Intelligence Studies

Volume 58, No. 1

March 2014

Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence

*Document Exploitation After WW II: The Potsdam Archive–Sorting Through 19 Linear Miles of German Records

Gerhardt B.Thamm

*Leading the Defense Intelligence Community: The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence: The First 10 Years

Dr. Janet A. McDonnell

Intelligence in Public Literature

Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11

Reviewed by Roger Z. George

Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World 

Reviewed by Nicholas Dujmovic

Red Sparrow

Reviewed by James Burridge and Michael Bradford

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf

Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake (except as noted)


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

William Burridge is a retired CIA officer working as a contract historian for the CIA’s History Staff.

Thomas Coffey is an analyst in the Lessons Learned Program of the Center for the Study of Intelligence. He is a former analyst in CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence.

Nicholas Dujmovic is a CIA Historian and former analyst in CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence. He is a frequent contributor.

Roger Zane George is a former National Intelligence Officer and current Professor of National Security Strategy at the National War College.

Dr. Janet McDonnell recently retired as a Defense Intelligence Agency historian. This article is excerpted from her detailed, classified DIA study of the office of the USD(I) entitled: The Coming of Age of Defense Intelligence: The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, 2002–2012.

Hayden Peake is a former officer in the Directorates of Operations and Science and Technology. He has been the compiler and reviewer of the Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf since December 2002.

Gerhardt Thamm served in both Army and Navy intelligence. He is the author of an award-winning Studies article that appeared in 1993, “The ALFA SSN: Challenging Paradigms, Finding New Truths, 1969–79. A declassified, slightly redacted version appeared in Studies in Intelligence 52, No. 3 (September 2008.).