Military Information & Intelligence

This section provides information about many topics realted to the organization and operation of the military in the U.S. and other countries as well as related topics with a military flavor.

Pilots of the United States Army Air Transport Command studying a map, 1941
Pilots of the United States Army Air Transport Command studying a map, 1941.

Today in WW II: 11 Jul 1940 US Quartermaster Corps asked 135 companies to bid on seventy light reconnaissance and command cars, the origin of the military jeep.  More 
11 Jul 1941 Establishing the first US foreign intelligence organization, Wm. J. Donovan becomes Coordinator of Information, head of the organization renamed OSS in 1942, the predecessor of the post-war CIA.
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Military Information & Intelligence

This section includes links to Olive-Drab.com pages that cover organization and units of the U.S. Department of Defense as well as the MOD organizations of many of the world's nations. Beyond that, you will find here information about diverse military topics including forms of military entertainment, military reference materials and intelligence sources, as well as books and videos with military subject matter.