By Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey
From the instant guy realized the way to ascend off the floor, the strategic importance of air intelligence grew to become obvious. This particularly new discipline_the first devoted air reconnaissance missions have been undertaken in 1870 through the siege of Paris whilst tethered French balloons have been hired to identify enemy positions and direct artillery fireplace onto them_has built at an mind-blowing pace. over the last century air intelligence has moved from harmful commentary balloons to micro-circuitry, which may ship photographs from a video digital camera fastened on a remotely-controlled car the dimensions of a hummingbird. The historic Dictionary of Air Intelligence relates the evolving heritage of the quickly advancing box of air intelligence. A chronology, an introductory essay, and cross-referenced dictionary entries at the organizations, brokers, operations, gear, tradecraft, and jargon of air intelligence make this reference as crucial because it is attention-grabbing.