Worth a Look: Books on Governance & Resilience

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Forthcoming 14 May 2014. Resilience has become a central concept in government policy understandings over the last decade. In our complex, global and interconnected world, resilience appears to be the policy ‘buzzword’ of choice, alleged to be the solution to a wide and ever-growing range of policy issues. This book analyses the key aspects of resilience-thinking and highlights how resilience impacts upon traditional conceptions of governance. This concise and accessible book investigates how resilience-thinking adds new insights into how politics (both domestically and internationally) is understood to work and how problems are perceived and addressed; from educational training in schools to global ethics and from responses to shock events and natural disasters to long-term international policies to promote peace and development. This book also raises searching questions about how resilience-thinking influences the types of knowledge and understanding we value and challenges traditional conceptions of social and political processes.

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2013 Diploma Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Politics – International Politics – Environmental Policy, grade: 1,3, University of Potsdam (Chair of International Poilitics), language: English, abstract: The prospects that global climate change will have adverse effects on human societies opened up a discourse about how adaptation should be managed. In order to finance adap-tation measures, the parties of the Kyoto Protocol recently established the Adaptation Fund in 2007. In view of the limited resources that are available for adaptation, scales for the prioritization of countries according to their suspected vulnerability have been developed in the literature. Indicators of vulnerability highlighted within this literature, only reflect the indicators of human development and therefore fail to capture the complex structures of vulnerability. The collective learning approach assumes that vulnerability can be significantly decreased when governance systems adapt to external changes through collective learning processes. The present thesis connects to this notion and therefore assesses the influence of collective learning processes on the vulnerability of the Bangladeshi and Pakistani society towards flood hazards. It does so in order to find a determinant of vulnerability that is able to capture its complexity. Following a case study comparison that is based on a systematic research on primary and secondary literature this study reconfirms that vulnerability can substantially be decreased in the presence of collective learning processes.

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Apr 29

Marcus Aurelius: Australian Army Reading Essays & Lists

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

PDF (132 Pages): Australian Army Reading

Phi Beta Iota: The primary problem we have with such lists is that they short-change intelligence with integrity. Still today intelligence is a tiny fraction of the course of instruction at any Command & Staff or War College.  War — and the cost of war — are not understood by our own officers, or they would demand ethical intelligent whole of government strategy, policy, acquisition, and operations.

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Apr 12

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Religion & the Politics of Religion

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This is a NEW list selected from this Category: Religion & Politics of Religion (131). Books rated at 6 Stars are in bold.

Guest Reviews

Review (Guest): Animal Farm–An American Story (George Orwell)

Review (Guest): A Tactical Ethic–Moral Conduct in the Insurgent Battlespace (Dick Couch)

Review (Guest): Buddhism without Beliefs (Craig K. Comstock)

Review (Guest): Deadly Embrace–Pakistan, America and the Future of Global Jihad (Bruce Riedel)

Review (Guest): Evolutionaries – Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea (Carter Phipps)

Review (Guest): Gandhi and the Unspeakable (James W. Douglass)

Review (Guest): Idiot America — How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free (Charles Pierce)

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Mar 25

Books By and With Robert Steele

Books by Robert Steele

First link is at Amazon; second link is free online.

De Jong, Ben, Weiss Platje and Robert David Steele (eds.) (2003). PEACEKEEPING INTELLIGENCE: Emerging Concepts for the Future. Oakton, VA: OSS International Press.


Steele, Robert David (2000). ON INTELLIGENCE: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World. Fairfax, VA: Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.

ON INTELLIGENCE__web PDF (520 pages)

Steele, Robert David (2002). THE NEW CRAFT OF INTELLIGENCE: Personal, Public, & Political. Oakton, VA: OSS International Press.


Steele, Robert David (2006). INFORMATION OPERATIONS: All Information in All Languages All the Time. Oakton, VA: OSS International Press.


Steele, Robert David (2006). THE SMART NATION ACT: Public Intelligence in the Public Interest. Oakton, VA: OSS International Press.

