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Other works recently published by CSI include:
Analytic Culture in the U.S. Intelligence Community, by Dr. Rob Johnston (2005)
Directors of Central Intelligence as Leaders of the U.S. Intelligence Community, 1946–2005
U.S. Intelligence Community Reform Studies Since 1947, by Michael Warner and J. Kenneth
McDonald (April 2005)
Intelligence and Policy: The Evolving Relationship (June 2004)
Intelligence for a New Era in American Foreign Policy (January 2004)
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