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Studies in Intelligence, Volume 1, Number 1

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Studies in Intelligence brings together some of the best thinking in the profession of intelligence.

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.

Artifact Specs

22.8 cm x 15.7cm
(L x W)

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