THE SMART NATION ACT__web PDF (270 pages)

Steele, Robert David (2008). ELECTION 2008: Lipstick on the Pig. Oakton, VA: Earth Intelligence Network.

ELECTION 2008__web docs (200 pages)

Steele, Robert David (2010). INTELLIGENCE FOR EARTH: Clarity, Diversity, Integrity & Sustainability. Oakton, VA: Earth Intelligence Network.

INTELLIGENCE for EARTH__web PDF (300 pages)

Steele, Robert David (2012). THE OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING MANIFESTO: Transparency, Truth & Trust. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books/Evolver Editions.

OSE @ Pirate Bay (At Your Own Risk)

Tovey, Mark (ed.) (2008). COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace. Oakton, VA: Earth Intelligence Network.


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Jul 1

Worth a Look: 9/11 Books, DVDs, Videos, and Other

9-11 collage

Below the line: books, DVDs, videos, and other.

The final entry is the earlier total recap including journal entries, related books, and more.


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Mar 5

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Democracy Lost & Found

Democracy Lost   .   Third Party Politics   .   Intelligent Governance with Integrity

Citizen-Centered Reading   .   Pap from the Past

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Mar 2

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Government Secret Intelligence

Updated 20 August 2014

SHORTCUT: http://tinyurl.com/Steele-Spy-Reviews

A fraction–the most relevant, from Intelligence (Government/Secret)  (408).  Does not include Information Operations (154), Information Society (247), Information Technology (118), or Misinformation & Propaganda (242). Does not include Intelligence (Collective & Quantum) (114), Intelligence (Commercial) (90), Intelligence (Extra-Terrestrial) (24), Intelligence (Public) (326), Intelligence (Spiritual) (6), Intelligence (Wealth of Networks) (83).

Forthcoming and Recommended:

Worth a Look: Jesse Ventura on US Government

Worth a Look: No Place to Hide – Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State

Worth a Look: The Program from Hell [Indictment of the US Army Human Terrain System (HTS) -- Over-Sold, Under-Performing, a Disgrace to the OSINT World]

Worth a Look: Understanding Shadows – The Corrupt Use of Intelligence


9-11 Truth Books & DVDs (47)

Abandonment of Prisoners of War in Viet-Nam

Review: An Enormous Crime–The Definitive Account of American POWs Abandoned in Southeast Asia

Review (Guest): Kiss the Boys Goodbye–How the United States Betrayed its Own POWs in Vietnam

Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Review (DVD): Dark Legacy — Compelling Public Indictment of George Bush Senior as CIA Lead for Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Review (Guest): Files on JFK

Review: A Farewell to Justice–Jim Garrison, JFK’s Assassination, and the Case That Should Have Changed History (Hardcover)

Review: JFK and the Unspeakable–Why He Died & Why It Matters

Review: JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy

Review: Legacy of Secrecy–The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination

Review: Someone Would Have Talked–The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the Conspiracy to Mislead History

Review: Tears of Autumn–A Paul Christopher Novel

Review (Guest): The Brilliant Disaster–JFK, Castro, and America’s Doomed Invasion of Cuba’s Bay of Pigs

Fabrication of the Cold War Threat

Review: Prophets of War–Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex

Review: The Sorrows of Empire–Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (American Empire Project)

Review: Why Leaders Lie–The Truth About Lying in International Politics


Review (UK): Inteligencia teórica [Theory of Intelligence]

Review (UK): Los servicios de inteligencia ante el siglo XXI [Intelligence Services in the 21st Century]

Review: Castro’s Secrets – The CIA and Cuba’s Intelligence Machine

Review: Chinese Industrial Espionage: Technology Acquisition and Military Modernisation

Review: Intelligence Elsewhere – Spies and Espionage Outside the Anglosphere

Review: International Intelligence Cooperation and Accountability

Review: Keeping Watch – Monitoring Technology and Innovation in UN Peace Operations

Review: Pakistan on the Brink–The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan

Review: Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies

Review: The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence

Review: The Volunteer The Incredible True Story of an Israeli Spy on the Trail of International Terrorists

