Stuart, Douglas T. Creating the National Security State: A History of the Law that Transformed America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008.
For Lloyd, NWCR 63.1 (Winter 2010), the author "provides an insightful history of the struggle to reform completely the U.S. national security establishment from 1937 to 1960.... This extensively researched study of the political and bureaucratic battles to establish control over the national security establishment holds invaluable lessons for those interested in the current efforts to reform the joint, interagency system.... Stuart's lucid analysis of lessons learned is a must-read for future reform efforts." To Rudgers, I&NS 26.2&3 (Apr.-Jun. 2011), "[o]nly the news media fails to get proper attention" in this "[w]ell-written and well organized" book.
Putney, H-War, H-Net Reviews (Mar. 2009) [http://www.h-net.org], finds the author's thesis that Pearl Harbor swept away "traditional concepts of national security ... thought-provoking, but in the end more suggestive than proven.... The book also lacks evidence showing that the Pearl Harbor experience" was "the driving force producing the National Security Act.... While not definitive,... the value" of this book "is the extensive analysis of the debates leading to the passage of the 1947 National Security Act and the fate of the act's institutional components."
Stuart, Douglas T. "Ministry of Fear: The 1947 National Security Act Historical and Institutional Context." International Studies Perspectives 4, no. 3 (Aug. 2003): 293-313.
Stuart, Duncan. "'Of Historical Interest Only': The Origins and Vicissitudes of the SOE Archives." Intelligence and National Security 20, no 1 (Mar. 2005): 14-26. And in Special Operations Executive: A New Instrument of War, ed. Mark Seaman, 217-229. London: Routledge, 2006; and in The Politics and Strategy of Clandestine War: Special Operations Executive, 1940-1946, ed. Neville Wylie, 15-26. London : Routledge, 2007.
The author was SOE Advisor to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office until the final releases of SOE documents to the PRO in 2002. He notes that the archivist who organized the files in the early 1970s estimated that 87 percent of SOE's files had been destroyed between 1945 and 1950.
1. "Colonel Ulric Dahlgren and Richmond's Union Underground, April 1864." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 72, no. 2 (Apr. 1964): 152-204.
2. "Of Spies and Borrowed Names: The Identity of the Union Operatives in Richmond Known as 'The Phillipses' Discovered." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 89, no. 3 (Jul. 1981): 308-327.
Stuart, Meriwether. "Samuel Ruth and General R.E. Lee: Disloyalty and the Line of Supply to Fredericksburg, 1862-1863." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 71, no. 1 (Jan. 1963): 35-109.
Stubbing, Richard A., and Melvin A. Goodman. "How to Fix U.S. Intelligence." Christian Science Monitor, 26 Jun. 2002, 11.
The CIA and FBI "suffer from organizational overload.... Reorganization is required in both agencies.... Intelligence needs to be reshaped to combat terrorism. Intelligence on counterterrorism must supplant military intelligence as America's top priority."
Stubbs, Richard. Hearts and Minds in Guerrilla Warfare: The Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.
Heather, I&NS 6.3, calls this an "admirable book" that focuses on "the social, economic and political aspects of the campaign against the Communist insurgency" in Malaya.
Studeman, Michael W. [CDR/USN] & Studeman, William O. [ADM/USN (Ret.)]
Studies in Intelligence. Editors. "Historical Intelligence Documents: CIA's Earliest Days." 38, no. 5 (1995): 117-122.
Document 1: "The first page of the minutes of the DCI's staff meeting on 23 September 1947, in which he announces the establishment of CIA."
Document 2: "The final issue of the Daily Summary, dated 20 February 1951. It was the intelligence digest prepared by CIA for President Truman. The Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) replaced it."
Document 3: A note from President Truman to DCI Smith, dated 6 March 1951, stating that he was "highly impressed" by the new CIB.
[CIA/40s/Gen & 50s/Gen]
Studies in Intelligence. Editors. "Historical Intelligence Documents: From COI to CIG." 37, no. 5 (1994): 111-123.
1. "Presidential Order establishing a Coordinator of Information (COI) on 11 July 1941."
2. "Roosevelt's Military Order of 13 June 1942 creating the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)."
3. "Roosevelt administration press release announcing the creation of the OSS on 13 June 1942."
4. "Executive Order 9621 of 20 September 1945 abolishing the OSS."
5. "Presidential Directive of 22 January 1946 establishing the Central Intelligence Group (CIG)."
Studies in Intelligence. Editors. "A Roundtable Discussion: The Brown Commission and the Future of Intelligence." 39, no. 5 (1996): 1-9.
"On 1 March 1996, the Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the United States Intelligence Community (the Brown Commission) issued its report to the President and to Congress. On 26 March, Studies in Intelligence board members Brian Latell, Robert Herd, John Wiant, and Bill Nolte met at the Commission's offices in the New Executive Office Building with Ann Z. Caracristi, a member of the Commission; Staff Director L. Britt Snider; and staff members Douglas Horner, Brendan Melley, Kevin Scheid, and William Kvetkas. What follows is an edited transcript of the discussion with them, reviewed in advance by the participants."
Sturgill, Claude C. Low-Intensity Conflict in American History. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1993.
McCombie, Parameters, Autumn 1995, says that the author offers "amateurish, superficial analysis of what others have written" and "makes unsubstantiated, unsupportable statements.... Nor does [he] hesitate to give ill-conceived advice to the operators.... Sturgill mixes psychological operations, sabotage, unconventional warfare, and even direct action missions into one large cauldron and calls them all psychological operations, demonstrating how little he understands about any of them." The reviewer concludes that this book is of "little value to either professionals or casual observers of special operations."
Sturtevant, Mary. "Congressional Oversight of Intelligence: One Perspective." American Intelligence Journal 13, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 17-20.
Stylinski, Andrzej. "Poland: Russia Spying Increased." Associated Press, 21 Jan. 2000.
On 20 January 2000, the Polish government announced that "it was expelling nine Russian diplomats, saying it had proof they were spying 'against Poland's vital interests.'"
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