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

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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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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This collection of recently declassified articles from CIA's in-house journal, Studies in Intelligence, encompasses methods of intelligence gathering, analysis of data, interaction between analysts and policy-makers and the craft of photo interpretation. Although aimed at specialists, some of the essays will be of interest to lay readers: a case study of how analysts and operatives worked as a backup team with U.S. negotiators at an international economic conference; an examination of the friction between CIA and the State Department and how it has hindered U.S. intelligence; a psychologist's discussion of defectors' common personality profiles (``Psychology of Treason''); a manual on how to resist counterintelligence interrogation; and ``The Case of Major X,'' which describes the author's experiences as a double agent. Westerfield is a political science professor at Yale. Illustrations not seen by PW. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300072648
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 489
  • Sales rank: 1,046,426
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I Imagery Intelligence Collection (lmint)
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
VII Counterespionage
Appendix A: The Next Most Valuable Articles
Appendix B: Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Definitions
Acknowledgments
Index
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