NIU Faculty Member Receives “Best Article of the Year Award” from Intelligence and National Security Journal

March 17, 2017

By David Lehner

NIU faculty member Joe Caddell was awarded the 2016 “Christopher Andrew – Michael Handel Prize” for best article of the year in the journal “Intelligence and National Security.” Caddell was presented the award during the Feb 22-25 International Studies Association conference in Baltimore, Maryland by the journal’s co-editors Loch Johnson, Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and Mark Phythian Ph.D. University of Leicester.

The award recognizes Caddell’s April 2016 article “Corona over Cuba: The Missile Crisis and the Early Limitations of Satellite Imagery Intelligence” for its “thorough research, clear exposition, and the presentation of fresh archival materials.”

The article can be found at the following link:

Caddell also presented a new paper at ISA “Historical Case Studies in Intelligence Education: Best Practices and Avoidable Pitfalls” to the intelligence studies section panel on intelligence education. The paper was well-received and generated an excellent discussion on pedagogy and research resources with the panel chair, discussant, and audience members. Caddell has been invited to submit the paper as an article for an upcoming special issue of the journal “Intelligence and National Security” dedicated to the theme of teaching intelligence.

Mr. Caddell is the Arthur C. Lundahl Chair of Geospatial Intelligence at the National Intelligence University in Bethesda, MD.

The National Intelligence University is a federal degree granting institution with a far-reaching mission to educate and prepare intelligence officers to meet current and future challenges to the United States’ national security. The NIU is a unique and technologically advanced university that focuses on the profession of intelligence and is the only institution of higher education in the nation that allows its students to study and complete research in the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) arena.

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