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Praise for The Wizards of Langley Dr. Richelson has assembled a remarkable body of information describing the Directorate of Science and Technology at CIA, based primarily on declassified.

Praise for The Wizards of Langley Dr. Praise for The Wizards of Langley. Dr. Richelson has assembled a remarkable body of information describing the Directorate of Science and Technology at CIA, based primarily on declassified documents.

While Richelson does spend a portion of the book talking about technical wizardry such as spy satellites, spy planes, and other James Bond fare, much of the book is spent talking about directorate organization and hierarchy, and the political infighting that comes along with it. This wouldn't be a problem if the book were billed as such.

He authored at least thirteen books and many articles about intelligence, and directed the publication of several of the National Security Archive's collections of source documents.

technology and other scientific advances, which have medical or other purposes Attempted to employ psychics to uncover foreign military secrets Employed birds (and unmanned aerial vehicles that appeared to be birds) and cats as intelligence collection platforms The Wizards of Langley walks us down the corridors of Langley through the four decades of science and bureaucratic warfare, in which lives and careers were. risked, that produced the CIA we have today.

The NRO’s new charter threatened to strip the directorate of authority with respect to its most important endeavor. Scov-ille’s organization had never achieved the role originally envisioned, partly. because of the refusal of Ray Cline and Richard Helms to turn over the scientific intelligence and technical services portfolios. It did not help, in the view of some, such as John McMahon, that Scoville was simply too nice a guy. 1 But through the efforts of some key individuals, both.

The Wizards Of Langley book. In this, the first full-length study of the Directorate of Science and Technology, Jeffrey T. Richelson walks us down the corridors of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, and through the four decades of science, scientists, and managers that produced the CIA we have today.

Jeffrey T. Richelson received his P. in political science from the University of Rochester in 1975, and has taught at the University of Texas, Austin, and the American University, Washington. A senior fellow at the National Security Archive in Washington, he lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

In this, the first full-length study of the Directorate of Science and Technology, Jeffrey T. He tells a story of amazing technological innovation in service of intelligence gathering, of bitter bureaucratic infighting, and sometimes, as in the case of its mind-control adventure, of stunning moral failure

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In this, the first full-length study of the Directorate of Science and Technology, Jeffrey T. Richelson walks us down the corridors of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, and through the four decades of science, scientists, and managers that produced the CIA we have today. He tells a story of amazing technological innovation in service of intelligence gathering, of bitter bureaucratic infighting, and sometimes, as in the case of its “mind-control” adventure, of stunning moral failure. Based on original interviews and extensive archival research, The Wizards of Langley turns a piercing lamp on many of the agency's activities, many never before made public.

Comments: (7)

Fecage
I worked for Lou Murray and the USAF at LMSC (Lockheed Missiles and Space Company) and the STC (Satellite Test Center -- Sunnyvale) in CORONA operations during the mid 1960s. I only recently learned that CORONA was declassified in 1995 by Bill Clinton. My participation on CORONA left me with only a very narrow view of of the entire program. Richelson provides me now with the larger environment in which I was embedded. Let me add that I was working in the CORONA Master Control Complex in Sunnyvale the evening that Derrick Fong tripped and dropped a tub with hundreds of CORONA IBM FORTRAN maneuver cards on the floor just minutes before the command to unload a spacecraft payload bucket was to be uplinked. Derrick scrambled the deck together, ran the FORTRAN program, and the maneuver command was uplinked. The payload bucket, to be dropped into a specific strip in the ocean, was never found. Leaving LMSC, the remainder of my 50+ year career as aerospace engineer was spent in developing advanced orbit determination systems for NASA GODDARD and the US military. I briefed Bob Kohler repeatedly at technical meetings, PDR, and CDR on programs that followed CORONA. I have a question for Richelson: Are all the statements in your book validated by the government to be unclassified? I have developed a much larger view of my role in those programs by reading your book, and am thankful to have it.
Wiliniett
If you go into reading this book with the idea that you are going to be learning about amazing gadgets and strange experiments you might finish the book disappointed. If you go into reading this book hoping to learn about the bureaucracy of the CIA than you'll probably leave satisfied. While Richelson does spend a portion of the book talking about technical wizardry such as spy satellites, spy planes, and other James Bond fare, much of the book is spent talking about directorate organization and hierarchy, and the political infighting that comes along with it.

This wouldn't be a problem if the book were billed as such. However, the book's back cover and description lead you to believe otherwise. The crazy directorate experiments using hallucinogens and telepathy are mentioned in the description but they take up less than a chapter in the book.

The book is incredibly well researched and can at times be an enjoyable read. However, a disproportionate amount of book space is taken up talking about organizational structure and agency politics. Two subjects that I find little interest in. If this book had stressed wizardry over policy it would be a five star selection, as the technical talk is incredibly interesting, well done and enlightening. However, this book focuses is on bureaucracy and suffers because of it.
Sti
Richelson has written a very complete, documented, book on the Directorate of Science and Technology. However, unless you are looking for how government organizations function, or don't function, there isn't much new information on the technological accomplisments of the CIA that hasn't been written about elsewhere. I found the detailed reporting on who hated who, and how the defense department fought with the CIA for control of programs only slightly interesting. The technological achievements of the CIA were really interesting but sometimes amounted to a half page of good stuff, then back to the petty infighting within the government. I don't recommend this book unless you are doing a research paper.
Natety
An informative history of the U.S. intelligence efforts over the years to use creative technology to gather information. A chronology of how the desire for intelligence spawned the U2, the SR-71 and spy satellites and also how the agency discovers cutting edge technology which it sometimes releases to the private sector to be applied. Unfortunately the writing is very dry with too much focus on the history of internecine rivalries and power struggles which will probably not interest the average reader. A good read in order to get a balanced view of the value of the CIA which is often maligned and under-appreciated.
Brajind
I recommend this book. It is heavy on details and the names get confusing because there are so many, but the history is exciting
Felolak
Too deep into the weeds for me
Zonama
Waste of time & money...who would integrate so much trivia and call it a book. Look for another source within CIA history files. Online and without cost!
The Wizards of Langley download epub
Politics & Government
Author: Jeffrey T. Richelson
ISBN: 0813340594
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Basic Books; Reprint edition (December 5, 2002)
Pages: 420 pages