General Works and Surveys, Chapter 16

Title:                      General Works and Surveys, Chapter 16

Author:                 Paul W. Blackstock

Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. “Chapter 16: “General Works and Surveys,” Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co.

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Intelligence service–Bibliography.


Subversive activities–Bibliography.

Date Updated:  March 21, 2017


Bailey, Geoffrey (1960). The Conspirators. New York: Harper and Bros.

Blackstock, Paul W. “Covert Military Operations,” in Little, Roger W. (1971), ed. Handbook of Military Institutions. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, pp. 455-492.

Blackstock, Paul W. (1969). The Secret Road to World War II: Soviet Versus Western Intelligence 1921-1939. Chicago: Quadrangle Books

Blackstock, Paul W. (1964). The Strategy of Subversion: Manipulating The Politics of Other Nations. Chicago: Quadrangle Books

Blackstock, Paul W., ed. “Intelligence and Covert Operations: Changing Doctrine and Practice.” Columbia: University of South Carolina, Department of Government and International Studies, December 1973. 125 p. Mimeographed.

Sets forth the results of a “Confidential Intelligence Questionnaire” circulated among a group of intelligence aides experienced in key posts at the working level within the U.S. system. Part 2, pages 49-75 deal specifically with covert operations.

Borosage, Robert L. (1976) and John Marks, eds. The CIA File. New York: Grossman Publishers

Copeland, Miles (1969). The Game of Nations: The Amorality of Power Politics. New York: Simon and Schuster [London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson].

Cottam, Richard W. (1967). Competitive Interference And Twentieth Century Diplomacy. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press

Elliott-Bateman, Michael (1970), ed. The Fourth Dimension of Warfare. New York: Praeger

Marchetti, Victor (1990) and John D. Marks. The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence. New York: Knopf

Rositzke, Harry. “America’s Secret Operations: A Perspective.” Foreign Affairs (53, January 1975, pp. 334-50)[1].

An authoritative historical review by a former high-level CIA official of the agency’s clandestine services from 1947 through the Kennedy-Johnson administrations. Rositzke argues convincingly that psychological warfare operations “not only do not belong in secret service, but . . .should be discontinued,” that “a secret intelligence service is not the most suitable vehicle for running paramilitary operations,” which should “be transferred to Defense.” If this were done, Rositzke favors creation of “a separate truly secret service . . . .  a small elite professional service devoted exclusively to recruiting high-level agents against carefully selected long-term strategic targets.” The present operations Directorate of the CIA “would continue to function abroad on a reduced scale and with a more innocuous mission: to maintain liaison with local security and intelligence services, to protect the agency from hos-tile penetration, to handle agent or defector walk-ins,” with the CIA station chief acting as “the Ambassador’s overall assistant in intelligence matters.” Following these proposed reforms the CIA “would, above all, continue to Focus on its main central function –to give the White House intelligence estimates on situations and trends abroad that are as objective as men can make them.” See also the annotation for this article in chapter 7, section B.

Scott, Andrew MacKay (1982). The Revolution in Statecraft : Intervention in an Age of Interdependence. Durham, NC: Duke University Press

[1] Harry Rositzke

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