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Trabue, Alan B. A Life of Lies and Spies: Tales of a CIA Covert Ops Polygraph Interrogator. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.

For Goulden, Washington Times, 26 May 2015, this is a "thoroughly engaging book."

[CIA/Memoirs]

Tracey, Richard S. [LTCOL/USA (Ret.)] "Trapped by a Mindset: The Iraq WMD Intelligence Failure." Chronicles Online Journal, 23 Jan. 2007. [http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/cc/tracey.html]

The author suggests that "if the intelligence community's analysts had taken [a] more wide-ranging approach ... to this difficult intelligence puzzle, it is likely that they would have produced a more accurate and informative intelligence product for policy makers."

[GenPostCW/00s/WMD/07]

Trachtenberg, Marc.

1. "Commentary: New Light on the Cuban Missile Crisis?" Diplomatic History 14, no. 2 (1990): 241-247.

2. "The Influence of Nuclear Weapons in the Cuban Missile Crisis." International Security 10, no. 1 (1985): 137-163.

3. "White House Tapes and Minutes of the Cuban Missile Crisis: ExCom Meetings of October 1962." International Security 10, no. 1 (Summer 1985): 164-203.

[GenPostwar/60s/MissileCrisis]

Tracy, Jen. "FSB Sets Sights on Internet Control." St. Petersburg Times, 16 Feb. 1999. [http://www.times.spb.ru]

"Free-range monitoring of the Internet by Russia's Federal Security Service, or FSB, may soon be as easy as clicking a mouse -- a situation that has local service providers [ISPs] forecasting both the demise of their businesses and the complete loss of private electronic correspondence for St. Petersburg's 50,000 Internet users."

[Russia/90s/99]

Tracy, Jen. "Internet Provider Plans to Sue FSB." St. Petersburg Times, 18 May 1999. [http://www.times.spb.ru]

Nailj Murzahanov is the "general director of Bayard-Slavia Communications, the only Internet Service Provider in Russia that has consistently refused to comply with SORM-2, the FSB's program of mandatory Internet surveillance....

"In April [1999], FSB agents handed Murzahanov a detailed 'realization plan' of cooperation -- involving complete surrender of client privacy and thousands of dollars out of his company's pocket to foot the bill for the necessary technology -- and threatened to close his business if he refused to comply. They took the first step [on 17 May 1999], disconnecting Bayard-Slavia's satellite channel, effectively shutting Murzahanov's operation down.

"But Murzahanov is ready to retaliate with a threat of his own: Bayard-Slavia will be the first Russian ISP to bring a civil suit against the FSB for what Murzahanov and his lawyers believe is an illegally forceful attempt to monitor and control his clients' Internet activity."

[Russia/90s/99]

Trahair, Richard C.S., and Robert L. Miller. Encyclopedia of Cold War Espionage, Spies, and Secret Operations. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2004. 2d ed. updated. New York: Enigma, 2009. 3d ed. rev. & updated. New York: Enigma, 2012.

Peake, Studies 49.4 (2005), thoroughly trashes this work, calling it "a strong competitor for a position near the bottom of any ranking" of recent encyclopedias on intelligence. "Many of the errors involve dates.... Other entries combine errors of fact and dates.... Then comes the category of plain factual error." All of these errors "could have been avoided with the exercise of due diligence." Commenting on the second edition, Peake, Studies 53.3 (Sep. 2009) and Intelligencer 17.2 (Fall 2009), notes that "while some corrections have been made, inexplicably far too many remain.... [R]eaders are cautioned to check the facts of any entry of interest."

With regard to the third edition, Peake, Studies 56.4 (Dec. 2012) and Intelligencer 19.3 (Winter-Spring 2013), gives the authors credit for making "many corrections," but notes that "some errors remain." Although the book "has many positive features," the reviewer still cautions readers "to check the facts against the sources rather than assurme their accuracy."

[RefMats/Encyclopedias/Gen]

Trahair, Richard C.S. "A Psychohistorical Approach to Espionage: Klaus Fuchs (1911-1988)." Mentalities 9, no. 2 (1994): 28-49. [Calder]

[SpyCases/U.S./Bomb/Gen]

Train, Elizabeth L. [CAPT/USN] "Naval Intelligence Training: Contributing to Today's Fight While Shaping for the Future." American Intelligence Journal 26, no. 2 (Winter 2008-2009): 18-24.

[MI/Training/AIJ26.2]

Trainor, Bernard E. [LTGEN/USMC (Ret.)]. "Deception." Marine Corps Gazatte 70 (Oct. 1986): 57-61. [Seymour]

[MI/Deception]

Tran, Pierre. "France Creates Office for Economic Intel." Defense News, 21 Sep. 2009. [http://www.defensenews.com]

France is reorganizing its economic intelligence arms. "[O]versight of the function will shift from a post attached to the prime minister's office over to the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment but taking direction from the president's office.... The new director ... will be announced in a few weeks and take direction from a committee headed by the president's national coordinator for intelligence, Bernard Bajolet."

[France/00s]

Trask. David F. The AEF and Coalition Warmaking, 1917-1918. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1993.

Travers, I&NS 10.4, notes that there is little emphasis on the intelligence side of the AEF's operations. "However, from time to time, Trask highlights the impact of Intelligence." The main contribution of this book is to revise "the beliefs of an earlier generation of AEF historians" by putting AEF operations into a 1918 perspective.

[WWI/U.S.]

Traugott, Mark. "The Economic Origins of the Kwilu Rebellion." Comparative Studies in Society and History 21, no. 3 (Jul. 1979): 459-479.

[CA/Africa/Congo]

Trautman, Konrad [LTCOL/USA]. "MI Officer Training at the Turn of the Century." Military Intelligence 24, no. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1998): 28-33.

[MI/Training][c]

Travers, Russ. "The Coming Intelligence Failure: A Blueprint For Survival." Studies in Intelligence (1997): 35-43.

In retrospect, this was an almost prophetic article: "[I]f we are going to try to fix an IC that is ill-equipped to analyze the complexities of today's world, we should start soon. The kind of restructuring that is required will take a huge short-term toll on our effectiveness, and it will take a substantial time for the dust to settle.... Either we fix it now in hopes of being in a position to support America's intelligence needs at the beginning of the new millennium, or we fix it later -- under the cloud of failure."

[GenPostCW/90s/Gen]

Travers, Russell E. "Evaluating Progress in the 'War on Terror.'" Intelligencer 17, no. 1 (Winter-Spring 2009): 11-14.

The former deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center concludes that "[u]nderstanding the changing nature of the threat will require a continuing reevaluation of ... complex, and largely, nonquantifiable, variables."

[Terrorism/00s/09]

Travers, Timothy. "Liman von Sanders, the Capture of Lieutenant Palmer, and Ottoman Anticipation of the Allied Landings at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915." Journal of Military History 65, no. 4 (2001): 965-980.

German general Otto Liman von Sanders served as Ottoman Fifth Army commander in World War I. Reference is to Lt. Clarence E.S. Palmer.

[Germany/WWI; WWI/UK/ME]

Traynor, Ian. "British Diplomat Accused in Spy Row." The Guardian (UK), 25 Mar. 2000. [http:// www.newsunlimited.co.uk]

[Russia/00/BritSpy]

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