Wilson, Brian. "Diplomatic Game-Changer: How Recent Maritime-Related Initiatives Have Decisively Improved the Ability to Confront Terrorists/Criminals." Strategic Insights 8, no. 3 (August 2009). [http://www.nps.edu]

"[T]he actions of the past decade have created legal and operational frameworks that combine the collective strength of states and private industry. These separate but complementary efforts underscore what can be done to confront a common threat. Further refinement is necessary, including initiatives to pursue authorities to track money (and as appropriate, proscribe the transfer of funds) associated with criminal activity, including piracy."


Wilson, Brian [CAPT/USN (Ret.)] "Making Stovepipes Work." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 137, no. 10 (Oct. 2011).

The Maritime Operational Threat Response (MOTR) plan "implemented in 2006 brought unified U.S. responses to transnational threats. It could provide a template for interagency cooperation as such threats expand in scope and complexity."


Wilson, Frank J., and Beth Day. Special Agent: A Quarter Century with the Treasury Department and the Secret Service. New York: Holt, Rinehart &Winston, 1965.


Wilson, George C. "Pueblo Crew Fitted to Spy on Russia." Washington Post, 2 Mar. 1969. A1, A6. [Petersen]


Wilson, George C. "The Quiet Capabilities of Special Operations Forces Are Tailormade for This Era." In Almanac of Seapower, 1994, 56-63. Arlington, VA: Navy League of the United States, 1994.


Wilson, George C. "Secret Army Intelligence Unit Lived on After 1980 Iran Mission." Washington Post, 23 Aug. 1983, A6.


Wilson, G. I. "Deception (in Warfare) Is Not Forgotten." Marine Corps Gazette 76 (Aug. 1992): 46-47. [Seymour]


Wilson, James Q. [James Collins Professor of Management, Graduate School of Business, UCLA]. Thinking About Reorganization. Working Group on Intelligence Reform. Washington, DC: Consortium for the Study of Intelligence, 1992.

Clark comment: I recommend that anyone enamored of reorganization as a cure for the "problems" of U.S. intelligence read this monograph before they get too wedded to the concept.


Wilson, John D. "At Work with Donovan: One Man's History in OSS." Studies in Intelligence 37, no. 5 (1994): 71-79.

The author joined the Research and Analysis Branch at the Coordinator of Information in March 1942. He discusses work with R&A and with Donovan during the war.

[WWII/OSS/Donovan & R&A]

Wilson, Joseph C., IV. The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's C.I.A. Identity -- A Diplomat's Memoir. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2004.

Reports about Ambassador Wilson's book include: David Johnston and Richard W. Stevenson, "Former Envoy Talks in Book About Source of C.I.A. Leak," New York Times, 30 Apr. 2004; and Susan Schmidt, "Book Names Iraqi in Alleged '99 Bid to Buy Uranium," Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2004, A16.

Thomas, Washington Post, 16 May 2004, comments that the first 300 pages of this book are "a worthy, occasionally entertaining, if overlong, chronicle of diplomatic service that would never have been widely published but for Wilson's involvement" in his wife's outing as a CIA operative. The section of the book that deals with the flap, the last 130 pages, "is repetitive and self-dramatizing" and "does not reveal much in the way of 'news.'" See also, Valerie Plame Wilson, Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007).

[CIA/00s/04/Gen; GenPostCW/04/WMD/Books]

Wilson, Samuel V. [LTGEN/USA] "American Intelligence and the Tricentennial." Studies in Intelligence 20, no. 3 (Fall 1976): 1-7.

The DIA Director looks to the future of U.S. intelligence.


Wilson, Samuel V. [LTGEN/USA (Ret.) and President Emeritus, Hampton-Sydney College] "Wanted: An 'Intelligent' Use of the Human Spirit." American Intelligence Journal 24 (2006): 4-7.

