Intelligence Studies

Studies in Intelligence, Winter 1999-2000


Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence

Historical Perspectives

CIA Goes Hollywood

A Classic Case of Deception

Antonio J. Mendez

Plane Crash, Rescue, and Recovery

A Close Call in Africa

Richard L. Holm

Soldier, Manager, Leader

An Interview with Former CIA Executive Director Lawrence K. “Red” White

James Hanrahan


Recollections from the Church Committee’s Investigation of NSA

L. Britt Snider

OSS Operations in Norway

Skis and Daggers

William E. Colby

The Katyn Controversy

Stalin’s Killing Field

Benjamin B. Fischer

Supporting the Secret War

CIA Air Operations in Laos, 1955-1974

William M. Leary

Intelligence Today and Tomorrow

Fulfilling a Crucial Role

National Intelligence Support Teams

Capt. James M. Lose, USMC

Special Event

Honoring a Unique DCI

The George Bush Center for Intelligence

Henry R. Appelbaum


Image of the Cover:

A collage of memorabilia from the US-Canadian operation in late 1979-early 1980. The team successfully exfiltrated from Iran six US State Department officers who took refuge with Canadian diplomats during the early days of the 1979-1981 US-Iran hostage crisis. Among those shown are two of the story’s heroes–Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor, upper left, and the author (partially hidden, toward the bottom of the collage).