Intelligence - D-Day, Barbarossa, Pearl Harbour

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Intelligence Flashcards on Intelligence - D-Day, Barbarossa, Pearl Harbour, created by SteveT on 05/18/2013.
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What theory of Phillip Davies's can apply here? Intelligence culture (US IC poor)
What bias did Hitler apply to his intelligence assessments? Leadership bias
What did Hitler do himself? Intelligence Officer
What was the name of the British deception operation for D-Day? Operation FORTITUDE
What three elements made up FORTITUDE? Inflatable armies, XX, Fake SIGINT
Before Barbarossa, what did Soviet intelligence have to do? Shape all information to please Stalin?
What had happened to the Soviet intelligence service before WWII? Purged by Stalin and supporters put in place
Was Barbarossa an intelligence failure? No. It was a leadership and organisational failure by Stalin
What fed into the assessment which led to the US being surprised with Pearl Harbour attack? Stove-piped, racism, single service mentality
Which operational issue fed into the Pearl Harbour surprise? It was seen as the 'holiday base'
What was the codename for the US SIGINT feed on the Japanese diplomatic traffic? MAGIC
What was the name of the author who wrote on Pearl Harbour? David Kahn
What was used to collect on the Japanese when intercept was not possible? Traffic Analysis and Direction Finding
How did the Japanese defeat US collection? OPSEC (physical plans passed around) and radio-silence
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