Military intelligence issues in declassified articles of the CIA’s professional journal Studies in Intelligence (1955-1989)


  • Dan ROMAN Romanian Academy – “George Bariţiu” History Institute Cluj-Napoca



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The CIA began publishing the journal “Studies in Intelligence” in the mid-1950s. This journal contains both classified and unclassified materials, with the latter being available to the public. Its initiator, Sherman Kent, the director of the analysis office within the CIA, aimed to support an “intelligence literature”. The journal, which is still published today, covers various topics in the field of intelligence. One of its main areas of focus is military
intelligence, where it has helped pave the way for modern practices still in use.


Adams, Robert H. 1958. “ Developments in Air Targeting: The Air Battle Model.” Studies in Intelligence.

Anderson, Dwayne. 1965. “Yesterday’s Weapon Tomorrow, Fall.” Digital Public library of America. .

Berkowitz, Bruce D. 1985. “A New Role for Intelligence in Arms Control.” Studies in Intelligence.

Borowy, Stefan. 1958. “Military Intelligence Behind Enemy Lines.” Studies in Intelligence vol. 2 (no. 3).

Brandwein, David S. 1968. “Interaction in Weapons R&D.” Studies in Intelligence.

Brown, Richard G. 1960. “ Anti-Soviet Operations of Kwantung Army Intelligence.” Studies in Intelligence.

Clinard, Outten J. 1959. “Developments in Air Targeting: Data Handling Techniques.”Studies in Intelligence.

Conlon, Thomas F. 1960. “Portuguese Timor: An Estimative Failure.” Studies in Intelligence. Cowey, Ross. 1975. “More on the Military Estimates.” Studies in Intelligence.

Davis, Jack. 1992. “The Kent – Kendall Debate in 1949.” Studies in Intelligence vol. 36 (no. 5 ).

—. 2002. “Sherman Kent and the Profession for Intelligence Analysis.” Occasional Papers vol.

(no. 5).

Donovan, G. Murphy. 1985. “Deciphering Soviet Military Doctrine.” Studies in Intelligence.

—. 1987. “Soviet Military Vulnerabilities.” Studies in Intelleigence.

Dujmovic, Nicholas. 2005. “Fifty Years of Studies in Intelligence.” Intelligence Studies vol. 49 (no. 4).

Finnegan, J.P. 1998. Military Intelligence. Center of Military History, United States Army Washington DC.

Finnley, James P. 1995. US Army Military Intelligence History: A Sourcebook. Arizona: James P. Finley. U.S. Army Intelligence Center & Fort Huachuca.

Fishel, Edwin C. 1966. “Military Intelligence, 1861-1863, .” Studies in Intelligence.

Gates, Robert M. 1973. “The Prediction of Soviet Intentions.” Studies in Intelligence.

Gorman, Paul F. 1979. “Measuring the Military Balance in Central Europe.” Studies in Intelligence.

Gray, William A. 1968. “Crystal Balls and Glass Bottles (How Soviet Electronic R&D Can Point to Future Military Systems .” Studies in Intelligence.

Helms, Richard. 1973. “Strategic Arms Limitation and Intelligence.” Studies in Intelligence. Herman, Isadore. 1961. “Estimating Aircraft Performance.” Studies in Intelligence.

Johnson, Kenneth T. 1959. “ Developments in Air Targeting: Progress and Future Prospects .” Studies in Intelligence.

Johnson, Loch K. 2010. Intelligence. Routledge.

Quintanilla Jr., Hector. 1966. “The Investigation of UFOs.” Studies in Intelligence.

Kahn, David. 1977. “Intelligence and the General Staff (How Military Information Became Institutionalized) .” Studies in Intelligence.

Kehm, Harold D. 1956. “Notes on Some Aspects of Intelligence Estimates.” Studies in Intelligence.

Kent, Sherman. 1965. Strategic Intelligence for American World Policy, 2 edition. Hamden, Connecticut: Princeton Legacy Library.

Kirkpatrick, Lyman B. 1960. “ Unrecognized Potential in the Military Attaches.” Studies in Intelligence.

—. 1961. “Combat Intelligence: A Comparative Evaluation.” Studies in Intelligence vol. 5 (no. 4).

Kovner, Milton. 1968. “ Pricing Soviet Military Exports.” Studies in Intelligence.

Leavitt, Robert W. 1958. “Developments in Air Targeting: The Military Resources Model.”Studies in Intelligence vol. 2.

Long, Lewis R. 1958. “Concepts for a Philosophy of Air Intelligence.” Studies in Intelligence vol. 2 (no. 1).

Lowenthal, Mark M. 2022. Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy, Ninth Edition . Washington DC: CQ Press.

Mattingly, Robert E. 1982. “Zdravo Purvi Americanec (With the Chetniks in a Three-Way War) .” Studies in Intelligence.

Miles, Vice-Admiral Milton E. 1968. “ A Different Kind of War: The Unknown Story of the U.S.” Studies in Intelligence.

Oldham, Max S. 1968. “ A Value for Information (Intelligence About Strategic Forces).”Studies in Intelligence.



Payne, Randolph. 1962. “Production at an Aircraft Plant (Estimating the Quantity of a Particular Kind of Airframe Produced at a Particular Soviet Plant) .” Studies in Intelligence.

Rhodri Jeffrey-Jones, Christopher Andrew. 1997. Eternal Vigilance. Fifty years of the CIA, Routledge.

Rothenberg, Herbert C. 1968. “Identifying the Future Threat (Possible New Enemy Weapons Systems.” Studies in Intelligence.

Seide, W.E. 1964. “Intelligence for Defense Planning.” Studies in Intelligence.

Smith, Abbot E. 1956. “Notes on «Capabilities» in National Intelligence.” Studies in

Intelligence vol. 1.

—. 1983. “A man of integrity.” Studies in Intelligence.

Steury, Donald Paul. 1994. Sherman Kent and the Board of National Estimates: collected

essays. Washington D.C.: History Staff, Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency.

Tauss, Edward. 1968. “Foresting a Soviet ABM System.” Studies in Intelligence.

Taylor, Jack H. 1975. “Wohlstetter, Soviet Strategic Forces, and National Intelligence Estimates.” Studies in Intelligence vol. 19 (no. 1).

Vandaveer, Robert. 1963. “Operation Lincoln.” Studies in Intelligence.

Walsh, James H. 1958. “Strategic Thinking and Air Intelligence.” Studies in Intelligence vol. 2




How to Cite

ROMAN, D. . (2023). Military intelligence issues in declassified articles of the CIA’s professional journal Studies in Intelligence (1955-1989). BULLETIN OF "CAROL I" NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY, 12(1), 102–113.