Accession Number:

ADA433346

Title:

The Intelligence Revolution: A Historical Perspective

Descriptive Note:

Conference proceedings

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HISTORY SUPPORT OFFICE BOLLING AFB DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

355.0

Abstract:

It is commonplace within and outside the intelligence community to acknowledge the predominant role of technology in the collection, dissemination, and even analysis of information. The increasing reliance on photographic, signal, and electronic intelligence has been viewed with varying degrees of celebration and concern by scholars and intelligence professionals. This volume contains the essays originally presented at the 13th Military Symposium, which was held at the U.S. Air Force Academy from October 12-14, 1988. The participants attempted to provide a preliminary evaluation of the transformations that have occurred within the military intelligence community as a consequence of the Second World War. Not only did that conflict accelerate advances in technical means of collection, it also led to an international willingness to share intelligence on an unprecedented scale. The years 1939 to 1945 witnessed a true revolution in intelligence collection and cooperation. The following papers are included World War II An Intelligence Revolution, by Harry Hinsley Intelligence on the Eve of Transformation, by Dennis E. Showalter Military Intelligence Sources during the American Civil War, by Peter Maslowski Radio Intelligence in the Battle of the Atlantic, by Juergen Rohwer Intelligence Collaboration between Britain, the United States, and the Commonwealth during World War II, by Christopher Andrew Soviet Operational Intelligence, by David Glantz Japanese Intelligence in the Pacific Theater, by Alvin D. Coox Japanese Intelligence Estimates of China, 1931-1935, by Hisashi Takahashi Satellite Reconnaissance, by William E. Burrows The Intelligence Revolutions Impact on Postwar Diplomacy, by John L. Gaddis USAF Intelligence in the Korean War, by Robert F. Futrell and Intelligence, Counterintelligence, and Glasnost, by Samuel V. Wilson.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE