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Jeffrey Talbot Richelson (born 1949) is an American author and academic researcher who studies the process of intelligence gathering and national security. He has authored at least thirteen books and many articles about intelligence, and has directed the publication of several of the National Security Archive's collections of source documents.
Richelson earned his PhD in political science from the University of Rochester in 1975 and has taught at the University of Texas, Austin and American University. Richelson is currently a senior fellow with the National Security Archive.