Vol. 55 No. 4


Unclassified extracts from Studies in Intelligence Volume 55, Number 4 (December 2011)


Hunting for Foxes
*Capturing the Potential of Outlier Ideas in the Intelligence Community
[PDF 202.9KB**]
Clint Watts and John E. Brennan

War of a Different Kind
*OSS and Free Thai Operations in World War II
[PDF 1.1MB**]
Bob Bergin


Intelligence in Public Literature

In Defense of Irrelevance [PDF 37.5KB**]
Reviewed by Roger Z. George

Driving the Yanquis Bananas (The Feeling was Mutual) [PDF 46.5KB**]
Reviewed by Thomas G. Coffey

A Mind War: Intelligence, Secret Services and Strategic Knowledge in the 21st Century
[PDF 94.6KB**]
Reviewed by Larry L. Watts

Edward Bancroft: Scientist, Author, Spy [PDF 33.2KB**]
Reviewed by John Ehrman

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf [PDF 165.4KB**]
Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake

Books Reviewed in Studies in Intelligence in 2011 (PDF Only) [PDF 78.1KB**]

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Bob Bergin is a former Foreign Service Officer. He now studies and writes history of US intelligence and air operations in Southeast Asia during World War II.

Thomas G. Coffey is a CIA Directorate of Intelligence officer serving with the Center for the Study of Intelligence. He is a member of the Lessons Learned Program’s intelligence and policy initiative.

John Ehrman is a frequent contributor and winner of Studies in Intelligence Annual awards. He is an officer in the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence.

Roger Z. George a former National Intelligence Officer currently teaching at the National Defense University. He is a regular reviewer of books for Studies and other journals.

Hayden Peake is the Curator of CIA’s Historical Intelligence Collection. He has served in the Directorates of Science and Technology and Operations in CIA.

Clint Watts and John E. Brennan are both former US Army officers. Watts also served as an FBI agent and worked in the West Point Center for Combating Terrorism. He is currently a consultant. Brennan is a past contributor to Studies and former member of the Lessons Learned Program of the Center for the Study of Intelligence. He is presently a member of the Initiatives Staff of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Integration.

Larry L. Watts is a former RAND consultant. He has been adviser to several Romanian government leaders. He is author of books on Romanian military and security affairs, including his most recent, With Friends Like These: The Soviet Bloc’s Clandestine War Against Romania (2010).

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