Jeffrey T. Richelson

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Jeffrey Talbot Richelson (31 December 1949 – 11 November 2017[1]) was an American author and academic researcher who studied the process of intelligence gathering and national security. 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.

Richelson earned his PhD in political science from the University of Rochester in 1975 and taught at the University of Texas, Austin and American University. Richelson was a senior fellow with the National Security Archive.[2]


  • Social choice theory and Soviet national security decisionmaking. Center for International and Strategic Affairs UCLA. 1982. ISBN 978-0-86682-048-6
  • United States strategic reconnaissance: photographic/imaging satellites. Center for International and Strategic Affairs UCLA. 1983. ISBN 978-0-86682-050-9.
  • Jeffrey Richelson and Desmond Ball. The ties that bind: intelligence cooperation between the UKUSA countries. Allen & Unwin. 1985. ISBN 0-04-327092-1.
  • Sword and shield: the Soviet intelligence and security apparatus. Ballinger Publishing Company. 1986. ISBN 0-88730-035-9.
  • American espionage and the Soviet target. William Morrow. 1987. ISBN 0-688-06753-0.
  • Foreign intelligence organizations. Ballinger Publishing Company. 1988. ISBN 0-88730-121-5.
  • America's secret eyes in space: the U.S. Keyhole spy satellite program. Harper & Row. 1990. ISBN 0-88730-285-8.
  • A century of spies: intelligence in the twentieth century. Oxford University Press. 1995. ISBN 0-19-507391-6, ISBN 0-19-511390-X (paperback).
  • The U.S. intelligence community. First edition. Ballinger Publishing Company. 1985. ISBN 0-88730-024-3.
  • America's space sentinels: DSP satellites and national security. University of Kansas Press. 1999. ISBN 0-7006-0942-3.
  • The Wizards of Langley: inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology. Westview Press. 2001. ISBN 0-8133-6699-2.
  • Spying on the bomb: American nuclear intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea. Norton. 2006. ISBN 0-393-05383-0.
  • Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America's Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad. New York: W.W. Norton. 2009. ISBN 978-0-393-06515-2. OCLC 227016184.


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  2. ^ Jeffrey Richelson and Desmond Ball. The ties that bind: intelligence cooperation between the UKUSA countries Allen & Unwin. 1985, frontispiece

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