"1944: An Allied Team with the French Resistance" by Robert R. Kehoe
"A Cable from Napoleon" by Edwin C. Fishel
Stud. Intel. V2:3-81-101 (Summer 1958) PDF [383KB*]
Tells the story of how the US government, in 1867, intercepted a critically important cable from Napoleon III to his commanding general in Mexico confirming Napoleon’s order to withdraw all French troops from Mexico. This was probably the first instance of US peacetime communications intelligence.
"A Case Officer's First Tour" by Richard Stolz
Stud. Intel. V37:1-53-58 (1994) PDF [KB*]
Describes a case officer’s first tour in Trieste (1951-54), the lessons learned, the operations run, the Base organization, the family life.
"A Classic Case of Deception" by Antonio J. Mendez
"A First Tour Like No Other" by William J. Daugherty
Stud. Intel. Spring 1998:1-45, PDF [4MB*]
Case officer’s personal account of the capture of the US embassy in Iran November 4, 1979 and his ensuing 444 days of captivity and hostile treatment by Iranian revolutionary zealots. Useful for new case officers – tradecraft (what works, what doesn’t), survival techniques, and interrogation tips.