Truth is the First Casualty

Title:                      Truth is the First Casualty

Author:                 Joseph C. Goulden

Goulden, Joseph C. (1969). Truth is the First Casualty: The Gulf of Tonkin Affair: Illusion and Reality. Chicago: Rand McNally

LCCN:    70090840

DS557.A63 G67


Date Updated:  October 23, 2015

This is a review by the Defense Intelligence School.[1]

Of specific interest in this study of the Gulf of Tonkin affair is the chapter on “The Dangerous Business of Electronic Espionage.”

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[2]

An excellent journalistic account of the Gulf of Tonkin incident with special emphasis on the problems involved in the use of intelligence information collected by such technical sensors as sonar and radar.

[1] Defense Intelligence School (1981). Bibliography of Intelligence Literature: A Critical And Annotated Bibliography of Open-Source Literature (7th ed, rev.). Washington, D.C. : Defense Intelligence School, p. 28

[2] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 32


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