White, D.G. U.S. Military Government in Germany: Radio Reorientation. Karlsruhr, Germany: U.S. European Command, Historical Division, 1950.


White, G. Edward. Alger Hiss's Looking Glass War: The Covert Life of a Soviet Spy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Ehrman, Studies 49.1 (2005), says that the author "provides a convincing analysis of Hiss's reasons" for committing espionage. The book "does not reveal any new facts or evidence," but it "still is an important addition to the literature of the case. White's focus on personality -- grounded in thorough research -- provides a useful and insightful way to look at Hiss. The book not only answers the questions about Hiss's motives for spying and denying his actions but also strips away the façade of respectability that helped Hiss obscure the facts for so long." Except for a few spots, the author's prose "is clear and direct, and makes for fascinating reading."

For Mark, I&NS 21.1 (Feb. 2006), this is "arguably the best" book on the life of Alger Hiss. The author mostly "lets the evidence speak for itself, though not without demonstrations of the implausibilites of Hiss's ever-evolving defense."


White, Jeffrey B. "Some Thoughts on Irregular Warfare." Studies in Intelligence 39, no. 5 (1996): 51-59. "Irregular Warfare: A Different Kind of Threat." American Intelligence Journal 17, no. 1/2 (1996), 57-63.

"Irregular warfare ... remains confoundingly unaffected by changes in technology. In an irregular conflict, sociology, psychology, and history have more to say about the nature of the conflict, including its persistence and intensity."


White, John Baker. The Big Lie. New York: Crowell, 1955. London: Evans, 1955. The Big Lie: The Inside Story of Psychological Warfare. Winchester, UK: George Mann, 1973.

White, John Baker.

1. Pattern for Conquest. London: Hale, 1956.

Pforzheimer, Studies 6.2 (Spring 1962), finds that this work surveys Communist postwar efforts in "espionage, sabotage, coups d'état, and the infiltration of foreign governments and organizations."

2. The Soviet Spy System. London: Falcon Press, 1948. [Chambers]


White, Jonathan. Defending the Homeland: Domestic Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Security. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2004.


White, Josh. "Army Documents Shed Light on CIA 'Ghosting': Systematic Concealment of Detainees Is Found." Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2005, A15. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"Senior defense officials have described the CIA practice of hiding unregistered detainees at Abu Ghraib prison as ad hoc and unauthorized, but a review of Army documents shows that the agency's 'ghosting' program was systematic and known to three senior intelligence officials in Iraq."


White, Josh. "Defense Chief Gates Sworn In: Secretary Vows to Listen to Others' Advice on Iraq War." Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2006, A4. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

Former DCI Robert M. Gates, 63, was sworn in as Secretary of Defense on 18 December 2006.


White, Josh. "Translator Who Faked Identity Pleads Guilty To Having Secret Data." Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2007, A3. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"An Arabic translator who used an assumed identity to get work as a contractor for the U.S. Army in Iraq pleaded guilty" on 14 February 2007 in federal court in New York to "charges of possessing classified national defense documents.... Authorities said ... that they do not even know the translator's real name." They referred "to him in court documents under several of his aliases, including 'Abu Hakim' and 'Abdulhakeem Nour.'" He was an employee with secret and top-secret clearances with the "Titan Corp., which supplied translators to the U.S. military to aid in fighting the war in Iraq."


White, Josh, and Mike Allen. "Rumsfeld: Use Caution in Reform of Intelligence." Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2004, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

In testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee on 17 August 2004, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld "warned ... that moving hastily to centralize all U.S. intelligence-gathering efforts under a new national director could spawn confusion while the country is at war and could prevent vital information from getting to those on the battlefield."


White, Josh, and Barton Gellman. "Defense Espionage Unit to Work With CIA." Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2005, A3. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

On 24 January 2005, DoD officials "acknowledged ... that the Pentagon has created new clandestine teams to gain better human intelligence for military commanders but emphasized that the program was developed with the cooperation" of the CIA, "not to bypass it.... [T]wo defense officials who briefed reporters on the condition that their names not be used ... said that the ... organization has been running in its current form since October under funding authorized for this fiscal year."

[MI/00s/Gen & Humint]

White, M.J. The Cuban Missile Crisis. London: Macmillan, 1996.

Scott, I&NS 12.2, finds White's work to be both "highly readable" and "scholarly." The author covers the events of October 1962 "by examining the role of six individuals: John and Robert Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, Adlai Stevenson, Dean Acheson, and Kenneth Keating.... The use of these figures as a prism to view broader themes and issues is generally successful and underlines the importance of specific decisions by Khrushchev and Kennedy in creating and resolving the crisis."


White, Ralph K. "Empathy as an Intelligence Tool." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 1, no. 1 (Spring 1986): 57-75.


White, Rebecca N. "Inside Track: The Facts of the Matter." National Interest, 21 Sep. 2007. [http://www.nationalinterest.org]

On 19 September 2007, Paul R. Pillar "told a crowd at an event hosted by The National Interest and Georgetown's Center for Peace and Security Studies ... [that] we knew that war in Iraq would be a disaster. Two U.S. intelligence reports foresaw a post-invasion Iraq in turmoil.... But these documents, like all input that did not support the Bush Administration's Iraq policy line or sales pitch, were summarily rejected or blatantly ignored. The course of U.S. policy had been set before the repercussions of an invasion were ever assessed." See also, David Ignatius, "When the CIA Got It Right," Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2007, B7.

[CIA/00s/07; MI/Ops/Iraq/07]

White, Terry. Swords of Lightening: Special Forces and the Changing Face of Warfare. London: Brassey's, 1992.

FILS 12.2: "'Special forces and Intelligence are inter-dependent'... (p. 99) [The author] emphasizes elite military units over the generally more secretive foreign intelligence services.... [The work is an] informative, comprehensive, and contemporary overview."


White, Timothy J., and Andrew J. Riley. "Irish Neutrality in World War II: a Review Essay." Irish Studies in International Affairs 19 (2008): 143–150.

Reviews of: Brian Girvin, The Emergency: Neutral Ireland 1939-45 (London: Macmillan, 2006); Eunan O'Halpin, Spying on Ireland: British Intelligence and Irish Neutrality during the Second World War (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008); Michael Kennedy, Guarding Neutral Ireland: The Coast Watching Service and Military Intelligence, 1939-1945 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008); and Clair Wills, That Neutral Island: A Cultural History of Ireland during the Second World War (Cambridge: Belknap Press, 2007).


White, William.

1. The Microdot: History and Application. Williamstown, NJ: Phillips Publications, 1992.

Surveillant 3.4/5 says that this is the "first authoritative review of the entire development of the technique of reducing text and images by photographic and electrographic techniques.... [White is] an acknowledged expert in the history of microphotography." Kruh, Cryptologia 18.4, notes that this "extraordinary" and "unique, large size (8 1/2" x 11") hardbound book ... includes numerous illustrations of cameras, viewing devices, examples of microdots magnified and in situ, key personalities, onetime pads, patents and other interesting items."

2. "The Microdot: Then and Now." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 3, no. 2 (1989): 249-270.

White traces the development and use of the microdot through history, from the beginning of microphotography in 1839 to the post-World War II era. An interesting sidelight in the article is the author's discussion of the Soviet Union's "spare-no-expense" approach to making sophisticated use of obsolete technologies.


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