Commander Counterintelligence ( Ci ) Field Started During The Revolutionary War

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Army Counterintelligence (CI) field started in the Revolutionary War, when President George Washington first practiced the art of CI in the Continental Army. After the Revolutionary War, the government viewed the CI field as being necessary only during the time of war, and soon decommissioned the field. This method of activation and deactivation continued even throughout some of US history’s greatest wars: Indian War, War of 1812, Civil War, World War I, and World War II. With each activation CI agents would push their capabilities and accomplished some of the greatest moments in US history. But it wasn’t until the beginning of the post-war era in 1945, when the US government recognized the CI field is an integral part of the Army and kept the field activated. Since then CI agents have been on the forefront of protecting and supporting the Army’s fight against Foreign Intelligence Entities (Gilbert, Finnegan, & Bray, 2005).
In the late 1960’s, the Department of Defense created the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET). ARPANET was the first means of transferring data over a single network with multiple computers connected to it. Then in the 1970s, two scientist created Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) model as the standard for the transmission of data over networks (See Appendix for TCP/IP model definition). Ten years later, APRANET adopted the TCP/IP model, and created the Internet (Andrews, 2013). Since its inception the Internet…

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