GENERAL POST-WORLD WAR II

1970s

Generally

A - H

Baker, Carol M., and Matthew H. Fox. Classified Files: The Yellowing Pages. New York: Twentieth Century, 1972.

Barron, John. MIG Pilot: The Final Escape of Lieutenant Belenko. New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1980. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980. New York: Avon Books, 1981. [pb]

Clark comment: Belenko defected with his MIG-25 Foxbat in September 1976. Although the defection itself was not an "intelligence event," what was learned from the aircraft and from Belenko touches on intelligence-related issues and was of intelligence value. Pforzheimer notes that Barron's book includes a discussion of Belenko's "debriefing and resettlement ... [which is] more fascinating than the rather routine drama of the escape." Constantinides thought the account valuable because it focused "attention on Western intelligence errors connected with this Soviet weapons system."

Barron, John. "A Tale of Two Embassies." Reader's Digest 115 (Dec. 1979): 166-120.

Bell, Griffin. Taking Care of the Law. New York: Morrow, 1982.

Blum, Richard H., ed. Surveillance and Espionage in a Free Society: A Report by the Planning Group on Intelligence and Security to the Policy Council of the Democratic National Committee. New York: Praeger, 1972.

Generally critical look at the state of U.S. intelligence community at this time.

Brzezinski, Zbigniew. Power and Principle: Memoirs of the National Security Advisor, 1977-1981. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1983.

The author was National Security Adviser for Jimmy Carter's one-term presidency. With the breakup of the Soviet Union, Brzezinski's longtime emphasis on the importance of the constituent republics and nationalities has been shown to be quite well grounded.

Bundy, William. A Tangled Web: The Making of Foreign Policy in the Nixon Presidency. New York: Hill and Wang, 1998.

Thomas, New York Times, 24 May 1998, finds the author's tone to be "fair-minded and dispassionate.... Bundy writes clearly and gracefully and at times with narrative drive, but he offers more diplomatic history than the average reader will want to know.... Still, Bundy's carefully researched analysis will have an impact on the academics, think-tank gurus and pundits."

For Woodard, H-Net Reviews, 23 Aug. 1999, this book "remorselessly builds the factual blocks, but considering the established history that it is challenging, it is no blockbuster. The most serious flaw is that the discretion of the former official prevails over the historian's consuming quest." Schoenfeld, Commentary, Jul. 1998, says this has "its share of ... serious defects. Yet ... A Tangled Web is a thoroughly engrossing work, written in a reasoned voice and, despite its defects, full of insight into the complexities of Richard Nixon's statecraft. Even its errors ... have much to teach."

Carter, Jimmy. Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President. New York: Bantam Books, 1982. 3d. ed. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 1995.

Center Magazine. Editors. "Freedom and the Intelligence Function; Symposium." 12 (Mar.-Apr. 1979): 45-60.

Petersen: "Roundtable with DCI Turner, former DCI Colby, CIA critic Morton Halperin, and others."

Cookridge, E.H. Spy Trade. London: Hodder, 1971.

Chambers: "An examination of East-West spy exchanges. Cookridge is critical, but seems to avoid the ethical dilemma."

Copeland, Miles. "The Functioning of Strategic Intelligence." Defense and Foreign Affairs Digest 2, 3, and 4 (1977): 29-32, 36-38, and 32-35. [Petersen]

Daniloff, Nicholas. "How We Spy on the Russians." Washington Post Magazine, 9 Dec. 1979, 24 ff. [Petersen]

Day, Bonner. "The Battle Over U.S. Intelligence." Air Force Magazine 61 (May 1978): 42-47. [Petersen]

Graham, Daniel O. "The Intelligence Mythology of Washington." Strategic Review 4 (Summer 1976): 59-66. [Petersen]

Graham, Daniel O. U.S. Intelligence at the Crossroads. USSI Report 76-1. Washington DC: United States Strategic Institute, 1976.

Hoffman. Fred [COL/USAR]. "The Role of Intelligence in President Jimmy Carter's Troop Withdrawal Decisions." American Intelligence Journal 21, nos. 1 & 2 (Spring 2002): 57-60. Military Intelligence, Jan.-Mar. 2002.

"This case study demonstrates that even the most timely, accurate, and compelling intelligence information can be of limited value if policy-makers choose to ignore it.... An abundance of intelligence information on Korea was available to Jimmy Carter.... However, due to the combination of his leadership style, personality traits, outsider status, and innate distrust of the intelligence community, intelligence information played a minor role in his decision-making on the troop withdrawal issue."

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