Professional Articles

Mar 16, 2023

RADM Mike Studeman: An Intelligence Officer’s Perspective on China (full version)

Good afternoon, I'm honored to talk about something that's on all of our minds.  I'd like to talk about three main issues:  the trouble of seeing China, America’s information instrument, and Taiwan, because that's where all roads ultimately lead. 

Mar 16, 2023

VADM Jacoby: 2021 Allen Award Acceptance Speech (full version)

This is a true honor to be included on the list of intelligence stalwarts, to include my friend Sue Gordon, who have received the Charlie Allen award.  It is particularly meaningful in light of my decades-old association with Charlie in Government and out.  He is truly “legendary” and an “Icon.”  
Oct 21, 2022

Unauthorized History of the Pacific War Podcast: Station HYPO with special guest Rear Admiral Sam Cox

In this episode Seth and Bill tear down the myth of General Douglas MacArthur with facts known by very few Americans, and discuss why his attitude, decisions and lifestyle were a detriment to the overall American strategy in the Pacific War.
Jul 19, 2022

Naval Intelligence Enlisted Investigators: A Brief History of the Short-lived 9592 NEC

By Command Master Chief W. G. “Sam” Houston, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Intelligence Specialist Master Chief David Mattingly, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Naval Intelligence has a long history of periodically using enlisted personnel in undercover counterintelligence cases as well as more mundane investigations.

Oct 28, 2021

The Naval Intelligence Officer – Revolutionary War Through the End of the Cold War

By Rear Admiral Tom Brooks, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Tracing the development of the Naval Intelligence (163X) and Air Intelligence (135X) Communities and their integration

Sep 08, 2021

H065.1: Operation Enduring Freedom - September to December 2001

From Sam Cox, Director of Naval History

This H-gram covers the first months of Operation Enduring Freedom and the decisive role played by carrier aviation and the Navy/Marine Corps team in the success of the operation.

Jul 26, 2021

H064: Close Quarters Anti-Submarine Warfare

From Sam Cox, Director of Naval History

This H-gram covers several epic battles between U.S. surface ships and U-boats, involving ramming and hand-to-hand combat, including the use of Coca-Cola bottles, coffee-mugs and pots, sheath knives, spent shell casings, flare pistols, hand grenades, shotguns and tommy guns as ASW weapons.

May 18, 2021

The Red Tie - A Brief History

Where did the Red Tie come from? From its humble beginnings 60 years ago, the name now features prominently in NIP’s annual spring luncheon and our most prominent annual award.
May 18, 2021

The Nick Shadrin Enigma...ONI's Last Soviet Defector

The Soviet naval officer and defector who led multiple lives and ultimately lost his life in a bungled KGB attempt to kidnap him and return him to the USSR.
May 18, 2021

Birth of the White House Situation Room

Sometimes major advances in the intelligence world take place simply through luck of the draw — in this case the creation of the White House Situation Room in the spring of 1961. The whole evolution took place over just a few months, thanks largely to then-Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Arleigh Burke and the Navy Seabees.
May 17, 2021

H061.3: Sealift, Seabees, and Navy Medicine Corps in Desert Shield/Desert Storm

This H-gram covers the critical contributions of Navy Sealift, Naval Construction Battalions, and Navy Medicine to victory in Desert Storm.
May 17, 2021

H061.2: Desert Storm Part 3 (March - June 1991)

By Director of Naval History, Rear Admiral Sam Cox, U.S. Navy (Retired)

This H-gram continues the story of the U.S. Navy in Desert Storm, from March to June 1991.