Vol. 57 No. 4


Unclassified extracts from Studies in Intelligence Volume 57, Number 4 (December 2013)

Intelligence Today and Tomorrow

Bringing New Tools to the White House
Rethinking the President’s Daily Intelligence Brief PDF 1.2KB**]
C. Lawrence Meador and Vinton G. Cerf

Bolstering Analytic Tradecraft
*Needed: More Thinking about Conceptual Frameworks for Analysis—
The Case of Influence [PDF 343.3KB**]
Jason U. Manosevitz


Historical Perspectives

A Case Study of Intelligence in a Dictatorship
*Iraqi Human Intelligence Collection on Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program, 1980–2003
[PDF 324.9KB**]


Intelligence in Public Literature

Spying in America: Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War
American Spies: Espionage against the United States from the Cold War to the Present [PDF 251.0KB**]
Reviewed by Clayton Laurie

The Thistle and the Drone: How America's War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam
The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth [PDF 248.7KB**]
Reviewed by J.R. Seeger

The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin [PDF 272.1KB**]
Reviewed by John Ehrman

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf [PDF 401.4KB**]
Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake


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Anonymous was a graduate student at Georgetown University when this article was written.

John Ehrman is a CIA Directorate of Intelligence analyst. He is a frequent and award-winning contributor.

Clayton Laurie is a CIA historian. He is a former US Army historian and has taught military and intelligence history at the college level.

Jason Manosevitz is an analyst in CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Studies in Intelligence.

C. Lawrence Meador is Chairman, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Advisory Board, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and CEO, MGI Strategic Solutions. Vinton G. Cerf is President, Association for Computing Machinery, and Vice President at Google. Both have served in consulting capacities for the US government.

J.R. Seeger is a retired CIA National Clandestine Service officer. He has served in South Asia.

Hayden Peake is the curator of CIA’s Historical Intelligence Collection. He has served in the Directorates of Operations and Science and Technology.

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