Naval War College Review


John R. Arpin


Ralph Sawyer continues his work on Chinese political and military writings with The Tao of Spycraft. The title, how- ever, may be somewhat misleading. Rather than compartmentalizing intelli- gence separate from other endeavors, Sawyer demonstrates how intelligence is an integral aspect of war, diplomacy, and politics. A sampling of current war college arti- cles shows a strong interest in “integrat- ing all elements of national power,” for which the Defense Department uses the acronym DIME (diplomatic, informa- tional, military, and economic).