Intelligence Studies

Volume 55, No. 4

December 2011

Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence


Hunting for Foxes

*Capturing the Potential of Outlier Ideas in the Intelligence Community

Clint Watts and John E. Brennan

War of a Different Kind

*OSS and Free Thai Operations in World War II

Bob Bergin

Intelligence in Public Literature

In Defense of Irrelevance

Reviewed by Roger Z. George

Driving the Yanquis Bananas (The Feeling was Mutual)

Reviewed by Thomas G. Coffey

A Mind War: Intelligence, Secret Services and Strategic Knowledge in the 21st Century

Reviewed by Larry L. Watts

Edward Bancroft: Scientist, Author, Spy

Reviewed by John Ehrman

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf

Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake

Books Reviewed in Studies in Intelligence in 2011


Bob Bergin is a former Foreign Service Officer. He now studies and writes history of US intelligence and air operations in Southeast Asia during World War II.

Thomas G. Coffey is a CIA Directorate of Intelligence officer serving with the Center for the Study of Intelligence. He is a member of the Lessons Learned Program’s intelligence and policy initiative.

John Ehrman is a frequent contributor and winner of Studies in Intelligence Annual awards. He is an officer in the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence.

Roger Z. George a former National Intelligence Officer currently teaching at the National Defense University. He is a regular reviewer of books for Studies and other journals.

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

Clint Watts and John E. Brennan are both former US Army officers. Watts also served as an FBI agent and worked in the West Point Center for Combating Terrorism. He is currently a consultant. Brennan is a past contributor to Studies and former member of the Lessons Learned Program of the Center for the Study of Intelligence. He is presently a member of the Initiatives Staff of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Integration.

Larry L. Watts is a former RAND consultant. He has been adviser to several Romanian government leaders. He is author of books on Romanian military and security affairs, including his most recent, With Friends Like These: The Soviet Bloc’s Clandestine War Against Romania (2010).