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Overviews

Prior to 2000

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MacDonald, Peter. The Special Air Service in Action. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1990.

Murray, Gary. Enemies of the State: A Sensational Exposé of the Secret Services by a Former MI5 Undercover Agent. London: Simon & Schuster, 1993.

Newman, Bernard. Ed., I.O. Evans. Spy and Counterspy: Story of the British Secret Service. London: Hale, 1970.

O'Halpin, Eunan. "Financing British Intelligence: The Evidence Up to 1945." In British and American Approaches to Intelligence, ed. K.G. Robertson, 187-217. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1987.

Paine, Lauran. Britain's Intelligence Service. London: Hale, 1979. [Chambers]

Ranelagh, John. "Through the Looking Glass: A Comparison of United States and United Kingdom Intelligence Cultures." In In the Name of Intelligence: Essays in Honor of Walter Pforzheimer, eds. Hayden B. Peake and Samuel Halpern, 411-443. Washington, DC: NIBC Press, 1994.

Richelson, Jeffrey T. Foreign Intelligence Organizations. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 1988.

Richelson, Jeffrey T., and Desmond Ball. The Ties That Bind: Intelligence Cooperation Between the UKUSA Countries. Boston & London: Allen & Unwin, 1985. The Ties That Bind: Intelligence Cooperation Between the UKUSA Countries--the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Australian and New Zealand. 2d ed. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1990.

Clark comment: In this work, the prolific and knowledgeable Richelson teams with Ball, Australia's preeminent intelligence scholar, to lay out the development and maintenance of intelligence cooperation and coordination among the so-called UKUSA countries, particularly in the area of signals intelligence, from World War II to the late 1980s. There are brief reviews of the British, Australia, New Zealand, Canadian, and U.S. "security and intelligence" communities.

According to Surveillant 1.2, the second edition "updates the state of the UKUSA network, incorporating events since 1985 as well as new information ... regarding pre-1985 events." But, as Wark, I&NS 7.2, notes, the revisions are minimal and fail to focus on significant changes in New Zealand's status and on sweeping changes in the structure of Canadian intelligence.

Sexton refers to The Ties That Bind as an "essential source for those seeking to understand the genesis of the Anglo-American intelligence and security network fostered by the Cold War." On the other hand, Lowenthal finds the account "[m]arred by an evident hostility" to some of the activities on which the countries collaborate and an "occasional analysis by innuendo." And Gelber, I&NS 2.1, questions whether all the facts stuffed into the book are of equal importance.

Robertson, Kenneth G., ed.

1. British and American Approaches to Intelligence. London: Macmillan Press Ltd., RUSI Defence Studies Series, 1987. New York: St Martin's, 1987.

2. War, Resistance and Intelligence: Essays in Honour of M.R.D. Foot. Barnsley, UK: Leo Cooper, 1999.

Jeffrey, I&NS 16.1, believes that this edited volume succeeds in doing "justice to M.R.D. Foot's lifetime contribution to historical scholarship and studies."

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