Military Attachés

Post-World War II

To 1990

Adolph, Robert B., Jr., and Steve L. Neely. "The Army's Soldier-Statesmen." Military Intelligence (Apr.-Jun. 1989): 22-23.

Barrett, Raymond J. "The Role of the Military Attaché." Military Review 51 (May 1971): 50-55.

Kirkland, Robert O. "Colonel Edward Fox and the 1964 Bolivian Coup." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 18, no. 3 (Fall 2005): 473-482.

The author concludes that "documents and interviews show clearly that neither [U.S. Air Force Attaché Edward] Fox nor the Embassy were involved in the overthrow" of Bolivian President Victor Paz by Gen. René Barrientos in November 1964.

Kirkpatrick, Lyman B., Jr. "Unrecognized Potential in the Military Attachés." Studies in Intelligence 4, no. 1 (Spring 1960): 1-6.

The author argues for less cross accreditation of attachés (the attaché in one country holding the same assignment in another) and wider placement in countries around the world. "It is important that the still untapped reservoirs of information needed by the Government which are available to military attachés be recognized and exploited." See also, Peter J. Dorondo, "Communications to the Editors: 'The Military Attachés,'" Studies in Intelligence 4, no. 3 (Summer 1960): 79-83, for additional information on the role and utility of the service attachés.

Laubenthal, Sanders A. "Preparing 'the Team': Defense Attaché Training." Defense Intelligence College Newsletter, Winter 1986, 1-4.

Low, Andrew S. "No Glamour-No Daggers." Army Information Digest 2 (May 1947): 29-32. "Profile of attaché's purpose and duties."

Neves, John. "What Makes a Military Attaché?" Army Quarterly 113 (Oct. 1983): 434-38.

Packard, Wyman H. "The Naval Attaché." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 91, no. 4 (1965): 130-133.

Wolfe, Thomas W. "Obstacle Course for Attachés." Studies in Intelligence 4, no. 3 (Summer 1960): 71-77. In Inside CIA's Private World: Declassified Articles from the Agency's Internal Journal, 1955-1992, ed. H. Bradford Westerfield, 35-40. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.

The author discusses his experiences with "obstructive techniques over and above the formal restrictions" as U.S. Air Attaché in the Soviet Union from October 1956 to October 1958.

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