Sherman Kent created the publication Studies in Intelligence in 1955. Kent – the most renowned analyst in American intelligence history – served as a CIA officer from 1950 to 1967.
Kent envisioned a journal devoted to intelligence theory, doctrine, and techniques. Studies in Intelligence was born from this vision. To help guide this new journal, Kent followed these principles:
- Intellectual rigor
- A conscious effort to avoid unconscious bias
- A willingness to hear other opinions
- The use of outside experts as checks against in-house prejudges
- A candid admission of shortcomings.
The quarterly journal is still published today; unclassified issues are published on the CIA’s website.
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