Historical Perspectives

Eyes on the Soviet Bear
CIA’s Office of Strategic Research: A Brief History

Robert D. Vickers Jr.

The year 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the creation of the CIA’s Office of Strategic Research. It was established on 1 July 1967 to bring together analysts response for military analysis in CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence. OSR’s mission was to provide the director of central intelligence with independent CIA assessments of foreign strategic military threats, primarily those posed by the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China.

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Posted: Apr 12, 2018 02:40 PM
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