Vol-63, No. 1


Unclassified extracts from Studies in Intelligence Volume 63, Number 1
(March 2019)


Intelligence Today and Tomorrow

The Nuclear Proliferation Challenge
*Improving the Role of Intelligence in Counterproliferation Policymaking [PDF 533KB**]
Henry Sokolski

Historical Perspectives

The Gordon-Bernard-Tan Group
*Three Amateur Spies and the Intelligence Organization They Created in Occupied WWII Indochina [PDF 884KB**]
Bob Bergin

Intelligence in East Africa
*Following in Footsteps: The Transformation of Kenya’s Intelligence Services Since the Colonial Era [PDF 1.1MB**]
Ryan Shaffer

Intelligence in Public Media

Secret Operations of World War II [PDF 272KB**]
Reviewed by David A. Foy

The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War [PDF 228KB**]
Reviewed by David A. Foy

Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah’s War Against America [PDF 244KB**]
Reviewed by Brent G.

The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of World War II [PDF 261KB**]
Reviewed by Leslie C.

Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945–1975 [PDF 273KB**]
Reviewed by Leslie C.

The CIA and the Politics of US Intelligence Reform [PDF 275KB**]
Reviewed by Michael Yerushalmi

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf [PDF 461KB**]
Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake

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Bob Bergin is a former Foreign Service officer. He researches and writes about Asian and aircraft history.

Leslie C.  is a career CIA Directorate of Operations officer who has an interest in intelligence history.

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.

Brent G. is a  historian in CSI's History Staff.

Hayden Peake has served in the CIA's Directorate of Operations and Science and Technology. He has been compiling and writing reviews for the "Intelligence Officer's Bookshelf" since December 2002.

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

Henry Sokolski is the Executive Director of The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (

Michael Yerushalmi is a Department of Defense analyst with interest in Middle East and intelligence history.

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2018 Studies in Intelligence Annual Awards

On 19 February 2019 CIA deputy Director Vaughn Bishop presented awards to the authors of particularly notable contributions to the journal during 2018. The following unclassified artices and their authors were recognized:

"Military Intelligence in the Campaign for Palestine, 1917," by James G. Noone (Studies 62, no. 1 [March 2018])

"'A Road Not Taken': But a Road to Where?" by Thomas L. Ahern (Studies 62, no. 2 [June 2018])

Review of The Exile: The Stunning Story of Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda in Flight by Randy Burkett (Studies 62, no. 2 [June 2018])

Review of The Future is History and The Long Hangover by John Ehrman (Studies 62, no. 2 [June 2018])

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Posted: Mar 27, 2019 06:53 AM
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2019 10:00 AM