Volume 53, Number 1


Unclassified extracts from Studies in Intelligence Volume 53, Number 1 (March 2009)


From the Archives - 1984: Design for Dysfunction
NATO Intelligence: A Contradiction in Terms [PDF 1.6MB*]
Edward B. Atkeson

Fiasco in Nairobi
Greek Intelligence and the Capture of PKK Leader Abdullah Ocalan in 1999 [PDF 97.9KB*]
Miron Varouhakis


Intelligence in Public Literature

The CIA and the Culture of Failure: U.S. Intelligence from the End of the Cold War to the Invasion of Iraq [PDF 46.2KB*]
Reviewed by Roger Z. George

Spymaster: Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service [PDF 43.8KB*]
Reviewed by Bob Bergin

L’espionne: Virginia Hall, une Americaine dans la guerre [PDF 31.9KB*]
Reviewed by M.R.D. Foot


Intelligence in Recent Public Literature

The Intelligence Officer's Bookshelf [PDF 47.0KB*]
Compiled and Reviewed by Hayden B. Peake


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MGen. Edward B. Atkeson (USA, Ret.) was National Intelligence Officer for General Purpose Forces in 1984, when his article was published. He has served in various military think tanks since then and published several books and scores of articles on military issues.

Bob Bergin is a former U.S. Foreign Service officer who writes about the history of aviation and OSS operations in Southeast Asia and China. His upcoming novel, Spies in the Garden, is set in Dai Li’s China in the early days of World War II.

Michael Richard Danielle Foot is an eminent British historian and author of numerous works on British military and intelligence history.

Roger Z. George is a senior analyst with the Product Evaluation Staff of the Directorate of Intelligence of the CIA. He was a National Intelligence Officer for Europe in the National Intelligence Council and has taught at the National Defense University.

Hayden B. Peake is the curator of the CIA Historical Intelligence Collection. He served in the Directorate of Science and Technology and the Directorate of Operations.

Miron Varouhakis was a foreign correspondent with the Associated Press during 2002–2005. He is a doctoral candidate in the Media and Information Studies Ph.D. program at Michigan State University.

All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed in this article are those of the author. Nothing in the article should be construed as asserting or implying US government endorsement of an article’s factual statements and interpretations.

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