U.S. Naval Intelligence

1945 - 1989

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Jackson, Janko. "A Methodolgy for Ocean Surveillance Analysis." Naval War College Review 27 (Sep.-Oct. 1974): 71-89.

Provides more on this subject than is normally found in the open literature.

Manthorpe, William H.J., Jr [CAPT/USN (Ret.)].

1. "The Origins of CNO Intelligence Plot." Part I. Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 19, no. 4 (Dec. 2003): 5-6.

2. comp. "The Creation and Evolution of CNO Intelligence Plot: Recollections." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 20, no. 4 (Dec. 2004): 6-11, 18, 38.

3. comp. "The Creation and Evolution of CNO Intelligence Plot: Recollections." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 21, no. 1 (Mar. 2005): 13-14.

4. comp. "CNO Intelligence Plot: Put to the Test -- Recollections, Part One." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 27, no. 1 (Jan. 2011): 38-41

This article covers the period from late 1961 to early 1962. .

McGinnis, George P. The Collective Works of Captain George P. McGinnis. Pensacola, FL: Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association, 2007.

Christensen, Cryptologia 32.1 (Jan. 2008), notes that much of what is here originally appeared in CRYPTOLOG. It "consists of 105 articles and 102 book reviews." These are mostly stories about people, not about operational matters.

McGinnis, George P. U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA) History Book. Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing, 1996.

Kruh, Cryptologia 21.3, is impressed by both the physical appearance and content of this book. Among other things, it provides "a comprehensive history of naval cryptology from World War I to modern times." The book includes some articles that have not previously been published.

Naval Security Group Command. Naval Cryptology in National Security. Washington, DC: 1985.

Nielson, Don. "Task Force 157: Born Twenty Years Too Soon." American Intelligence Journal 14, no 1 (Autumn/Winter 1993): 23-27.

Packard, Wyman H. "Intelligence and the Navy." Naval Review (1968): 201-217.

Calder: "Argues that the Navy has the leading intelligence service among all the armed services."

Packard, Wyman H. "The Naval Attaché." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 91, no. 4 (1965): 130-133.

Packard, Wyman. "The Origins of Naval Intelligence Professionals." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 5, no. 3 (1989): 17-18.

Polmar, Norman. "American Spy Ships." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 129, no. 10 (Oct. 2003): 117-118.

This is an excellent quick look at specialized U.S. intelligence ships, utilized by both NSA and the Navy from 1961 until after the Pueblo incident in 1968.

Rectanus, Earl F. ("Rex") [VADM/USN (Ret.)] "The Naval Intelligence Organization Vietnam (NAVINTFOV)." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 24, no. 2 (Apr. 2008): 10-12.

The "architect of the intelligence strategy to support Operation SEALORDS" reviews the changes in Naval Intelligence in Vietnam in 1968-1970.

Reed, W. Craig. Red November: Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War. New York: Morrow, 2010.

Polmar, Proceedings 136.6 (Jun. 2010), comments that "[c]ombined with the many errors of fact and a lack of understanding of U.S. and Soviet submarine practices and operations, th[is] book makes poor reading for the professional." One of the three major stories told concerns the loss of the Soviet ballistic-missile submarine K-129 and the partial recovery of its wreakage by the CIA's Glomar Explorer. After providing the wrong sailing date for the K-129, "virtually every subsequent paragraph contains error or 'drama' -- hyperbolic conversations -- that cannot be verified."

Writing in "Comment and Discussion" in Proceedings 136.9 (Sep. 2010), Mathers finds that "[t]he prevalance and frequency of error and exaggeration in Red November is such as to deny it any respect as a historical rendering." The book "should not [italics in original] be endorsed as a historical document."

Richelson, Jeffrey T. "Task Force 157: The US Navy's Secret Intelligence Service, 1966-77." Intelligence and National Security 11, no. 1 (Jan. 1996): 106-145.

Rindskopf, "Mike" [RADM/USN (Ret.)]. "Reflections of a URL Intelligence Subspecialist." Naval Intelligence Professional Quarterly 20, no. 4 (Dec. 2004): 12-14.

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