Intelligence Studies

Volume 50, No. 2


Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence

Historical Perspectives

Remembering 15 Years Ago

As the USSR Collapsed: A CIA Officer in Lithuania

Michael J. Sulick

Winning with Intelligence

Intelligence in War: It Can Be Decisive

Gregory Elder

Operations in Another Time

A US Naval Intelligence Mission to China in the 1930s

Dennis L. Noble

Intelligence Today and Tomorrow

A View of How We Manage

The Lost Art of Program Management in the Intelligence Community

Edmund H. Nowinski and Robert J. Kohler

Intelligence Analysis

A Holistic Vision for the Analytic Unit

Richard Kerr, Thomas Wolfe, Rebecca Donegan, Aris Pappas

Intelligence Education

Studying and Teaching About Intelligence: The Approach in the United Kingdom

Michael S. Goodman

Intelligence in Recent Public Literature

The KGB File of Andrei Sakharov

Reviewed by John Ehrman

The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America – the Stalin Era

Reviewed by William Nolte

At the Dragon’s Gate: With the OSS in the Far East

Reviewed by Troy Sacquety

The Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf

Compiled and Reviewed by Hayden B. Peake


John Ehrman serves in the Directorate of Intelligence. He is a frequent contributor to Studies and is a winner of a Studies annual award.

Gregory Elder works in the Defense Intelligence Agency. He has advanced degrees in Strategy and Policy and Ethnic Political Violence. His essay “Guns, Gas, and Lost Opportunities” won the 2004 US Army Strategic Landpower Award.

Dr. Dennis L. Noble served in the US Coast Guard during 1957–78. He retired as a senior chief petty officer and went on to earn a PhD in US history. He is the author of 12 books, nine of which deal with the US Coast Guard.

Dr. Michael S. Goodman teaches intelligence at King’s College in London University. He is the author of Spying on the Nuclear Bear: Anglo-American Intelligence and the Soviet Bomb to be published in 2007 by Stanford University Press.

The Kerr Group: Richard Kerr served as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence; Thomas H. Wolfe as Director of the Office of Near Eastern & South Asian Analysis; Rebecca L. Donegan as Deputy Inspector General; and Aris A. Pappas as Assistant National Intelligence Officer for General Purpose Forces.

Robert Kohler and Ed Nowinski have spent decades in the development of reconnaissance sys­tems, and both were directors of CIA’s Office of Development and Engineering. Mr. Kohler was honored as an NRO Pioneer, and he is a member of the NRO director’s Technical Advisory Group. Both continue to work on development issues in private industry.

William Nolte teaches intelligence at the University of Maryland. Before leaving fed­eral service in 2006 he served in the National Intelligence Council and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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. He is a frequent contributor to this and other intelligence journals.

Troy Sacquety served in the CIA. He has taken a post as historian in the Army Special Operations Command. He has reviewed several books on Southeast Asia for Studies.

Michael J. Sulick was associate deputy director of operations in CIA before he retired in 2004. He was also a member of the Studies in Intelligence Editorial Board.