Intelligence Studies

Volume 57, No. 4

December 2013

Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence

Intelligence Today and Tomorrow

Bringing New Tools to the White House

*Rethinking the President’s Daily Intelligence Brief

C. Lawrence Meador and Vinton G. Cerf

Bolstering Analytic Tradecraft

*Needed: More Thinking about Conceptual Frameworks for Analysis–The Case of Influence

Jason U. Manosevitz

Historical Perspectives

A Case Study of Intelligence in a Dictatorship

*Iraqi Human Intelligence Collection on Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program, 1980–2003



Anonymous was a graduate student at Georgetown University when this article was written.

John Ehrman is a CIA Directorate of Intelligence analyst. He is a frequent and award-winning contributor.

Clayton Laurie is a CIA historian. He is a former US Army historian and has taught military and intelligence history at the college level.

Jason Manosevitz is an analyst in CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Studies in Intelligence.

C. Lawrence Meador is Chairman, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Advisory Board, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and CEO, MGI Strategic Solutions.

Vinton G. Cerf is President, Association for Computing Machinery, and Vice President at Google. Both have served in consulting capacities for the US government.

J.R. Seeger is a retired CIA National Clandestine Service officer. He has served in South Asia.

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