CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

1990-1992

Beyer, Lisa. "'Top Hat' Knocked Off: Moscow Discloses the Capture of a Master Spy." Time, 29 Jan. 1990, 54.

Concerns arrest by Soviet Union of alleged U.S. spy "Donald F.," codenamed "Top Hat." See also: NSI Advisory, Editors, "Spy Arrested by Soviets Was Top U.S. Agent" 5, no. 7 (1990), 10; Michael Wines, "Cold-War Riddle: A Most Unusual Spy," New York Times, 23 Jan. 1990, A10; Frank W. Lewis, "The Day of the Dodo," Cryptologia 14, no. 1 (Jan. 1990): 11-12; and Elaine Shannon, "Death of the Perfect Spy." Time, 24 Jun. 2001.

Raymond L. Garthoff, "Polyakov's Run," Bulletin of Atomic Scientists 56, no. 5 (Sep.-Oct. 2000): 37-40 [http://www.bullatomsci.org], discusses the deception/disinformation aspects of the FBI-Army intelligence operation using Sgt. Joseph Cassidy, described in David Wise, Cassidy's Run (2000), in connection with a similar operation run through Soviet Col. Dmitri Polyakov (Top Hat/Bourbon).

Codevilla, Angelo. "The CIA's Identity Crisis." The American Enterprise, Jan.-Feb. 1992, 29-37.

Colby, William E. "The Changing Role of Intelligence." World Outlook 13 (Summer 1991): 77-90.

Fessler, Pamela. "Report Traces Byrd's Influence on CIA's Choice of His State." Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, 29 Feb. 1992: 481.

The CIA's plans for consolidating office space in West Virginia were influenced by the perception that Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) could/would help the process along. CQWR, 31 Mar. 1992, p. 894, adds: On 31 March, 1992, DCI Gates "put on indefinite hold" plans to relocate "6,000 agency employees to sites in West Virginia and in Virginia's Prince William County." The reason given was "the current budgetary environment."

Foreign Intelligence Literary Scene. Editors. "Dedication of CIA's Berlin Wall Monument." 11, no. 6 (1992): 1-2.

[Gates, Robert M.] "DCI Robert Gates Featured Speaker at 1992 AFIO Convention." Periscope 17, no. 10 (1992): 1-4.

Text of speech given 14 November 1992 at eighteenth convention of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers in Boston, MA.

Griffin, Rodman D.

1. "CIA: Where Is the Spy Agency Heading Now That the Cold War Is Over?" American Caucus 1, no. 20 (21 Dec. 1992): 8-9.

2. "The Winds of Change Gust Through the CIA." American Caucus 1, no. 20 (21 Dec. 1992): 10.

Lardner, George, Jr.

1. "Playing I Spy with that Alleged New Openness at the CIA." Washington Post National Weekly Edition, 27 Apr.-3 May Jun. 1992, 34.

The CIA has finally released, with minor deletions, the "Task Force Report on Greater CIA Openness."

2. "Reprogramming the CIA: If the Cold War's Over, What Should It Spy On?" Washington Post National Weekly Edition, 26 Nov.-2 Dec. Jun. 1990, 6-7.

The author surveys a host of potential target areas for future intelligence activities, with a substantial amount of space devoted to issues surrounding "economic intelligence." No conclusions are reached.

Lewis, Frank W. "The Day of the Dodo." Cryptologia 14, no. 1 (Jan. 1990): 11-12.

Concerns arrest by Soviet Union of alleged U.S. spy "Donald F.," codenamed "Top Hat." See also: NSI Advisory, Editors, "Spy Arrested by Soviets Was Top U.S. Agent" 5, no. 7 (1990), 10; Michael Wines, "Cold-War Riddle: A Most Unusual Spy," New York Times, 23 Jan. 1990, A10; Lisa Beyer, "'Top Hat' Knocked Off: Moscow Discloses the Capture of a Master Spy," Time, 29 Jan. 1990, 54; and Elaine Shannon, "Death of the Perfect Spy." Time, 24 Jun. 2001.

Raymond L. Garthoff, "Polyakov's Run," Bulletin of Atomic Scientists 56, no. 5 (Sep./Oct. 2000): 37-40 [http://www.bullatomsci.org], discusses the deception/disinformation aspects of the FBI-Army intelligence operation using Sgt. Joseph Cassidy, described in David Wise, Cassidy's Run (2000), in connection with a similar operation run through Soviet Col. Dmitri Polyakov (Top Hat/Bourbon).

Meyer, Herbert E. "Reinventing the CIA." Global Affairs 7, no. 2 (Spring 1992): 1-13.

NSI Advisory. Editors. "Spy Arrested by Soviets Was Top U.S. Agent." 5, no. 7 (1990): 10.

Concerns arrest by Soviet Union of alleged U.S. spy "Donald F." See also Frank W. Lewis, "The Day of the Dodo," Cryptologia 16, no. 1 (1990): 11-12; Michael Wines, "Cold-War Riddle: A Most Unusual Spy," New York Times, 23 Jan. 1990, A10; Lisa Beyer, "'Top Hat' Knocked Off: Moscow Discloses the Capture of a Master Spy," Time, 29 Jan. 1990, 54; and Elaine Shannon, "Death of the Perfect Spy." Time, 24 Jun. 2001.

