Accession Number : ADA462287


Title :   Air Force Intelligence Role in Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (Maxwell Paper, Number 39)


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Stone, Cristina M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a462287.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : Air Force intelligence professionals play key roles in combating weapons of mass (WMD) destruction at combatant commands and components and national intelligence agencies. The Air Force, however, does not adequately prepare its intelligence analysts; targeteers; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operators; and unit-level and air and space operations center (AOC) personnel with the knowledge and the expertise required to fill these positions. This paper examines the current status of Air Force intelligence WMD expertise and proposes recommendations for improvement using Air Force intelligence-distinctive capabilities (predictive analysis, targeting, ISR operations, and unit-level and AOC operations) as a framework for discussion. In the areas of predictive analysis, targeting, and unit-level and AOC operations, Air Force intelligence training courses do not provide the requisite WMD expertise. The Air Force must leverage its technical and scientific core and expert organizations across the government to improve training for intelligence personnel requiring WMD expertise. In the area of ISR operations, the Air Force requires enhanced collection capabilities and better marketing of existing capabilities across the intelligence community. This paper also recommends changes to Air Force intelligence training, technical WMD expertise, and marketing and collection capabilities to improve the nation's ability to combat WMD.


Descriptors :   *PREPARATION , *AIR INTELLIGENCE , *PROFICIENCY , *MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS , *QUALIFICATIONS , *DEFICIENCIES , *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , OPERATORS(PERSONNEL) , DATA ACQUISITION , TARGETING , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , MARKETING , ANALYSTS , SKILLS , AIR CONTROL CENTERS , AIR FORCE TRAINING


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Intelligence
      Nuclear Weapons


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE