: Chatto & Windus, 1984.
Telegraph (London), 9 Jan 2009: "Colonel David Smiley, who died on January 9 aged 92, was one of the most celebrated cloak-and-dagger agents of the Second World War, serving behind enemy lines in Albania, Greece, Abyssinia and Japanese-controlled eastern Thailand. After the war he organised secret operations against the Russians and their allies in Albania and Poland, among other places. Later,... he commanded the Sultan of Oman's armed forces in a highly successful counter-insurgency.... [H]e [then] organised -- with ... MI6 -- royalist guerrilla resistance against a Soviet-backed Nasserite regime in Yemen."
According to Street, Library Journal (1985), via Amazon.com, "[t]his engrossing memoir recounts British intelligence agent Smiley's two missions in 1943 and 1944 to Albanian resistance fighters. First with communist partisans and then with nationalist and monarchist groups, he helped organize and arm the Albanians against Italian and German occupation forces."
Smist, Frank J., Jr. Congress Oversees the United States Intelligence Community, 1947-1989. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1991. Congress Oversees the United States Intelligence Community, 1947-1994. 2d ed. 1994.
Valcourt, IJI&C 5.2, calls this the "finest outsider's overview to date of the early years of oversight by both the Senate and House." It is "mandatory reading for those who want to put the pre- and post-Church periods into perspective ... [and] can be considered the standard reference work on the first period of oversight." Cline, PSQ 106.2, refers to Smist's "nitty-gritty research" which has produced "an extremely useful book" and an "important contribution to history." Cline's "only reservation" concerns the author's "enthusiasm for the benign role of Congress as an investigative agent prying out intelligence mistakes and scandals."
Writing with regard to the second edition, Cohen, FA 74.2 (Mar.-Apr. 1995), notes that the "dates in the title are misleading": the book "covers primarily 1975 to 1993." In addition, Smist's work "is heavy on names and dates but rather thin on analysis. Nonetheless, it is a useful monograph." O'Reilly, JAH 78.3, seems less than pleased that Smist focused on the process of oversight rather than what the intelligence community was doing. Hilsman, APSR 86.2, accepts that the work is a "careful, scholarly history," but finds Smist's recommendations "unexceptionable." Also lacking is a discussion of the "politics" involved in the process.
Smithsonian Channel. "The Spy in the Hanoi Hilton." [Press Release] 21 Apr. 2015. [http://www.smithsonianchannel.com]
"Using coded letters, secret writing, a technique called 'microdots' and clandestine radio transmissions, the POWs [led by James Bond Stockdale] inside the Hanoi Hilton were able to report on conditions, suggest military activities and bombing raids, and signal two of the largest rescue operations of the entire Vietnam War.... [A] single letter from Stockdale to his wife" began "an espionage operation that would grow to astonishing complexity and capability. Commander Stockdale enlisted other POWs to send coded letters, eventually bringing dozens of men into his spy network, including Captain Eugene 'Red' McDaniel, who spent six years in the Hoa Lo Prison."
See also, Jim Stockdale II, "My Father, the Spy in the Hanoi Hilton," The Daily Beast, 27 Apr. 2015.
Smoot, Betsy Rohaly. "An Accidental Cryptologist: The Brief Career of Genevieve Young Hitt." Cryptologia 35, no. 2 (Apr. 2011): 164-175.
From "Abstract": "Genevieve Young Hitt, wife of Colonel Parker Hitt, was one of the first woment to perform cryptologic functions for the U.S. Army, first as an unpaid amateur during the Punitive Expedition and later as a paid cryptographer during World War I."
[Women/Misc/Cryptography & WWI/U.S.]
Smothers, Ronald. "Former Marine Admits Passing Secret Documents." New York Times, 5 May 2006. [http://www.nytimes.com]
On 4 May 2006, Leandro Aragoncillo "pleaded guilty in federal court to passing top-secret information and documents to political opponents of the current Philippine government." Aragoncillo worked in the White House in the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations and, from 2004, as an FBI intelligence analyst.
Smothers, Ronald. "Two Men Are Charged With Passing Secrets to Philippines." New York Times, 13 Sep. 2005. [http://www.nytimes.com]
FBI analyst Leandro Aragoncillo and Michael Ray Aquino, former deputy director of the Philippines National Police, have been arrested and are "accused of passing classified agency information to government officials in Manila.... According to affidavits by F.B.I. agents, Mr. Aragoncillo passed copies of classified F.B.I. documents about the Philippines to Mr. Aquino between February and August  by way of cellphone text messages and e-mail messages through Hotmail and Yahoo accounts."
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