Raymond L. Garthoff, "Polyakov's Run," Bulletin of Atomic Scientists 56, no. 5 (Sep./Oct. 2000): 37-40 [http://www.bullatomsci.org], discusses the deception/disinformation aspects of the FBI-Army intelligence operation using Sgt. Joseph Cassidy, described in David Wise, Cassidy's Run (2000), in connection with a similar operation run through Soviet Col. Dmitri Polyakov (Top Hat/Bourbon).

Pomfret, John. "Cloak and Dagger and Johnnie Walker Red." Washington Post National Weekly Edition, 23-29 Jan. 1995, 15-16.

Several weeks after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in August 1990, Polish intelligence officers smuggled six American intelligence personnel (apparently a mix of CIA and DIA officers) out of Iraq and into the safety of Turkey. In at least two other operations, the Poles later aided another 15 foreigners to escape.

Russell, Richard L. "CIAs Strategic Intelligence in Iraq." Political Science Quarterly 117, no. 2 (Summer 2002): 191-207.

This article "traces the uses and limitations of strategic intelligence in major dimensions of the Gulf War to include the warning and waging of war. The article concludes with an assessment or balance sheet of the strengths and weaknesses of strategic intelligence during the Gulf crisis. It draws insights from this case study to inform the future evolution of American intelligence and its support of statecraft, particularly in situations where policy makers face dilemmas posed by the use of armed force."

Sciolino, Elaine. "C.I.A. Casting about for New Missions." New York Times, 4 Feb. 1992, A1.

Shannon, Elaine. "Death of the Perfect Spy." Time, 24 Jun. 2001. [http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,164863,00.html]

GRU Gen. Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov provided the United States a treasure trove of intelligence from the 1960s to the 1980s. Polyakov was executed in 1988, one of the victims of Aldrich Ames's treason.

See also Frank W. Lewis, "The Day of the Dodo," Cryptologia 16, no. 1 (1990): 11-12; Michael Wines, "Cold-War Riddle: A Most Unusual Spy," New York Times, 23 Jan. 1990, A10; Lisa Beyer, "'Top Hat' Knocked Off: Moscow Discloses the Capture of a Master Spy," Time, 29 Jan. 1990, 54; and NSI Advisory, Editors, "Spy Arrested by Soviets Was Top U.S. Agent" 5, no. 7 (1990), 10.

Turner, Michael A.

1. "Issues in Evaluating U.S. Intelligence." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 5, no. 3 (Fall 1991): 275-285.

2. "Understanding CIA's Role in Intelligence." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 4, no. 3 (Fall 1990): 295-305.

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. CIA Support to the US Military During the Persian Gulf War. Washington, DC: 16 Jun. 1997. [https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/general-reports-1/gulfwar/061997/support.htm]

van Voorst, Bruce. "Interview: 'We See a World of More, Not Fewer Mysteries.'" Time, 20 Apr. 1992, 61-62.

DCI "Robert Gates talks about Saddam Hussein's still hidden Scuds, the KGB's new goals and declassifying the J.F.K. assassination files."

Weiser, Benjamin.

1. "The Ghost of Iran-Contra Comes Back to Haunt the CIA." Washington Post National Weekly Edition, 9-15 Sep. 1991, 31.

On 9 July 1991, Alan Fiers, Jr., former head of the CIA's Latin American task force, pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of "unlawfully withholding information from Congress about his knowledge of the Iran-contra scandal and ... agreed to cooperate with independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh's investigation. Fiers's decision gave new life to Walsh's probe."

2. "An Imperfect Spy: Clair George's Secret Life in the CIA." Washington Post Magazine, 17 May 1992: 10-17, 25-29.

Weiser has tried hard to understand Clair George and others like him; regrettably, such is a task in which few will succeed.

3. "The Once and Future Spy Mission." Washington Post, 2 Nov. 1991, A15.

Wines, Michael. "Cold-War Riddle: A Most Unusual Spy." New York Times, 23 Jan. 1990, A10. [Petersen]

Concerns arrest by Soviet Union of alleged U.S. spy "Donald F." See also Frank W. Lewis, "The Day of the Dodo," Cryptologia 16, no. 1 (1990): 11-12; NSI Advisory, Editors, "Spy Arrested by Soviets Was Top U.S. Agent," 5, no. 7 (1990): 10; Lisa Beyer, "'Top Hat' Knocked Off: Moscow Discloses the Capture of a Master Spy," Time, 29 Jan. 1990, 54; and Elaine Shannon, "Death of the Perfect Spy." Time, 24 Jun. 2001..

Raymond L. Garthoff, "Polyakov's Run," Bulletin of Atomic Scientists 56, no. 5 (Sep.-Oct. 2000): 37-40, discusses the deception/disinformation aspects of the FBI-Army intelligence operation using Sgt. Joseph Cassidy, described in David Wise, Cassidy's Run (2000), in connection with a similar operation run through Soviet Col. Dmitri Polyakov (Top Hat/Bourbon).

Wines, Michael. "Independent Watchdog Takes Post at C.I.A." New York Times, 30 Nov. 1990. [http://www.nytimes.com]

Frederick P. Hitz, a former CIA "undercover officer," began work on 29 November 1990 as the CIA's "first independent inspector general." Hitz will report to DCI William H. Webster, but "can be removed from his job only by the President."

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