Gerald K. Haines


Haines, Gerald K. "The CIA's Own Effort to Understand and Document Its Past: A Brief History of the CIA History Program, 1950-1995." Intelligence and National Security 12, no. 1 (Jan. 1997): 201-223.

Clark comment: Individuals with limited or narrow experience in the federal bureaucracy often make silly errors of emphasis in their comments on government activities. Haines stumbles in this way in what is overall a useful survey of the ups and downs of the CIA's effort to record its own history. It is not that he has gotten his facts wrong, but, rather, that he deploys them in ways that just miss the mark. His naivete shows in his first 10 words with a reference to "the vast CIA bureaucracy." As federal bureaucracies go, the CIA does not even qualify as "large," much less "vast." In addition, the author too often misjudges the motives of the Agency's top decision makers and has cast his net so narrowly that he does not even mention the name of Walter Pforzheimer.

[CIA/Components/ODCI & Culture/Gen][c]

Haines, Gerald K. "The CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-90." Studies in Intelligence (Semiannual ed. 1, 1997): 67-84. Reprinted as "A Die-Hard Issue: CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-90." Intelligence and National Security 14, no. 2 (Summer 1999): 26-49.

"The idea that CIA has secretly concealed its research into UFOs has been a major theme of UFO buffs since the modern UFO phenomena emerged in the late 1940s.... [Nevertheless,] while Agency concern over UFOs was substantial until the early 1950s, CIA has since paid only limited and peripheral attention to the phenomena." [footnote omitted]

[CIA/Overviews/90s; GenPostwar/Issues/UFOs]

Haines, Gerald K. "An Emerging New Field of Study: U.S. Intelligence." Diplomatic History 28, no. 3 (Jun. 2004): 441-449.

The author discusses Conboy and Morrison, The CIA Secret War in Tibet (2002); Lewis, Spy Capitalism, Itek, and the CIA (2002); Jeffreys-Jones, Cloak and Dollar (2002); and Powers, Intelligence Wars (2002).


Haines, Gerald K. The National Reconnaissance Office: Its Origins, Creation and Early Years. Washington, DC: National Reconnaissance Office, 1997.

This is an institutional history with accompanying documentation.


Haines, Gerald K. "The Pike Committee Investigations and the CIA." Studies in Intelligence, Winter 1998-1999, 81-92. []

"With the investigations, the CIA ... became a focal point in the ongoing battle between the Congress and the executive branch over foreign policy issues and the 'imperial presidency.'"


Haines, Gerald K., and David A. Langbart. Unlocking the Files of the FBI: A Guide to Its Records and Classification System. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1993.

Haines, Gerald K., and Robert E. Leggett, eds. CIA's Analysis of the Soviet Union, 1947-1991. Washington, DC: Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, 2001.

This volume includes both declassified documents and informed commentary.


Haines, Gerald K., and Robert E. Leggett, eds. Watching the Bear: Essays on CIA's Analysis of the Soviet Union. Washington, DC: Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, 2003.

The core of this volume consists of six papers from a conference at Princeton University on 9 and 10 March 2001, sponsored by Princeton's Center of International Studies and the CIA's Center for the Study of Intelligence. The papers were written by Donald P. Steury, James Noren, Douglas F. Garthoff, Clarence E. Smith, Raymond L. Garthoff, and Vladimir G. Treml. They include contemporaneous "Discussant Comments." The editors supply an "Introduction" and some "Concluding Observations." The speeches given at the conference by George J. Tenet, John E. McLaughlin, James R. Schlesinger, and Zbigniew Brzezinski are included.


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