Central Intelligence Agency
Directorate of Intelligence

A Compendium of
Analytic Tradecraft Notes

Volume I
(Notes 1-10)

Reprinted with a
new Foreword
by the Deputy Director
for Intelligence

February 1997

Contents

Page

Foreword  

v

Summary  

vii

Note 1 Addressing US Interests in DI Assessments

1

Note 2 Access and Credibility

5

Note 3 Articulation of Assumptions

9

Note 4 Outlook

13

Note 5 Facts and Sourcing

17

Note 6 Analytic Expertise

25

Note 7 Effective Summary

29

Note 8 Implementation Analysis

33

Note 9 Conclusions

37

Note 10 Tradecraft and Counterintelligence

41

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