Chapter 7. Summary: The Struggle for Control Continues

World War II marked a key juncture in the growth and expansion of the U.S. Army and Navy COMINT operations. The war had a monumental and immediate impact on U.S. COMINT collection and reporting operations. Even more significantly, World War II marked the start of ten years of change and evolution for the military cryptologic services. After World War II, there was no returning to the era of total independence for the military COMINT organizations. Massive changes culminated with the establishment of the National Security Agency in 1952 and the strengthening of the United States Communication Intelligence Board. While the organizational origins of the new agency represent a fairly simple ...

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