Our Man in Yugoslavia
The Story of a Secret Service Operative
Routledge – 2004 – 204 pages
Series: Studies in Intelligence
As a fully documented study of a Second World War Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) operative, Our Man in Yugoslavia is absolutely unique.
Its subject is Owen Reed, an army officer recruited into SIS in the summer of 1943 and then parachuted in to German-occupied Croatia to work with Tito's Partisans and other Allied secret organisations. After reporting back to London in July 1944, Reed returned to Yugoslavia to find relations with the Partisans deteriorating. His erstwhile comrades began working against him and the intelligence he passed to the SIS came increasingly to focus on the communist takeover. Reed found himself at the centre of the first great confrontation of the Cold War.
Blending biography and operational history, Our Man in Yugoslavia is a remarkable case study, illustrating how SIS operatives were recruited and trained, and describing their work in detail.
1. Introduction 2. Explaining Disruptive Innovations 3. Marine Corps: Amphibious Warfare 4. Marine Corps: Air Mobility 5. Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) 6. Marine Corps: Maneuver Warfare 7. MEUSOC/MPF Summary of Marine Corps Cases 8. Navy: Continuous Aim Gunfire 9. American Carrier Warfare 10. Japanese Carrier Warfare 11. Composite Warfare Commander (CWC) 12. Carrier Battle Groups (CVBG) 13. Defensive Sea Control 14. Surface Land Attack 15. Tactical Collaborative Network (TCN) Summary of Navy Cases 16. Conclusion