Intelligence Studies

Volume 58, No. 2

June 2014

Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence


Modernizing the IC “Charter”

*The 2008 Amendments to Executive Order 12333, United States Intelligence Activities 

Stephen B. Slick

Catching the End of an Era

*Recovery of the Last GAMBIT and HEXAGON Film Buckets from Space, August-October 1984

David W. Waltrop

A Pioneering Experiment

*OSS Double-Agent Operations in World War II

Robert Cowden

Strategic Surprise

*The British Capture of Washington, DC, 1814

William T. Weber

Intelligence in Public Literature

Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

Reviewed by Nicholas Dujmovic

The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warlord

Reviewed by J. R. Seeger

Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House

Reviewed by Thomas Coffey

Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of US Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia

Reviewed by John Ehrman

With Friends Like These and Extorting Peace

Reviewed by Christopher D. Jones

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf

Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake


Thomas Coffey is a member of the Lessons Learned Program of the Center for the Study of Intelligence. He specializes in the relationship of intelligence to policy. He is a former analyst in CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence.

Robert Cowden wrote the article as a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Nicholas Dujmovic is a CIA historian. He is a former member of the Studies Editorial Board and a frequent contributor.

John Ehrman is an analyst in the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence. He is a frequent and award winning contributor.

Dr. Christopher D. Jones is an associate professor at the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies. His teaching specializations include NATO/Warsaw Pact relations and post-Cold War security issues.

Jason Manosevitz is a CIA Directorate of Intelligence analyst and a member of the Editorial Board of Studies in Intelligence.

Hayden Peake has served in the CIA’s Directorates of Operations and Science and Technology. He has been compiling and writing reviews for the “Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf” since December 2002.

Stephen B. Slick was President George W. Bush’s intelligence advisor and senior director for intelligence programs and reform in the National Security Council during 2005-2009. He is a senior CIA officer.

William T. Weber served in the CIA Directorate of Intelligence until his retirement. He continues to consult in the field of intelligence analysis.

David Waltrop has served as the deputy chief historian of the National Reconnaissance Office. He is currently an associate information review officer in the CIA’s Information Management Staff.

Richard Willing is an officer of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence assigned to the Center for the Study of Intelligence.