Military Attachés

Post-Cold War

Included here:

1. General

2. Problems in China, 1995-1996

1. General

Anderson, Ruth. [COL/USAF] "Witness to an Evolutionary Revolution." American Intelligence Journal 13, no. 3 (Summer 1992): 63-70.

Air Attaché to Hungary, 1988-1991.

Bott, Chris. "In Principle, Da: An Introduction to the Life of an Attaché in Moscow (1994-96)." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 22, no. 1 (Jan. 2006): 35-38.

This is an interesting general piece ("a snapshot in time") about the attaché business at an interesting juncture in Moscow.

Leide, John A. [MAJGEN/USA] "The Defense Attaché System: Challenges and Opportunities for the 1990s." Defense Intelligence Journal 1, no. 2 (Fall 1992): 193-203.

Wilson, Samuel V. [LTGEN/USA (Ret.) and President Emeritus, Hampton-Sydney College] "Wanted: An 'Intelligent' Use of the Human Spirit." American Intelligence Journal 24 (2006): 4-7.

The former star military attaché (and many other things) argues the importance of HUMINT in the broadest sense. "Useful human intelligence requires a substantial investment of time and resources. We must nurture and reward those motivated professionals willing to devote years to refining the uncommon ability to cross the barriers that divide the world's cultures."


3. Problems in China, 1995 and 1996

Arranged chronologically.

Mufson, Steven. "China Expels Two U.S. Attachés Accused of Spying." Washington Post, 3 Aug. 1995, A1, A27.

Sieff, Martin. "Two American Officers Ordered Out of China." Washington Times, 3 Aug. 1995, A1, A16.

Chong, Linda. "Expelled Americans Arrive in Hong Kong." Washington Times, 4 Aug. 1995, A15.

Weiner, Tim. "China Detains U.S. Attaché and Seeks Recall." New York Times, 17 Jan. 1996, A26.

Mufson, Steven. "U.S. and Japanese Attachés Detained Twice, China Says." Washington Post, 18 Jan. 1996, A19.

Sieff, Martin. "Detained U.S. Military Aide To Be Sent Home from China." Washington Times, 18 Jan. 1996, A13.

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