The former star military attaché (and many other things) argues the importance of HUMINT in the broadest sense. "Useful human intelligence requires a substantial investment of time and resources. We must nurture and reward those motivated professionals willing to devote years to refining the uncommon ability to cross the barriers that divide the world's cultures."

[MI/Attaches & Humint]

Wilson, Scott. "Chalabi Aides Suspected of Spying for Iran; Raid at Leader's Home Targeted His Associates." Washington Post, 22 May 2004, A20. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

Members of the Iraqi National Congress (INC), the political organization headed by Ahmed Chalabi, "are suspected of providing information to Iran on U.S. troop positions in Iraq..., according to U.S. and Iraqi officials familiar with three investigations" into the group. On 20 May 2004, "Iraqi police, backed by U.S. soldiers, raided Chalabi's home" and the offices of the INC. "Until recently, the group received $335,000 a month from the Pentagon for help in gathering prewar intelligence about Hussein's government and in finding his top lieutenants after the invasion."


Wilson, Scott. "Obama Officially Announces His Senior National Security Nominees." Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2011. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

On 28 Spril 2011, President Obama officially announced his nomination of Leon E. Panetta to be Defense secretary; Lt. Gen. John R. Allen to be commander of international forces in Afghanistan; Gen. David H. Petraeus to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency; and Ryan C. Crocker to be ambassador to Afghanistan.


Wilson, Thomas R. [VADM/USN] "Defense Intelligence Community Challenges for the 21st Century." Defense Intelligence Journal 8, no. 2 (1999): 7-10.

The DIA Director discusses the "four thrusts" around which the Defense intelligence community will refocus to meet the challenges of the future: (1) database problems, (2) integration and interoperability, (3) the asymmetric threat, and (4) revitalizing and reshaping the workforce.


Wilson, Thomas R. [RADM/USN] "Joint Intelligence and Uphold Democracy." Joint Forces Quarterly 7 (Spring 1995): 54-59.


Wilson, T. R. [RADM/USN] "Joint Vocational Intelligence Training. " Defense Intelligence Journal 2, no. 2 (Fall 1993): 143-148.


Wilson, Valerie Plame. Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Linzer, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2007, notes that there were CIA-mandated redactions to Wilson'a book, which she "fought ... in federal district court and lost."

Cooperman, Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2007, comments that, "[t]o put it kindly, the memoir lacks the sheen of a ghostwriter's work and has the voice of an ordinary person caught up in extraordinary events. It doesn't help that the CIA redacted the manuscript heavily before approving it for publication.... The book is, however, greatly assisted by an afterword by Laura Rozen, a reporter for the American Prospect. Rozen ... fills in many of the censored dates, places and other details from published sources. Readers would be smart to turn to the afterword first, before tackling Wilson's disjointed narrative."

See also Joseph C. Wilson, IV, The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's C.I.A. Identity -- A Diplomat's Memoir (New York: Carroll & Graf, 2004).


Wilson, Veronica A. "Elizabeth Bentley and Cold War Representation: Some Masks Not Dropped." Intelligence and National Security 14, no. 2 (Summer 1999): 49-69.

From Abstract: "Some commentators, offended by Bentley's failure to fulfil traditional gender prescriptions, ridiculed her and shed doubts upon her story, which received less serious consideration than Whittaker Chambers' similar tale. This article explores these criticisms, Bentley's attempts to counter them with her own public performances of traditional feminity, and, implicitly, gender's role in American Cold War politics."


Wilson, Walter E., and Gary L. McKay. James D. Bulloch: Secret Agent and Mastermind of the Confederate Navy. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.

Fuller, Proceedings 138.11 (Nov. 2012), comments that "there is much to admire here.... The authors write in a sort of jaunty, History Channel-speak that ... makes for an informative yet entertaining read." Nevertheless, "it might have made an even better history had the authors chosen to broaden their analytical focus to include other major players." In addition it is "surprising that this work does not seem to have explored the National Archives in Kew."


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