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Newly Released Historical Essays from the NSA

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  • Lee
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? on the origins of NSA: http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-quis.pdf SIGINT and the Fall of Saigon, April 1975 :
    Message 1 of 15 , Apr 30, 2007
      "Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?" on the origins of NSA:

      http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-quis.pdf

      "SIGINT and the Fall of Saigon, April 1975":

      http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-saigon.pdf

      "The First Round: NSA's Effort Against International
      Terrorism in the 1970s":

      http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-terror.pdf

      "A Brief Look at ELINT at NSA":

      http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-elint.pdf
    • james kester
      Dude, the NSA origin is Thurleigh England, United States Army Air Corp, The Mighty Eighth! Actually, you can probably kick in some members of the British House
      Message 2 of 15 , Apr 30, 2007
        Dude, the NSA origin is Thurleigh England, United States Army Air Corp, The
        Mighty Eighth! Actually, you can probably kick in some members of the
        British House of Commons as well. Signal Corp Radio men.

        Lee <lunterborn@...> wrote: "Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?" on the origins of NSA:

        http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-quis.pdf

        "SIGINT and the Fall of Saigon, April 1975":

        http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-saigon.pdf

        "The First Round: NSA's Effort Against International
        Terrorism in the 1970s":

        http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-terror.pdf

        "A Brief Look at ELINT at NSA":

        http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-elint.pdf






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      • Frank
        How s that? Frank ... Corp, The
        Message 3 of 15 , May 1, 2007
          How's that?

          Frank

          --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, james kester <radioconstco@...>
          wrote:
          >
          > Dude, the NSA origin is Thurleigh England, United States Army Air
          Corp, The
          > Mighty Eighth! Actually, you can probably kick in some members of the
          > British House of Commons as well. Signal Corp Radio men.
        • james kester
          I would recommend the following Winston Churchill Descriptions. I currently have three complete circulating to various people. They defy common liberated
          Message 4 of 15 , May 1, 2007
            I would recommend the following Winston Churchill Descriptions.
            I currently have three complete circulating to various people.

            They defy common liberated knowledge, and illustrate the cause and affect of
            companies like Halliburton and Perini...... including J.P. Morgan.
            Or at very minimum the Holy Sea.............

            Think of Ft. Meade as a Sewer Treatment Plant.


            Another recommendation of validation.

