Smith, Dan. "Imagery Intelligence." Military Intelligence 20, no. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994): 13-14, 40.
Broadly general; emphasizes terminology.
Smith, David A. [COL/USAFR (Ret.)]. "Who Needs the Secretariats." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 121.12 (Dec. 1995): 42-44.
The author argues the need for streamlining the management structure of the military departments. Eliminating the positions of service secretaries and their secretariats is offered as one alternative for reaching this goal. However, Smith notes that such a move is probably not politically feasible, suggesting instead the "full integration of the service secretaries and their secretariats with the military chiefs of staff and their staffs."
Smith, David M. "The Use of Decrypted German Weather Reports in the Operations of the Fifteenth Air Force Over Europe." Cryptologia 23, no. 4 (Oct. 1999): 298-304.
From abstract: "German weather reports were decrypted swiftly enough to enable 15th Air Force meteorologists to use them, together with reports from Allied and neutral sources, to predict the rare times of the perfectly clear weather required to bomb targets visually in Central Europe."
Smith, Edward Ellis, with the collaboration of Rudolf Lednicky. The Okhrana: The Russian Department of Police -- A Bibliography. Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution, 1967.
Therkelsen, Studies 13.1 (Winter 1969), comments that "the literature about the Okhrana has remained ... essentially one-sided, all contra, with only an occasional morsel of pro and, therefore, hardly anything objective in-between." (italics in original) Smith's bibliography has not avoided this problem. Over two-thirds of the 909 entries refer to newspaper articles and editorials which "are almost exclusively from the revolutionary and post-revolutionary Communist and other leftist press." The reviewer is also bothered by the absence of materials on the Okhrana's counterintelligence activities against Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey in World War I. And there are "still other materials, some well-known," that would have been appropriate to include in the bibliography. "With [a] few exceptions, the book is properly and well indexed..., but more consistency in transliterating proper names would normally be expected in an academic publication."
Smith, Eric McAllister. Not By the Book: A Combat Intelligence Officer in Vietnam. New York: Ivy Books, 1993. New York: Ballantine, 1993. [pb]
Surveillant 3.4 identifies Smith as a "Military Intelligence Team (MIT) leader," work which "was dirty, dangerous and poorly staffed." The author gives a "close, unflinching look at combat intelligence in a brigade base camp.... To get the job done, he had to break a lot of rules." For Naeseth, MI 20.2, the book gives "a glimpse of what life is like in a combat field environment as an MI officer."
Smith, Esmond D. [CAPT/USN (Ret.)]
1. "Keeping Our Secrets." U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings 120, no. 5 (May 1994): 80-84.
The article mentions Ames, Pollard, and Walker, but the focus is on Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).
2. "The Security Dilemma." Naval Intelligence Professional Quarterly 5, no. 3 (1989): 13-16.
3. "The Spies Among Us: Trends in Military Espionage." American Intelligence Journal 11, no. 2 (1990): 1-3.
Smith, Esmond D. [CAPT/USN (Ret)] "Security and the Ames Case: An Assessment." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 11, no. 4 (Oct. 1995): 4-8.
"The Ames case shows us that the CIA, like all large organizations, is subject to bureaucratic inertia, unbelievable inefficiencies, and poor management." The author is not convinced that talk of regrouping and reorganization is meaningful, and points to the Navy's lack of significant change in attitudes following the Walker, Pollard, and Lonetree cases.
[CI/90s; CIA/90s/Ames; SpyCases/U.S./Ames][c]
Smith, Esmond D. [CAPT/USN (Ret.)] "ULTRA and the Walkers." U.S Naval Institute Proceedings 115, no. 5 (May 1989): 110-119.
According to Sexton, this article compares "the value of U.S. naval ciphers betrayed by John Walker to the Soviet Union with the value of ULTRA and MAGIC to the British and American navies in World War II."
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