The Cyprus Conspiracy: America, Espionage and the Turkish Invasion

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Lobster Issue 38 (Winter 1999) £££

Brendan O’Malley and Ian Craig I.B. Tauris, London, 1999, £19.95 O’Malley and Craig are two senior British journalists and they have written a very interesting account of the post-WW2 machinations of America and Britain – initially Britain but, post Suez, chiefly America, as senior partner – to keep the people of Cyprus internally divided (Turks … Read more

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The final testimony of George Kennedy Young

Lobster Issue 19 (1990) £££

[…] Captain to join one of the new Special Counter-Intelligence Units (SCI) in Italy. Their task was to play back captured enemy agents for both deception and counter- espionage. The first team, consisting of Malcolm Muggeridge and Aubrey Jones, had not exactly been a roaring success, and the units were restaffed with East African officers […]

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The New Spies: Exploring the Frontiers of Espionage

Lobster Issue 27 (1994) £££

James Adams Hutchinson, London, 1994. I first noticed James Adams when he began running some of the MOD’s disinformation lines about Colin Wallace and Fred Holroyd in 19867. For a while I collected articles by him which seemed to show the traces of Whitehall briefings. Then I stopped: what was I going to do with … Read more

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The Faber book of Espionage

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Lobster Issue 26 (1993) £££

ed. ‘Nigel West’ Faber and Faber, London, 1993 The title isn’t to be taken seriously. This is 610 pages of short extracts from some of the books written by British MI5 and MI6 personnel, with short biographical sections by ‘West’. Some of this is quite interesting — lots of it was new to me — … Read more

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The Intelligence Game: Illusions and Delusions of International Espionage

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Lobster Issue 23 (1992) £££

James Rusbridger I. B. Tauris, London 1991, £8.95 James Rusbridger is Peter Wright’s cousin oddly enough, and occasionally assisted MI6 in the 1950s and 60s, an experience which has left him a cheerful cynic. He canters briskly and amusingly over the field of spook foul-ups in the post-war period to ‘show the pointlessness of so … Read more

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Spymaster

Lobster Issue 29 (1995) £££

Oleg Kalugin, Smith Gryphon, London 1994 Subtitled ‘My 32 years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West’, this is a mildly interesting read if you want to know how the crumbling Soviet empire looked to an intelligent radical inside the Soviet system. There might be some fragments of interest to those seriously interested in […]

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Web Update

Lobster Issue 42 (Winter 2001/2) £££

[…] and with the concept of a common market based on free competition. If a Member State participates in such a system, it violates EC law.’ On industrial espionage, the US has denied that they engage in commercial espionage, and the C’tee failed to prove conclusively that ECHELON had been used for commercial spying on […]

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Children and the Official Secrets Act

Lobster Issue 55 (Summer 2008) £££

[…] convenience – and therefore the employers’ – rather than the needs of a child. A ‘parent friendly’ environment is not the same as a ‘family friendly’ one. Espionage can certainly be the latter. It can also offer many advantages to the family as a whole, and a child in particular, although the latter can […]

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Forty Years of Legal Thuggery

Lobster Issue 9 (1985) £££

[…] 3 INDIAN WING 1940-46 MI5 LIAISON OFFICER WITH RAF MARRIED JANE E A SISSMORE (ARCHER), MI5 SINCE 1930s. SENIOR OFFICER . HIGHLY REGARDED INTERROGATOR, EXPERT ON SOVIET ESPIONAGE, RECRUITED TO MI6 BY KIM PHILBY BELIEVED LATE 1944 ARNOLD, WING COMM HENRY 1949 MI5 SECURITY OFFICER AT THE ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY ARNOLD-FOSTER, COMMANDER CHRISTOPHER HUGH […]

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Mind Control and the American Government

Lobster Issue 23 (1992) £££

The spectre of technofascism haunts the democratic nations. All the powers of the espionage empire and the scientific establishment have entered into an unholy alliance to evoke this spectre: psychiatrist and spy, Dulles and Delgado, microwave specialists and clandestine operators. Substantial evidence exists linking members of the American intelligence community — including the Central […]

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