Intelligence Studies

Volume 62, No. 1

March 2018

Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence

Historical Perspectives

The Modernization of Intelligence in WWI

*The Role of Military Intelligence in the Battle for Beersheba in October 1917 

James Noone

Strategic Deception

*Long-Term Deception: The Rearmament of the German Air Force, 1919-39 

Brian J. Gordon

Why Molesworth?

*The Origin and Evolution of the Joint Analysis Center at RAF Molesworth 

Robert G. Stiegel

Eyes on the Soviet Bear

*CIA’s Office of Strategic Research: A Brief History 

Robert D. Vickers Jr.

Intelligence Today and Tomorrow


*To Resist Disinformation, Learn to Think Like an Intelligence Analyst 

Preston Golson and Matthew F. Ferraro


Thomas G. Coffey has served in CIA’s Directorate of Analysis. He is currently a member of the Lessons Learned Program of the Center for the Study of Intelligence.

Kevin Davies holds a Master of Arts Degree in Defence Studies from the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Matthew F. Ferraro worked in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and CIA and is now an attorney in private practice at a law firm in Washington, DC.

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.

Preston Golson is chief of communications for CIA’s Directorate of Digital Innovation.

Brian J. Gordon is an all-source analyst in the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Underground Facility Analysis Center. His article is an adaptation of his PhD. Dissertation.

Clayton Laurie is a military historian and a member of the History Staff of the Center for the Study of Intelligence.

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

James Noone is a senior officer in the Defense Intelligence Agency. He is a former member of the Studies in Intelligence Editorial Board.

Hayden Peake has served in the CIA’s Directorate 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. He is a frequent reviewer of works on paramilitary operations.

Robert Stiegel retired as a US Air Force colonel. He has served in numerous intelligence assignments in Europe. Today, he is the head of the Cyber Intelligence and Analytics Department of the National Intelligence University.

Robert D. Vickers was himself an analyst in the Office of Strategic Research. He served in a number of senior positions including as the director of the Office of Imagery Analysis and as a National Intelligence Officer for Warning. He is now retired and serving as a CIA contract historian.