Military Intelligence History in Washington, DC

07.05.07 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

A new pamphlet (pdf) from the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) History Office describes locations in and around Washington, D.C. that have significant associations with the history of U.S. military intelligence.

“The sites selected span two centuries of military intelligence in support of the Nation and its Army, starting with George Washington in the Revolutionary War and ending with William F. Friedman in World War II,” according to the introduction.

A dozen or so sites are described, and directions for finding them are provided.

The locations of grave sites of notable figures in military intelligence at Arlington National Cemetery, including cryptologists William Friedman and his wife Elizebeth (misspelled here as “Elizabeth”), are provided.

The new INSCOM pamphlet was published this year in hardcopy only, but a scanned version is now available online.

See “On the Trail of Military Intelligence History: A Guide to the Washington, DC, Area,” U.S. Army INSCOM History Office, 2007 (36 pages, 2.6 MB PDF).