Intelligence Studies

Volume 51, No. 4

Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence

Historical Perspectives

Intelligence in Another Era

All the Brains I Can Borrow: Woodrow Wilson and Intelligence Gathering in Mexico, 1913-15

Mark E. Benbow

Will they Fight?

US Intelligence Assessments and the Reliability of Non-Soviet Warsaw Pact Armed Forces, 1946-89

James D. Marchio

“The Mystery of ALES”

Once Again, the Alger Hiss Case

John Ehrman

Intelligence in Recent Public Literature

Enemies of Intelligence: Knowledge and Power in American National Security

Reviewed by Nicholas Dujmovic

Educing Information: Interrogation: Science and Art

Reviewed by Loch K. Johnson

Shooting the Front: Allied Aerial Reconnaissance and Photographic Interpretation on the Western Front – World War I

Reviewed by Thomas Boghardt

The Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf

Complied and Reviewed by Hayden B. Peake

Books Reviewed in 2007

Comment on a Long-standing Error

From Dean S. Bird


Mark E. Benbow is a former CIA intelligence officer. Until recently he worked as the staff historian of the Woodrow Wilson House Museum. He now teaches at Marymount University in Virginia.

Thomas Boghardt is historian at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. He earned a Ph.D. in modern history from the University of Oxford. He is the author of Spies of the Kaiser: German Covert Operations in Great Britain during the First World War Era.

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

Nicholas Dujmovic is a CIA historian, veteran intelligence analyst, member of the Studies Editorial Board and a frequent contributor. He is the compiler and editor of The Literary Spy.

Loch K. Johnson is the Regents and Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of International Affairs at the University of Georgia and editor of Handbook of Intelligence Studies (Routledge, 2007) and Strategic Intelligence, 5 vols. (Praeger, 2007). He is the author as well of several books on intelligence, including Bombs, Bugs, Drugs and Thugs: Intelligence and America’s Quest for Security (New York: New York University Press, 2002).

James D. Marchio serves in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He is a retired Air Force officer who served in a range of intelligence assignments, including chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Russia, Eurasia & Africa Office. He is a Studies in Intelligence award winner and frequent contributor to historical journals.

Hayden 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 regular contributor to this and other intelligence journals.