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313th Military Intelligence Battalion (United States)

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The 313th Military Intelligence Battalion was an active duty Airborne Military Intelligence Battalion of the United States Army. Unit history Background Before World War II, the United States Intelligence Community was fragmented and ad hoc, comprising numerous government and military entities who were reluctant to share information with each other. President Roosevelt directed the Joint Board to form the Office of the Coordinator of Information (COI) in mid-1941 and the attack on Pearl Harbor later that year prompted the War Department to expand the Army's existing entities into the Military Intelligence Service, the Counterintelligence Corps, and the Signal Security Agency. The Joint board also formed Office of Strategic Services from elements of the COI as America entered World War II. During the first decades of the Cold War, Army intelligence departments maintained compartmentalization by discipline for security purposes. Their missio
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