Intelligence Studies

Studies in Intelligence, Fall 2000

Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence


Lloyd D. Salvetti

Photo of Sherman Kent

The Framework
The Need for an Intelligence Literature
Sprint 1955
Sherman Kent

William J. Donovan and the National Security
Summer 1959
Allen W. Dulles

The Defections of Dr. John
Fall 1960
Delmege Trimble

On the Soviet Nuclear Scent
Fall 1967
Henry S. Lowenhaupt

Soviet Deception in the Czechoslovak Crisis
Sprint 1970
Cynthia M. Grabo

The Holocaust Revisited: A Retrospective Analysis of the Auschwitz Birkenau Extermination Complex
Winter 1978
Dino A. Brugioni and Robert G. Poirier

An Interview with Richard Helms
Fall 1981
David Frost

A Stone for Willy Fisher
Winter 1986
Richard Friedman

The San Cristobal Trapezoid
Winter 1992
John T. Hughes and A. Denis Clift

A First Tour Like No Other
Sprint 1998 unclassified edition
William J. Daugherty


Sherman Kent, the “founding father” of Studies in Intelligence, headed the Office of National Estimates and was a pioneer in the then-emerging field of intelligence analysis.

Allen W. Dulles was Director of Central Intelligence from 1953 to 1961 – the longest anyone has served in that post.

Delmege Trimble was a CIA intelligence officer.

Henry S. Lowenhaupt was a CIA specialist on nuclear matters.

Cynthia M. Grabo was an intelligence officer at the National Indications Center.

Dino A. Brugioni was an intelligence officer at the National Photographic Interpretation Center and has long been a frequent contributor to Studies in Intelligence.

Robert G. Poirier was a CIA imagery analyst whose work included seeking ways to broaden the applications of imagery analysis beyond purely military concerns.

David Frost is an internationally acclaimed broadcast journalist.

Richard Friedman worked for the National Intelligence Council.

John T. Hughes was a Department of Defense imagery analyst.

A. Denis Clift is President of the Joint Military Intelligence College.

William J. Daugherty, who served in the Directorate of Operations, is now a faculty member at the university in the southern United States.