Intelligence Studies

Volume 53, No. 1

March 2009

Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence

From the Archives – 1984: Design for Dysfunction

NATO Intelligence: A Contradiction in Terms

Edward B. Atkeson

Fiasco in Nairobi

Greek Intelligence and the Capture of PKK Leader Abdullah Ocalan in 1999

Miron Varouhakis

Intelligence in Public Literature

The CIA and the Culture of Failure: U.S. Intelligence from the End of the Cold War to the Invasion of Iraq 

Reviewed by Roger Z. George

Spymaster: Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service

Reviewed by Bob Bergin

L’espionne: Virginia Hall, une Americaine dans la guerre 

Reviewed by M.R.D. Foot

Intelligence in Recent Public Literature

The Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf 

Compiled and Reviewed by Hayden B. Peake


MGen. Edward B. Atkeson (USA, Ret.) was National Intelligence Officer for General Purpose Forces in 1984, when his article was published. He has served in various military think tanks since then and published several books and scores of articles on military issues.

Bob Bergin is a former U.S. Foreign Service officer who writes about the history of aviation and OSS operations in Southeast Asia and China. His upcoming novel, Spies in the Garden, is set in Dai Li’s China in the early days of World War II.

Michael Richard Danielle Foot is an eminent British historian and author of numerous works on British military and intelligence history.

Roger Z. George is a senior analyst with the Product Evaluation Staff of the Directorate of Intelligence of the CIA. He was a National Intelligence Officer for Europe in the National Intelligence Council and has taught at the National Defense University.

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.

Miron Varouhakis was a foreign correspondent with the Associated Press during 2002-2005. He is a doctoral candidate in the Media and Information Studies Ph.D. program at Michigan State University.