Please save the dates for some big upcoming events:

18 OCT - Annual Fall Luncheon and Meeting at Army-Navy Country Club

20 OCT - The Naval Intelligence Dining In will be held , additional information to follow but block it on your Outlook calendar now!

2 DEC - Next Board Meeting


The Naval Historical Foundation and the Central Intelligence agency will hold a seminar on the history of the Cold War Soviet Navy on 6 September 2017 at the Cold War Gallery of the Navy Museum in the Washington Navy Yard, from 4 to 6 pm.

     I would categorize the CIA releases into these major categories:

             (1) The Soviet Navy's plans and preparations to attack Allied Sea Lines of Communications (SLOCS)

             (2) CIA analyses of the Soviet Navy in the late 1960s through the mid-1970s, particularly of the Soviet Mediterranean Squadron, Soviet ASW, the naval cruise missile force, capabilities to attack aircraft carriers, Soviet fleet logistics, the Soviet naval shipbuilding program and impact on the surface force.

            (3)  Soviet strategy for theater war against NATO.

            (4)  The Combat Regulations of the Soviet Navy, 1983: nine documents, published by CIA in 1986.

            (5)  Soviet Military Thought and Warsaw Pact Journal articles as well as doctrinal publications and directives governing Combined Forces from the mid-1970s to theearly 1980s. These provide new perspectives on the maritime dimensions of the Warsaw Pact.