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Hines, J.
Restore the foundation of naval intelligence
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings
vol. 131, no. 2, 38384, pp. 36-40

Accession No.3394


"The naval intelligence community is adrift. Uncertain of its role within the U.S. Navy, it has embarked on a plan to focus naval intelligence on a limited set of specialized skills. None of these skill sets provide the analytical skills needed to track mobile platforms, whether ships, submarines or surface-to-air missiles. Closely tied to the Ocean Surveillance Information System set up to track Soviet ships and submarines during the 1970s and 1980s. Opintel was a skill that enabled naval intelligence to track Soviet forces at sea and to predict the movements and intentions of those forces."