Vol. 61 No. 4


Unclassified extracts from Studies in Intelligence Volume 61, Number 4
(December 2017)


Historical Perspectives

Long-Range Aerial Penetration
*The Development of a British-American Concept of Special Operations in WWII Burma
[PDF 1.4MB**]
Bob Bergin

Intelligence Today and Tomorrow

The Intersection of Intelligence and Policy
*Cooperation in the Libya WMD Disarmament Case [PDF 354.2KB**]
William Tobey

The Potential of Energy Data
*A Guide to the Application of Energy Data for Intelligence Analysis [PDF 1.2MB**]
Dr. Brenda Shaffer, Ph.D.

A Reflection on Analysis
*A Call for More Humility in Intelligence Analysis [PDF 354.2KB**]
John S. Mohr

Intelligence in Public Media and Literature

*A Great Place to Have a War: America and the Birth of a Military CIA [PDF 481.1KB**] Reviewed by Thomas L. Ahern

*The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton [PDF 287.9KB**]
Reviewed by David S. Robarge

Foxtrot in Kandahar: A Memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the Inception of  America’s Longest War [PDF 273.5KB**]
Reviewed by J. R. Seeger

Intelligence and Surprise Attack—Failure and Successes from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Beyond
Constructing Cassandra—Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947–2001 [PDF 215.0KB**]
Reviewed by Randy P. Burkett

Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach [PDF 234.4KB**]
Reviewed by John Suskin and Christopher Marshall

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Codebreakers of World War II [PDF 232.1KB**]
Reviewed by David A. Foy

MacArthur’s Spies: The Soldier, The Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II [PDF 248.3KB**]
Reviewed by David A. Foy

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf [PDF 458.0KB**]
Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake

Books Reviewed in Studies in Intelligence in 2017 (PDF Only) [PDF 264.3KB**]

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Thomas L. Ahern is a contract historian with CIA’s History Staff. He is the author of numerous classified histories, including a number concerning intelligence and the Vietnam War.

Bob Bergin is a former Foreign Service officer. He is now an independent researcher and writer, focused on history in Southeast Asia and the history of air power. He has contributed several articles to Studies.

Randy Burkett is a member of CIA’s History Staff. He has served on the faculty of the US Naval Postgraduate School.

David A. Foy is the Intelligence Community historian on the History Staff of the Center for the Study of Intelligence. He is a frequent contributor of book reviews.

Raymond R. Lau is a retired CIA officer who had served as a Marine officer in Vietnam, which included duty as an advisor to the Provincial Revolutionary Development Cadre in Thua Thien Province.

Christopher Marshall is on the Faculty at the National Intelligence University where he teaches in the Department of Collection and Analysis and is currently serving as the Col­lege of Strategic Intelligence Master’s Program Director.

John S. Mohr is a DIA analyst who currently works in the NORAD and USNORTHCOM J2. He has served in DIA in Washington and as a country director on the National Security Council Staff.

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.

David S. Robarge is CIA’s chief historian. He is the author of several classified histories of CIA and is a frequent contributor to Studies.

J.R. Seeger is a retired operations officer. He is a frequent reviewer of works on paramili­tary operations.

Professor Brenda Shaffer is an often-published specialist on global energy trends and policies, European energy security, politics in the South Caucasus and Black Sea region, Azerbaijan, ethnic politics in Iran, as well as Caspian and Eastern Mediterranean energy. She is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Cen­ter in Washington, DC, and a visiting researcher and professor at Georgetown University. Her book, Energy Politics, serves as a textbook on the geopolitics of energy in over 200 university courses.

Dr. John Sislin is an imagery analyst at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and is currently on a joint duty assignment as visiting faculty at the National Intelligence University, where he is teaches in the Department of Collection and Analysis.

William Tobey is a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He has served in a number of senior govern­ment positions, including service at the National Nuclear Security Administration and the National Security Council Staff under three presidents.

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