Counterintelligence, Outright Abuse, & Apparent Treason

Review (DVD): Traitor

Review (DVD): Unthinkable

Review (Guest): Fixing the Facts – National Security and the Politics of Intelligence

Review (Guest): Intel Wars – The Secret History of the Fight Against Terror

Review (Guest): Surveillance or Security?: The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies

Review (Guest): The Psychopath Test — A Journey Through the Madness Industry

Review (Guest): The Shell Game (Fiction/Non-Fiction)

Review (Guest): Westmoreland – The General Who Lost Vietnam – Includes Second Review With Contextual Detail on Failure of Intelligence (Including Soviets Owning US Crypto)

Review: DOPE, Inc. Britain’s Opium War Against the World (and Lydon LaRouche’s War Against Henry Kissinger)

Review: Extreme Prejudice – The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover-Ups of 9/11 and Iraq – The Ultimate Conspiracy to Silence the Truth

Review: Gladio, NATO’s Dagger at the Heart of Europe – The Pentagon-Nazi-Mafia Terror Axis

Review: Gods of Money – Wall Street and the Death of the American Century

Review: Instruments of the State – A Novel

Review: Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy – Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform

Review: Patriot Lost

Review: Presidential Puppetry – Obama, Romney, and Their Masters

Review: Top Secret America – The Rise of the New American Security State

Review: Tremble the Devil (in Hard Copy Finally)

Strategic Intelligence

Review: Global Trends 2030 – Alternative Worlds [Paperback, Well Priced]

Review: Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds – American Intelligence Agency Report on the Megatrends, Gamechangers, and Black Swans of the Future, the Rise of China, Alternative World Scenarios

Review: Lines of Fire – A Renegade Writes on Strategy, Intelligence, and Security

Review: Strategic Intelligence for American World Policy

Review: Strategic Intelligence for the 21st Century: The Mosaic Method

Review: We Meant Well – How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People

Sources & Methods

Review (Guest): No More Secrets – Open Source Information and the Reshaping of U.S. Intelligence

Review (Guest): Solving the People Puzzle — Cultural Intelligence and Special Operations Forces

Review (Guest): The Open Source Everything Manifesto – Transparency, Truth & Trust

Review: Challenges in Intelligence Analysis

Review: Counterterrorism and Open Source Intelligence

Review: Improving Intelligence Analysis: Bridging the Gap between Scholarship and Practice

Review: Intelligence Analysis – Behavioral and Social Scientific Foundations

Review: Intelligence Analysis – How to Think in Complex Environments

Review: Intelligence Collection – How to Plan and Execute Intelligence Collection in Complex Environments

Review: Intelligence – From Secrets to Policy 5th Edition

Review: Intelligence in an Insecure World

Review: Lethal Incompetence

Review: National Insecurity – The Cost of American Militarism

Review: No More Secrets – Open Source Information and the Reshaping of U.S. Intelligence

Review: Open Source Intelligence in a Networked World

Review: Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence Analysis and National Security

Review: Securing the State

Review: Trading Secrets: Spies and Intelligence in an Age of Terror

Review: Wrong Turn – America’s Deadly Embrace of Counterinsurgency

US Secret Intelligence (General)

Review (Guest): The Threat on the Horizon–An Inside Account of America’s Search for Security after the Cold War

Review: Anthropologists in the Public Sphere–Speaking Out on War, Peace, and American Power

Review: Anthropological Intelligence–The Deployment and Neglect of American Anthropology in the Second World War

Review: A Pretext for War–9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies

Review: A World of Secrets–The Uses and Limits of Intelligence

Review: Blood Money–Wasted Billions, Lost Lives, and Corporate Greed in Iraq

Review: Bombs, Bugs, Drugs, and Thugs–Intelligence and America’s Quest for Security

Review: Breakdown–How America’s Intelligence Failures Led to September 11

Review: Burundi on the Brink 1993-95–A UN Special Envoy Reflects on Preventive Diplomacy

