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Agency PageDevelopments in Air Targeting: The Air Battle Model
Developments in Air Targeting: The Air Battle Model, Robert H. Adams. In pursuit of its basic objective, the assessment of enemy strengths as targets for US air action, air targeting is developing a series of mechanized analytical techniques as an aid to its intelligence production. The Military Resources Model, described in the Winter 1958 issue of Studies in Intelligence, is intended to provide estimates of capabilities to build up or mobilize military resources for war or to recuperate from attack. The Air Battle Model, described here, will provide estimates of capabilities to carry out war plans in the face of opposing offensive and defensive air operations ...
Agency PageSome Views on the Theory and Practice of Intelligence Collection
Some Views on the Theory and Practice of Intelligence Collection, Stanley E. Smigel. Intelligence collection as here discussed is a broad service and support activity. Its principal service, of course, is procurement of material for the intelligence analyst-producer's mill. To meet this responsibility, intelligence collection seeks out information on countless facets of subjects political, economic, scientific, cultural and military. In form this information may be press clippings, books, reports, maps, photos, samples of grain or oil, radios or machine tools, identity documents, or reproductions of industrial markings ...
Agency PagePeriodic Reports by Industrial Groups as Sources of Intelligence Information
Periodic Reports by Industrial Groups as Sources of Intelligence Information, Charles H. Helsper. The major part of the world's economic and industrial activity is conducted by corporations, combines, associations, and other industrial-commercial groups which possess a corporate identity, engage in corporate action, and pursue corporate objectives. These identities, actions, and objectives are in aggregate decisive for the course of the free economies and not without influence in the controlled ones. Yet the intelligence community, for all the enormous effort it devotes to acquiring economic data, has not addressed itself to the systematic study of industry at the corporate level ...
Agency PageCoexistence and Covert Collection
Coexistence and Covert Collection, George Romano. The collection of intelligence information is greatly influenced in its purposes and methods by the state of international affairs; changes in the world situation can create or improve certain opportunities for collection and diminish or even deny others, while shifts in world opinion may seriously affect the advisability of undertaking particular types of intelligence activities. The present time is one of rapid change in world affairs; in general it provides expanding opportunities for collection operations abroad, but at the same time it renders the exposure of these operations by the opposition more damaging than before to our national interest ...
Agency PageConditioned Reflex, Drugs and Hypnosis in Communist Interrogations
Conditioned Reflex, Drugs and Hypnosis in Communist Interrogations, Leonard Hilden The dramatic confessions of persons brought to trial by the Communists and the pro-Communist sentiments expressed by some Americans released from Communist prisons have led to much speculation about Communist use of Pavlovian conditioning techniques, drugs, hypnosis, and other exotic means of controlling human behavior. This speculation presupposes that behavioral scientists participate in the formulation and development of Communist control methods ...
Agency PageThe Operational Potential of Subliminal Perception
The Operational Potential of Subliminal Perception, Richard Gafford. Perception is demonstrated to have occurred below the threshold of conscious sensory experience when a person responds to a stimulus too weak in intensity or too short in duration for him to be aware of it. Individual behavior without awareness of the stimulus, of which subliminal perception is a subtype, has been a subject of study in psychological laboratories for at least 70 years, and a great deal of technical data has been collected on the subject. Recently it has been associated with some theories of depth analysis and popularized for possible commercial exploitation by the advertising world ...
Agency PageThe Dust That Isn't There
The Dust That Isn't There, George A. Pughe. A rash of articles has recently appeared, both in the daily press and in such a distinguished source as the Federal Bar Journal,1 expressing deep concern over our failure to exploit Soviet and Satellite publications, especially the Soviet scientific and technical literature. With extraordinary uniformity these articles point out that although the Library of Congress "receives between 20 and 30 thousand Soviet publications annually, they are simply gathering dust on the shelves of the Library." The same articles note by way of contrast that the USSR's All-Union Institute for Scientific Documentation (VNICI), located in Moscow, has a permanent staff of 2,300 employees who screen and abstract or translate over 11,000 periodicals (largely U.S. and U.K. publications, but including also those produced in the USSR itself) in 85 different languages and publish 15 comprehensive abstract journals in the physical, natural, biological, and earth sciences ...
Agency PageIntelligence as a Science
Intelligence as a Science, R.A. Random. Some writers on intelligence problems suggest that intelligence is a science or at leas should be made one. This article examines the question and discusses its practical implications...