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Fifteen Axioms for Intelligence Analysts   [open pdf - 23KB]

"Recently, the Directorate of Intelligence (DI) has seen a spate of 'new thinking' on its mission and on how it conducts that mission. Notable examples are the mandatory Tradecraft 2000 course and the publication of a paper entitled 'Intelligence Changes in Analytic Tradecraft in CIA's Directorate of intelligence.' As well-meaning and insightful as all this new thinking is, however, most is coming from senior DI managers, not from the analysts and other junior and midlevel officers who carry out the DI's mission on a daily basis. In addition, some frontline DI officers--myself included--would take exception to the idea that the concepts put forth in Tradecraft 2000 truly represent new thinking. Much of it is merely a return to the basics of DI tradecraft that many of us in the Directorate seem to have forgotten."

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1997
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Center for the Study of Intelligence: https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/index.html
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Studies in Intelligence (Semiannual Edition 1997), no.1
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