The first spaceship we see in 1977’s Star Wars is, ostensibly, a diplomatic vessel. It’s carrying Princess Leia, a Senator from Alderaan. It turns out however that this ship is also a cog in a military intelligence chain, receiving the stolen data about the Death Star.With that in mind, I wrote a post for Blog Tarkin on the use of military intelligence in the Star Wars movies. The movies are rife with examples (except for the prequels). I listed all of the examples I could think, and speculated about what I hope to see in Episode VIII.