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Agency PageIntelligence in the New Japan
Intelligence in the New Japan, Adam Jourdonnais. Japan stands today impressive at the gateway to Asia, a nation not simply rehabilitated from the physical disasters which capped its military adventures of the thirties and forties but with an economy reoriented and modernized in a way that commands respect throughout the world. Although not a formal part of the framework of Western alliances, it has been governed consistently since the war by anti-Communist leaders and it provides base facilities for U.S. forces in north Asia...
Agency PageWanted: An Integrated Counter-intelligence
Wanted: An Integrated Counter-intelligence, C.N.Geschwind. The nature and seriousness of the debility that pervades our counterintelligence efforts are obscured by many phenomena. The Communist secret services have taken care to hide the strategy underlying their covert attack. The noiselessness of the covert war between them and our forces lets success and failure alike remain concealed. Our forces are so compartmented that they do not register their aggregate inability to deal with the world-wide coordinated enemy attack...
Agency PageMemoranda for the President: OSS-NKVD Liaison
Memoranda for the President: OSS-NKVD Liaison. William J. Donovan's voluminous memoranda to President Roosevelt 1 include half a dozen concerning collaboration between the U.S. and Soviet intelligence services, and these are supplemented by a few addressed to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and one recording a conversation in the NKVD offices in Moscow. Originally proposed as an exchange of representatives to each other's headquarters, this liaison was reduced by political considerations to communication between heads of services through General Deane, chief of the U.S. Military Mission in Moscow. The documents are reproduced below...
Agency PageA Study in Indications Methodology
A Study in Indications Methodology, Diane M. Ramsey and Mark S. Boerner. The intelligence mission of the National Indications Center is to provide strategic warning of a possible attack upon the United States from the Sino-Soviet Bloc. Strategic warning differs from tactical warning both in timeliness and in derivation. Tactical warning relies exclusively upon mechanical detection devices and could not be given until the attack had been set in motion, thus providing no more than a few hours and probably much less-for U. S. forces to react...
Agency PagePolicy Bias
Policy Bias. We in INR's Office of Research and Analysis for Africa have read with interest your recent article on "Policy Bias." 2 As a sometime contributor to the INR papers from which it quotes and for the past five months INR analyst for the Portugues African territories, it is perhaps appropriate that I attempt to comment on the views it puts forward. While I cannot claim to be as recent a newcomer to the field of intelligence as the author, a graduate of one year's experience, I have not yet lost the feeling of wonder and trepidation with which one must approach the task of intelligence evaluation...
Agency PageBook review of Inside a Soviet Embassy by Aleksandr Kaznacheev
Book Review of Inside a Soviet Embassy by Aleksandr Kaznacheev. Intelligence operations officers generally tend to discount books and articles published by defectors--and for good reason. All too often the defector's story (frequently prepared for a spy-conscious public by a hack writing ghost) is lost in a welter of self-justification or is so embroidered and farfetched as to be completely worthless to the serious reader...
Agency PageBook review of Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision by Roberta Wohlstetter
Book review of Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision by Roberta Wohlstetter. "If our intelligence systems and all our other channels of information failed to produce an accurate image of Japanese intentions and capabilities, it was not for want of the relevant materials. Never before have we had so complete an intelligence picture of the enemy."