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Agency PageOrigins, Missions, and Structure of CIA
Origins, Missions, and Structure of CIA, Lyman B. Kirkpatrick. This is a brief summary of the history of the modern origin of the central intelligence concept and thus of the Central Intelligence Agency ...
Agency PageStrategic Thinking and Air Intelligence
Strategic Thinking and Air Intelligence, Major General James H. Walsh. My purpose in this article is to discuss, in very broad terms, some of the significant aspects of air strategy for the future and the vital functions that intelligence must perform in order to insure the success of future air operations. The suspicions currently entertained that the Soviet sputnik may be getting intelligence of both meteorological and cartographic nature required for accurate firing of ICBMs illustrate some of the possible relationships between air power and intelligence. In a rudimentary way, even the first earth satellites point up the tasks and capabilities of future intelligence systems required for survival under conditions of international technological competition - intelligence systems which must meet three basic criteria: global coverage, instantaneous discovery, and absolute accuracy ...
Agency PageDevelopments in Air Targeting: The Military Resources Model
Developments in Air Targeting: The Military Resources Model, Robert W. Leavitt. The basic objective for air targeting is to present measurements of the ability of the enemy to take actions which threaten our national security. These measurements must be presented in such a way as to guide our action against the enemy's strengths. This objective is usually broken down into subobjectives which illustrate clearly its breadth and complexity. Expressed in terms of courses of enemy action which are unacceptable to the US, these subobjectives are, in descending order of importance ...
Agency PageHorrible Thought
Horrible Thought, W. A. Tidwell. The headshrinkers' literature is full of remarks about the efforts of mankind to avoid thinking. As a matter of fact, I rather imagine that a very small proportion of the brainpower of the most creative thinker alive is ever devoted to creative thought. In our society a fairly large proportion of this small amount of creative thought is devoted to finding ways to help mankind avoid thinking. Games, alcohol, tranquilizers, TV, and business routine can all be used to help an individual fill 24 hours a day without ever having a creative thought. We like cliches because they help us sound confident without thinking. This does not mean that the average man is idle. On the contrary, he is probably a very active and useful citizen. As a matter of fact, idleness is generally abhorred because it leaves a vacuum that is an invitation to thought ...
Agency PageELINT: A Scientific Intelligence System
ELINT: A Scientific Intelligence System, Charles A. Kroger, Jr. During the initial phases of the Battle of Britain a German bomber, relatively safe under cover of darkness, flew over the blacked-out landscape heading for London. At a specific moment the bomber dropped its bombs, which accurately hit their target, and another successful German Luftwaffe attack was history. Electronic advancements by the Germans made this possible. British interception and analysis of this new electronic bombing device countered the Germans' success and continued to render less effective every subsequent electronic advantage the Germans developed. In a parallel manner the Germans developed a highly effective electronic intelligence effort directed against the Allied raids originating from Britain. This phase of electronic intelligence, utilizing electronic means to determine enemy electronic capabilities, began in England just before World War II and has been an ever increasing effort which today is called ELINT ...
Agency PageReport on Hungarian Refugees
Report on Hungarian Refugees, page 1
Agency PageLost Order, Lost Cause
Lost Order, Lost Cause, C. Bowie Millican, Robert M.Gelman, and Thomas A. Stanhope. The month of September 1862 began as the low point of the American Civil War for the North. The South, having repeatedly proved its superiority on the field of battle, was demonstrating a spirit of resistance which boded at least an ultimate stalemate and the separation of the former United States into two rival nations. Before the month of September ended, the eventual defeat of the South became inevitable ...