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.
Task Force 157 was a "highly regarded [clandestine collection] intelligence organization that fell victim to the pressures generated during the Church Committee Hearings" in 1976. "In the beginning, it was called the Navy Field Operations Support Group (NFOSG)." The decision to change to the Task Force designation was made in 1968. The arrogance of one commander and other mistakes antagonized intelligence officers at Navy commands. "That mistake came home to roost when one of the slighted officers, then RADM Bobby Inman, returned as the DNI..., and he proceeded to disestablish it as soon as he had developed a viable justification. The history of Task Force 157 also is clouded unnecessarily by its association with the notorious Ed Wilson,"who was a contract employee and was terminated. Wilson was not involved in any TF 157 collection activities." The author proposes the Task Force as a model for future operations.
See also, Jeffrey T. Richelson, "Task Force 157: The US Navy's Secret Intelligence Service, 1966-77," Intelligence and National Security 11, no. 1 (Jan. 1996): 106-145; and Bob Woodward, "Pentagon to Abolish Secret Spy Unit," Washington Post, 18 May 1977, A1, A5.
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.
In a exquisitely detailed article, Richelson tells the story of "Task Force 157's origins, activities, and demise" as the U.S. Navy's clandestine human intelligence collection organization. Richelson notes the expansion of the Task Force's charter into technical collection operations and "centralized operation of a variety of overt human intelligence activities." The reasons for the Task Force's disestablishment lay in a combination of Bobby Inman's antipathy for the unit and budget cuts in defense expenditures coming out of Congress. It was only later that the connections between it and the unsavory Edwin Wilson were made public.
See Don Nielson, "Task Force 157: Born Twenty Years Too Soon," American Intelligence Journal 14, no 1 (Autumn/Winter 1993): 23-27. See also Bob Woodward, "Pentagon to Abolish Secret Spy Unit," Washington Post, 18 May 1977, A1, A5.
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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