Entries by Jim Red

Iraq Reconstruction

Summary by Alexander Aguilera: Infographic from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction published in April of 2011. Contains graphics and data concerning the Iraq Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior, as well as basic information on Iraq’s military spending budget during this period. We would like to thank SIGIR for their permission to use […]

The 1st Corps Observation Group in World War I

Published with Permission by: Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian, US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, AZ. In the latter half of the 19th century, military organizations around the world began experimenting with aerial technologies. By the early part of the 20th century, advances in airplanes and cameras inevitably linked these two technologies for […]

Counterintelligence In The American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)

Published with Permission by: Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian, US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, AZ. In 1917, following declaration of war against Germany, the United States began building its one-million-man military force through a wide-spread draft. In the process, all eligible US citizens and resident foreign nationals were swept into the US […]

Tactical Signals Intelligence Originates in World War I

Published with Permission by: Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian, US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, AZ. After the invention of the radio in the 1890s, the first widespread use of the technology for military communications occurred during World War I.  The ease of intercepting radio messages quickly spurred advances in encryption and decryption […]

US Army’s First Code and Cipher Bureau Created June 10, 1917

Published with Permission by: Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian, US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, AZ. When Ralph Van Deman established the War Department’s intelligence organization shortly after the US entered World War I, he was faced with building his section from nearly nothing.  Although his background was more in the field of […]

A Vietnam Veteran Returns to Vietnam

A Vietnam Veteran Army Retiree Returns to Vietnam – Again. By Lou Rothenstein I had previous trips to Vietnam after the War. One was a working one, the other was a healing return tour with Soldier’s Heart for Vietnam Veterans in 2012. My wife was with me on this tour and as a Nurse, decided […]

Therapeutic Email

By Lou Rothenstein Gen Milley’s statement brought back a lot of memories from early days in Vietnam. I also had a few of them pop up recently on a trip to Vietnam and a few places where I served. It also bugged me as I see many lessons learned not being read by enough people […]

Vietnam Architecture

By Lou Rothenstein A bit hard to believe that most of this city and country has been rebuilt – looks like completely in some areas. The only building I recognized was the old train station, the palaces and gates of the old, old Seoul, and areas on Yongsan Compound. Some might miss the Old Korea […]