Dick McDonald


McDonald, Dick [CAPT/USN (Ret.)]. "A Footnote to the Gulf of Tonkin Affair: Why the Second Attack Could Not Have Happened, [Part I]." Naval Intelligence Professional Quarterly 14, no. 2 (Apr. 1998): 1-5. [Part II] Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 14, no. 3 (Jul. 1998): 1-4.

Ostensibly a review of Edwin E. Moise, Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the Vietnam War, this two-part article is well worth reading on its own, even though the author arrives at the same conclusion as Moise. Part II centers on the author's involvement in the aftermath of the operation, and on how he has arrived at his conclusion.


McDonald, Dick [CAPT/USN (Ret.)], and Jim Fanell [CDR/USN]. "The Origins of OPINTEL and Its Successes in the Pacific in World War II." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly.

Each section includes narrative and photos from the Pacific Naval Intelligence panels at CINCPACFLT Headquarters.

Part I: 17, no. 4 (Oct. 2001): 3-5.

Part II [completes the display section titled "1930 to December 1941 -- The Road to War"]: 18, no. 1 (Jan. 2002): 24-25.

Part III [covers the period from 7 December 1941 through the Battle of Coral Sea, 7-8 May 1942]: 18, no. 2/3 (Aug. 2002): 28-30.

Part IV [focuses on the 30-day period culminating in the Battle of Midway]: 18, no. 4 (Oct. 2002): 24-25.

Part V ["sketches the establishment and growth of the JICPOA"]: 19, no. 3 (Sep. 2003): 29-31.

Part VI ["highlights the contributions of two special groups of people who served in the JICPOA"]: 20, no. 1 (Feb. 2004): 22-24.

Part VII ["The Heroes of Radio Intelligence," "Radio Intelligence Units," "Yamamoto Shootdown"]: 20, no. 3 (Sep. 2004): 8-10.

Part VIII ["features the enormous intelligence production effort of the JICPOA"]: 20, no. 4 (Dec. 2004): 21-23.

Part IX [concluding article]: 21, no. 2 (Jun. 2005): 10-12.

[MI/Navy/Interwar; WWII/U.S./Services/Navy]

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