Vol. 57, No. 1




Unclassified extracts from Studies in Intelligence Volume 57, Number 1 (March 2013)


The Early Evolution of the Predator Drone (PDF Only) [PDF 141.8KB*]
by Frank Strickland

An Alternative Framework for Agent Recruitment: From MICE to RASCLS (PDF Only)
[PDF 98.3KB*]
by Randy Burkett


Intelligence in Public Literature


Privileged and Confidential: The Secret History of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board [PDF 26.8KB*]
Reviewed by Samuel Cooper-Wall

World War I and the Origins of U.S. Military Intelligence [PDF 24.7KB*]
Reviewed by Terrence J. Finnegan

Exit Emperor Kim Jong-Il: Notes from His Former Mentor [PDF 25.8KB*]
Reviewed by Soo Kim

Boei Chuzaikan to iu Ninmu: 38-dosen no Gunji Interijensu [Duties of a Defense Attaché:
Military Intelligence of the 38th Parallel]
[PDF 42.6KB*]
Reviewed by Stephen C. Mercado

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf [PDF 180.0KB*]
Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake

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Studies in Intelligence 2012 Awards (for unclassified articles):

Walter Pforzheimer Award to Torey L. McMurdo for “The US, UK, and the Hidden Justification of TPAJAX” in Studies 56, No. 2 (June 2012)

Nicholas Reynolds for “Ernest Hemingway, Wartime Spy?” in Studies 56, No. 2 (June 2012)

Frank Babetski for his review of Thinking, Fast and Slow in Studies 56, No. 2 (June 2012)

John Ehrman for his review essay on the “Tourist Trilogy” novels of Olen Steinhauer in Studies 56, No. 4 (December 2012)

David Robarge for his review of the book and movie on Project Azorian in Studies 56, No. 1 (March 2012)


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Randy Burkett is on the faculty of the US Naval Postgraduate School as the CIA representative.

Samuel Cooper-Wall is the CIA Museum’s archivist.

Terrence J. Finnegan is the author of Shooting the Front: Allied Aerial Reconnaissance in the First World War, published by the History Press in 2011. He has also written on WW I intelligence in Studies in Intelligence.

Soo Kim is an analyst in the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence.

Stephen C. Mercado is a frequent and award-winning contributor of reviews, especially of foreign-language books, and articles to Studies.

Hayden Peake is the curator of the Historical Intelligence Collection of Literature in the CIA Library. He served in the Directorates of Operations and Science and Technology in CIA.

David Robarge is the CIA’s chief historian. He is a frequent contributor.

Frank Strickland has served in the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology and in the National Reconnaissance Office. He is currently a consultant on intelligence matters.

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