Douglas J. MacEachin worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for thirty years, rising to the position of Deputy Director of Intelligence.
"The book is an excellent analysis of the current intelligence process at work at the national level. It will be of most value to professional scholars of the intelligence process, graduate students in a seminar environment, and intelligence community professionals." - James L. Waite, Perspectives on Political Science; "MacEachin asks the right questions and is not afraid of the answers, U.S. Intelligence and the Confrontation in Poland offers a detailed dissection of the structure and functioning of U.S. intelligence in a crisis - from the unique perspective of someone who was intimately involved. It is also a valuable documentation of a turning point in Cold War history." - Donald P. Steury, History; "Douglas MacEachin has provided a valuable insider's account of the performance of the U.S. intelligence community in an important episode of the Cold War. It is a significant addition to the literature on intelligence analysis." - Jeffrey T. Richelson, author of The Wizards of Langley: Inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology; "Douglas MacEachin's analysis of the use of intelligence during the Polish crisis of 1980-81 offers a rare insight into how intelligence impacts on policymaking. This book is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the events leading up to the 1981 martial law." - Andrew A. Michta, Rhodes College"