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Aldrich, Richard J.

1. "British Intelligence and the Anglo-American 'Special Relationship' during the Cold War." Review of International StuStudies 24, no. 3 (1998): 331-352.

2. "Intelligence within BAOR and NATO's Northern Army Group." Journal of Strategic Studies 31, no. 1 (2008): 89-122.

3. "Legacies of Secret Service: Renegade SOE and the Karen Struggle in Burma, 1948-50." Intelligence and National Security 14, no. 4 (Winter 1999): 130-148.

During World War II, it proved relatively easy for secret services to foment insurgencies. However, in the postwar period, the issue became one of how to handle such forces. The Karens had worked loyally alongside SOE during the war, and in its aftermath some former SOE officers returned in a "private" capacity to aid the hill tribes against the central Rangoon government.

4. "Unquiet in Death: The Post-war Survival of the 'Special Operations Executive,' 1945-1951." In Contemporary British History, 1931-1961: Politics and the Limits of Policy, eds. Anthony Gorst, Lewis Johnman, and W. Scott Lucas. London: Pinter Pub Ltd, 1991.

5. ed. British Intelligence, Strategy and the Cold War, 1945-1951. London & New York: Routledge, 1992.

6. ed. Espionage, Security and Intelligence in Britain, 1945-1970. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press; 1998. New York: St. Martin's, 1998.

Kruh, Cryptologia 24.2, calls this work "a solid review of postwar developments, activities and the significance of the British secret service from the end of World War II through 1970.... Aldrich provides a fascinating insight to intelligence developments during the early Cold War,... offer[ing] details from a variety of remarkable sources." To Scott, I&NS 15.3, Aldrich "has succeeded admirably in producing a fascinating collection, replete with authoritative introduction and relevant commentaries."

7. and Michael F. Hopkins, eds. Intelligence, Defence, and Diplomacy: British Policy in the Post-War World. London: Frank Cass, 1994.

Aronsen, Lawrence R., and Martin Kitchen. The Origins of the Cold War in Comparative Perspective: Canadian, American and British Relations with Soviet Union, 1941-1948. London and Toronto: St. Martin's, 1998.

Aubrey, Crispin.

1. "Of Course MI5 Is Lying. That's Its Job." New Statesman, 7 Aug. 1998, 14.

The author revisits the "ABC affair" of the late-1970s and the associated surveillance of the defendants, he among them, by MI5. See Who's Watching You below for a more contemporaneous exposition of the same theme.

2. Who's Watching You: Britain's Security Services and the Official Secrets Act. London: Penguin, 1981.

Barber, James. "BOSS [Bureau of State Security] in Britain." African Affairs 82, no. 328 (1983): 311-328.

According to the Royal Historical Society Database, this article covers the period from 1950 to 1983.

Bloch, Jonathan, and Patrick Fitzgerald. British Intelligence and Covert Action: Africa, Middle East, and Europe Since 1945. London: Junction Books, 1983. [pb] Dingle, Ireland: Brandon Book Publishers, 1983.

Bower, Tom. The Perfect English Spy: Sir Dick White and the Secret War, 1935-90. London: Heinemann, 1995. The Perfect English Spy: The Unknown Man in Charge During the Most Tumultuous, Scandal-Ridden Era in Espionage History. New York: St. Martin's, 1995.

Braithwaite, Rodric. "Foreign Policy and the Art of Intelligence." Contemporary British History 12, no. 2 (1998): 147-51.

Reflections on foreign policy under Margaret Thatcher and John Major.

Brown, Anthony Cave. "C": The Secret Life of Sir Stewart Graham Menzies, Spymaster to Winston Churchill. New York: Macmillan, 1987.

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