Accession Number : AD1010579


Title :   The Importance of Why: An Intelligence Approach for a Multi-Polar World


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA NORFOLK United States


Personal Author(s) : Smith,Frank A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1010579.pdf


Report Date : 04 Apr 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 85


Abstract : The Joint Force must develop a cognitive approach to intelligence consistent with the characteristics of the contemporary environment. Joint doctrine reflects processes maximized for Cold War adversaries. This methodology is a deductive process best suited for traditional state armed conflicts. An analysis of the joint function of intelligence, from its genesis in World War I to through the post-Cold War era demonstrates that the existing approach to intelligence is obsolete. To align the intelligence approach with the environmental characteristics, the Joint Force must educate intelligence practitioners in complexity theory, advance inductive and abductive cognitive methods, and employ advanced analytic techniques.


Descriptors :   Game theory , military intelligence , military doctrine , Joint military activities , military history , military planning


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE