Intelligence Studies

Studies in Intelligence 67, No. 3 (Extracts, September 2023)

Articles and reviews from Studies in Intelligence 67, No. 3 (September 2023)


Historical Perspectives

One Night in Udorn: Dr. Jon Evans, 22 Charlie, and CIA Operations in Laos by Tracy E. Rich

Intelligence Today and Tomorrow

What is Intelligence? A Quantitative Approach to an Old Question by Andrew Macpherson and Glenn Hastedt

Agile Analysis: Transforming Intelligence Production Through Lean Startup Methods by William Schlickenmaier

New from NIU

In the Face of Ambiguity: How Intelligence Analysts Experience Threats to Rigor by Adrian Wolfberg, Ph.D.

Intelligence in Public Media

Review Essay: Chips, Cyberweapons, and Larceny: Perspectives on Technological Risk by Yong Suk Lee

Spies: The Epic Intelligence War Between East and West, reviewed by John Ehrman

The Kneeling Man: My Father's Life as a Black Spy Who Witnessed the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. , reviewed by Darryl Lansey

Agent of Change: My Life Fighting Terrorists, Spies, and Institutional Racism, reviewed by Joseph W Gartin

Confronting Saddam Hussein: George W. Bush and the Invasion of Iraq, reviewed by Michael J. Ard

A Philosophy of Lying, reviewed by Mike R.

The Liar: How a Double Agent in the CIA Became the Cold War's Last Honest Man, reviewed by Graham Alexander

Marianne Is Watching: Intelligence, Counterintelligence, and the Origins of the French Surveillance State, reviewed by John Ehrman

Sayeret Matkal: The Greatest Operations of Israel's Elite Commandos, reviewed by Alissa M.

Intelligence Officer's Bookshelf—September 2023, compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake and others.

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Article Contributors

Dr. Andrew Macpherson is an assistant professor of security studies at the University of New Hampshire and the program coordinator for the UNH master's degree in National Security Intelligence Analysis and the principal investigator for the Northeast Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence, a long-term partnership with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Dr. Glenn Hastedt is a professor emeritus of the Justice Studies Department at James Madison University, where he served as the chair. Dr. Hastedt supports the Northeast Intel­ ligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence.

Tracy Rich was a CIA historian when she researched and wrote the story of Dr. Jon Evans. She has since retired.

Dr. William Schlickenmaier is a senior strategist and member ofCIA's Senior Analytic Service.

Dr. Adrian Wolfberg is a member of the staff of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.


Graham Alexander is the pen name of a CIA operations officer.

Michael J. Ard is a former CIA officer and a professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he directs the Master's of Science in Intelligence Analysis Program.

John Ehrman is a retired CIA analyst.*

Joseph W. Gartin is managing editor of Studies.

Darryl Lansey is a retired CIA officer and author of the memoir, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate: A Black Mans Journey Through Life and the CIA.

Yong Suk Lee is a former deputy associate director of CIA. He is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Alissa M. is a CIA analyst focusing on Middle Eastern governance issues.

Radhika M. is a CIA analyst focused on health security.*

Hayden Peake served in CIA's Directorates of Operations and Science and Technology. He has contributed to the Intelligence Officer's Bookshelf since 2002.

Mike R. is a member of CIA's History Staff.

David Welker is a member of CIA's History Staff.*

* Reviews included in Intelligence Officers Bookshelf.