Central Intelligence And National Security

Title:                      Central Intelligence And National Security

Author:                  Harry Howe Ransom

Ransom, Harry Howe (1958). Central Intelligence And National Security. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press

LCCN:    58012972

JK468.I6 R3


Date Updated:  August 25, 2015

This is an academic account of the early years of an institutionalized U.S. national intelligence structure. It was updated in 1970 as The Intelligence Establishment[1]. In 1961, Walter Pforzheimer, Studies in Intelligence (5,2, Spring 1961), called this “[t]he best current account of the development, organization, and problems of the U.S. intelligence system, with particular attention to the production of national estimates.”

This is a review by the Defense Intelligence School.[2]

One of the best early accounts of the development, organization and problems of the U.S. intelligence system. Updated by Ransom’s The Intelligence Establishment[3].

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[4]

One of the best texts published in the late 1950s on the nature of intelligence. The author prepared the book from materials prepared for use in the defense policy seminar conducted by the Defense Studies Program of Harvard University. The book is an early edition of The Intelligence Establishment (see below).

[1] Ransom, Harry Howe (1970). The Intelligence Establishment. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press

[2] Defense Intelligence School (1981). Bibliography of Intelligence Literature: A Critical And Annotated Bibliography of Open-Source Literature (7th ed, rev.). Washington, DC: Defense Intelligence School, p. 53

[3] Ransom, Harry Howe (1970). The Intelligence Establishment. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press

[4] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 17


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