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“…Approval At This Time Is Not Considered To Be In The Best Interest Of The Army.”

Maren HL Culbreth
Lint Center for National Security…
October 26, 2019/by Jim Red

Vietnam Minority Economy

A Story of a Trade - An Environment for Hard Currencies
by Lou Rothenstein

December 7, 2018/by Jim Red

By, With, and Through: Lessons from Advising Afghans

by Richard Laszok
Printed with Permission

As an Infantry…
October 18, 2018/by Jim Red

Dismantling North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program Starts with Understanding Its History

Published with Permission by:
Irajpanah, Katherine, "Dismantling…
July 29, 2018/by Jim Red

North Korea’s June 25 Surprise Attack: An Important Lesson in Battle Preparation

Published with Permission by:
Lint, James R., "North Korea’s…
June 25, 2018/by Jim Red

Combined Action Platoons: A Blueprint for Counterinsurgency

by Jared Zimmerman
Printed with Permission
April 15, 2018/by Jim Red

A Military Brat & 9/11

by Francis Smiley
Printed with Permission

Prior to September…
April 9, 2018/by Jim Red

The Belfort Ruse (August-September 1918)

Published with Permission by:
Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian,
April 7, 2018/by Jim Red

Sequester and Furloughs: It’s Discount Espionage Time

Published with Permission by:
Coleman, Timothy & Lint, James…
March 18, 2018/by Jim Red

Mogadishu: Prelude to the War on Terror

by Jonathan Deemer
Published with Permission
Thesis Statement

March 11, 2018/by Jim Red

The US Army and the Press: Censorship in World War I

Published with Permission by:
Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian,
December 17, 2017/by Jim Red

Value and Handling of Prisoners in World War I

Published with Permission by:
Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian,
November 12, 2017/by Jim Red

What Will We Say About the North Korea Situation in 2021?

Published with Permission by:
Lint, James R., "Potential Worst-Case…
October 15, 2017/by Jim Red

Potential Worst-Case Scenarios from North Korea’s Nuclear Threat

Published with Permission by:
Lint, James R., "Potential Worst-Case…
October 9, 2017/by Jim Red

Iraq Reconstruction

Summary by Alexander Aguilera: Infographic from the Special…
September 20, 2017/by Jim Red

The 1st Corps Observation Group in World War I

Published with Permission by:
Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian,
September 17, 2017/by Jim Red

Counterintelligence In The American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)

Published with Permission by:
Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian,
August 9, 2017/by Jim Red

Some (more) Vietnam War Memories from the Early Days

By Lou Rothenstein

Since some of us really old guys are recalling…
August 7, 2017/by Jim Red

Tactical Signals Intelligence Originates in World War I

Published with Permission by:
Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian,
July 19, 2017/by Jim Red

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

Published with Permission by:
Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian,
July 2, 2017/by Jim Red

An Interview with Kevin Brothers, CDR, USN (Ret.)

John Wiseman: How would you define National Security and in…
June 4, 2017/by Jim Red

A Vietnam Veteran Returns to Vietnam

A Vietnam Veteran Army Retiree Returns to Vietnam – Again.
May 29, 2017/by Jim Red

Therapeutic Email

By Lou Rothenstein

Gen Milley's statement brought back a lot…
May 19, 2017/by Jim Red

Vietnam Architecture

By Lou Rothenstein

A bit hard to believe that most of this…
May 14, 2017/by Jim Red

Dennis Nolan Builds the First US Army G-2 Section

Published with Permission by:
Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian,
May 4, 2017/by Jim Red

Ralph Van Deman and the Birth of Modern American Military Intelligence

Published with Permission by:
Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian,
April 5, 2017/by Jim Red

CIC Beginnings

This recently declassified document shows the beginnings of the…
February 27, 2017/by Jim Red

Remembering The TET Offensive…

Compiled from various accounts and reports by Rick Fulton, Tet…
February 20, 2017/by Jim Red

World War I Counterintelligence Agents Get Their Man – February 1918

Published with Permission by:
Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian,
February 9, 2017/by Jim Red

