This bibliography contains a set of professional readings designed specifically for the junior Military Intelligence (MI) Officer. Its purpose is to promote the ongoing education of MI Officers following graduation from the U.S. Army Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
The bibliography was prepared by the 434th Military Intelligence Detachment (Strategic) (MID (S)), an Army Reserve unit located in New Haven, Connecticut. The project was a part of their annual training in support of the Officer Training Battalion at Fort Huachuca.
The structure of the bibliography was designed to provide a broad base of topics dealing with U.S. intelligence history, organizations and activities. Books on these subjects were selected on the basis of their currency, accuracy, "readableness" and the qualifications of the authors. Because of the nature of the project, we included a listing of intelligence journals and bibliographies for additional reading and professional development. Finally, because of the military intelligence audience, we included a list of the most important Field Manuals on intelligence.
In order to allow as broad a selection process as possible, letters were sent to over 150 intelligence experts in the military, civilian, and academic communities. Their recommendations were tabulated, and a draft was recirculated to all respondents to the original letter. The final draft was based on these additional comments and recommendations.
During the process of developing the bibliography, we considered literally thousands of books, articles and journals in the field of intelligence. To make the bibliography manageable, we had to exercise great restraint in the final selection. While we believe the titles selected are the best for our particular purpose and audience, we also recognize that numerous excellent works were not included.
A listing of those experts who assisted us in this project is contained at Appendix I. We would also like to express special thanks to The Hon. Frederick P. Hitz, Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency; The Hon. Keith R. Hall, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Intelligence); Professor H. Bradford Westerfield, Yale University; Professor Roy Godson, Consortium for the Study of Intelligence; LTG James A. Williams, U.S. Army (Ret.), former Director, Defense Intelligence Agency; and Professor Charles D. Ameringer, Pennsylvania State University. While we are grateful to all who helped with this project, we accept responsibility for any omissions and errors.
Members of the 434th MID (S) bibliography project team were: LTC Robert R. Simmons, Commander; MAJ Christopher M. Burke, Project Officer; SSG David E. Nagle, Senior Intelligence Analyst; and SGT Eliot A. Jardines, Intelligence Analyst.
S. DAN JOHNSTON
Commander, Officer Training Battalion
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