            Der' Fuher, Conrad von Heiden, 1945

            "After the end of the World War of 1914 there was a deep conviction and almost universal hope that peace would reign in the world. This heart's desire of all the peoples could easily have been gained by steadfastness in righteous convictions, and by reasonable common sense and prudence." But we all know that's not what happened. As Britain's prime minister for most of the Second World War, Winston Churchill--whose career had to that point already encompassed the roles of military historian and civil servant with a proficiency in both that few others could claim--had a unique perspective on the conflict, and as soon as he left office in 1945, he began to set that perspective down on paper. To measure the importance of The Second World War, it is worth remembering that there are no parallel accounts from either of the other Allied leaders, Roosevelt and Stalin. We have in this multivolume work an account that contains both comprehensive sweep and intimate detail. Almost
            anybody who compiles a list of such works ranks it highly among the nonfiction books of the 20th century. In the opening volume, The Gathering Storm, Churchill tracks the erosion of the shaky peace brokered at the end of the First World War, followed by the rise to power of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis and their gradual spread from beyond Germany's borders to most of the European continent. Churchill foresaw the coming crisis and made his opinion known quite clearly throughout the latter '30s, and this book concludes on a vindicating note, with his appointment in May 1940 as prime minister, after which he recalls that "I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial."
            Their Finest Hour concerns itself with 1940. France falls, and England is left to face the German menace alone. Soon London is under siege from the air--and Churchill has a few stories of his own experiences during the Blitz to share--but they persevere to the end of what Churchill calls "the most splendid, as it was the most deadly, year in our long English and British history." They press on in The Grand Alliance, liberating Ethiopia from the Italians and lending support to Greece. Then, when Hitler reneges on his non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union (the very signing of which had proved Stalin and his commissars "the most completely outwitted bunglers of the Second World War"), the Allied team begins to coalesce. The bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese makes the participation of the United States in the war official, and this is of "the greatest joy" to Churchill: "How long the war would last or in what fashion it would end no man could tell, nor did I at that
            moment care. Once again in our long island history we should emerge, however mauled or mutilated, safe and victorious."
            But as the fourth volume, The Hinge of Fate, reveals, success would not happen overnight. The Japanese military still held strong positions in the Pacific theater, and Rommel's tank corps were on the offensive in Africa. After a string of military defeats, Churchill's opponents in Parliament introduced a motion for a censure vote; this was handily defeated, and victory secured in Africa, then Italy. By this time, Churchill had met separately with both Roosevelt and Stalin; the second half of volume 5, Closing the Ring, brings the three of them together for the first time at the November 1943 conference in Teheran. This book closes on the eve of D-day: "All the ships were at sea. We had the mastery of the oceans and of the air. The Hitler tyranny was doomed."
            And so, in the concluding volume, Triumph and Tragedy, the Allies push across Europe and take the fight to Berlin. President Roosevelt's death shortly before final victory against Germany affected Churchill deeply, "as if I had been struck a physical blow," and he would later regret not attending the funeral and meeting Harry Truman then, instead of at the Potsdam conference after Germany's defeat. Churchill himself would not be there for the conclusion to the war against Japan; in July of 1945, a general election in Britain brought in a Labor government (or, as he refers to them, "Socialists"), and he resigned immediately, for "the verdict of the electors had been so overwhelmingly expressed that I did not wish to remain even for an hour responsible for their affairs."

            Book Description
            Churchill's six-volume history of World War II -- the definitive work, remarkable both for its sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, universally acknowledged as a magnificent historical reconstruction and an enduring work of literature. From Britian's darkest and finest hour to the great alliance and ultimate victory, the Second World War remains the pivotal event in our century. Churchill was not only its greatest leader, but the free world's most eloquent voice of defiance in the face of Nazi tyranny. His epic account of those times, published in six volumes, won the Nobel Prize in 1953.


            Frank <frank_cwv@...> wrote: How's that?

            Frank

            --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, james kester <radioconstco@...>
            wrote:
            >
            > Dude, the NSA origin is Thurleigh England, United States Army Air
            Corp, The
            > Mighty Eighth! Actually, you can probably kick in some members of the
            > British House of Commons as well. Signal Corp Radio men.






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          • Frank
            Never mind. I thought maybe you could enlighten me as to the connection between Thurleigh and ASA. I gather you either can t or won t. Frank
            Message 5 of 15 , May 1, 2007
              Never mind. I thought maybe you could enlighten me as to the
              connection between Thurleigh and ASA. I gather you either can't or
              won't.

              Frank


              --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, james kester <radioconstco@...>
              wrote:
              >
              > I would recommend the following Winston Churchill Descriptions.
              > ...
            • Frank
              Whoops, I meant between Thurleigh and NSA. Frank
              Message 6 of 15 , May 1, 2007
                Whoops, I meant between Thurleigh and NSA.

                Frank


                --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, "Frank" <frank_cwv@...> wrote:
                >
                > Never mind. I thought maybe you could enlighten me as to the
                > connection between Thurleigh and ASA. I gather you either can't or
                > won't.
                >
                > Frank
                >
                >
                > --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, james kester <radioconstco@>
                > wrote:
                > >
                > > I would recommend the following Winston Churchill Descriptions.
                > > ...
                >
              • james kester
                Ask them yourself man. http://www.mightyeighth.org/index-links.asp Frank wrote: Whoops, I meant
                Message 7 of 15 , May 1, 2007
                  Ask them yourself man.

                  http://www.mightyeighth.org/index-links.asp




                  Frank <frank_cwv@...> wrote: Whoops, I meant between Thurleigh and NSA.

