Intelligence Today and Tomorrow

Intelligence in Defense of the Homeland
The Office of Naval Intelligence in World War I: Diverse Threats, Divergent Responses

Dr. Eric Setzekorn

As the United States became a supplier of arms to the armies allied against the Germans during WWI, its arms manufacturers became targets of German sabotage. As a result, the most established and capable intelligence service in the United States, the Office of Naval Intelligence took on homeland defense functions. This article reviews the ONI response to the dangers.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 05:51 PM
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2017 05:51 PM