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Long Strange Journey An Intelligence Memoir von Eddington, Patrick G. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 17.01.2011
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Long Strange Journey

Long Strange Journey is a first-person account of the high-tech, space-based side of the intelligence business. Although President Carter first revealed the existence of our imagery spy satellites nearly 30 years ago, no analyst who has used those systems has written a book on the topic and got it past CIA censors until now.


    Format: ePUB
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    Seitenzahl: 425
    Erscheinungsdatum: 17.01.2011
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781609844646
    Verlag: BookBaby
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Long Strange Journey

Glossary of Terms

AAR - After Action Review. A military term for evaluating a military operation or event.

AAV - Amphibious Assault Vehicle.

ACDA - Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Federal Agency responsible for monitoring arms control agreements.

ACR - Armored Cavalry Regiment. A highly mobile, reconnaissance-oriented U.S. Army formation of approximately brigade strength.

ADCI - Acting Director of Central Intelligence. A CIA official acting as the Director of Central Intelligence on a temporary basis.

AFMIC - Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center. Medical intelligence arm of the DIA.

(The) AGENCY - The CIA.

AGENT ORANGE - Defoliant used by the United States during the Vietnam War.

AG - Adjutant General.

AL HUSSEIN - Iraqi version of the SCUD missile. It had a longer range but a smaller payload than the original SCUD.

AOL - America Online.

AOR - Area of Operations.

ARCENT - United States Army Central Command. Army component headquarters of CENTCOM.

ASD/HA - Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

ASP - Ammunition Supply Point.

BDA - Bomb Damage Assessment.

BCW - Biological and Chemical Warfare.

BNL - Banca Nazionale del Lavoro. Italian-based bank whose Atlanta, Georgia, branch made millions in illegal arms-related loans to Iraq in the 1980s.

BW - Biological Warfare.

BZ - A hallucinogenic incapacitating chemical agent.

CAM - Chemical Agent Monitor.

C3 - Command, Control, and Communications.

C4 - Chemical explosive.

CBW - Chemical and Biological Warfare.

CENTCOM - United States Central Command. One of several regional joint U.S. military commands. CENTCOM is the supreme headquarters for all U.S. forces deployed in the Persian Gulf.

CG - Phosgene chemical gas.

CIA - Central Intelligence Agency.

CIC - Counterintelligence Center. Component of the CIA charged with exposing spies like Aldrich Ames.

COC - Combat Operations Center. Marine equivalent to the Army's Tactical Operations Center.

CONUS - Continental United States.

CP - Command Post. Another name for a tactical military headquarters.

CS - Tear gas.

CTSS - Central Targeting Support Staff.

CW - Chemical warfare.

CWO - Chief Warrant Officer.

CX - Abbreviation for phosgene oxime, a chemical agent causing blistering and other symptoms.

D & D - Denial and deception analysis.

DATSD/PA - Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.

DCI - Director of Central Intelligence.

DESERT STORM - Name given to Coalition military operation designed to expel Iraqi forces from Kuwait. Lasted from January 17, 1991, through February 28, 1991.

DESERT SHIELD - Name given to Coalition military operation designed to defend Saudi Arabia from an Iraqi attack. Ran from August 7, 1990, to January 16, 1991.

DDCI - Deputy Director of Central Intelligence.

DDI - Deputy Director for Intelligence. CIA official who heads the DI.

DECON - Decontamination.

DEPSECDEF - Deputy Secretary of Defense.

DI - Directorate of Intelligence. One of four directorates within the CIA. Produces all-sour

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