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Intelligence Studies

Volume 56, No. 3

September 2012

Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence

From the Studies Archive

*Marking 50 Years of a Directorate: Science and Technology: Origins of a Directorate

By Donald E. Welzenbach

Intelligence in Public Literature

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the Movie

Reviewed by Michael Bradford and James Burridge

Castro’s Secrets: The CIA and Cuba’s Intelligence Machine

Reviewed by Thomas Coffey

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf

Compiled and Reviewed by Hayden Peake


Michael Bradford is the penname of a National Clandestine Service officer who has contributed several reviews of fiction to Studies.

James Burridge is a retired CIA officer working as a contract historian for the CIA’s History Staff. He is a regular contributor.

Dr. David Ian Chambers is a retired officer of the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Before joining the FCO, he taught Chinese politics and modern history at Bristol University. He is completing a study of the Chinese Communist WW II intelligence operative Pan Hannian.

Thomas Coffey is a senior analyst in CIA’s Center for the Study of Intelligence.

Patrick Devenney is an analyst in the National Counterterrorism Center and a past contributor to Studies.

Peter Mattis is the editor of the China Brief at the Jamestown Foundation.

Hayden Peake has served in the Directorates of Science and Technology and Operations. He is celebrating a decade as the compiler and reviewer of the Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf and the Curator of the CIA’s Historical Intelligence Collection.

Steven M. Stigall is an analyst in the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence.

Donald E. Welzenbach was an officer of the Directorate of Science and Technology when his article first appeared in Studies in 1986. More recently, he was a contributor to the CIA’s history of the U-2 published in 1998.

Philip Zelikow is the White Burkett Miller Professor of History and Associate Dean for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. He also serves on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.