Intelligence Studies

Volume 60, No. 3

September 2016

Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence


Intelligence for the Warfighter

*Fighting Iran: Intelligence Support During Operation Earnest Will, 1987-88

By Richard A. Mobley

Influences on Intelligence Analysis

*Why Bad Things Happen to Good Analysts

By Jack Davis with an introduction by James B. Bruce

Intelligence in Public Media

When Should State Secrets Stay Secret? Accountability, Democratic Governance, and Intelligence 

Reviewed by Jason U. Manosevitz

Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance


Eisenhower’s Guerrillas: The Jedburghs, the Maquis, and the Liberation of France

Reviewed by J. R. Seeger

The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government 

Reviewed by J. R. Seeger

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution 

Reviewed by David A. Foy

John le Carré: The Biography 

Reviewed by Hayden Peake

John le Carrés The Night Manager-the Miniseries 

Reviewed by John Kavanagh and James Burridge

John le Carrés Our Kind of Traitor-the Movie 

Reviewed by John Kavanagh

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf 

Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake


James B. Bruce is a former CIA analyst who now serves as a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. He was coeditor of Analyzing Intelligence: National Security Practitioners’ Perspectives, from which the late Jack Davis’s article is drawn.

James Burridge is a retired NSA officer now serving as a CIA contract historian. John Kavanagh is a retired CIA operations officer. The two are frequent and award-winning contributors.

Jack Davis, who died in February 2016 is a legend among intelligence analysts. He made important contributions to the profession of intelligence, many published by CIA’s Center for the Study of Intelligence, as an analyst, thought leader, and teacher of intelligence analysis.

David A. Foy is the Intelligence Community historian on the History Staff of the Center for the Study of Intelligence.

Jason U. Manosevitz is an analyst in CIA’s Directorate of Analysis and a member of the Studies Editorial Board.

Richard A. Mobley is an analyst in the CIA’s Directorate of Analysis. He is a former naval intelligence officer and the author of Flash Point Korea: The Pueblo and EC-121 Crisis (Naval Institute Press, 2003).

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.

J. R. Seeger is a retired operations officer and frequent reviewer of books for Studies.