David L. Thomas

Professor of Intelligence Studies

Professional Experience

  • Former analyst, Soviet/Warsaw Pact Division, Foreign Intelligence Directorate, DIA
  • Analyst, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  • Adjunct Professor, National Security Studies Program, Georgetown University (1987-1994)
  • Research Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies (1981-1986)
  • Lecturer, National War College
  • Lecturer, National Defense University
  • Lecturer, Joint Military Intelligence College
  • Lecturer, Central Intelligence Agency


  • B.A. & M.A., 1970, Brown University
  • D-Phil., 1980, Oxford University
Contact: DThomas@iwp.edu


  Comparative Intelligence Systems: Foreign Intelligence and Security Cultures
  Counterintelligence in a Democratic Society
  Intelligence and Policy
  Intelligence Collection
  Intelligence, Counterintelligence, and Cyber Intelligence
  Military Intelligence and Modern Warfare
  Surprise, Warning, and Deception: An Introduction
  U.S. Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond