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Intelligence Studies

Volume 59, No. 4

December 2015

Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence


*Automated Analysis

The Case for Using Robots in Intelligence Analysis 

Puong Fei Yeh

*In the First Person-Saigon, 1975

Bitter Memories: The Fall of Saigon, April 1975 

Tom Glenn

*From the Studies in Intelligence Archive

The Intelligence Role in Counterinsurgency: Proposed Planning Guide in Four Phases of “National Liberation” Wars 

Walter Steinmeyer (Theodore Shackley)

Intelligence in Public Media

*Learning from World War II Special Operations 

Reviewed by JR Seeger

*The Great War of Our Time: The CIA’s Fight Against Terrorism from AL QA’IDA to ISIS

Reviewed by Hayden Peake

*Chinese Industrial Espionage: Technology Acquisition and Military Modernization 

Reviewed by Arturo G. Munoz

*Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War 

Reviewed by David Robarge

*The Fighting Group against Inhumanity: Resistance and Espionage in the Cold War, 1948-1959 

Reviewed by Thomas Boghardt

*Half-Life: The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo-Physicist or Spy? 

Reviewed by John Ehrman

*Defence Intelligence and the Cold War: Britain’s Joint Intelligence Bureau, 1945-1964

Reviewed by Ryan Shaffer

*John McCone As Director of Central Intelligence 1961-1965 

Reviewed by Hayden Peake

*Death in the Congo: Murdering Patrice Lumumba

Reviewed by Stephen R. Weissman

*Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War: Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America’s Heartland 

Reviewed by Clayton Laurie

*All the Old Knives 

Reviewed by John Breen

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf

Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake

Books Reviewed in Studies in Intelligence in 2015


Thomas Boghardt is a senior historian at the US Army Center of Military History, where he focuses on US military intelligence operations in post-World War II Europe. Dr. Boghardt is the author of several books, including The Zimmermann Telegram (2012) and Spies of the Kaiser (2005).

John Breen is the CIA faculty representative occupying the Commandant’s Distinguished Chair for National Intelligence Studies at the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

John Ehrman is an analyst in the CIA’s Directorate of Analysis and a frequent contributor to Studies in Intelligence.

Tom Glenn is a retired National Security Agency officer. He was the head of the NSA installation in Saigon in April 1975.

Clayton Laurie is a CIA historian.

Arturo G. Muñoz is a retired CIA operations officer, who currently works as a consultant and teaches intelligence at Georgetown and George Washington Universities.

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

David Robarge is the CIA’s chief historian.

JR Seeger is a retired CIA paramilitary officer and frequent contributor to Studies.

Ryan Shaffer has a PhD in history and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Global Studies at Stony Brook University in New York.

Walter Steinmeyer is the penname of former CIA senior operations officer Ted Shackley, who for a period oversaw CIA operations in Vietnam and would become the second highest ranking officer in the Directorate of Operations.

Stephen R. Weissman is the author of American Foreign Policy in the Congo 1960-1964 (1974) and A Culture of Deference: Congress’s Failure of Leadership in Foreign Policy (1995). He has been a political science professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, Fordham University, and the Universite Libre du Congo. He served on the staff of the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa from 1979 to 1991 (the last four years as staff director).

Puong Fei Yeh is an analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency and a past contributor to Studies.