This study examines the history of the Defense Intelligence Agency during the Vietnam War, examining DIA's early efforts to assess the expanding conflict, its role in the U.S. bombing campaign against North Vietnam, and its place in the important order of battle controversy. It also explores DIA's expanding role late in the war and after U.S. forces departed South Vietnam.
"This study examines the early history of the Defense Intelligence Agency with a particular focus on the various organizational challenges confronting the new agency and DIA's response to the Cuban Missile Crisis."--Series home page.
[Rev. & updated ed.]. - New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers : Distributed by Workman Pub. Co., c2009.
Book — 472 p. (some folded) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 38 cm. + 3 DVD-ROMS (4 3/4 in.) + 1 magnifier.
In this book-and-DVD package, 'The New York Times' presents its complete front pages. A selection of 300 front pages covering the most significant events of the past 158 years are given in print, and all 54,632 front pages are included on the three DVDs.
[Fort George G. Meade, Md.] : Center for Cryptologic History, National Security Agency, 2002.
Book — xix, 500 p. ; digital, PDF file
America's war in Vietnam continues as a topic of highest interest among scholars and the general public alike- and as a topic of the highest controversy. The Vietnam War has been the subject of countless memoirs, histories, and adventure tales, yet a critical aspect of the war has been lacking in what has been written so far. Even monographs on the role of intelligence in the war do not treat the signals intelligence (SIGINT) and information systems security (INFOSEC) aspects of the war, or do so only in the most superficial ways. This meticulously researched and richly detailed history of cryptology in the Vietnam War fills this void. It provides a grand perspective of these most secret aspects of the war, and answers many of the questions historians ask about it. Those who work SIGINT tend to view it mechanistically, It is often believed to be "cut and dried," that is provides and unchallenged source of information- what the other side is saying to itself, and therefore must be correct. However, the interpretation of SIGINT and its political or policy implications often generate considerable discussion and controversy. This was certainly the case with SIGINT in the Vietnam War. This study looks carefully at these controversies- and itself has several areas likely to be controversial in the implications and interpretation. This is a stimulating study, highly recommended for all who are interested in U.S. policy in the last half of the twentieth century, the conduct of the war itself, and the role of cryptology specifically.
Part 1 Looking back: Stalin and socialism in one region: strange bedfellows, satellization, early problems, Sovietization, what did Stalin achieve?-- from Khruschchev to Chernenko - an overview: post-Stalin Soviet concerns, recasting policy toward Eastern Europe, Yugoslavia and National Communism-- crises in the bloc - Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland (1956-81)-- from Khrushchev to Chernenko - what changes? what didn't.
Part 2 The era of reform, 1985-88: political relations - the early Gorbachev era - cure or relief?, the gradual demise of the "Brezhnev Doctrine", the institutional framework, the ties they are a-changin', summing up-- economic relations - the elusive concept of socialism, the urgency of change, the economics and politics of trade, why CMEA does not work, summing up and looking ahead-- military relations - defense against whom?, the East European militaries, causes of tension in military relations, Gorbachev's choices, courting trouble.
Part 3 The era of revolutionary change, since
1988: Moscow retreats - from reform to revolution, from Poland to Romania, summing up-- the brave new world of Eastern Europe - the Soviet factor, East European prospects, Western concerns. Appendix: a Soviet view of Eastern Europe sources and suggestions for further reading.