Intelligence Studies

Volume 55, No. 3

September 2011
Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence


Institutionalizing Best Practices
*Reflections on 10 Years of Countering Terrorism
Jeffrey A. Builta and Eric N. Heller

The Death of Secrecy: Need to Know…With Whom to Share?
Bowman H. Miller, Ph.D.

The “Unquiet Allies”
*French and American Intelligence Relations During the First Indochina War, 1950-54
Jean-Marc LePage, Ph.D., and Elie Tenenbaum

Intelligence in Public Literature

The Triple Agent: The Al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA
Reviewed by Stephen Garber

Our Kind of Traitor
Reviewed by Michael Bradford

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf
Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake


Michael Bradford is the pen name of a CIA National Clandestine Service officer.

Jeffrey A. Builta and Eric N. Heller are senior officers in the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Jean-Marc LePage holds a Ph.D. in military history. His dissertation was on French intelligence during the first Indochina War.

Bowman H. Miller, Ph.D., is a former senior officer in State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He currently teaches at the National Intelligence University (formerly the National Defense Intelligence College).

Hayden Peake is curator of the CIA Historical Intelligence Collection. He has served in the CIA’s Directorates of Science and Technology and the Directorate of Operations.

Elie Tenenbaum is a Ph.D. candidate in International History. His doctoral research addresses the circulation of knowledge about counterinsurgencies during the Cold War.


Studies Volume 55 Number 2 contained two errors in the Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf:

The review of Leland C. McCaslin’s book, Secrets of the Cold War, mistakenly asserted that the book’s table of contents contained a reference to comments by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. It did not. The comments appeared only on the back of the book’s cover.

The review of Richard H. Cummings book, Radio Free Europe’s “Crusade for Freedom” noted erroneously that CIA sponsorship of RFE ended in 1967 and that its sponsorship was “revealed” in 1976. CIA sponsorship was revealed in 1967 and officially acknowledged and ended in 1971.