Tish Long retires / New IDC Flag Officer assignments

Secretary of Defense Names New Director of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency The Department of Defense announced today Robert Cardillo as the next director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The current director, Letitia A. Long has announced her decision to retire…

Promoting Joint Education

Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence/Cyber Staff and Operations Course (JC4ICSOC): What’s in your future? Will you soon be serving at a corps/theater level J2 or J6 staff in support of a Joint Task Force (JTF)? Will you be…

Putin Proves ONI Right

Putin Proves ONI Right William H. J. Manthorpe, Jr.   Introduction The recent Russian invasion and takeover of the Crimea, a part of the neighboring sovereign state of Ukraine, has surprised U.S. and NATO strategic decision-makers. There are some people,…

Q&A: Rear Admiral Paul Becker

Intel Director: Intel Must Be Part of War Winning, Not Just War Fighting Interviewed by Geospatial Intelligence Forum Editor Harrison Donnelly Q: What is the overall mission of the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate (J2)? A: It’s important to start with…

ADM Nimitz “Grey Book”

Nimitz’s Grey Book Now available online for free “The Command Summary of FADM Nimitz was compiled by the War Plans Section of the Pacific Command Headquarters in Hawaii during World War II. It contains daily estimates of the situation, command…

Book Review: The Secret War for the Middle East

NIP’s own resident Mid-East Expert, has just published a provocative new work through the Naval Institute Press. “The Secret War for the Middle East” tackles the topic of a subject “often overlooked in studies of World War II.” Youssef maintains…

TAPS: CAPT Robert Erwin Pyle, USN (Ret.)

December 21, 2013. CAPT Robert Erwin Pyle, USN-Ret., passed away Saturday at his home at Green Springs Village in Springfield, VA at the age of 87. He was born October 30, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Dr. Clarence Erwin Pyle…

TAPS: CDR Emil J. Zseleczky, USN (Ret.)

TAPs RADM Tom Brooks passes the following: I have the sad duty to inform that “Ski” died on 14 December. He was 82 and had been suffering from problems related to diabetes and had Alzheimers. There are few who would…

William Emerson White Howe “Bill”

November 13, 2013, William Emerson White Howe “Bill” died peacefully at home in Washington from sequelae of prostate cancer, in his 94th year. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on June 5, 1920, the son of Edmund Grant Howe II…