Intelligence Studies

Volume 57, No. 3

September 2013

Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence


Analysis of WMD Proliferation

*The Need for Greater Multidisciplinary, Sociotechnical Analysis: The Bioweapons Case

Kathleen M. Vogel, PhD

The Less Apparent Component

*Tacit Knowledge as a Factor in the Proliferation of WMD: The Example of Nuclear Weapons

Michael Aaron Dennis

Intelligence in Public Literature

The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

Reviewed by Richard T. Willing

Hiding in Plain Sight: Felix A. Sommerfeld, Spymaster in Mexico, 1908 to 1914

Reviewed by Mark Benbow

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf

Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake


Kathleen M. Vogel, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies and the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Cornell University. She is the author of Phantom Menace or Looming Danger: A New Framework for Assessing Bioweapons Threats, published this year.

Michael Aaron Dennis is an adjunct lecturer at Georgetown University. He has a PhD in the history of science from The Johns Hopkins University. His most recent work is A Change of State: Political Culture, Technical Practice, and the Origins of Cold War America.

Richard T. Willing is an officer of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence serving with the Center for the Study of Intelligence.

Mark Benbow is an assistant professor at Marymount University and former historian at the Woodrow Wilson House Museum in Washington, DC. His first book, Leading Them to the Promised Land: Woodrow Wilson, Covenant Theology and the Mexican Revolution: 1913-1915, was published in 2010. He has published articles in Journalism History, Studies in Intelligence (an award winning article), among others.

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