Anderson, Kyle, CTC

Cryptologic Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
CT-9149-Advanced Signals Analyst
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Cryptologic Technician
Primary Unit
2005-2007, CTN-9302, USS George Washington (CVN-73)
Previously Held NEC
CT-9141-Intermediate Noncommunications Collection and Analysis Technician
IS-0000-Intelligence Specialist
CTN-9302-Cryptologic Network/Systems Administrator
Service Years
1986 - 2007
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Neptune Subpoena
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Persian Excursion
Sandbox Sailor Operation Iraqi Freedom
CT-Cryptologic Technician (not specified)
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Joint Forces Command NSACSS Badge US Navy Retired 20 Afloat Training Specialist

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback

Cold War Medal Navy Chief Initiated Persian Excursion Cold War Veteran

Cold War Veteran Battenberg Cup

 Military Association Memberships
US Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (USNCVA)
  2010, US Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (USNCVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Here I am Lord. Send me.

Other Comments:
Here Lies John Adams of Southwell.
John Adams lies here, of the parish of Southwell,
A carrier who carried his can to his mouth well;
He carried so much, and he carried so fast,
He could carry no more so he was carried at last;
For, the liquor he drank, being too much for one,
He could not carry off, so now he's carrion.
- Lord Byron

 Remembrance Profiles -  1 Sailor Remembered
  • Anderson, Nels, PO2, (1986-1998)
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Operation Infinite Reach (Afghanistan/Sudan)
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Operation Infinite Reach was the codename for American cruise missile strikes on al-Qaeda bases in Khost, Afghanistan, and the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum, Sudan, on August 20, 1998. The attacks, launched by the U.S. Navy, were ordered by President Bill Clinton in retaliation for al-Qaeda's August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which killed 224 people (including 12 Americans) and injured over 4,000 others. Operation Infinite Reach was the first time the U.S. acknowledged a preemptive strike against a violent non-state actor.

U.S. intelligence suggested financial ties between the Al-Shifa plant and Osama bin Laden, and a soil sample collected from Al-Shifa allegedly contained a chemical used in VX nerve gas manufacturing. Suspecting that Al-Shifa was linked to, and producing chemical weapons for, bin Laden and his al-Qaeda network, the U.S. destroyed the facility with cruise missiles, killing or wounding 11 Sudanese. The strike on Al-Shifa proved controversial; after the attacks, the U.S.' evidence and rationale were criticized as faulty, and academics Max Taylor and Mohamed Elbushra cite "a broad acceptance that this plant was not involved in the production of any chemical weapons."

The missile strikes on al-Qaeda's Afghan training camps, aimed at preempting more attacks and killing bin Laden, damaged the installations and inflicted an uncertain number of casualties; however, bin Laden was not present at the time. Following the attacks, the ruling Taliban allegedly reneged on a promise given to Saudi intelligence chief Turki al-Faisal to hand over bin Laden, and the regime instead strengthened its ties with the al-Qaeda chief.

Operation Infinite Reach, described by historian Timothy Naftali as "the largest U.S. military response to a terrorist attack" since the 1986 bombing of Libya, was met with a mixed international response: U.S. allies and most of the American public supported the strikes, but the targeted countries, Islamic militant groups, and other nations in the Middle East strongly opposed them. The failure of the attacks to kill bin Laden also enhanced his public image in the Muslim world. Further strikes were planned but not executed; as a 2002 congressional inquiry noted, Operation Infinite Reach was "the only instance ... in which the CIA or U.S. military carried out an operation directly against Bin Ladin before September 11."
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May 21, 2009
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