Front Matter

The Center for the Study of Intelligence was founded in 1974 in response to Director of Central Intelligence James Schlesinger’s desire to create within CIA an organization that could “think through the functions of intelligence and bring the best intellects available to bear on intelligence problems.” The Center, comprising both professional historians and experienced practitioners, attempts to document lessons learned from past activities, explore the needs and expectations of intelligence consumers, and stimulate serious debate on current and future intelligence challenges.


To support these efforts, CSI publishes Studies in Intelligence and books and monographs addressing historical, operational, doctrinal, and theoretical aspects of the intelligence profession. It also administers the CIA Museum and maintains the CIA Library’s Historical Intelligence Collection.


Comments and questions may be addressed to:

Center for the Study of Intelligence

Central Intelligence Agency

Washington, DC 20505


Copies of this book are available to requesters outside the US government from:


Government Printing Office (GPO)

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P.O. Box 391954

Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954

Phone: (202) 512-1800


ISBN: 978-1-929667-16-1


Second Edition, January 2012

Historical Document
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