                  Frank

                  --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, "Frank" <frank_cwv@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Never mind. I thought maybe you could enlighten me as to the
                  > connection between Thurleigh and ASA. I gather you either can't or
                  > won't.
                  >
                  > Frank
                  >
                  >
                  > --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, james kester <radioconstco@>
                  > wrote:
                  > >
                  > > I would recommend the following Winston Churchill Descriptions.
                  > > ...
                  >






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                • Frank
                  How would that help? A google search of mightyeighth.org only gives one hit on Thurleigh, as the location of a bomber group, and nothing at all about NSA.
                  Message 8 of 15 , May 1, 2007
                    How would that help? A google search of mightyeighth.org only gives
                    one hit on Thurleigh, as the location of a bomber group, and nothing at
                    all about NSA.

                    You're the one who said "the NSA origin is Thurleigh England" etc.
                    Just blowing smoke I guess. No harm in that I suppose, although I
                    don't see the humor in it.

                    Frank


                    --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, james kester <radioconstco@...>
                    wrote:
                    >
                    > Ask them yourself man.
                    >
                    > http://www.mightyeighth.org/index-links.asp
                  • james kester
                    not a big reader, huh. evidently you are not familiar with the generation either. or their code of conduct. the one i learned as well. too bad... Frank
                    Message 9 of 15 , May 1, 2007
                      not a big reader, huh.

                      evidently you are not familiar with the generation either.

                      or their code of conduct. the one i learned as well. too bad...


                      Frank <frank_cwv@...> wrote: How would that help? A google search of mightyeighth.org only gives
                      one hit on Thurleigh, as the location of a bomber group, and nothing at
                      all about NSA.

                      You're the one who said "the NSA origin is Thurleigh England" etc.
                      Just blowing smoke I guess. No harm in that I suppose, although I
                      don't see the humor in it.

                      Frank

                      --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, james kester <radioconstco@...>
                      wrote:
                      >
                      > Ask them yourself man.
                      >
                      > http://www.mightyeighth.org/index-links.asp






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                    • Mark Foster
                      ... This article raised my interest on the National Technical Processing Center which only yielded 18 replies from Google. One of them was very interesting:
                      Message 10 of 15 , May 2, 2007
                        At 08:52 PM 4/30/2007, you wrote:
                        >"A Brief Look at ELINT at NSA":
                        >
                        ><http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-elint.pdf>http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-elint.pdf


                        This article raised my interest on the
                        "National Technical Processing Center"
                        which only yielded 18 replies from Google.

                        One of them was very interesting:
                        http://www.nrl.navy.mil/pao/pressRelease.php?Y=2000&R=32-00r

                        One section refered to the CDAA arays, see below:

                        Communications and radar intercept systems on aircraft, ships,
                        submarines, and shore stations captured signals near the periphery of
                        the Soviet Union and Communist China. Project Boresight created a
                        global Navy network of HFDF stations to intercept and fix the source
                        of radio transmissions from Soviet surface ships and submarines.
                        Boresight successor Bullseye's huge circularly disposed antenna
                        arrays included up to two rings of dipole antennas and two reflector
                        screens and grew to an effective diameter of 800 feet. The first of
                        the CDAA arrays, installed at the Hybla Valley Coast Guard Station,
                        Alexandria, Virginia, in 1957, was used to track the Soviet Sputnik's
                        20 MHz signal and determine its orbit. Mack J. Sheets was Lorenzen's
                        antenna engineer for Boresight and Bullseye; Bob Misner, signal processing.

                        I never new they were used for satellite work!

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                      • james kester
                        This one will only cost you and the other s interested, the price listed. You can obtain it from CSPAN. And, you won t have to read it.... This way you ll hear
                        Message 11 of 15 , May 2, 2007
                          This one will only cost you and the other's interested, the price listed. You can obtain it from CSPAN.

                          And, you won't have to read it....

                          This way you'll hear it loud and clear.

