The Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University and the Center for the Study of Intelligence will co-host a conference at the Holiday Inn Park Plaza in Lubbock, Texas, on Friday and Saturday, 20-21 October 2006. The theme for the conference is, “Intelligence in the Vietnam War.” This conference will examine intelligence activities, operations, and analysis during the Vietnam War with an eye toward learning approporiate lessons that may be applicable to contemporary intelligence activities and operations in the War on Terror. The conference will examine intelligence analysis, activities and operations from all sides of the conflict in Southeast Asia and is developing an agenda that we expect will discuss the following topics: Intelligence and counter-intelligence operations to include human, electronic, signals, and imagery intelligence; Terrorism and counter-terrorism; Infiltration operations into North Vietnam, the Viet Cong infrastructure, and elsewhere; Psychological operations; The Phoenix Program, Provincial Reconnaissance Units, and other attempts to neutralize the VCI; Rolling Thunder, enemy order of battle, the will to persist, and other analytical issues; Inter-agency cooperation and conflict between the CIA, DIA, and other intelligence organizations; The politics of intelligence (e.g. the producer v. the consumer in the development of estimative products); the use of RAND and other private analytical resources as intelligence; etc... This conference will offer students, scholars, intelligence officials, policy makers, and others with an excellent opportunity to discuss and learn from the myriad intelligence activities that occured during America's longest war.
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