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It is, however, intended to cull some of the key events and selected activities that may contribute to reaching such a judgment. Although the focus is on CIA, it must be understood that technical intelligence--as a new, distinct discipline-- was integral to the Intelligence Community as a whole, as well as to the military services, nonintelligence elements of the Department of Defense, other federal government agencies, and related private sector entities.
The period following World War II saw unparalleled growth in technological developments, and nowhere was this truer than in the East-West competition during the Cold War. New and technological capabilities on both sides offered opportunities for new weapons and new collection techniques.
The prospect of new Soviet capabilities led US policymakers to demand that we understand not only the new technologies for our own purposes but also the extent and nature of Soviet capabilities.
Urgent new collection requirements necessitated new, more sophisticated means of collection, which in turn required new technical analysis techniques and capabilities.
The data acquired by these new collection systems often helped clarify gaps in our intelligence. Thus, the need for scientific and technical intelligence on the Soviet Union generated a whole new set of requirements for new sources and methods, many of which remain current today.
A corollary to this development was that it led to major bureaucratic and organizational changes within CIA and the wider Intelligence Community.
Overview The emergence of the Cold War accelerated the development of ever more technically advanced weapons and generated early recognition of the need for additional technical intelligence.
For US policymakers this meant obtaining data on Soviet weapons developments and operational concepts, identifying important new systems and, most important, developing the technical means for collecting and processing such data.
US intelligence on Soviet nuclear weapons development played an especially important role in the initial extension of technical intelligence into the Cold War. In this regard, the transfer of the Manhattan Project intelligence group from the Department of State to the new CIA enabled the Agency to build its scientific and technical intelligence capabilities.
The complexity of the technical structure of the Soviet nuclear weapons development program and the many distinctive observables associated with it provided a nearly ideal, classic technical intelligence challenge to US analysts.
In particular, the Soviet program demanded technical data that could be obtained only by new collection techniques.
By the s, it was clear that the USSR possessed both nuclear weapons and the means of long-range delivery. But key questions remained for US policymakers.
How far advanced and how effective were these capabilities? Could they be used against the continental United States as well as its allies? The answers to these questions were fundamental to US strategic deterrence. Technical intelligence was the primary tool US officials used to address these questions.
Because the USSR, Eastern Europe, and China and later their surrogates such as Cuba and North Korea were "denied areas," they posed difficult challenges to traditional forms of human and military reconnaissance collection.
These countries were highly efficient police states that severely restricted internal movement and contacts with foreigners; they also had effective, modern air defenses.
This meant traditional means of espionage and reconnaissance were limited in providing the needed information, much less access, by the West to Soviet Bloc weapons designers and remote test sites.
To counter this, CIA and the Intelligence Community developed new and innovative collection approaches, including overhead systems to collect images. These new systems allowed US analysts to discover the physical characteristics and locations of weapons, test ranges, operational sites, and support structures.
Signals intelligence SIGINT collectors in these new systems eavesdropped on military exercises and administrative communications. Telemetry collectors intercepted and recorded the instrumentation signals transmitted by weapons undergoing tests; blast-detection sensors assessed the power of a detonation.
Signal and power collectors measured emitter specifications, and there were a host of other collection techniques. The lack of hard intelligence facts and having few human intelligence resources within the Soviet Bloc were the key drivers in developing both US aircraft and satellite imaging and signals intelligence collection systems.
In addition to the actual technical collection, however, there was a parallel development in the analytical field as US analysts sought to make sense of the raw data.
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The challenge to the Intelligence Community was not only to create new collection methods but also to be able to derive useful information from the resultant data.
The intelligence reports and estimates available for this conference cover the period from the early s through the mid- to late s, and the effect of advancements in technical collection and analysis is readily apparent.
These disagreements primarily resulted from having more data which meant more opportunities to have different interpretations of the available information. Similarly, in the defensive missile area, Intelligence Community analysts using the same data now disagreed in NIE over whether and how the Soviets were upgrading their surface-to-air missiles SAMs.
These strategic offensive and defensive missile concerns stayed in the forefront of the intelligence debate well into the s. Technical Intelligence Issues In the course of the Cold War, any number of issues arose that had to be addressed urgently by means of technical intelligence.
In time, the Intelligence Community acquired an infrastructure of techniques, tools, facilities, and technical specialists that was able to respond to new questions as they arose. Some of the key issues are not surprising: Soviet nuclear weapons developments dominated in the early years, shifting later to matters of weapons and material inventories, compliance with testing agreements, and the transfer of nuclear technology to potential proliferators.
Soviet ballistic missile development and deployment stayed high on the priority list throughout, but also underwent many changes of focus--counting numbers, determining characteristics, and monitoring for compliance with arms control agreements.
The Soviet space challenge began with a burst of publicity and quickly became a matter of US military concern but did not materialize as a real threat issue. Soviet air defenses, antiballistic missile ABMand SAM missile upgrades became entangled with one another throughout the period, producing great concern and posing one of the most severe challenges to US technical intelligence.
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