Review: Bush at War

Review: Comrade J

Review: Counterterrorism and Open Source Intelligence

Review: Daydream Believers–How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power

Review: Endless War–Middle-Eastern Islam vs. Western Civilization

Review: Enemies of Intelligence–Knowledge and Power in American National Security

Review: Fixing Intelligence–For a More Secure America

Review: Flawed by Design–The Evolution of the CIA, JCS, and NSC

Review: For the President’s Eyes Only–Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush

Review: From the Shadows–The Ultimate Insider’s Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War

Review (Guest): Government of the Shadows–Parapolitics and Criminal Sovereignty (Paperback)

Review: How We Missed the Story–Osama Bin Laden, the Taliban and the Hijacking of Afghanistan

Review: Imperial Secrets–Remapping the Mind of Empire

Review: Informing Statecraft–Intelligence for a New Century

Review: Intelligence–From Secrets to Policy

Review: Intelligence and Statecraft–The Use and Limits of Intelligence in International Society

Review: Intelligence Failure–How Clinton’s National Security Policy Set the Stage for 9/11 (Hardcover)

Review: Intelligence in War–Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda

Review: Intelligence Matters

Review: Intelligence Power in Peace and War

Review: Intelligence Services in the Information Age

Review: Keeping U.S. Intelligence Effective — The Need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs

Review: Killing Hope–U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II-Updated Through 2003

Review: Looking For Trouble–Adventures in a Broken World

Review: Long Strange Journey–An Intelligence Memoir

Review: National Insecurity–U.S. Intelligence After the Cold War

Review: New Spies–Exploring the Frontiers of Espionage

Review: No More Secrets – Open Source Information and the Reshaping of U.S. Intelligence

Review (Retired Reader): Obama’s Wars

Review: Piercing the Veil of Secrecy–Litigation Against U.S. Intelligence

Review: Preventing Surprise Attacks–Intelligence Reform in the Wake of 9/11 (Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society) (Hardcover)

Review: Roosevelt’s Secret War–FDR and World War II Espionage

Review: Secrecy and Democracy–The CIA in Transition

Review: Seeing the Invisible–National Security Intelligence in an Uncertain Age

Review: Silent Warfare–Understanding the World of Intelligence (Intelligence and National Security Library)

Review: Sleeping With the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude

Review: Spies for Hire–The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing

Review: Spy Wars–Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games

Review: Spying Blind–The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11

Review: Spying on the Bomb–American Nuclear Intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea (Hardcover)

Review: State of Denial–Bush at War Part III

Review: Strategic Intelligence [Five Volumes] (Intelligence and the Quest for Security) (v. 1-5)

Review: Strategic Intelligence & Statecraft–Selected Essays (Brassey’s Intelligence and National Security Library)

Review: Strategic Intelligence for American National Security: (Paperback with new afterword)

Review: Strategic Intelligence–Windows into a Secret World

Review: The Arab Revolt and the Imperialist Counterattack

Review: The Future of American Intelligence

Review: The Family Jewels – The CIA, Secrecy, and Presidential Power

Review: The U.S. Intelligence Community–An Annotated Bibliography (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities)

Review: The Way of the World–A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism

Review: Treachery–How America’s Friends and Foes Are Secretly Arming Our Enemies (Hardcover)

Review: Tremble the Devil

Review: Twenty-first Century Intelligence

Review: Turmoil and Triumph My Years As Secretary of State (Hardcover)

Review: U.S. Intelligence at the Crossroads–Agendas for Reform

Review: Uncertain Shield–The U.S. Intelligence System in the Throes of Reform (Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society) (Hardcover)

Review: VICE–Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency

Review: Waging Modern War–Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Review: War in a Time of Peace–Bush, Clinton, and the Generals

