Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 61, No. 4 (Unclassified Articles From December 2017)

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 61, No. 4 (Unclassified Articles From December 2017)
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This volume of Studies in Intelligence focuses upon remembering the 1968 Tet seizure of Hue with additional articles on Special Operations in WW11 Burma, Intel and policy cooperation in WMD, energy data for intel analysis, and a call for humilty in analysis.  The issue cover features a North Vietnamese propaganda image showing the capture of the Imperial Palace in Hue in March 1975. This successful attempt was the third North Vietnamese attack on the ancient capital during the Vietnam War took place during Tet 1968.

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Historical Perspectives

A CORDS Advisor Remembers The 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam and the Seizure of Hue 1 Raymond R. Lau

Long-Range Aerial Penetration The Development of a British-American Concept of Special Operations in WWII Burma 15 By Bob Bergin

Intelligence Today and Tomorrow The Intersection of Intelligence and Policy Cooperation in the Libya WMD Disarmament Case 31 William Tobey

The Potential of Energy Data A Guide to the Application of Energy Data for Intelligence Analysis 43 Dr. Brenda Shaffer, PhD

A Reflection on Analysis A Call for More Humility in Intelligence Analysis 53 John S. Mohr

Intelligence in Public Literature A Great Place to Have a War: America and the Birth of a Military CIA 59 Reviewed by Thomas L. Ahern

The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton 65 Reviewed by David S. Robarge

Foxtrot in Kandahar: A Memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the Inception of America’s Longest War 71 Reviewed by J. R. Seeger 

Intelligence and Surprise Attack—Failure and Successes from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Beyond and Constructing Cassandra—Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947–2001 73 Reviewed by Randy P. Burkett

Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach 77 Reviewed by John Sislin and Christopher Marshall

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Codebreakers of World War II 81 Reviewed by David A. Foy MacArthur’s

Spies: The Soldier, The Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II 85 Reviewed by David A. Foy

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf 89 Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake

Books Reviewed in Studies in Intelligence in 2017 107


Military Historians, Vietnam War Veterans and history buffs, military and global warfare educators, military strategists and instructors.

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2017: 118 p.; ill.
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  • Intelligence History
  • Vietnam War
  • Remembering the 1968 Tet Seizure of Hue
  • Tet Offensive
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