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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ray Cline  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1919 in Anderson, Illinois

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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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Washington command post: the Operations Division (United States Army in World War II: The War Department)

Office of the Chief of Military History, Dept. of the Army. 1951

World power assessment 1977: A calculus of strategic drift
ISBN: 0891582371

Westview Press. 1977

The CIA under Reagan, Bush & Casey: The evolution of the agency from Roosevelt to Reagan
ISBN: 0874914426

Acropolis Books. 1981

Book by Cline, Ray S

The CIA: Reality Vs. Myth
ISBN: 0874915279

Acropolis Books Inc. 1982

Reviews the creation and past triumphs and disasters of the Central Intelligence Agency, its recent troubles, and its prospects under the Reagan administration

The Central Intelligence Agency A Photographic History

Foreign Intelligence Press. 1986

Chiang Ching-kuo Remembered: The Man and His Political Legacy
ISBN: 0943057019

University Press Of America. 1993

This study of Chiang Ching-kuo (CCK), the late President of the Republic of China on Taiwan, is a unique slice of history. It is based on experience of close Chinese-American intelligence cooperation in the 1950s and 1960s, when the author was representing his government as CIA station chief in Taipei. It begins with the author's visit to Taiwan over thirty years ago and ends at President Chiang's funeral in January 1988.
Dr. Cline describes not only CCK the man but his political legacy of economic and political progress in the Republic of China. The Taiwan experience is a developmental model for all Asia. The book, printed by Arcata Graphics, is richly illustrated with contemporary photographs and includesóin its first publication in the United Statesóthe candid diary that CCK kept when he was virtually a hostage in the Soviet Union (1925-1937) and learned to hate communism as it really existed under Stalin.
Altogether, this book provides an authentic account of a man relatively little known in the Western world, yet one who contributed enormously to democracy in Asia. His place in history as a great Chinese political leader deserves to be put on the record. Originally published in 1989.

The Power of Nations in the 1990s
ISBN: 0819191515

University Press Of America. 2002

This study is a strategic assessment of the power of nations in the world of the 1990s and recommendations as to the U.S. strategic role appropriate to that world. Cline has created a formula that describes territorial size, population, economic capability, and military power for strategic purpose and national will. He advocates that in the international arena, the United States should take a defensive strategy, acting overseas only in incidents of overt aggression, and then only in concert with a core group of approximately twenty strategic associate states. The study presents the United States as the only remaining superpower, with the heavy responsibility of keeping democracy alive. Co-published with the United States Global Strategy Council.