Headshot portrait of  Mr. A. Denis Clift

A. Denis Clift is a former naval officer, editor of Proceedings magazine, and president emeritus of the National Intelligence University. He served in eleven administrations, including tours as National Security Council senior staff member for Soviet Union and Eastern and Western Europe, National Security Adviser to the Vice President, and Chief of Staff, Defense Intelligence Agency.

Articles by A. Denis Clift

Proceedings - October 1994 Vol. 120/10/1,100 Cover

Where We Were

By A. Denis Clift
October 2019
Disseminating knowledge about the Navy in 1919, the aftermath of the sinking of the Israeli destroyer Eilat in 1969, and the threat of mines to subs in 1994.
Proceedings - September 1994 Vol. 120/9/1,099 Cover

Where We Were

By A. Denis Clift
September 2019
The design of seaplanes in 1919, the shape of the fleet in 1969, and the aftermath of 1991's Tailhook scandal.
Proceedings - August 1969 Vol. 95/8/798 Cover
July 1994 Proceedings Vol. 120/7/1,097 Cover
Builder's photo of a Naval 14-inch 50-caliber railway battery

Where We Were

By A. Denis Clift
June 2019
In 1918, the Navy had engaged on the Western Front five 14-inch 50-caliber guns on railway mounts designed by the Navy Bureau of Ordnance.
Portrait of Admiral Horacio Rivero Jr., USN
Proceedings May 1994 Vol 120-5-1095 Cover

Where We Were

By A. Denis Clift
May 2019
LCDR H. T. Bartlett, USN's “Mission of Aircraft with the Fleet,” LCDR John W. McCurdy, USCG's “The Emancipated, Aggravated, Indispensable American Seaman,” and CDR James A. Winnefeld Jr., USN's “Staying ...

Books by A. Denis Clift