Shelton, Allison M. "Framing the Oxymoron: A New Paradigm for Intelligence Ethics." Intelligence and National Security 26, no. 1 (Feb. 2011): 23-45.

The author proposes that ethical justifications for intelligence operations "should be considered along a progressive spectrum rather than the common two-sided debate."


Shelton, Christina. Alger Hiss: Why He Chose Treason. New York: Threshold Editions, Simon & Schuster, 2012.

Clark comment: My review of this work, "Once Again, Alger Hiss," is published in International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 26, no. 1 (2013): 201-207. Until the number of Eprints allowed has been reached, the review is available at: Peake, Studies 56.4 (Dec. 2012) and Intelligencer 19.3 (Winter-Spring 2013), says "[f]or readers new to the topic, Shelton's work provides a good summary." But the "why" question is not answered here.

Klehr, Wall Street Journal, 20 Apr. 2012, finds that the author "provides a workmanlike account of Alger Hiss's journey" and "offers several provocative but not always convincing assertions about why Hiss's guilt remains such a polarizing matter.... Offering scant evidence," Shelton "asserts that Hiss steered American policy on China and the Soviet Union, even though policy is rarely susceptible to one person's influence." A Publishers Weekly, 6 Feb. 2012, reviewer takes note of "Shelton's conservative editorializing ... against liberals who aim ... to turn America into a latter-day Soviet Union."

For Weiner, Washington Times, 18 Apr. 2012, the author "has tried to make the subject her own, but most of her additions seem like filler -- digressions from the subject of Hiss.... The book re-packages others' research but not deftly." Radosh, Weekly Standard, 9 Apr. 2012, comments that "Shelton suffers from not being a historian.... For anyone who has read any of the earlier books, it all seems rather redundant. Shelton also commits some amazing errors."


Shelton, Christina. "The Roots of Analytic Failures in the U.S. Intelligence Community." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 24, no 4 (Winter 2011-2012): 637-655.

The author's DIA background clearly shows in where she points her finger in describing analytic "failures." Nonetheless, as she notes, "Intelligence is a battleground where insight into reality can be -- and has been -- corrupted by subjectivism. It is an arena where intellect, loyalty, and morality are put to the test."


Shelton, Paul A.  "Frontline Intelligence for the 21st Century."  Marine Corps Gazette, Sep. 1996, 30ff.


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