Decoded Zimmermann Telegram Sets US on Path to War – January 1917

Published with Permission by:
Lori S. Tagg, Command Historian,
January 11, 2017/by Jim Red

Intelligence and the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

The blame for the attack on Pearl Harbor cannot be laid solely on intelligence failures. The Pearl Harbor investigations affixed plenty of blame to faulty leadership, inflexible policies and procedures, and overall complacency after more than two decades of peace. These same investigations, however, called attention to the long overlooked concepts that intelligence work not only required expert personnel and continuity in time of peace, but that it also should be recognized as an essential function of command.
December 7, 2016/by JRL
DMZ Golf in Korea

Some days are better – Unique Golf Course on DMZ in Korea

Many have played Golf in unique courses, hit straight or it might kill you. Minefields on three sides. Live well!
December 5, 2016/by JRL

Manchuria 1945-1950

Aug 25, 2016
James E. Parker

October 24, 2016/by JRL

332nd MI Co Final Unit Historical Report

Final historical report before redesignation from ASA

October 14, 2016/by Jim Red

OPSEC Precautions For This Site


September 26, 2016/by JRL

Parker Interview – Part 1

2LT James E. Parker Jr. Aka “Mule” is interviewed by John…
September 22, 2016/by Jim Red

A-37 in Vietnam

by Captain Richard Fulton

I was doing some looking around…
September 20, 2016/by Jim Red

Fulton Interview – Part 2

Captain Richard Fulton is interviewed by John Thomas Wiseman.

September 19, 2016/by Jim Red

Fulton Interview – Part 1

Captain Richard Fulton is interviewed by John Thomas Wiseman.

September 19, 2016/by Jim Red
CPT Fulton's Career Awards

Awards and Commission CPT Fulton

Two photos from Captain Fulton's history. One is his career awards and the other is his commission. Shows a great career and the pride of that career.
September 15, 2016/by JRL

The A-37 Dragonfly Story

Thank you to Col. Hank Hoffman for this presentation.

September 12, 2016/by Jim Red

An Interview with Gene Discipio

The Lint Center's John Thomas Wiseman interviews Gene Discipio.
September 12, 2016/by Jim Red

Hurricane Katrina Recovery

Participation in Hurricane Katrina Recovery, And After
The following…
September 11, 2016/by Jim Red
Fort Monmouth Garrison

Fort Monmouth, NJ – Army

The post was home to several units of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Communications Electronic Command (CECOM) and offices of the Army Acquisition Executive (AAE) that research and manage Command and Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities and related technology, as well as an interservice organization designed to coordinate C4ISR, an academic preparatory school, an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit, a 902d Military Intelligence Group Office, a garrison services unit, an Army health clinic, and a Veterans Administration health clinic. Other agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Federal Emergency Management Agency, have presences on the post.

The post was selected for closure by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 2005. Most Army functions and personnel were required to be moved to Army facilities in Maryland, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and a few to Ohio by 2011. The fort officially closed on September 15, 2011.
September 10, 2016/by JRL

Life in Germany

Life in Germany
By: Lou Rothenstein
September 5, 2016

September 10, 2016/by Jim Red

Photos from the Manhattan Project Exhibit

September 6, 2016/by Jim Red
Korea Tear Gas Shells Fired in 1987

Korea – 263,824 Tear Gas shells fired at demonstrators in 1987.

Korea Times article states that 263,824 Tear Gas shells fired at demonstrators in 1987.