Review: Wars of Blood and Faith–The Conflicts That Will Shape the 21st Century

Review: Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush

Review: Why Secret Intelligence Fails

Review: Winning Modern Wars–Iraq, Terrorism, and the American Empire

Secrecy & Reform

2000 ON INTELLIGENCE: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World

2002 THE NEW CRAFT OF INTELLIGENCE: Personal, Public, & Political

2003 PEACEKEEPING INTELLIGENCE: Emerging Concepts for the Future

2006 IJIC 19/1 Intelligence Affairs: Evolution, Revolution, or Reactionary Collapse?”

2006 THE SMART NATION ACT: Public Intelligence in the Public Interest

2006 INFORMATION OPERATIONS: All Information, All Languages, All the Time

2008 COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

2010 INTELLIGENCE FOR EARTH: Clarity, Diversity, Integrity, & Sustainability

2012 Manifesto for Truth: Expanding the Open Source Revolution (Evolver Editions, July 2012)

Review (Guest): Creating the National Security State: A History of the Law That Transformed America

Review (Guest): No More Secrets – Open Source Information and the Reshaping of U.S. Intelligence

Review: A Season of Inquiry–The Senate Intelligence Investigation

Review: Best Truth–Intelligence in the Information Age

Review: Fixing Intelligence–For a More Secure America

Review: Fixing the Spy Machine–Preparing American Intelligence for the Twenty-First Century

Review: In from the Cold–The Report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on the Future of U.S. Intelligence

Review: Nation of Secrets–The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life

Review: Power/Knowledge–Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977

Review: Preparing for the 21st century–An appraisal of U.S. intelligence : report of the Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the United States Intelligence Community

Review: Preventing Surprise Attacks–Intelligence Reform in the Wake of 9/11 (Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society) (Hardcover)

Review: Real-World Intelligence

Review: Reforming Intelligence – Obstacles to Democratic Control and Effectiveness

Review: Report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy

Review: Secrecy–The American Experience

Review: Secret Agencies–U.S. Intelligence in a Hostile World

Review: Secrets–A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

Review: Secrets and Lies–Operation “Iraqi Freedom” and After: A Prelude to the Fall of U.S. Power in the Middle East?

Review: Sharing the Secrets–Open Source Intelligence and the War on Drugs

Review: The Threat on the Horizon

Review: Transforming U.S. Intelligence (Paperback)

Review: Uncertain Shield–The U.S. Intelligence System in the Throes of Reform (Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society) (Hardcover)

Review: U.S. Intelligence at the Crossroads–Agendas for Reform

Review: Why Secret Intelligence Fails


2007 IJIC 20/1 Foreign Liaison and Intelligence Reform: Still in Denial

2008 IJIC 21/3 The Open Source Program: Missing in Action

Review (Guest): Failure of Intelligence–The Decline and Fall of the CIA

Reference: Global Outlook Special on False Flag Operations

Review: Analyzing Intelligence: Origins, Obstacles, and Innovations

Review: Assessing the Tradecraft of Intelligence Analysis

Review: Allen Dulles–Master of Spies

Review: A Look over My Shoulder–A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency


Review: At the Center of the Storm–My Years at the CIA

Review: Beyond Repair: The Decline and Fall of the CIA

Review: Blond Ghost

Review: Blowback–The First Full Account of America’s Recruitment of Nazis and Its Disastrous Effect on The cold war, Our Domestic and Foreign Policy

Review: Burn Before Reading–Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence (Hardcover)

Review: Casey–The Lives and Secrets of William J. Casey: From the OSS to the CIA

Review: Cash on Delivery–CIA Special Operations During the Secret War in Laos

Review: Charlie Wilson’s War–The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History

Review: Class 11–Inside the CIA’s First Post-9/11 Spy Class

Review: Comrade Kryuchkov’s Instructions–Top Secret Files on KGB Foreign Operations, 1975-1985

Review: Constructing Cassandra – Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001

Review: Creating the Secret State–The Origins of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1943-1947

Review: Dark Alliance–The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion

Review: Denial and Deception–An Insider’s View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11

Review: Devil’s Game–How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam (American Empire Project)

Review: Dirty Tricks or Trump Cards–U.S. Covert Action and Counterintelligence

Review: Edward Lansdale’s Cold War (Culture, Politics, and the Cold War) (Paperback)

