Military / Defense

Operational Suitability Test of the LABS Computer – 19 November 1953

The goal of this study was to determine the operational suitability of the LABS equipment for use in delivering atomic…

December 12, 2023

FBI Files: American Military

Welcome to the FBI Files on American Military Personnel archive at The Black Vault. This section of the website is…

November 8, 2023

Operation Highjump

Background Operation Highjump, officially known as The United States Navy Antarctic Developments Program, 1946–1947, was a significant United States Navy…

November 6, 2023

Nuclear Weapons in the Multipolar World, October 1998

In this paper, Dr. Sergey Rogov, Director of the Institute for USA and Canada Studies of the Russian Academy of…

September 15, 2023

CJCSI 3121.01B: Standing Rules of Engagement / Standing Rules for the Use of Force for US Forces – 13 June 2005 (current a/o 18 June 2008)

The CJCSI (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction) 3121.01B refers to the "Standing Rules of Engagement (SROE)/Standing Rules…

September 3, 2023

Technology Forecast: Nonconventional Energy Sources for the Future Soldier – 29 June 2009

"Compact, efficient, lightweight, and long-lasting energy technologies are emerging as a force multiplier in military affairs. Innovative power sources that…

September 3, 2023

Intellipedia Entries

Background Intellipedia is an online system for collaborative data sharing used by the United States Intelligence Community (IC).  It was…

September 3, 2023

Collision Between USS Baton Rouge and Russian K-276 Crab (later B-276 Kostroma), 2/11/1992

Background The collision between the USS Baton Rouge and a Russian Sierra Class submarine K-276 Crab (later named the B-276…

September 3, 2023

Air Force Space Systems Program – October 20, 1959

There exists an urgent need to define and initiate a coordinated Air Force Space Systems Program. The following pages outline…

September 2, 2023

Nellis AFB Spokesperson Emails: Area 51

The following records were requested by The Black Vault from Nellis AFB in January of 2023. The request was a…

August 23, 2023