Vol. 58 No. 2


Unclassified extracts from Studies in Intelligence Volume 58, Number 2
(June 2014)


Modernizing the IC “Charter”
*The 2008 Amendments to Executive Order 12333, United States Intelligence Activities [PDF 4.0MB**]
Stephen B. Slick

Catching the End of an Era
*Recovery of the Last GAMBIT and HEXAGON Film Buckets from Space, August–October 1984 [PDF 531.1KB**]
David W. Waltrop

A Pioneering Experiment
*OSS Double-Agent Operations in World War II
[PDF 4.6MB**]
Robert Cowden

Strategic Surprise
*The British Capture of Washington, DC, 1814 [PDF 247.7**]
William T. Weber


Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War [PDF 22.5KB**]
Reviewed by Nicholas Dujmovic

The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warlord [PDF 22.7KB**]
Reviewed by J. R. Seeger

Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House [PDF 20.6KB**]
Reviewed by Thomas Coffey

Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of US Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia [PDF 32.7KB**]
Reviewed by John Ehrman

With Friends Like These and Extorting Peace [PDF 20.4KB**]
Reviewed by Christopher D. Jones

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf [PDF 74.8KB**]
Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake



In Spies We Trust: The Story of Western Intelligence (PDF Only) [PDF 217.5KB**]
Reviewed by John Ehrman and Jason Manosevitz

Enemies Within: Inside The NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit and Bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America (PDF Only) [PDF 219.0KB**]
Reviewed by Richard T. Willing


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Thomas Coffey is a member of the Lessons Learned Program of the Center for the Study of Intelligence. He specializes in the relationship of intelligence to policy. He is a former analyst in CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence.

Robert Cowden wrote the article as a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Nicholas Dujmovic is a CIA historian. He is a former member of the Studies Editorial Board and a frequent contributor.

John Ehrman is an analyst in the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence. He is a frequent and award winning contributor.

Dr. Christopher D. Jones is an associate professor at the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies. His teaching specializations include NATO/Warsaw Pact relations and post-Cold War security issues.

Jason Manosevitz is a CIA Directorate of Intelligence analyst and a member of the Editorial Board of Studies in Intelligence.

Hayden Peake has served in the CIA’s Directorates of Operations and Science and Technology. He has been compiling and writing reviews for the “Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf” since December 2002.

Stephen B. Slick was President George W. Bush’s intelligence advisor and senior director for intelligence programs and reform in the National Security Council during 2005–2009. He is a senior CIA officer.

William T. Weber served in the CIA Directorate of Intelligence until his retirement. He continues to consult in the field of intelligence analysis.

David Waltrop has served as the deputy chief historian of the National Reconnaissance Office. He is currently an associate information review officer in the CIA’s Information Management Staff.

Richard Willing is an officer of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence assigned to the Center for the Study of Intelligence.

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