Volume 52, Number 4

Unclassified extracts from Studies in Intelligence Volume 52, Number 4
(December 2008)


Intelligence Today and Tomorrow

Teaching Intelligence Analysts in the UK
What Analysts Need to Understand: The King’s Intelligence Studies Program
- [PDF 476.17KB*]
Michael S. Goodman and Sir David Omand


Historical Perspective

Guardian Spies
The US Coast Guard and OSS Maritime Operations During World War II
- [PDF 1.46MB*]
LCDR Michael Bennett, USCG


Intelligence in Recent Public Literature

Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II - [PDF 45.44KB*]

Reviewed by Stephen C. Mercado

An Ordinary Spy - [PDF 43.54KB*]

Reviewed by John Ehrman

The Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf - [PDF 99.70KB*]

Compiled and Reviewed by Hayden B. Peake


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LCDR Michael Bennett, USCG, is Director of Strategic Intelligence Studies at the US Coast Guard Academy. He has done extensive research into the origins and evolution of intelligence in Coast Guard.

John Ehrman serves in the Directorate of Intelligence in CIA and is currently assigned to the Counterintelligence Center. He is a frequent contributor and a winner of a Studies annual award.

Dr. Michael Goodman is a senior lecturer in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, where he teaches an MA program “Intelligence and International Security.” He is the author of Spying on the Nuclear Bear: Anglo-American Intelligence and the Soviet Bomb. He is seconded to the Cabinet Office as the official historian of the Joint Intelligence Committee.

Sir David Omand, GCB, is a visiting professor at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He has been his government’s Security and Intelligence Coordinator, director of GCHQ, and permanent secretary of the Home Office and policy director of the Ministry of Defense. He had seven years of service on the Joint Intelligence Committee.

Stephen C. Mercado is an analyst in the DNI Open Source Center, specializing on East Asia. He is a frequent contributor and winner of two annual Studies awards. He is the author of The Shadow Warriors of Nakano: A History of the Imperial Army’s Elite Intelligence School.

Hayden Peake is the curator of the CIA Historical Intelligence Collection. He served in the Directorate of Science and Technology and the Directorate of Operations.

All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed in this article are those of the author. Nothing in the article should be construed as asserting or implying US government endorsement of an article’s factual statements and interpretations.

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