                          House Committee
                          Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Modernization
                          Select Intelligence
                          Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
                          ID: 197887 - 05/01/2007 - 2:14 - $29.95


                          Rockefeller, John D. "Jay" IVU.S. Senator, D-WV

                          Alexander, Keith B.Director, National Security Agency

                          Wainstein, Kenneth L.Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, National Security Division

                          McConnell, John M. "Mike"Director, Office of National Intelligence


                          The Senate Select Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on proposals to revise the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.










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                        • ozob99
                          ... elint.pdf http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-elint.pdf ... of ... source ... reflector ... Sputnik s ... Lorenzen s ... processing. ... This site(which i m
                          Message 12 of 15 , May 2, 2007
                            --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, Mark Foster <mcfoster@...> wrote:
                            >
                            > At 08:52 PM 4/30/2007, you wrote:
                            > >"A Brief Look at ELINT at NSA":
                            > >
                            > ><http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-
                            elint.pdf>http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-elint.pdf
                            >
                            >
                            > This article raised my interest on the
                            > "National Technical Processing Center"
                            > which only yielded 18 replies from Google.
                            >
                            > One of them was very interesting:
                            > http://www.nrl.navy.mil/pao/pressRelease.php?Y=2000&R=32-00r
                            >
                            > One section refered to the CDAA arays, see below:
                            >
                            > Communications and radar intercept systems on aircraft, ships,
                            > submarines, and shore stations captured signals near the periphery
                            of
                            > the Soviet Union and Communist China. Project Boresight created a
                            > global Navy network of HFDF stations to intercept and fix the
                            source
                            > of radio transmissions from Soviet surface ships and submarines.
                            > Boresight successor Bullseye's huge circularly disposed antenna
                            > arrays included up to two rings of dipole antennas and two
                            reflector
                            > screens and grew to an effective diameter of 800 feet. The first of
                            > the CDAA arrays, installed at the Hybla Valley Coast Guard Station,
                            > Alexandria, Virginia, in 1957, was used to track the Soviet
                            Sputnik's
                            > 20 MHz signal and determine its orbit. Mack J. Sheets was
                            Lorenzen's
                            > antenna engineer for Boresight and Bullseye; Bob Misner, signal
                            processing.
                            >
                            > I never new they were used for satellite work!
                            >
                            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                            >

                            This site(which i'm sure many of you have visited) has lots of shots
                            of former & active Wullenweber's as well as comm towers,military &
                            gov't activities:

                            http://virtualglobetrotting.com/category/buildings/military_communicat
                            ions/
                          • Frank
                            James, rather than trying to con me into wasting $30 and over two hours of my time why don t you just explain what you meant when you said the NSA origin is
                            Message 13 of 15 , May 2, 2007
                              James, rather than trying to con me into wasting $30 and over two
                              hours of my time why don't you just explain what you meant when you
                              said "the NSA origin is Thurleigh England", etc.

                              I've been interested in the history of NSA and it's associated
                              uniformed organizations since reading "The Codebreakers" and serving
                              in USAF's Security Service (one of those organizations) for 2-1/2
                              years in the 60's and 70's.

                              When I saw your original comment I was puzzled since I had never
                              before heard of such a connection, and all I wanted was to fill in a
                              gap in my knowledge, to understand what was behind that comment.

                              Obviously, that gap will remain unfilled.

                              Finally, I want you to know that when you refer to Ft. Meade as
                              a "Sewer Treatment Plant", you are dishonoring the memory of the
                              soldiers, sailors, airmen, and civilians who died carrying out the
                              NSA mission. Your putdown also puts down the untold numbers who
                              served in silence and survived, and who helped win the Cold War. You
                              apparently didn't learn that code of conduct you referred to very
                              well.

                              This cold warrior, for one, is deeply offended.

                              I'm done communicating with you on this subject.

