- Crisis in Berlin: "SOLDIER, why are you in Berlin?", VFW, By Stephen L. Bowman. Includes USMLM despatches during the erecting of the Berlin Wall.
Alliierte Militärmissionen in Deutschland, 1946-1990, Mußgnug, Dorothee, Berlin: Duncker und Humblot, 2001. ISBN 3-428-10403-X, Signatur: 68 C 1738. (Zeitgeschichtliche Forschungen, Band 9), in German, Price: DM78.00. 247 pages, incl. extensive notes, a bibliography (mostly German-language, some English-language sources), name index, and an appendix with the texts of the Robertson-Malinin, Noiret-Malinin, and Huebner-Malinin Agreements. The author is a professional historian. Recommended by Col. Kelley.
- Read the book review from Das Parlament (in German)
- Order the book on line from (these are only suggestions):
- Military liaisons between Nato and the Warsaw Pact: An Agenda for the Future, by John A. Fahey and Philip S. Gillette, Johns Hopkins University Foreign Policy Institute, Dec 8, 1988, reprinted on this site with permission.
- USMLM and the Cold War historical timeline (chronology)
- Soviet Forces in East Germany Order of Battle
- Maps of East Germany (DDR) - pre-1989
- Soviet Imposed Permanent Restricted Areas (PRAs) in East Germany.
- Soviet shooting and killing of an unarmed USMLM officer, LTC Arthur Nicholson Jr., RIP, on March 24th, 1985; links to DETROIT FREE PRESS citations.
- Soviet wounding of an unarmed USMLM non-commissioned officer on September 17th, 1987; links to DETROIT FREE PRESS citations.
- Cold War Intelligence: The United states Military Liaison Mission in East Germany, 1947-90. A 1994 M.A. thesis by Timothy Alan Seman of American University. It is available through UMI Dissertation Services, Ann Arbor, MI. Includes extensive bibliography. Go to http://wwwlib.umi.com/dxweb/search and just enter order number 1376129. $29.95. (Contributed by Col. (ret) Kelley)
- US-Soviet Military Liaison in Germany Since 1947. A 1976 Ph.D. thesis written by Paul George Skowronek (CUSMLM, 1963-67) for the University of Colorado. Available through Xerox University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI. (Contributed by Col. (ret) Kelley)
- Recovery, by Steven L. Thompson, Warner Books, 1980, ISBN 0-446-51207-9 (Out of print ~ Amazon.com may be able to find a copy. Enter title of book at Amazon.com menu below.)
- Potsdam Protocol, by Al Clovis, RIP, former Air Team Operations Officer, (Out of print ~ Amazon.com may be able to find a copy. Enter title of book at Amazon.com menu below.)
- Escapee-hunt With "Gamma-cannon" - Stasi X-ray All Transit Vehicles, Hamburger Abendblatt, 6 September 1990 [Translated into English from the original in German].
- Stasi : The Untold Story of East German Secret Police -- John O. Koehler, Jack Koehler; Hardcover/Softcover, March 1999, ISBN: 0813334098. An excellent, well researched book by a seasoned correspondent. Authoritive revelations about the Stasi.
- Soviet attempt to shut down or restrict USMLM and other Missions in East Germanyand Berlin, Washington, April 6, 1962, FOREIGN RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES 1961-1963 Volume V, Soviet Union, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, DC. (Contributed by Douglass Mc Dowall)
- East German attacks against USMLM Potsdam house, Telegram From the Mission in Berlin to the Department of State/1/ Berlin, June 21, 1965, FOREIGN RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES 1964-1968 Volume XV, Germany and Berlin, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, DC. (Contributed by Douglass Mc Dowall)
- Traitors Among Us : Inside the Spy Catchers World by Stuart A. Herrington, July 1999 Presidio Pr; ISBN: 0891416773 (hint: copy & paste this number into the Amazon.com window below to order from Amazon). Book has an interesting section on the Nicholson shooting. The author relied on a great deal of personal experience and material acquired through FOIA. (Thanks Bob!)
- Cold War Legacy Resource Management Program, Public Law No. 101-511, §8120.
- E.Germany Used Nuclear Tags on Dissidents, Reuters, Jan 3, 2001. The Stasi developed an airgun that could fire tags made of small pieces of silver wire into car tires.
- A Cold Night in Erfurt, by Wolfgang Preisler. The Soviet shootdown of a USAF T-39 trainer aircraft in 1964 and the USMLM effort to locate and recover the crew remains.
- Berlin Wall Flower, Barbara Fahey, 2000. A non-fiction account of some of the author's experiences on both sides of the Berlin Wall, often facing difficult predicaments in a besieged West Berlin with humor and wisdom. It contains chapters on the USMLM Potsdam House, Queen's Birthday Ball in Berlin, and The Baron, and nineteen photographs. An enjoyable read. B&J BOOKS, P.O. Box 4511, Virginia Beach, Va 23454 for $6.95, plus $2.25 S&H, and $0.31 sales tax for Virginia residents. See more at Barbara's web site http://www.arrobavirtual.com/thefaheycollection/
Licensed to Spy: With the Top Secret Military Liaison Mission in East Germany, Dr. John A. Fahey, Naval Institute Press; ISBN: 1557502943, available in local book stores beginning on April 22, 2002 or order now from Amazon.com. The author's web page is at www.johnfahey.net.
Amazon.com Editorial Review: John Fahey's firsthand account of his activities as a U.S. naval officer in East Germany during the Cold War is a must read for everyone who enjoys true-life spy stories. An astonishing tale of overt reconnaissance, high-speed car chases, shootings, and detentions, the book chronicles Fahey's two years in the midst of twenty-two divisions of Soviet troops behind the Iron Curtain. As a member of a military liaison mission established in a little-known 1947 agreement between U.S. and Soviet forces, the author was legally permitted to perform surveillance in East Germany and took advantage of the opportunity to conduct dangerous intelligence missions.
- Potsdam Mission: Memoir of a U.S. Army Intelligence Officer in Communist East Germany (Paperback), by James R. Holbrook. Jim was a USMLM officer from 1976-1977. See his website about the book at http://www.potsdammission.com