Review: First In–An Insider’s Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan

Review: Ghost Wars–The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (Paperback)

Review: Good Hunting – An American Spymaster’s Story (by Jack Devine)

Review: Hard Measures – How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives


Review: Improving CIA Analytic Performance–Four Papers by Jack Davis

Review: In Search of Enemies–A CIA Story

Review: Informing Statecraft–Intelligence for a New Century

Review: Inside CIA’s Private World–Declassified Articles from the Agency`s Internal Journal, 1955-1992


Review: Intelligence Analysis – Behavioral and Social Scientific Foundations

Review: Jawbreaker–The Attack on Bin Laden and Al Qaeda: A Personal Account by the CIA’s Key Field Commander (Hardcover)

Review: Legacy of Ashes–The History of the CIA

Review: Long Strange Journey–An Intelligence Memoir

Review: Lost Promise

Review: None So Blind–A Personal Account of the Intelligence Failure in Vietnam

Review: People of the Central Intelligence Agency–Francis Gary Powers, Tscherim Soobzokov, Bob Barr, William F. Buckley, Jr., Valerie Plame [Paperback]

Review: Prelude to Terror–the Rogue CIA, The Legacy of America’s Private Intelligence Network the Compromising of American Intelligence (Hardcover)

Review: Red Sky in the Morning–The secret history of two men who got away – and one who didn’t. (Paperback)

Review: Searching for Everardo–A Story of Love, War, and the CIA in Guatemala

Review: Secret History–The CIA’s Classified Account of Its Operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954

Review: See No Evil–The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA’s War on Terrorism

Review: Sharpening Strategic Intelligence–Why the CIA Gets It Wrong and What Needs to Be Done to Get It Right

Review: Slow Burn–The Rise and Bitter Fall of American Intelligence in Vietnam

Review: Spymaster–My Life in the CIA

Review: State of War–The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration (Hardcover)

Review: Strategic intelligence for American world policy (Unknown Binding)

Review: The Agency And The Hill–The CIA’s Relationship With Congress, 1946-2004

Review: The Art of Intelligence – Lessons from a Life in the CIA’s Clandestine Service

Review: The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence

Review: The CIA and the Culture of Failure: U.S. Intelligence from the End of the Cold War to the Invasion of Iraq

Review: The CIA in Iran–The 1953 Coup and the Origins of the US-Iran Divide

Review: The Coup: 1953, The CIA, and The Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations

Review: The Craft of Intelligence

Review: The First Directorate–My 32 Years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West

Review: The Human Factor–Inside the CIA’s Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture

Review: The Main Enemy–The Inside Story of the CIA’s Final Showdown with the KGB

Review: The Phoenix Program

Review: The Secrets War–The Office of Strategic Services in World War II

Review: The Very Best Men–Four Who Dared–The Early Years of the CIA

Review: The World Was Going Our Way–The KGB and the Battle for the Third World (v. 2) (Hardcover)

Review: Tower of Secrets–A Real Life Spy Thriller

Review: Secrecy and Democracy–The CIA in Transition

Review: Without Cloak or Dagger –The truth about the new espionage

Review: Who the Hell Are We Fighting?–The Story of Sam Adams and the Vietnam Intelligence Wars

Review: Wilderness of Mirrors


2009 Homeland Security Today: Vet with a Vision

Review: Blue Frontier–Dispatches from America’s Ocean Wilderness

Review: The End of America–Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot

Review: Willful Neglect–The Dangerous Illusion of Homeland Security


Review (DVD): Green Zone (2010)

Review (DVD): Restrepo

Review (DVD): The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

Review (Guest): Find, Fix, Finish – Inside the Counter-Terrorism Campaign that Killed Bin Laden and Devastated Al Qaeda

Review/Reference: Black World Books by Trevor Paglen

Review: Blank Check–The Pentagon’s Black Budget

Review: Blind Into Baghdad–America’s War in Iraq

Review: Chinese Intelligence Operations

Review: Defense Policy Choices for the Bush Administration 2001 – 2005

Review (Preliminary): Drugs and Contemporary Warfare

Review: Fiasco–The American Military Adventure in Iraq (Hardcover)

