Vol. 62 No. 3


Unclassified extracts from Studies in Intelligence Volume 62, Number 3
(September 2018)


In Memoriam

Richards J. Heuer Jr. (1927–2018): Searcher for Truth and the Means to Recognize It
Andres Vaart
Remembering Richards J. Heuer, Jr.: A Brief Intellectual History [PDF 526.1KB**]
James B. Bruce

Intelligence Today and Tomorrow

On the Record
*Former CIA Officers Writings about Intelligence, Policy, and Politics, 2016–17 [PDF 500.6KB**]
By Peter S. Usowski

Historical Perspectives

Monitoring Community Work
*Review of National Intelligence: An Idea That Has Come of Age, Again? [PDF 810.6KB**]
James Marcio

OSS Medics in Action
*The Fighting Doctors of the Office of Strategic Services [PDF 1.0MB**]
Dr. Lester E. Bush; Edited by Randy P. Burkett

Intelligence in Public Media

Spy Watching: Intelligence Accountability in the United States [PDF 348.6KB**]
Reviewed byJason Manosevitz

Lever of Power: Military Deception in China and the West [PDF 349.7KB**]
Reviewed by Arturo Muñoz

Harpoon: Inside the Covert War against Terrorism’s Money Masters
Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations [PDF 270KB**]
Reviewed by J. R. Seeger

Above and Beyond: John F. Kennedy and America’s Most Dangerous Cold War Spy Mission [PDF 252.7KB**]
Reviewed by David A. Foy

1983: Reagan, Andropov, and a World on the Brink [PDF 272KB**]
Reviewed by Douglas F. Garthoff

No Miracles: The Failure of Soviet Decision-Making in the Afghan War [PDF 258.3KB**]
Reviewed by Ryan Shaffer

Beirut [PDF 234.3KB**]
Reviewed by Brent Geary

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf [PDF 417.9KB**]
Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake

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James B. Bruce is a former CIA analyst and methodologist. He is a co-editor of Analyzing Intelligence: National Security Practitioners’ Perspectives.

Randy Burkett serves on the CIA History Staff. His past assignments have included service on the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School.

Dr. Lester E. Bush, M.D. served in senior positions with CIA’s Office of Medical Services.

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.

Douglas Garthoff served in three CIA directorates and the DCI’s Community Management Staff. After retirement, he researched and wrote Directors of Central Intelligence as Leaders of the U.S. Intelligence Community, 1946–2005. It is available on

Brent Geary is a member of CIA’s History Staff.

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

James Marchio retired from the Air Force after a 26 year career. He has served since then in the Office of Analytic Integrity and Standards in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He is presently on the faculty of the National Intelligence University.

Arturo Muñoz is a retired CIA operations officer employed by the RAND Corporation serving as a contract historian in the Center for the Study of 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.

J.R. Seeger is a retired CIA paramilitary officer and a frequent reviewer of books for Studies.

Ryan Shaffer is a writer and historian. His academic work explores Asian, African and European history.

Peter S. Usowski is the director of the Center for the Study of Intelligence and the chairman of the Studies in Intelligence Editorial Board.

Andres Vaart is managing editor of Studies in Intelligence. Over his 30-year career in CIA, he served as an intelligence analyst, manager, and editor of various intelligence publications.

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