Whitlam, Nicholas, and John Stubbs. Nest of Traitors: The Petrov Affair. Milton, Australia: Jacaranda Press, 1974. Rev. ed. St. Lucia, Australia: Queensland University Press, 1985.
Cain, I&NS 6.1/247, says that this work "is easier to read than Manne's book [The Petrov Affair] and should be consulted by students of the affair before they tackle Manne's more thorough study based on archival records."
Whitley, Gigi. "Study Explores Expanding JSTARS Reach With Unmanned Aerial Vehicle." Inside the Air Force, 20 Aug. 1999, 1.
According to Air Force officials, "[a] Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System [JSTARS] study aimed at expanding the aircraft's surveillance capabilities is exploring whether it is practical to equip the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle with a modular JSTARS radar."
Whitley, Hiram C. In It: by H.C. Whitley, Late Chief of the Secret Service Division of the United States Treasury. Cambridge, MA: Riverside Press, 1894. [Petersen]
Whitlock, Craig - A-Q [Washington Post]
Whitlock, Craig - R-Z [Washington Post]
Whitlock, Duane L. [CAPT/USN (Ret.)]
Whitman, John. "Better an Office of Sovietology." Studies in Intelligence 8, no. 1 (Winter 1964): 65-66.
Responding to Richard W. Shryock, "For an Eclectic Sovietology," Studies in Intelligence 8, no. 1 (Winter 1964): 57-64., the author argues that while "all schools are needed,... they will continue to work at cross purposes so long as they remain in different bureaucracies." They need to be united "in a single organizational framework devoted to exploiting all methodologies for a single aim -- the analysis of Soviet politics as a research problem."
Whitman, John. "On Estimating Reactions." Studies in Intelligence 9, no. 3 (Summer 1965): 1-6.
Estimating Communist reactions to a U.S. course of action is the "most fascinating and frustrating of the National Intelligence Estimates" that an estimates officer will write.
Whitmire, Frank A., and Edward G. Correll. "The Failure of Cosmos 57." Studies in Intelligence 10, no. 3 (Summer 1966): 25-29. Quest: The History of Spaceflight 15, no. 1 (Feb. 2008).
The authors show how telemetry analysis identified what went wrong with Cosmos 57 and why that failure did not delay the flight of Voskhod 2 and its attendant spacewalk.
Whitney, Craig R.
Whitney, Joel. "The Paris Review, the Cold War and the CIA." Salon, 27 May 2012. [http://www.salon.com]
"Letters discovered by Salon show even deeper Cold War ties between the Paris Review" and the Congress for Cultural Freedom, "largely and covertly funded by the CIA.... [A] secret patronage system, paid for by the taxpayer with no public debate, appears to have existed." Regrettably, propositions such as "Che Guevara ... was caught and murdered by the Agency in 1967" do not enhance the credibility of this author or his findings.
Whitney, Kathleen M. "SIN, FRAPH, and the CIA: U.S. Covert Action in Haiti." Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas 3 (Fall 1996): 303ff.
"[C]overt involvement in the creation and perpetuation of relationships with people and groups who are responsible for human rights abuses do not comport with international norms allowing self-defense."
Whittell, Giles. Bridge of Spies: A True Story of the Cold War. New York: Broadway Books, 2010.
Legvold, FA 90.2 (Mar.-Apr. 2011), calls the author "a master storyteller." He ties together the stories of Rudolf Abel, Francis Gary Powers, and Frederic Pryor and the exchange that took place between the United States and the Soviet Union at Checkpoint Charlie in 1962.
Whittell, Giles. "Russian Held on Charge of Spying for Britain." Times (London), 16 Mar. 2000. [http://www.the-times.co.uk]
"Sources hinted ... at a connection between the Tallinn case and that of Platon Obukhov, a former Russian Foreign Ministry official, who was arrested in 1996 after admitting contacts with British intelligence in Moscow.... A more likely reason ... is Moscow's exasperation over British attacks on its Chechen policy and over what it considers British Muslims' illegal support for the Chechen rebels."