Review: Firepower In Limited War

Reference: Fixing Intel–A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan

Review: Grand Theft Pentagon–Tales of Corruption and Profiteering in the War on Terror

Review: Intelligence and the War in Bosnia–1992-1995 (Perspectives on Intelligence History)

Review: Killing Pablo–The Hunt for the World’s Greatest Outlaw

Review: Long Strange Journey–An Intelligence Memoir

Review: On the Psychology of Military Incompetence

Review: Operation Dark Heart–Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan — and the Path to Victory

Review: Peacekeeping Intelligence–Emerging Concepts for the Future (Hardcover)

Review: Peacekeeping Intelligence New Players, Extended Boundaries

Review–Secrets of the Cold War: US Army Europe’s Intelligence and Counterintelligence Activities Against the Soviets During the Cold War

Review: Scorpion Down–Sunk by the Soviets, Buried by the Pentagon: The Untold Story of the USS Scorpion

Review: Silent Steel–The Mysterious Death of the Nuclear Attack Sub USS Scorpion

Review: Soldier Spies–Israeli Military Intelligence

Review: Still Broken–A Recruit’s Inside Account of Intelligence Failures, from Baghdad to the Pentagon

Review: The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace

Review: The Jasons–The Secret History of Science’s Postwar Elite

Review: The Phoenix Program

Review: The Tet Offensive–Intelligence Failure in War

Review: The Tunnels of Cu Chi

Review: The Warning Solution–Intelligent Analysis in the Age of Information Overload

Review: Triumph Forsaken–The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 (v. 1)

Review: Very Special Intelligence

Review: War and Anti-War–Making Sense of Today’s Global Chaos

Review: War and Decision–Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism

Review: War Without Windows

Review: Who the Hell Are We Fighting?–The Story of Sam Adams and the Vietnam Intelligence Wars (Hardcover)

Review: Winning the Long War: Retaking the Offensive against Radical Islam


An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King

Review (Amazon): The C.I. Desk – FBI nd CIA Counterintelligence As Seen From My Cubicle

Review (DVD): Breach (Widescreen Edition)

Review (Guest): Classified Woman-The Sibel Edmonds Story: A Memoir

Review (Guest): The Terror Factory – Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism

Review: By Way of Deception –The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer

Review: Friendly Spies–How America’s Allies Are Using Economic Espionage to Steal Our Secrets

Review: Inside–A Top G-Man Exposes Spies, Lies, and Bureaucratic Bungling in the FBI

Review: Merchants of Treason–America’s Secrets for Sale

Review: My FBI–Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror (Hardcover)

Review: Robert Maxwell, Israel’s Superspy–The Life and Murder of a Media Mogul

Review: Terrorist Hunter–The Extraordinary Story of a Woman Who Went Undercover to Infiltrate the Radical Islamic Groups Operating in America

Review: Traitors Among Us–Inside the Spy Catcher’s World

Review: The Unlikely Spy (Fiction)

Review: War by Other Means–Economic Espionage in America

Review: Wedge–From Pearl Harbor to 9/11–How the Secret War between the FBI and CIA Has Endangered National Security


Review: GIS for Decision Support and Public Policy Making


Review: Deep Black–Space Espionage and National Security

Review: Lifting the Fog of War


Review: The Attack on the Liberty: The Untold Story of Israel’s Deadly 1967 Assault on a U.S. Spy Ship

Review: Body of Secrets–Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency

Review: Enigma

Review: The Puzzle Palace–Inside the National Security Agency, America’s Most Secret Intelligence Organization

Review: The Shadow Factory–The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America

Review: The Secret Sentry–The Untold History of the National Security Agency

Review: The Sigint Secrets–The Signals Intelligence War, 1900 to Today–Including the Persecution of Gordon Welchman

Review (Guest): THE WATCHERS–The Rise of America’s Surveillance State

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