U.S. Naval Intelligence


Ambinder, Marc. "The Secret Team That Killed bin Laden." National Journal, 2 May 2011. []

The Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden on 1 May 2011 belong to "SEAL Team Six, officially called the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, but known even to the locals at their home base Dam Neck in Virginia as just DevGru." DevGru is part of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). The "operation provides strong evidence that the CIA and JSOC work well together." JSOC's "size has tripled since 9/11. The command now includes more than 4,000 soldiers and civilians. It has its own intelligence division,...and has gobbled up a number of free-floating Defense Department entities that allowed it to rapidly acquire, test, and field new technologies."

Bebber, Robert [LT/USN]. "Cryptology at the Crossroads." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 141, no. 3 (Mar. 2015): 30-35.

"At a time when the EM-cyber environment has grown more complex and competitive and we have rebalanced to the largest region on Earth, we conduct the maritime cryptological mission with fewer resources."

Chandler, Alexandra, and Rachel Roll. "Detect, Describe, Disrupt: ONI's Role in the Maritime Counter-Proliferation Community." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 27, no. 2 (Jun. 2011): 12-16.

Chow, Denise. "CIA Declassifies Spy Satellite Saga with a Deep-Sea Twist." MSNBC, 10 Aug. 2012. []

On 8 August 2012, the CIA released documents that detail how in 1972 the U.S. Navy used its "most sophisticated deep-sea submersible,"the Trieste II Deep Sea Vehicle, or DSV-1, to retrieve a film capsule from a Hexagon photo reconnaissance satellite "that had settled more than 16,000 feet ... underwater on the ocean floor. At the time, the expedition was the deepest undersea salvage operation ever attempted."

Committee on National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces. National Research Council. National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2011. []

"[T]he committee found that even the most moderate current trends in climate, if continued, will present new national security challenges for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. While the timing, degree, and consequences of future climate change impacts remain uncertain, many changes are already underway in regions around the world, such as in the Arctic, and call for action by U.S. naval leadership in response."

Murphy, Daniel T. [LT/USN] "Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) in the Littoral Fight." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 27, no. 2 (Jun. 2011): 25-27.

"ISR has been our most significant force multiplier in the asymmetric ground fight in OTF and OEF. We need to take that advantage to the littorals."

Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly. Editors. "Establishing the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance." 26, no. 1 (Jan. 2010): 10.

Whitlock, Craig. "Two Admirals Face Probe in Navy Bribery Scheme." Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2013. []

Navy officials announced on 8 November 2013 that Vice Adm. Ted “Twig” Branch, director of naval intelligence, and Rear Adm. Bruce F. Loveless, director of intelligence operations, "are under investigation as part of a major bribery scandal involving a foreign defense contractor." Both were have been placed on leave and their access to classified material suspended.

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