Volume 53, Number 4


Unclassified extracts from Studies in Intelligence Volume 53, Number 4 (December 2009)


Historical Perspectives

Soviet Bloc Intelligence and Its AIDS Disinformation Campaign

Thomas Boghardt [PDF 215.8KB*]

The Origins of Modern Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
Military Intelligence at the Front, 1914–18

Terrence J. Finnegan, Col., USAFR (Ret.) [PDF 941.3KB*]


Intelligence Today And Tomorrow

An Experiment in Collaboration on an Intelligence Problem
Developing STORM, a Methodology for Evaluating Transit Routes of Transnational Terrorists and Criminals

Mark T. Clark and Brian Janiskee [PDF 92.2KB*]


Intelligence In Public Literature

The James Angleton Phenomenon
“Cunning Passages, Contrived Corridors”: Wandering in the Angletonian Wilderness

David Robarge [PDF 119.7KB*]

The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One
Reviewed by Matthew P. [PDF 28.8KB*]

Vietnam Declassified: CIA and Counterinsurgency in Vietnam
Hayden Peake [PDF 37.1KB*]

OSS Training in the National Parks and Service Abroad in World War II
Reviewed by Clayton D. Laurie [PDF 33.6KB*]

The Secret War in El Paso: Mexico Revolutionary Intrigue, 1906–1920
Reviewed by Mark Benbow [PDF 25.8KB*]

The Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf
Compiled and Reviewed by Hayden B. Peake [PDF 106.1KB*]

Books, Films, and Television Reviewed in Studies in Intelligence, 2009 [PDF 42.7KB*]



In Defense of John Honeyman (and George Washington)
Kenneth A. Daigler, aka P.K. Rose [PDF 34.7KB*]


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Mark Benbow worked as an analyst in the Directorate of Intelligence. He now teaches American history at Marymount University in Virginia. His book, Leading Them to the Promised Land: Woodrow Wilson, Covenant Theology, and the Mexican Revolution, 1913-1915 will be published by Kent State Press.

Thomas Boghardt is historian of the Spy Museum in Washington, DC. His article won a Studies in Intelligence Award for 2009.

Mark T. Clark is Professor of Political Science and Director of the National Security Studies Program at California State University, San Bernardino. He directs the CSU Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence and was the STORM project director.

Ken Daigler is a retired CIA officer. As P.K. Rose, he is the author of Founding Fathers of Intelligence and Black Dispatches: Black American Contributions to Union Intelligence During the Civil War, both available on

Terrence Finnegan is a retired US Air Force Reserve Colonel. He is the author of Shooting the Front: Allied Aerial Reconnaissance and Photographic Interpretation on the Western Front—World War I.

Brian Janiskee is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Political Science Department of CSU-San Bernardino. He teaches the Politics of National Security, Research Methodology, and other courses in the National Security Studies Program. He was the STORM project’s principal analyst.

Clayton Laurie is a CIA historian. He has served tours at the US Army Center for Military History, the National Reconnaissance Office, and the History Staff of the Director of National Intelligence. Dr. Laurie also teaches military and intelligence history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Matthew P. is a clandestine service officer assigned to the CIA History Staff.

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

David Robarge is the chief of the CIA History Staff. He is a frequent contributor and winner of Studies in Intelligence Annual Awards.

Studies in Intelligence Annual Awards, 2009.

In addition to the article by Thomas Boghardt in this issue, articles receiving awards in 2009 included:

Miron Varouhakis: “Fiasco in Nairobi: Greek Intelligence and the Capture of PKK Leader Abdullah Ocalan in 1999” in Studies in Intelligence 53 1 (March 2009). This essay won the Walter Pforzheimer Award for Best Essay by a Student.

J.R. Seeger for his review of Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan in Studies in Intelligence 53 3 (September 2009).

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