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Why Molesworth?
The Origin and Evolution of the Joint Analysis Center at RAF Molesworth.

Robert G. Stiegel

The story of how critically important US intelligence centers came to operate in a rural setting far from any major headquarters illustrates the many ways in which the fortunes of the intelligence profession can be affected by technology, fiscal conditions, expediency, and radical changes in the global security environment.

There are two major threads to the Molesworth story. The first is the military history of the site itself; the second is the evolution of US and NATO command and intelligence capabilities during and after the Cold War.

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Posted: Apr 12, 2018 02:40 PM
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2018 02:40 PM