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World War I and the Origins of U.S. Military Intelligence

Author: James L Gilbert
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : PaperbackView all editions and formats
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"World War I and the Origins of U.S. Military Intelligence provides the most authoritative overview of the birth of the army's modern use of intelligence services processes, starting with World War I. Following the natural division of the intelligence war, which was fought on both the home front and overseas, Gilbert tracks the development and use of army intelligence through the eyes of its principle architects:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Gilbert
ISBN: 1442249188 9781442249189
OCLC Number: 898424392
Notes: First published in hardcover in 2012.
Description: x, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Steps to war --
The Signal Corps --
The war in Europe --
Captains --
Small steps by the Signal Corps --
The first shots in the intelligence war --
An early test south of the border --
America enters the war --
Military Intelligence Section --
The bigger picture --
A counterintelligence problem --
District of Columbia --
Corps of Intelligence Police --
Countersubversion --
The civilian sector --
The advent of Yardley --
Reports and more reports --
Censorship --
An interim judgment --
Intelligence and the AEF --
The Information Division --
A downed airship --
Secret Service Division --
Topography Division --
Censorship Division --
New Year's Eve --
Securing the home front --
Organizing counterintelligence --
Counterintelligence in action --
Intelligence gathering --
Secret inks --
More reports --
Finishing the course --
Propaganda --
Attachés --
Code making --
Negative branch --
The final report --
Tested under fire --
Intelligence in the field --
Intelligence within Division --
The Corps --
Army headquarters --
GHQ: filling the void --
Stars and stripes --
Combat artists --
Securing the force --
Making the airwaves secure --
Course of the war --
Coming to a close --
First Army --
Arrival of Van Deman --
St. Mihiel --
Meuse-Argonne --
Security --
The use of intelligence --
Peace talks --
Final evaluation --
The aftermath --
Peace conference --
Sideshows --
At home --
A glimpse into the future --
Appendix A: MI divisions in the War Department --
Appendix B: Radio tractor units --
Appendix C: G2 organization at GHQ --
Appendix D: First Army Observation/Photo Air Service --
Appendix E: First Army Signals Intelligence stations --
Appendix F: First Army Security Service monitoring stations.
Responsibility: James L. Gilbert.

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