Ray Cline

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General Information

Name: Ray Cline

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, History

Born: 1919 in Anderson, Illinois

Deceased: 1996

Illinois Connection

Cline was born in Anderson, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

In 1946 Cline was assigned to the Operations Division of the War Department General Staff to write its history. Cline joined the Central Intelligence Bureau in 1949 and eventually became Chief of the Office of National Estimates.

Published Works

  • Washington Command Post: The Operations Division, Department of the Army, 1951
  • World Power Assesment: A Calculus of Strategic Drift, Westview, 1977
  • The CIA under Regan, Bush, and Casey: The Evolution of the Agency from Roosevelt to Regan, Acropolis Books, 1981
  • The CIA: Reality vs Myth, Acropolis Books, 1982
  • The Central Intelligence Agency: A Photographic History (with John P. Quirk), Stein and Day, 1986
  • Chiang Ching-Kuo Rmeembered, Global Strategy Council, 1989
  • The Power of Nations in the 1990's: A Strategic Assessment, University Press of America, 1995

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

World power assessment 1977: A calculus of strategic drift

ISBN: 0891582371
Release Date: 1977

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The Central Intelligence Agency A Photographic History

Release Date: 1986

Chiang Ching-kuo Remembered: The Man and His Political Legacy

ISBN: 0943057019
Release Date: 1993-06-01

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Literary Awards

External Links

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