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The U.S. Army Functional Concept for Intelligence 2020-2040

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Technical Report

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U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Fort Eustis United States

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The U.S. Army is the Nations principal land force organized, trained, and equipped for prompt and sustained cross-domain combat. Army organizations provide foundational intelligence capabilities to the Joint Force. Joint and Army commanders rely on data, information, and intelligence during operations to develop situational understanding against determined and adaptive enemies. Knowledge of the threats, enemies, adversaries, and operating environment is critical to Army and Joint Force success. Army forces must process, exploit, and analyze information from multiple disciplines and domains and push intelligence to the point of need to maintain advantages over the enemy. However, because of limitations associated with human cognition, and because much of the information obtained in war is contradictory or false, more information will not equate to better understanding. Commanders and units must be prepared to integrate intelligence and operations to develop situational understanding in close contact with the enemy, partners, and civilian populations.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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