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@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

Cyber, Military & Technical Intelligence
Shane Harris (2012)

88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary

Recent History and Counterterrorism
Robert L. Grenier (2015)

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

Espionage, Counterintelligence & Ethics
Ben Macintyre (2014)

American Spies: Espionage Against the United State from the Cold War to the Present

Espionage, Counterintelligence & Ethics
Michael Sulick (2013)

At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA

Recent History and Counterterrorism
George Tenet (2007)

Battle of Wits: The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II

History
Stephen Budiansky (2000)

Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism

Recent History and Counterterrorism
Tim Naftali (2005)

Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11

Structure, Reform & Oversight
Michael Allen (2013)

Charlie Wilson’s War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History

Covert Action
George Crile (2003)

Cloak and Gown: Scholars in America’s Secret War

History
Robin W. Winks (1987)

Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA

Recent History and Counterterrorism
John Rizzo (2014)

Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and the Surprising Use of American Power

Covert Action
David E. Sanger (2012)

Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI-5

Foreign Services
Christopher Andrew (2009)

Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

Espionage, Counterintelligence & Ethics
Ben Macintyre (2012)

Enemies of Intelligence: Knowledge and Power in American National Security

Intelligence Failure and Analysis
Richard K. Betts (2007)

Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

Recent History and Counterterrorism
James Clapper and Trey Brown (2018)

Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying

Espionage, Counterintelligence & Ethics
James Olson (2006)

Fallout: The True Story of the CIA’s Secret War on Nuclear Trafficking 

Covert Action
Catherine Collins and Douglas Frantz (2014)

Flawed by Design: The Evolution of the CIA, JCS, and NSC

Structure, Reform & Oversight
Amy Zegart (1999)

For the President’s Eyes Only: Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush

History
Christopher Andrew (1995)

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

Covert Action, Recent History and Counterterrorism
Steve Coll (2011)

Honorable Treachery: A History of U.S. Intelligence, Espionage, and Covert Action from the American Revolution to the CIA

History
G. J. A. O’Toole (2014)

Intelligence and National Security in American Society

Structure, Reform & Oversight
LBJ Policy Research Project, Report #189 (2016)

Intelligence and the National Security Strategist: Enduring Issues and Challenges

General
Roger Z. George and Robert D. Kline (2006)

Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy, 7th Edition

General
Mark Lowenthal (2016)

KGB: The Inside Story of its Foreign Operations from Lenin to Gorbachev

Foreign Services
Christopher Andrew and Oleg Gordievsky (1991)

Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision

Intelligence Failure and Analysis
Roberta Wohlstetter (1962)

Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

Recent History and Counterterrorism
Michael V. Hayden (2016)

Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency

Covert Action
Stephen F. Knott (1996)

Silent Warfare: Understanding the World of Intelligence

General
Abram N. Shulsky and Gary J. Schmitt (2002)

Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars, 2nd Edition

Foreign Services
Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman (2014)

Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War

Espionage, Counterintelligence & Ethics
Kenneth A. Daigler (2014)

Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games

Espionage, Counterintelligence & Ethics
Tennent H. Bagley (2007)

Spy Watching: Intelligence Accountability in the United States

Structure, Reform & Oversight
Loch K. Johnson (2017)

Spying in America: Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War

Espionage, Counterintelligence & Ethics
Michael Sulick (2012)

STASI: The Untold Story of the East German Secret Police

Foreign Services
John O. Koehler (1999)

Terror and Consent: The Wars of the Twenty-first Century

Recent History and Counterterrorism
Phillip Bobbitt (2009)

The 9/11 Commission Report

Structure, Reform & Oversight
Commission Members and Staff (2004)
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The Admirals’ Advantage: U.S. Navy Operational Intelligence in World War II and the Cold War

Cyber, Military & Technical Intelligence
Christopher Ford and David Rosenberg (2005)

The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA’s Clandestine Service

Recent History and Counterterrorism
Henry A. Crumpton (2012)

The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in the Age of Lies

Recent History and Counterterrorism
Michael V. Hayden (2018)

The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal

Espionage, Counterintelligence & Ethics
David E. Hoffman (2015)

The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters

History
Frances Stoner Saunders (2013)

The File: A Personal History

Foreign Services
Timothy Garton Ash (1997)

The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames

Espionage, Counterintelligence & Ethics
Kai Bird (2014)

The Great War of Our Time: The CIA’s Fight Against Terrorism — From Al Qa’ida to ISIS 

Recent History and Counterterrorism
Michael Morrell and Bill Harlow (2015)

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaida and the Road to 9/11

Recent History and Counterterrorism
Lawrence Wright (2007)

The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents from Kennedy to Obama

History
David Priess (2016)

The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis

Intelligence Failure and Analysis
Richards J. Heuer, Jr. (2007)

The Secret History of MI-6

Foreign Services
Keith Jeffrey (2010)

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t

Intelligence Failure and Analysis
Nate Silver (2012)

The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB

Foreign Services
Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin (1999)

The Very Best Men: The Daring Early Years of the CIA

History
Evan Thomas (1995)

Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA, 1981-1987

Covert Action
Bob Woodward (1987)

Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War

Intelligence Failure and Analysis
Robert Jervis (2010)