Probe of silencers leads to web of Pentagon secrets

Probe of silencers leads to web of Pentagon secrets The Washington Post © JASON REED/Newscom/Reuters The mysterious workings of a Pentagon office that oversees clandestine operations are unraveling in federal court, where a criminal investigation has exposed a secret weapons…

TAPS – Captain August Von Borne Millard

27 September 2014. Captain August von Born Millard, USN-Ret., of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, after about a month’s illness. As long-time NIP/NiF stalwart Sid Wood recalls, “Von was a 1630 officer who served under Capt Dean Cullison and with me on the…

Passing of Former Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Denny Harman

On Monday, July 21, 2014, Dennis P. Harman passed away at his home in Ashland, Virginia. He is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne, and three children: Gregory (and Laura) Harman, Julie (and Roy) O’Hanley, and Dennis (and Liz) Schleider…

Intelligence in Print: Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army

Intelligence in Print     Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army (1967 to 1971) War Minister Gen. Mohamad Fawzi’s Memoirs, 1967–1971 Youssef H. Aboul-Enein CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein is a long time NIP contributor, lecturer and author. His career has been the…

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…

Will the U.S. ‘Rebalance’ to Asia find that China has already conducted its own pivot – to the Middle East?

A New Alliance Will the U.S. ‘Rebalance’ to Asia find that China has already conducted its own pivot – to the Middle East? LT Neil Curtis AMOC Thesis Paper For over a decade now, China has engineered one of the…

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…

Putting Intel (and Information Dominance) in the Common Operational Picture

Employing forces effectively requires good information, quickly delivered.  While technology is not a panacea, there are new developments underway with the Navy’s next-generation information systems that will feed an enhanced Common Operational Picture (COP), to deliver answers to questions from…

CAPT Wallace “Wally” Lee Russell, USN, Ret.

CAPT Wallace “Wally” Lee Russell, USN, Ret. Passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Wally was born on July 29, 1926 in McAlester, Oklahoma. On his way to making 06, he enlisted in the Navy V-12 Program in 1944 and…