Studies in Intelligence
Studies in Intelligence Awards, 2007
Studies in Intelligence 2007 Annual Awards were presented to authors in December 2007 by the Associate Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Michael Morell. The following received honors for unclassified articles:
Dr. Mark E. Benbow was recognized for “‘All the Brains I Can Borrow:’ Woodrow Wilson and Intelligence Gathering in Mexico: 1913–1915,” Volume 51, Number 4. Mr. Benbow worked as an analyst in the Directorate of Intelligence and then as a support officer in CIA for 15 years before becoming the staff historian at the Woodrow Wilson House Museum in Washington DC. He now teaches history at Marymount University in Virginia.
Mr. Ricky Dale Calhoun received the Walter Pforzheimer award for his essay “Strategic Deception During the Suez Crisis of 1956,” in Volume 51, Number 2. The Pforzheimer award is reserved for the year’s outstanding essay by a student. Mr. Calhoun is a PhD candidate at Kansas State University, where he is studying history and international security.
Andrew Finlayson received an award for “The Tay Ninh Provincial Reconnaissance Unit and Its Role in the Phoenix Program, 1969–70” in Volume 51, Number 2. Colonel Finlayson, USMC (Ret.) served a two tours in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. During one of those tours, he served in the Agency’s Phoenix Program.
David Robarge was recognized for the outstanding book review published in 2007—”A Review of Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying Volume 51, Number 1. Dr. Robarge is the CIA’s chief historian, and he has won several Studies in Intelligence awards for his contributions.