Inside CIA's Private World: Declassified Articles from the Agency's Internal Journal, 1955-1992
H. Bradford Westerfield
Yale University Press, 1995 - Political Science - 489 pages
For forty years the Central Intelligence Agency has published an in-house journal, Studies in Intelligence, for CIA eyes only. Now the agency has declassified much of this material. This engrossing book, which presents the most interesting articles from the journal, provides revealing insights into CIA strategies and into events in which the organization was involved. The articles were selected by H. Bradford Westerfield, who teaches courses on intelligence operations but has never been affiliated with CIA. Westerfield's comprehensive introduction sketches the history and structure of CIA, sets the articles in context, and explains his criteria for selecting them. The articles cover a wide range of intelligence activities, including the gathering of intelligence data inside the United States; analysis of data; interaction between analysts and policymakers; the development of economic intelligence targeted at friendly countries as well as at foes; use of double agents (the personal memoir of a CIA officer who pretended to the Russians to be their agent); evaluation of defectors (the Nosenko case); and coercive interrogation techniques and how agents can resist them.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
II Overt Human Intelligence Collection Overt Humint
III Clandestine Human Intelligence Collection Clandestine Humint
IV Humint and Its Consumers
V The Analysis Function
VI Analysis and Its Consumers
Other editions - View all
action activities Agency American analysts approach asked assessments Bayesian Central Intelligence Agency chief CIA's Clandestine Service collection collector Communist consumers contact officer counterespionage counterintelligence current intelligence deception defectors delegation Department developed Directorate double agent economic intelligence effort Embassy espionage estimates evaluation evidence example experience fact field Foreign Service function Golitsyn humint hypothesis identify imint important individual intel intelligence analysis intelligence community intelligence officers interest interpreter interrogator interview issues judgments Knickebein ligence major meeting ment mental model military National Nosenko Novikov OPEC operations outcome overt penetration personnel Policon policy officers policymakers political Ponger possible President prisoner probably problem production questions requirements role secret Sherman Kent sigint Skeppsholmen sources Soviet Soviet Union staff station strategic Studies in Intelligence tion USSR Verber Washington