James B Bruce


Adjunct Professor


School of Foreign Service (SFS)
General profile


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Dr. Bruce is Vice Chairman of the DCI Foreign Denial and Deception Committee in the National Intelligence Council (NIC), Central Intelligence Agency Headquarters, where he is responsible for intelligence community work on foreign denial and deception issues. He has served in various capacities in his 20 years at the CIA including as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Science and Technology in the NIC; Branch Chief in the Office of European Analysis; Chief of Counterintelligence Training in the DCI Counterintelligence Center; and as senior analyst in both CIA Directorates of Intelligence and Operations. He has also drafted and managed National Intelligence Estimates in the NIC. A Navy veteran and member of the Senior Intelligence Service, Dr. Bruce was formerly Professor of National Security Policy at the National War College, and has taught previously at Kent State and Marshall universities. Dr. Bruce has published a monograph on Soviet policy-making, articles in intelligence publications, and he has testified as a lead witness or principal briefer before several Congressional committees.


  • Ph.D. () International Relations, University of Denver