                              Frank



                              --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, james kester <radioconstco@...>
                              wrote:
                              >
                              > This one will only cost you ...
                            • Gaylon Rose
                              ...Sorry...Another error occured when I typed in the link at the bottom...Gaylon/kc0aud ... elint.pdf http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-elint.pdf ... of ...
                              Message 14 of 15 , May 2, 2007
                                ...Sorry...Another error occured when I typed in the link at the bottom...Gaylon/kc0aud

                                ozob99 <ozob99@...> wrote: --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, Mark Foster <mcfoster@...> wrote:
                                >
                                > At 08:52 PM 4/30/2007, you wrote:
                                > >"A Brief Look at ELINT at NSA":
                                > >
                                > ><http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-
                                elint.pdf>http://www.fas.org/irp/nsa/almanac-elint.pdf
                                >
                                >
                                > This article raised my interest on the
                                > "National Technical Processing Center"
                                > which only yielded 18 replies from Google.
                                >
                                > One of them was very interesting:
                                > http://www.nrl.navy.mil/pao/pressRelease.php?Y=2000&R=32-00r
                                >
                                > One section refered to the CDAA arays, see below:
                                >
                                > Communications and radar intercept systems on aircraft, ships,
                                > submarines, and shore stations captured signals near the periphery
                                of
                                > the Soviet Union and Communist China. Project Boresight created a
                                > global Navy network of HFDF stations to intercept and fix the
                                source
                                > of radio transmissions from Soviet surface ships and submarines.
                                > Boresight successor Bullseye's huge circularly disposed antenna
                                > arrays included up to two rings of dipole antennas and two
                                reflector
                                > screens and grew to an effective diameter of 800 feet. The first of
                                > the CDAA arrays, installed at the Hybla Valley Coast Guard Station,
                                > Alexandria, Virginia, in 1957, was used to track the Soviet
                                Sputnik's
                                > 20 MHz signal and determine its orbit. Mack J. Sheets was
                                Lorenzen's
                                > antenna engineer for Boresight and Bullseye; Bob Misner, signal
                                processing.
                                >
                                > I never new they were used for satellite work!
                                >
                                > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                                >

                                This site(which i'm sure many of you have visited) has lots of shots
                                of former & active Wullenweber's as well as comm towers,military &
                                gov't activities:

                                http://virtualglobetrotting.com/category/buildings/military_communicat
                                ions/






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                              • james kester
                                sorry, as i worked in meade 73-74, i learned intelligence was earned at the price of research. something prized, something closed session , as illustrated in
                                Message 15 of 15 , May 3, 2007
                                  sorry, as i worked in meade 73-74, i learned intelligence was earned at
                                  the price of research. something prized, something "closed session", as
                                  illustrated in the CSPAN communications intelligence FISA hearing i so generously provided to this group. well worth the $30 bucks.

                                  something the clinton administration dismantled, along with this country's
                                  leadership in the world. a network of information that took 60 years to establish,
                                  and 60 weeks to destroy. from within!

                                  as I will always remain protective of the information I earned. just an old habit, like
                                  the salute.

                                  salute..........





                                  Frank <frank_cwv@...> wrote: James, rather than trying to con me into wasting $30 and over two
                                  hours of my time why don't you just explain what you meant when you
                                  said "the NSA origin is Thurleigh England", etc.

                                  I've been interested in the history of NSA and it's associated
                                  uniformed organizations since reading "The Codebreakers" and serving
                                  in USAF's Security Service (one of those organizations) for 2-1/2
                                  years in the 60's and 70's.

                                  When I saw your original comment I was puzzled since I had never
                                  before heard of such a connection, and all I wanted was to fill in a
                                  gap in my knowledge, to understand what was behind that comment.

                                  Obviously, that gap will remain unfilled.

                                  Finally, I want you to know that when you refer to Ft. Meade as
                                  a "Sewer Treatment Plant", you are dishonoring the memory of the
                                  soldiers, sailors, airmen, and civilians who died carrying out the
                                  NSA mission. Your putdown also puts down the untold numbers who
                                  served in silence and survived, and who helped win the Cold War. You
                                  apparently didn't learn that code of conduct you referred to very
                                  well.

                                  This cold warrior, for one, is deeply offended.

                                  I'm done communicating with you on this subject.

                                  Frank

                                  --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, james kester <radioconstco@...>
                                  wrote:
                                  >
                                  > This one will only cost you ...






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