Accession Number : ADA248510


Title :   Brigade Intelligence Operations. Implications for the Nonlinear Battlefield


Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Terry B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a248510.pdf


Report Date : 21 Nov 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : This monograph examines tactical-level intelligence practices to serve brigade commanders better on the future battlefield. It seeks to determine the capabilities warranted for a brigade-level intelligence staff so that the commander's needs for timely, accurate, and sufficient information will be adequately served. The monograph relies on a study of historical documents and current doctrine concerning intelligence practices at the tactical level. The model for future brigade operations is the AirLand Battle Future Umbrella Concept. The monograph begins by examining how the battlefield continues to grow. This theoretical phenomenon is principally caused by advances in weapons technology, increased mobility, and battlefield communications improvements. Its significance is that it greatly expands the commander's area of interest. This is the area of responsibility for the S2 to analyze the enemy and terrain as they may affect brigade operations. Under the AirLand Battle Future concept, the battlefield is expected to continue to grow, producing continued challenges for the S2.


Descriptors :   *WEAPONS , *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *BATTLEFIELDS , DOCUMENTS , HISTORY , MILITARY COMMANDERS , TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS , AIR LAND BATTLES , DOCTRINE , TERRAIN , INTELLIGENCE , NONLINEAR SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE