Intelligence Studies

Volume 60, No. 4

December 2016

Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence


Letter to the Editors

*Another View of an Episode in “Why Bad Things Happen to Good Analysts”

By Brian F. McCauley

Product Evaluation:

*“How good is your batting average?” Early IC Efforts To Assess the Accuracy of Estimates 

By Jim Marchio

Protecting Government Equities

*The “Right to Write” in the Information Age: A Look at Prepublication Review Boards 

By Rebecca H.

Intelligence in Public Media

The Field of Fight: How We Can Win The Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies


The Pivot: The Future of American Statecraft in Asia

Reviewed by Jason U. Manosevitz

Spying Through a Glass Darkly: American Espionage Against the Soviet Union, 1945-1946 

Reviewed by John Ehrman

The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel 

Reviewed by Thomas G. Coffey

Spies in the Congo: America’s Atomic Mission in World War II 

Reviewed by David A. Foy

The Bletchley Girls-War, Secrecy, Love, and Loss: The Women of Bletchley Park Tell Their Story 

Reviewed by David A. Foy

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf

Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake

Books Reviewed in Studies in Intelligence in 2016


Thomas G. Coffey is a member of the Lessons Learned Program of the Center for the Study of Intelligence. His work, including his book reviews, focuses on the relationship between intelligence and policy.

John Ehrman is a Directorate of Analysis officer specializing in counterintelligence issues. He is a frequent contributor.

David A. Foy is the Intelligence Community historian on the History Staff of the Center for the Study of Intelligence. He is a frequent contributor of book reviews.

Rebecca H. is an officer in the Directorate of Science and Technology. Her article was written while she was a student at the National Intelligence University.

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

Jim Marchio is a retired USAF officer. He currently serves in the Analytic Integrity and Standards Group of the Office of the DNI. He has written frequently on analytic tradecraft issues for Studies and other intelligence journals.

Brian McCauley was a Directorate of Intelligence analyst until his retirement. He continues to serve as a contractor in the Intelligence Community.

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