I wonder how many of us sucked does some lungfuls.
September 2, 2016/by JRL

Task Force Ranger

Task Force Ranger in Somalia - Isaiah 6:8
Click Here for Part…
August 30, 2016/by Jim Red

Gero Iwai: Army CI Agent

In the early morning hours of December 7, 1941, the Japanese Air Force bombed the US Naval fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. According to the multi-volume “History of the Counter Intelligence Corps” (CIC), “During the first minutes of the raid, agents of the Corps of Intelligence Police (CIP), scattered throughout the island of Oahu, raced to CIP headquarters in the Dillingham Building in downtown Honolulu. A hurried 10-minute conference and the agents were out on their first assignment of the war. Following a previously arranged plan, they dispersed in teams. Their mission was to apprehend all pro-Japanese sympathizers.” CIP agents began rounding up individuals on a “pickup list” compiled over the previous 10 years. Within days, more than 400 individuals had been arrested and confined at a makeshift detention camp.
August 24, 2016/by JRL
COL Lansdale, CIC

CIC Detachment Ensures Success of the Manhattan Project

The United States program to develop the atomic bomb, codenamed the Manhattan Project, began in August 1942. From the beginning, the need for security was paramount. By February 1943, a more comprehensive counterintelligence program was warranted and Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) agents Capt. Horace K. Calvert and Capt. Robert J. McLeod were assigned to the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) to organize the Intelligence Section. More CIC personnel followed, with agents stationed at Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Chicago; St. Louis; Site Y (Los Alamos, New Mexico); and Berkeley, California.
August 9, 2016/by JRL

What? Oh, come on!!!!!

by Mule

One of my first para-military courses after joining…
August 7, 2016/by Jim Red

It’s Time For DEF CON: Where’s Your Computer Security Expert?

By James R. Lint
Faculty Member, School of Business, American…
August 5, 2016/by Jim Red

‘BSides’ Las Vegas Offers Fresh Cybersecurity Insights from Industry Leaders

By James R. Lint
Faculty Member, School of Business, American…
August 5, 2016/by Jim Red

My Vietnam War

by Mule

My 3rd Platoon, A Co, 1st/28th Battalion, 1st Division…
August 3, 2016/by Jim Red

War Stories

Retired from the clandestine service in the early 90s, I went…
August 1, 2016/by Jim Red

Hell’s Gate

Although several of the men had been wounded, PFC JV Patrick…
August 1, 2016/by Jim Red

Hammock from Hell

Bob Dunn and I towards the end of our US Army tour in Vietnam…
August 1, 2016/by Jim Red

President Truman asserts his C. in C. role and forevermore US Politicos would trump Military knowhow

In the summer of 1950 North Koreans forces attacked across the…
July 31, 2016/by Jim Red

Lint Center Announces Virtual Archive for National Security (LC-VANS)

The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit organization focused on supporting

the next generation of America’s National Security professionals through scholarship and

mentoring opportunities, today is pleased to announce the launch of its new Virtual Archive for

National Security.

It was only nine years after the devastation at Pearl Harbor in 1941 and no one believed that a

surprise attack could happen to U.S. forces ever again. But it did,” observed James R. Lint,

Founder and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies. “The surprise attack by

communist forces from the North in Korea, sparking the Korean War, changed American

national security assessments, as it helped to crystalize the implications of strategic surprise in

geopolitics as well as to American security interests globally.”
July 30, 2016/by JRL
Mountain Dew

Caffeine Does Not Kill…CQ, Watch, Duty NCO, Staff Duty Proves That.

In the military, we all have had the honor or joy or horror to stand 24-hour duty. This normally starts at the end of the work day. Yes, you also had the honor of working that day also. This can test the human body and the crutches we use to excel on this duty, which for most of us are some form of caffeine.
July 22, 2016/by JRL

Interview with Lt Col Norman Laird, USAF, Ret.

July 18, 2016/by JRL

Interview with Ambassador (RET) Robert G. Loftis

One of the more memorable experiences was taking the lead role in negotiating the Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq in 2008. As originally envisioned, the agreement would have allowed for a long-term presence of U.S. military forces in Iraq. As far as anyone was aware, this was the first such agreement in living memory with a country that was involved in fighting an active war, which made it particularly challenging. Moreover, there was far from unanimity within the Iraqi government or population that the U.S. should be allowed to stay. In the end, after negotiating most of the agreement, I was replaced in part over differences with more senior members of the Administration over what we should be prepared to cede to the Iraqis. And while my job had been to negotiate a long-term presence, political pressures in Iraq turned the agreement into a strict commitment for the U.S. to withdraw all of its forces by the end of 2011.
July 16, 2016/by JRL

