The History of CIA\'s Office of Strategic Research, 1967-81

The History of CIA\'s Office of Strategic Research, 1967-81
Title:
The History of CIA's Office of Strategic Research, 1967-81
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Table of Contents

Organizational Acronyms and Abbreviations vii

Executive Summary ix Introduction ix

The Backstory: OSR’s Antecedents  x

Chapter Summaries xvi

OSR Directors  xxiv

Endnotes xxxiii

Chapter One: 1953–61 1

Soviet Strategic Surprise 2

The Bomber Gap  3

The Missile Gap 7

Endnotes 14

Chapter Two: 1961–67 17

The Cuban Missile Crisis 19

Expanded Mandate  21

Creation of the DS&T 22

Controversial National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs) 23

The ABM Controversy  25

The Soviet Ground Forces Issue  26

DoD Customers   29

Vance-McCone Agreement  30

Raborn Era 31

Helms Becomes DCI 33 Endnotes  36

Chapter Three: 1967–71 37

OSR’s Initial Organization 38

1968 Annual Report 41

Bruce Clarke’s Leadership Style 43

1969 Annual Report 44

1970 Annual Report 48 Endnotes 53

Chapter Four: 1971–73 55

A New Estimative Format 55

OSR’s Expansion  56

1971 Annual Report 58

1972 Highlights 64

Schlesinger Era 68

1973 Annual Report 69

Clarke’s Departure and Other Changes 74

Endnotes 76

Chapter Five: 1973–75 77

Knoche’s Team 77

The Yom Kippur War  81

Colby’s Changes 82

Key Developments in OSR 84

1974 Annual Report 86

White House Shakeup 92 Endnotes 93

Chapter Six: 1975–76 95

Lehman and His Team 95

Firth and His Team  96

Soviet Defense Spending Estimates 98

A Team/B Team 100

The B-Team Outcome  106

Endnotes 108

Chapter Seven: 1976–79  111

Graybeal Becomes D/OSR 112

Turner’s Agenda 113

Graybeal’s Reorganization 114

Leadership Changes 116

SALT Support 117

Soviet Military Estimates 118

New Focus on the Middle East  124

OSR’s China and Asian Branches 125

Endnotes 127

Chapter Eight: 1979–81 129

Clarke Becomes D/NFAC  129

Huffstutler as D/OSR 131

Carter Administration Crises 132

SALT II Hopes 134

Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan  137

Soviet Strategic Forces NIEs 141

Gorman and Net Assessments141

OSR’s Accomplishments 143

Turner’s Legacy 146

Endnotes147

Chapter Nine: 1981 and Beyond  149

Casey’s Agenda 150

OSR Reorganization  152

Military Intelligence Research and Production 156

DI Reorganization 157 SOVA 158

Gates Becomes D/NFAC 159

Clarke’s Legacy of Leadership 160

Soviet Military Analysis Lives On 162

The End of the Cold War—and Military Analysis 163

Endnotes 163

Conclusion 165

High Praise 166

Lost Legacy 168

Endnotes 171 Appendix 173

Index 175

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Publisher:
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  • Vickers, Robert
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  • Office of Strategic Research
  • Strategic Research
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