Henkilötiedustelusta

This is a blog post in Finnish about human intelligence. Tiedustelulajien kirjossa henkilötiedustelu (human intelligence, HUMINT) on lienee värikkäimpiä mielikuvia herättävä, sekä toisaalta populaarikulttuurin värittämänä väärinymmärretyin. Tässä blogissa avataan kyseistä tiedustelulajia tiedustelun tutkijan näkövinkkelistä. Henkilötiedustelu nimensä mukaisesti keskittyy tiedonhankintaan henkilölähteistä. Henkilötiedustelu soveltuu erityisesti sellaisiin tiedustelutelukysymyksiin vastaamiseen, joihin ei muilla tiedustelukeinoilla ole mahdollista vastata. Tällaisia voivat … Continue reading Henkilötiedustelusta

Soviet General Staff Academy Lectures 1968-1985

While doing archive research, I came across translations of lectures from Soviet General Staff Academy, or Voroshilov Academy as it was also known in the Soviet days. I had tucked away the documents in a notebook, and tweeted about some of them. https://twitter.com/vpkivimaki/status/820629224717488128 After getting my hands on the "CIA Analysis of Warsaw Pact Forces" … Continue reading Soviet General Staff Academy Lectures 1968-1985

Index of CIA’s Soviet military journal translations (Christmas 2018 Update)

In July of 2017, I released the first index to translations from secret Soviet military journals that the CIA had acquired and translated during the Cold War. During that process, I noticed that in the summer of 2017, the CIA had dome some changes to the way PDF documents were linked in the online Electronic … Continue reading Index of CIA’s Soviet military journal translations (Christmas 2018 Update)

Guide to products of US national intelligence in 1975

In an earlier post on the National Intelligence Dailies, I made passing reference to a 1975 document called "A Guide to the National Intelligence Community's Production Organizations and Their Products". For digging into archives now, the document actually provides a handy roadmap to products that should be available - both in the CIA archives as … Continue reading Guide to products of US national intelligence in 1975