US Army Attaché Program Taken Over by Defense Intelligence Agency

July 1, 1965
Lori S. Tagg
USAICoE Command Historian

By Department…
July 9, 2016/by JRL
Cold War -513th Military Intelligence Brigade Patch

513th Military Intelligence Brigade, US Army

Newspaper at Fort Monmouth with the activation of the US Army 513th Military Intelligence Brigade.
June 29, 2016/by JRL
KS Arm Post 88 - Yoido Island-DLI 63

North Korea’s Surprise Attack, An Important Lesson in Battle Preparation

June 25 is a day that all military planners and intelligence professionals should remember as a lesson in proper battle preparation. On that date in 1950, North Korea surprised the U.S. military with an attack that swept U.S. and South Korean forces into the Pusan Perimeter and almost off the Korean peninsula. Defeat appeared quick and sudden.

It was only nine years after the devastation at Pearl Harbor and no one believed that a surprise attack could happen to U.S. forces ever again. But it did.

For the United States, intelligence focus on a former small Japanese-occupied territory was a low priority. The mistake was missing the buildup of Communist support and the large amount of combat equipment in North Korea compared to South Korea, obvious indicators of battle preparation that we can see in hindsight. Because the U.S. overlooked these signs of impending combat, North Korea’s invasion led to a long, bloody civil war.
June 27, 2016/by JRL
Original Photo + Published Photo of Combat Photographer SP5 Robert Ault

Photos from Vietnam SP5 Robert Ault

Vietnam Era Photos credited to SP5 Robert Ault.
June 21, 2016/by JRL
Replenishing Intrepid from Constitution May 1862 (LOC)

Aerial Reconnaissance Civil War

Aerial Reconnaissance at the Battle of Fair Oaks May 31 – 1 June, 1862
Remembering history will help us improve the future.
June 9, 2016/by JRL

Hey, what happened here in Vietnam? – The answer from a soldier and CIA paramilitary case officer

A soldier and former CIA paramilitary case officer explores an answer to a question from his Vietnam Counterpart.
June 8, 2016/by JRL
Lint Center Scholarship Deadlines 30 Jan & 30 July

Scholarship Deadlines Are Coming Soon

Share this flyer with the scholarship deadlines.
June 7, 2016/by JRL

Cyber’s Hot, but Low-Tech Spies Are Still a Threat

The Edward Lin espionage case highlights America's human intelligence vulnerabilities.
June 5, 2016/by JRL
LTG Hughes at 50th Annv of CIA

In American Military You Can Grow – PVT to LT General Hughes

The journey of Private P.M.Hughes, Medic to Director of Defense Intelligence Agency and Lt General.
May 30, 2016/by JRL

My First Experience with a Security Clearance

May 30, 2016/by JRL
Army Intelligence Soldiers post Iraqi positions on one of the large-scale maps used during Operation DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM. (US Army photo)

Buildup for Operation DESERT STORM

On August 2, 1990, the Iraqi Republican Guard invaded the neighboring country of Kuwait. Within 48 hours, the military force had established a defensive line along the Saudi Arabian border. The United Nations (UN) issued a warning to Iraqi dictator, Saddam ussein, to remove his troops from Kuwait by January 15, 1991, or face a full attack by a multi-national force. Tension in the region remained high as Saudi Arabia anticipated an Iraqi offensive on its oil fields and ports in the Persian Gulf.
May 28, 2016/by JRL
513th MI Bde

513th Military Intelligence Brigade in Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM

Vigilant Knights in the Desert
On 2 August 1990, Saddam Hussein’s…
May 28, 2016/by JRL
Lou Rothenstein, CSM RET

Reflections from 1956-86 of Security During My Army Career and Afterlife

The reflections from Lou Rothenstein give great insight to Army Intelligence during the Cold War from 1956-86, through the eyes of an infantryman turned MI soldier. He has been in some interesting units. JRL
May 25, 2016/by JRL

