The Myths of National Security

Title:                      The Myths of National Security

Author:                  Arthur Macy Cox

Cox, Arthur M. (1975). The Myths of National Security: The Peril of Secret Government. Boston: Beacon Press

LCCN:    75005288



Date Posted:      March 2, 2017

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

The author, lecturer on foreign affairs and former member of the State Department and the CIA, describes CIA and Soviet KGB operations.

Note[2]: Arthur Macy Cox, National Security Consultant, died May 4, 1993. Cox, 72, consultant on foreign affairs and national security who advocated East-West accord. Cox had been secretary of the private, nonprofit American Committee on U.S.-Soviet Relations, which worked for peace between the superpowers until it disbanded earlier this year. A native of Missoula, Mont., and a graduate of Dartmouth College, Cox served in the Office of Strategic Services secret intelligence branch during World War II, and helped plan the successor Central Intelligence Agency for which he worked until 1961. Cox wrote four books on dealing with the U.S.S.R. and served as consultant at various nuclear arms control conferences. As a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in the 1960s, he proposed alternative approaches for a negotiated settlement of the Vietnam War. On Thursday in Washington after a stroke.

[1] 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. 212

[2] “Obituaries: Arthur Macy Cox, National Security Consultant,” in The New York Times (May 4, 1993). Downloaded, March 2, 2017

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