Intelligence Studies

Volume 62, No. 2

June 2018

Unclassified Extracts from Studies in Intelligence

Intelligence Today and Tomorrow

A Personal Perspective

*Intelligence and Policy: The Case for Thin Walls as Seen by a Veteran of INR 

Bowman H. Miller, PhD

Historical Perspectives

Old Man Ho

*The OSS Role in Ho Chi Minh’s Rise to Political Power

Bob Bergin

Reflecting on History

*“A Road Not Taken”: But a Road to Where? 

Thomas L. Ahern

From the Studies Archive

*CIA Analysis of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War

David S. Robarge


Thomas Ahern is a retired CIA operations officer, who has been serving as a contract historian on the CIA History Staff. He is the author of multiple works on the wars in Southeast Asia.

Bob Bergin is a retired foreign service officer with interest in Asian and aviation history.

Randy Burkett serves on the CIA history staff. His past assignments have included service on the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School.

James Burridge is a retired NSA officer. He is a CIA contract historian and frequent reviewer of books and movies.

John Ehrman is a senior analyst in CIA’s Directorate of Analysis focusing on counterintelligence. He is a frequent and award-winning 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.

John Kavanagh is a retired CIA operations officer and frequent reviewer.

Bowman H. Miller, PhD. is a member of the faculty of the National Intelligence University. He has been teaching graduate courses in intelligence-related subjects since retiring in 2005 from the Department of State, where he had served in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) for 25 years.

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.

David Robarge is CIA’s Chief Historian.

Leslie S. is a career CIA Directorate of Operations officer with an interest in the history of intelligence.

Ryan Shaffer is a writer and historian. His academic work explores Asian, African and European history.