Arthur S. Hulnick

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See interview of Hulnick at Susan Seligson, "CIA Veteran Hulnick Slams Agency's Critics: CAS Prof Calls Popular Image of Spy Agency Nonsense," Intelligencer 17, no. 3 (Winter-Spring 2010): 51-53. Originally carried by "Boston University Today in the World," 22 January 2010.

Hulnick, Arthur S. Keeping Us Safe: Secret Intelligence and Homeland Security. Westport, CT: Praeger Greenwood, 2004.

According to Peake, Studies 49.2 (2005), the focus here "is on assessing the role of intelligence in domestic security." The author "does not suggest that the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the solution to the problems identified, but he concludes that whatever its role, it will require an intelligence element." Hulnick's "is not ... a detailed, case-oriented treatment. Problems are identified, but only the nature of solutions are suggested." The work "is more a primer on the intelligence process that the author thinks should be applied to homeland security problems."

Marrin, IJI&C 18.3 (Fall 2005), finds the strength of this work in "its breadth rather than [its] depth, [as] very little in th[e] book is new." However, "it is a splendid introductory text for the general reader." For Jeffreys-Jones, I&NS 20.2 (Jun. 2005), this book "is a useful primer for those interested in the field.... But the book is more than a repository of useful facts. It is a treasury of wise and sensible remarks."

[FBI/DomSec/00s; DHS/Books]

Hulnick, Arthur S. "Learning About U.S. Intelligence: Difficult But Not Impossible." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 5, no. 1 (Spring 1991): 89-99.

The title accurately describes the content and thrust of this on-the-mark article by a former CIA analyst.

Hulnick, Arthur S. "Managing Analysis Strategies for Playing the End Game." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 2, no. 3 (Fall 1988): 321-343.


Hulnick, Arthur S. "Openness: Being Public About Secret Intelligence." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 12, no. 4 (Winter 1999): 463-483.

"[T]he American intelligence system has become the most open of any in the industrialized world."


Hulnick, Arthur S. "Risky Business: Private Sector Intelligence in the United States." Harvard International Review 24, no. 3 (Fall 2002): 68-72.

There are differences between private and governmental intelligence, and American business officials generally oppose integrating an intelligence unit into firms, However, there are areas in the private sector where intelligence collection and analysis are significant.


Hulnick, Arthur S. "The Uneasy Relationship Between Intelligence and Private Industry." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 9, no. 1 (Spring 1996): 17-31.

The author suggests that the time may be right for some changes in the heretofore "ambivalent" relationship between the U.S. intelligence community and the private sector. He does not see those changes going in the direction of the direct use of espionage in the interests of the American private sector.


Hulnick, Arthur S. "U.S. Covert Action: Does It Have a Future?" International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 9, no. 2 (Summer 1996): 145-157.

The author says that "the question is not whether the United States should have covert action, but how it should have it, who should carry it out, and how it should be managed and controlled."


Hulnick, Arthur S. "U.S. Intelligence Reform: Problems and Prospects." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 19, no. 2 (Summer 2006): 302-315.

The legislation creating the DNI "did not give [the position] much authority and power" over the Intelligence Community. Nevertheless, John Negroponte "has made a good start at overhauling the management of the intelligence system. But this is not intelligence reform. That has to come at the working level, and so far, only a few signs of real change have appeared."

[DNI/06; Reform/00s/06][c]

Hulnick, Arthur S. "What's Wrong with the Intelligence Cycle." Intelligence and National Security 21, no. 6 (Dec. 2006): 959-979.

The author argues that the venerable intelligence cycle "is really not a very good description of the ways in which the intelligence process works." In addition, it ignores both counterintelligence and covert action. Hulnick discusses some alternative models for looking at intelligence. He concludes, however, that it is likely that the intelligence cycle "will continue to be taught both inside government and elsewhere."


Hulnick, Arthur S., and David W. Mattausch. "Ethics and Morality in United States Secret Intelligence." Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 12, no. 2 (Spring 1989): 509-522.


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