MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

Air Force

Post-Cold War

1990s

Ackerman, Robert K. "Air Intelligence Confronts New Geopolitical Realities: Providing Information on Technology Is Not Enough; Analysts Must Also Factor in Human Elements." Signal, Oct. 1998. [http://www.afcea.org/signal/]

"The National Air Intelligence Center (NAIC), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is tasked with providing the Department of Defense with information on foreign aerospace intelligence. This includes providing targeting and mission planning materials, determining adversaries' capabilities and intentions, and evaluating evolving technologies....

"To obtain a broad spectrum of information about nations and their technological threats, NAIC relies on a number of traditional and nontraditional means. Col. [Richard G.] Annas [USAF, NAIC commander] states that the center exploits the Internet to glean as much unclassified information as available. This is especially useful in country assessments. National economic data that are published in open sources also find their way into NAIC reports, where applicable.

"For classified information, NAIC relies extensively on the other U.S. intelligence services. Intelligence input directed to the center is assumed to be accurate and taken at face value. Col. Annas explains that the center can request additional information or detail from the original collector. 'The buzzwords today are collaborative production,' he notes."

Armstrong, Douglas G. "The Gulf War's Patched-Together Air Intelligence." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 118, no. 11 (Nov. 1992): 109-11.

Bingham, Price T. [LTCOL/USAF (Ret.)] "Theater Warfare, Movement, and Airpower." Airpower Journal 12 (Summer 1998): 15-26.

"[D]evelopments in surveillance and battle management technologies have dramatically increased airpower's capabilities against armies. Thanks to these developments, airpower has the potential in many situations to be the nation's main instrument for defeating an enemy army."

Campbell, Kenneth J. "Major General Jack E. Thomas, USAF: Intelligence Leader and Scholar." Intelligencer 13, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 2002): 72-77. American Intelligence Journal 21, nos. 1 & 2 (Spring 2002): 67-72.

Campbell chronicles the extraordinarily lengthy career of General Thomas.

Canfield, James C., Thomas E. Pedtke, and Jack O. Sawdy [LTCOL]. "Open Source Activities" [of the Foreign Aerospace Science and Technology Center (FASTC)]. American Intelligence Journal 14, nos. 2 & 3 (Spring-Summer 1993): 43-45.

Cassidy, Michael S. [COL/USAF, Director of Operations/Headquarters/Air Intelligence Agency]. "SIGINT: An Important Part of Air Force Intelligence." American Intelligence Journal 15, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 1994): 20.

"Comprising 70 percent of our 16,000 person total strength, a great proportion of AIA's analytical expertise is vested in our enlisted troops." The author reports the 19 August 1993 "activation of the Medina Regional SIGINT Operations Center (RSOC) in San Antonio."

Clapper, James R., Jr. [LTGEN/USAF] "Air Force Intelligence: Working Smarter in the 1990s." American Intelligence Journal 11, no. 3 (1990): 11-12.

At this time, Clapper was U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff for Intelligence.

Minihan, Kenneth A. [MGEN/USAF, Commander/Air Intelligence Agency]. "Information Dominance: Meeting the Intelligence Needs of the 21st Century." American Intelligence Journal 15, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 1994): 15-19.

The author discusses the Air Force's "two center strategy consisting of the Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC) and the National Air Intelligence Center (NAIC)."

O'Shaughnessy, Gary W. [MGEN/USAF] "Air Force HUMINT." American Intelligence Journal 14, no 1 (Autumn-Winter 1993-1994): 17-20.

Payton, Gary [COL/USAF]. "Joint Intelligence Training in the US Air Force." Defense Intelligence Journal 2, no. 2 (Fall 1993): 177-183.

Reynolds, Thomas S. "USTRANSCOM Intelligence Directorate Plays Key Role in Global Operations." NMIA Newsletter 11, no. 1 (1996): 26-28.

The author is Deputy Director of Intelligence, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, IL. His focus is on the Command's Joint Intelligence Center (JICTRANS), which is responsible for "the production of detailed analyses of transportation facilities in locations throughout the world."

Rokke, Ervin J. [MGEN/USAF, ACoS/Intelligence]. "Restructuring Air Force Intelligence." American Intelligence Journal 14, no. 3 (Autumn-Winter 1993-1994): 21-24.

On 1 October 1993, the Air Force Intelligence Command (AFIC) was redesignated "as the Air Intelligence Agency (AIA), reporting directly to the [ACS/I] vice the CSAF."

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