Operation DESERT OWL Provides Linguists for First Gulf War

With the outbreak of the first Gulf War, the US Army realized it had a shortage of Soldiers proficient in Arabic. The US Army’s 267 Arabic linguists, trained in Syrian, Egyptian, and other Persian Gulf dialects, had already deployed to Saudi Arabia in late 1990 to serve with the XVIII Airborne Corps. When the Army committed a second corps to the conflict, it faced an additional requirement for more than 900 linguists. The 142nd MI Battalion (Utah National Guard) deployed its Arabic speakers as reinforcements, but the need for more linguists could not be satisfied, even partially, until the middle of the following year.
May 25, 2016/by JRL
M915 tractor with M113 Armored Personnel Carriers waiting for the convoy to move out.

Eventful Convoy in Desert Storm

Boring convoys would be nice, but can get over exciting quickly. (Where is the ammo truck?)
During the convoy, at about 2am, on this super highway in the middle of the Saudi wasteland, there's nothing but pitch blackness except for the dim illumination of our trucks headlights and the occasional passing motorist. Our vehicle intervals are stretched out to about 100 meters and we can barely make out who is ahead of us or who is behind us, except again, for the faint illumination of the lights of the trucks and our convoy manifest. We are tired and sleepy, having been driving for 20 hours or so.
May 23, 2016/by JRL
Navy Cryptology

The Evolution of Navy Cryptology

From US Navy Release: By Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe
Commander, Fleet Cyber Command, U.S. 10th Fleet

Eighty-one years ago today, the first unified organization coordinating Navy Cryptology, the Communications Security Group, was established. From Station HYPO, OP-20-G and the On the Roof Gang, to the present day, our community has continued to evolve to meet and defeat the threats we face.

The transition of the Information Dominance Corps to the Information Warfare Community in concert with the CNO’s Design for Maritime Superiority has given us another opportunity to formalize our evolution, and to deliberately examine our community identity. A great deal of our heritage can be traced to the Naval Security Group, and our collective identification as Navy cryptologists.
May 10, 2016/by JRL

The Future of Cryptology

Is there anything as futile to write about as the future? We…
May 10, 2016/by JRL

First Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron (HMR-161) was commissioned on 15 January 1951 – Korea

May 5, 2016/by JRL

Warden Message – 009/FY-2003 TRAVEL WARNING FOR SAUDI ARABIA: January 30, 2003

Subject: Warden Message. The Time is Near!!!
Subject: Warden Message - 009/FY-2003
The Embassy requests that wardens pass the following message in its entirety to members of the American Community:
United States Department of State TRAVEL WARNING FOR SAUDI ARABIA: January 30, 2003.
This Travel Warning is being issued to alert Americans to increased security concerns in Saudi Arabia and to the fact that the Department of State has authorized the departure of family members of employees of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates on a voluntary basis. Private American citizens currently in Saudi Arabia should evaluate rigorously their own security situations and should consider departing, especially given decreased flight availability at a time of high demand related to school holidays and the Hajj.
May 5, 2016/by JRL

Alfred G. Platt, Capt USAF, Ret. 1941-2016

Who had the most enemy challenged dynamic…
April 22, 2016/by JRL
C-5 Galaxy

Big Aircraft, big and then BIG.

Answer to: "What are your most vivid memories upon arriving at your first duty station (after training)?"
A Sailor, in 1988, at an Air Force Base in Japan answers the question.
April 18, 2016/by JRL

South Korea: Yongsan USAG Taxi Service

In 2008, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) contracted a new taxi service called Friendly Taxi Network Holdings Co. Ltd. Stars and Stripes stated, “AAFES fired its former taxi provider, World Cup Arirang Tourism Co., because the company’s drivers had been on strike since April 2008. World Cup drivers also went on strike in 2006.” There are approximately 125 taxis operating on USAG Yongsan.
((NOT sure where, except never where I needed them!!))
April 18, 2016/by JRL

Korea Topic Recently Acquired Photos

April 11, 2016/by JRL