Shelton

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."

[Overviews/Ethics]

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: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/YxvuzPgsw2F9wWNqYS6k/full. 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."

[SpyCases/U.S./Hiss]

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."

[Analysis/Critiques]

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

[MI/Marines]

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