GENERAL POST-WORLD WAR II

1980s

Generally

I - Z

Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri. "American Intelligence: A Spur to Historical Genius?" Intelligence and National Security 3, no. 2 (1988): 332-337.

Jervis, Robert. "Intelligence and Foreign Policy." International Security 11, no. 3 (Winter 1986-1987): 141-161.

Johnson, Loch K. "Strategic Intelligence: An American Perspective." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 3, no. 3 (Jul. 1989): 299-332.

Kennedy, David, and Leslie Brunetta. "Lebanon and the Intelligence Community: A Case Study." Studies in Intelligence 37, no. 5 (1994): 37-51.

"This article is an abridged version of a case written in 1988 at the Kennedy School of Government."

Laqueur, Walter. "The Question of Judgment: Intelligence and Medicine." Journal of Contemporary History 18 (Oct. 1983): 533-548.

Lotz, Wolfgang. A Handbook for Spies. New York: Harper & Row, 1980.

Surveillant 3.2/3: "[S]omething of a do-it-yourself manual for testing your suitability to be a spy."

McCarthy, Shaun P. The Function of Intelligence in Crisis Management: Towards an Understanding of the Intelligence Producer-Consumer Dichotomy. Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 1998.

Dolman, Choice, Feb. 1999, notes that the author focuses on showing that intelligence plays an interactive role in the policy process and that intelligence analysis and crisis decision making undertaken in isolation from each other produce negative consequences. Three case studies from the Reagan Administration's foreign policy initiatives in Lebanon are offered: the terrorist attacks in 1983 on the U.S. Embasy and the Marine barracks, the 1984 attack on the U.S. Embassy and the kidnapping of CIA Station Chief William Buckley, and the hijacking of TWA Flight 847 in 1985.

Mitchell, Fredric. "Lots of Smoke - Little Fire." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 1, no. 4 (1986): 111-118.

Idea of an amnesty for spies explored, essentially rejected.

Nelson, Harold. "Intelligence and the Next War: A Retrospective View." Intelligence and National Security 2, no. 1 (1987): 97-117.

Petersen: "What it was anticipated war would be like before World Wars I and II."

Powell, S. Steven. Covert Cadre: Inside the Institute for Policy Studies. Ottawa, Ill.: GreenHill, 1987.

Valcourt, IJI&C 2.3: This is a "reference guide to the ideological progressives who have had a remarkable impact on political dialogue and policymaking during the past two decades." People and organizations are named.

Ransom, Harry Howe.

1. "Being Intelligent About Secret Intelligence Agencies." American Political Science Review 74, no. 1 (Spring 1980): 141-148.

2. "Intelligence and Partisan Politics." In Intelligence: Policy and Process, eds. Alfred C. Maurer, Marion D. Turnstall, and James M. Keagle, 28-42. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1985.

Scott, Len. "Intelligence and the Risk of Nuclear War: Able Archer-83 Revisited." Intelligence and National Security 26, no. 6 (Dec. 2011): 759-777.

The article explores "what we know (or believe we know) about the events of 1983, and where our understanding is most in need of further illumination.... Whether we came close to nuclear war will remain an increasingly fascinating question for those who try to understand the Cold War."

Shultz, George P. Turmoil and Triumph: My Years as Secretary of State. New York: Scribner's, 1993. New York: Touchstone, 1995. [pb]

Surveillant 3.2/3 sees Shultz presenting "a candid picture of his struggles with the NSC staff and particularly with the CIA.... An unexpectedly good biography." For balance, Shultz' autobiography should be read along with Robert M. Gates, From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996).

Smith, Russell Jack. The Secret War. South Thomaston, ME: Dan River Press, 1986.

Smith is a former Deputy Director of Intelligence (DDI).

Soyster, Harry E. "The Changing Nature of the American Spy." American Intelligence Journal 10, no. 2 (1989): 29-32.

Stanik, Joseph T. El Dorado Canyon: Reagan's Undeclared War with Qadaffi. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2002.

Jonkers, AFIO WIN 47-02 (11 Dec. 2002), finds that the author "provides a detailed account" of the U.S. air raid against Libya and "an in-depth analysis of its causes and effects." Stanik also "describes three other hostile encounters between US and Libyan forces and recounts US covert operations in the 1980s. The book reads well and is a study in diplomacy, strategy, high-level policy and tactical operations." To Stavridis, NWCR (Winter 2004), this study is "well researched and clearly written." See also, review by Alexander, Journal of Cold War Studies 6.3 (Summer 2004).

Stafford, David. The Silent Game: The Real World of Imaginary Spies. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys Ltd., 1988.

Turner, Stansfield, and George Thibault. "Intelligence: The Right Rules." Foreign Policy 48 (Fall 1982): 122-138.

Lowenthal notes that this article is "[s]omewhat dated, but useful for viewing attitudinal differences between successive administrations."

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Ronald Reagan: Intelligence and the End of the Cold War, at: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/historical-collection-publications/ronald-reagan-intelligence-and-the-end-of-the-cold-war/index.html.

"This collection of declassified documents and other material highlights what the CIA provided President Reagan and other top members of his national security team on key issues affecting US-Soviet relations. The collection -- made up of intelligence assessments, National Intelligence Estimates, high-level memos, and DCI talking points -- consists of over 200 documents, some 60 of which are either being made available to the public for the first time or are being re-released with new material. To help put this material in perspective, we are also including non-CIA documents from the archives of the Reagan Library to fill out the collection on the policy end."

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