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Woodard, Garry. "Enigmatic Variations: The Development of National Intelligence Assessment in Australia." Intelligence and National Security 16, no. 2 (Summer 2001): 1-23.

In the first 25 years after World War II, "British models were more important" to the development of estimative intelligence in Australia. Since that time, "Australia has moved closer to American practice in refining the estimates machinery and in making it directly responsible to the head of government." Nevertheless, Australian experience has had "its own distinctive characteristics."

[Australia/Gen]

Woodeman, Nathan X. "Yardley Revisited." Studies in Intelligence 27, no. 2 (Summer 1983): 42-49.

[Cryptography/Gen]

Woodhouse, Christopher Montague.

Woodhouse was the commander of the Allied Military Mission to the Greek Resistance in World War II.

1. Apple of Discord: A Survey of Recent Greek Politics in Their International Setting. London: Hutchinson, 1951.

Pforzheimer, Studies 5.2 (Spring 1961), identifies this work as "[a]n authoritative account of Greek resistance against the Germans in World War II."

2. Something Ventured: The Autobiography of C.M. Woodhouse. London: Granada, 1982.

Pforzheimer: This autobiography includes the author's wartime experiences and his post-war intelligence assignments.

3. The Struggle for Greece, 1941-1948. London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1976.

Pforzheimer: This is an "authoritative account of the Greek Resistance in World War II and the internal postwar civil war which the Resistance helped to spawn."

[GenPostwar/40s/Greece; OtherCountries/Greece/WWII; UK/WWII/Med]

Woodruff, Joseph A. "Practical Aspects of Trying Cases Involving Classified Information." Army Lawyer, Jun. 1986, 50-54. [Calder]

[Overviews/Legal./Gen]

Woods, Christopher. "SOE in Italy." In Special Operations Executive: A New Instrument of War, ed. Mark Seaman, 91-102. London : Routledge, 2006.

[UK/WWII/Services/SOE; WWII/Eur/Italy]

Woods, David, L., ed. Signaling and Communicating at Sea. 2 vols. New York: Arno, 1980. [Petersen]

[Cryptography/Gen]

Woods, Kevin, and Mark E. Stout. "New Sources for the Study of Iraqi Intelligence during the Saddam Era." Intelligence and National Security 25, no. 4 (Aug. 2010): 547-587.

The authors discuss captured Iraqi documents released by the Department of Defense. The article includes (from page 562) an "Iraqi 'Intelligence Report about Iran for the period from 1 January until 30 June 1980.'"

[OtherCountries/Iraq]

Woods, Randall B. Shadow Warrior: William Egan Colby and the CIA. New York: Basic Books, 2013.

Clark comment: This work has been met with widely divergent opinions.

To Goulden, Washington Times, 10 May 2013, and Intelligencer 20.1 (Spring-Summer 2013), this book "relies heavily upon secondary sources and offers very little fresh information about Colby. Further, Woods drops some conspiratorial hints that should raise eyebrows among persons familiar with the intelligence world."

Coffey, Studies 58.1 (Mar. 2014), also complains that the author "relies heavily on secondary sources -- including the spreading bad habit among spy historians of quoting Tim Weiner's dubious Legacy of Ashes.... Regrettably, Woods's work needed fact-checking; it contained some 30 factual errors, a number of them of the easy-to-know variety.... Other errors required some digging but are more consequential."

Conversely, Klehr, WSJ (13 Apr. 2013), says that the author's "carefully researched biography ... provides a favorable but critical evaluation of a man whose undeniable talents did not prepare him to lead America's most prominent spy agency at its most perilous moment." For Schwab, IJI&C 27.2 (Summer 2014), this is a "richly textured, nuanced, and comprehensive biography." And a Publishers Weekly reviewer (14 Jan. 2013), finds that "Wood's thoroughly entertaining portrait reveals plenty of warts, as well as a thoughtful character, surprisingly liberal and sophisticated about the limitations of CIA derring-do."

Walker, Wilson Quarterly (Spring 2013), calls Shadow Warrior an "excellent and thorough biography" that provides a "subtle and sympathetic analysis.... Woods crafts a fascinating tale of an American life that was shaped by World War II, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War, and the challenge of remaining a decent and liberal human being while fighting these conflicts ruthlessly."

[CIA/70s/Investigations & DCIs/Colby; Vietnam/Gen]

Woodward, Bob.

Woodward, Calvin. "Document Confirms CIA '74 Mission to Lift Sunken Soviet Sub." Associated Press, 14 Feb. 2010, A12. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

On 12 February 2010, the CIA "released an internal account of Project Azorian, though with details taken out.... The document is a 50-page article quietly published in the fall 1985 edition of Studies in Intelligence.... In it, the CIA describes a mission of staggering expense and improbable engineering feats that culminated in August 1974 when the Hughes Glomar Explorer retrieved a portion of the [Soviet] submarine, K-129."

[CIA/70s/Glomar]

Woodworth, Paddy. Dirty War, Clean Hands: ETA, the GAL, and Spanish Democracy. Rev. & updated. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003.

According to Jonkers, AFIO WIN 11-03 (19 Mar. 2003), the author "describes the policies of the Spanish government in combating the Basque terrorist group ETA over the past 40 years. He reflects on what happens when a democratic administration begins to use terrorist methods ... against a terrorist group.... He argues that such a strategy undermines democracy's best arguments against terrorism in principle, and has a deeply negative effect in practice."

[OtherCountries/Spain; Terrorism/00s/Gen]

Woodworth, Steven E., ed. The American Civil War: A Handbook of Literature and Research. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Fullenkamp, Parameters, Summer 1998, calls this "a superb bibliographical resource on the events leading to the war, its conduct, and its aftermath.... At the beginning of each chapter the author provides a short bibliographic essay reviewing selected works on the topic and including a brief synopsis of each work. The chapter on intelligence divides the subject into general works on intelligence activities; spies, espionage, and covert operations; intelligence activities in Europe; military intelligence; sources of intelligence; intelligence and command. The chapter ends with a general bibliography of more than 70 entries on a broad selection of material including books, manuscripts, articles, and special collections."

For Smith, H-CivWar, H-Net Reviews (Apr. 1997) [http://www.h-net.org], many of the several thousand titles covered here "are either [simply] listed or mentioned in a superficial, uncritical manner." Nonetheless, the editor "has compiled a highly useful book, one that scholars will consult frequently and with profit.... The strengths of Woodworth's book are the breadth of its coverage and the expertise of its contributors." However, this work "is sloppily produced. Again and again, authors' names are misspelled in the text and in the index. Some book titles are garbled. Even several of the chapter contributors' academic titles are wrong. More attention to analysis, depth of coverage, and editorial detail, then, would have made this book a more useful and accurate historiographical tool."

[CivWar/Bibs]

Woolsey, R. James.

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