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The Center for the Study of Intelligence
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Studies in Intelligence
and books and monographsaddressing historical, operational, doctrinal, and theoretical aspects of the intelligence profession. Italso administers the CIA Museum and maintains the Agency’s Historical Intelligence Collection. Comments and questions may be addressed to:Center for the Study of IntelligenceCentral Intelligence AgencyWashington, DC 20505Printed copies of this book are available to requesters outside the US government from: Government Printing Office (GPO)Superintendent of DocumentsP.O. Box 391954Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954Phone: (202) 512-1800E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgISBN: 1-929667-14-0
:The portraits on the front and back covers are of the 19 directors of central intelligence, beginning withthe first, RAdm. Sidney Souers, at the top of column of portraits in front and ending with the last, PorterGoss, on the back.On the back cover, seals representing each of the 15 organizations of the US Intelligence Community,as of 2005, surround the seal of the director of central intelligence.