Sir, This link (http://www.oss.net/
OSS.net is a dead website at this time, we scrapped it and transferred the contents — over 8,000 pages from over 800 contributors — to
and my own work to
The particular item you seek is easily found by searching either website for the article title:
At Phi Beta Iota:
At Robert David Steele under Publications, Books & Derivatives, Chapters:
Steele, Robert. “Open Source Intelligence: What Is It? Why Is It Important to the Military?,” in Loch K. Johnson and James J. Wirtz (eds.), Strategic Intelligence: Windows into a Secret World, NC: Roxbury, 2004, pp. 112-119.
I must emphasize that the starting point for “meta” understanding is here:
The core reference, in Kindle and in Print, that consolidates the best of my writings over 30 years, is here:
PRINT: Steele, Robert, REINVENTING INTELLIGENCE: 30 Years in the Wilderness (Trump Revolution 46) (Amazon CreateSpace, Earth Intelligence Network, 2019).
KINDLE: Steele, Robert, REINVENTING INTELLIGENCE: 30 Years in the Wilderness (Trump Revolution Book 46) (Amazon Kindle, Earth Intelligence Network, December 2019).
FREE ONLINE: None; individual items online.
The core handbook and most of the military-oriented material are at these links:
If you want to walk for 30 years in my shoes start at the bottom of each of the below groupings of my work:
To understand the history of opposition and the valuable work of others:
- Category: History of Opposition
- OSINT Historic Contributions Directory (List)
- Category: Historic Contributions
You should also consider browsing with searches at Phi Beta Iota, for example:
I just checked and all my full text online at Phi Beta Iota is readable in Google Hindi and Google Punjabi — not the best, but enough for those who have not mastered English to form some ideas of their own.
With best wishes always,