Intelligence Studies

Volume 61, No. 3

September 2017

Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence


Historical Perspective


Intelligence Success or Failure?

*Sputnik and US Intelligence: The Warning Record 

Amy Ryan and Gary Keeley

WWII Intelligence Culture Shock

*From Europe to China: An OSS Veteran’s Reflections 

Robert R. Kehoe

Intelligence in Literature and Media

Review Essays

“The Rest of the Story”

*Reflections on Readings on 9/11, Iraq WMD, and the Detention and Interrogation Program 

Martin Petersen

James Mitchell’s Angry Apologia

*A Review of Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Who Are Trying to Destroy America 

Reviewed by Erik Jens

Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces


Special Forces: A Unique National Asset 

Reviewed by J. R. Seeger


A Single Spy 

Reviewed by John Ehrman

OSS Operation Black Mail: One Woman’s Covert War Against the Imperial Japanese Army 

Reviewed by J. R. Seeger

Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the US Army to Fight Hitler 

Reviewed by David A. Foy

Strategic Analysis in Support of International Policy Making: Case Studies in Achieving Analytical Relevance 

Reviewed by Jason U. Manosewitz

War and the Art of Governance: Consolidating Success Into Political Victory 

Reviewed by Clayton Lauri

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf 

Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake


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.

Erik Jens is chair of the Department of Transnational Issues at the National Intelligence University’s College of Strategic Intelligence.

Clayton Laurie is a historian serving in the CIA History Staff.

Jason A. Manosevitz is an analyst in CIA’s Directorate of Analysis 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.

Amy Ryan is an analyst in the Directorate of Analysis; Gary Keeley is a member of the CIA History Staff and a member of Editorial Board of Studies in Intelligence.