Inside CIA's Private World: Declassified Articles from the Agency's Internal Journal, 1955-1992

Inside CIA's Private World: Declassified Articles from the Agency's Internal Journal, 1955-1992

by H. Bradford Westerfield
     
 

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.… See more details below

Overview

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300072648
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
512,939
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
IImagery Intelligence Collection (lmint)
IIOvert Human Intelligence Collection (Overt Humint)
IIIClandestine Human Intelligence Collection (Clandestine Humint)
IVHumint and Its Consumers
VThe Analysis Function
VIAnalysis and Its Consumers
VIICounterespionage
Appendix A: The Next Most Valuable Articles
Appendix B: Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Definitions
Acknowledgments
Index

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