Whittle, Richard. Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution. New York: Henry Holt, 2014.
Whitlock, Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2014, finds that the author narrates "[t]he unlikely circumstances that led to the birth of the Predator ... in fresh and authoritative detail." His "reporting ... is methodical and credible.... Whittle's best material appears in the final chapters, when he delivers action-packed details about how the CIA and the Pentagon used armed Predators to hunt for al-Qaeda leaders immediately after 9/11."
[CA/10s; CIA/10s/Gen; MI/Ops/10s/Gen; Recon/UAVs/10s]
Whittlin, Thaddeus. Commissar: The Life and Death of Laventy Pavlovich Beria. New York: Macmillan, 1972.
Rocca and Dziak: "Unsourced assertions and apparent hearsay evidence limit its reliability."
Whitton, John B., ed. Propaganda and the Cold War: A Princeton University Symposium. Washington, DC: Public Affairs, 1984.
Whitwell, John [Pseud. for Leslie Nicholson]. British Agent. London: Kimber, 1966. London: Frank Cass, 1997.
Clark comment: This is Nicholson's memoir of service with MI6/SIS from 1929 to 1945. He headed the SIS station in Prague 1930-1934, and in Riga until the Soviet occupation in August 1940. Nicholson's wartime service included the handling of Middle East and Balkan operations.
Constantinides suggests that Nicholson "has relatively little to tell,... but there are some good lessons on poor practices by intelligence services, including his own." On the other hand, Wark, I&NS 11.4/625, calls British Agent "the best memoir available of the British secret service during the 1930s." (Wark wrote an introduction to the 1997 edition.) For Salmon, I&NS 13.4, Nicholson tells his story in a manner that is "readable, entertaining and genuinely informative.... Nicholson provides much colourful material and many good anecdotes, but he is particularly informative on the banal detail of everyday life as a spy."
[UK/Interwar/30s & Memoirs/PreWWII & WWII]
Whoriske, Peter. "The Stuff of Cold War History: Son of U-2 Pilot Finds Former Lorton Prison a Prime Spot for Museum." Washington Post, 15 May 2003, B1. [http://www.washingtonpost. com]
Francis Gary Powers Jr., son of the U-2 spy plane pilot, wants to locate a Cold War Museum in the women's dormitories at the former Lorton prison.
Whymant, Robert. Stalin's Spy: Richard Sorge and the Tokyo Espionage Ring. London: Tauris, 1996. New York: St. Martin's, 1998.
Andrew, Spectator, 7 Dec. 1996, finds this a "very readable biography." Although Whymant's work "does not change the broad picture of Sorge's career as it has emerged from previous studies, it adds much interesting detail." For Frank, IJI&C 13.1, the author has a "breezy, readable style," but the "book suffers from shoddy scholarship.... The reference notes ... do not provide dates for the several interviews which Mr. Whymant conducted. Innumerable references to 'Russian Archives' offer no further clarification or description."
To Nish, I&NS 12.3, Whymant's "narrative flows along smoothly," and provides "a thorough, comprehensive, indeed gripping, account of Sorge's activities.... But we still do not know how much weight they carried at destination or the use to which they were put." Bath, NIPQ 20.1, notes that this work "adds the dimension of information drawn from Soviet Defense Ministry and KGB files released in the post-Cold War era. It also delves in greater depth into Sorge's psychological make-up and his relationship with others."
Wiant, John. A. "Reflections on Mail-Order Tradecraft: The Sears Catalog." Studies in Intelligence 37, no. 5 (1994): 59-61.
The author finds an alternative way to pay indigenous agents in Vietnam in 1966-1967.
[CIA/60s/Gen & Components/Tradecraft]
Wiarda, Howard J. American Foreign Policy Toward Latin America in the 80s and 90s: Issues and Controversies from Reagan to Bush. New York: New York University Press, 1992. F1418W648
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