Accession Number:

ADA279514

Title:

Intelligence Failure and Its Prevention

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-02-08

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Intelligence failures often result from preventable conditions. These include poor understanding of intelligence methods and capabilities, poor coordination between intelligence and operations, and poor dissemination methods. The concept of the operations-intelligence marriage unites the two staff functions to provide pertinence to each others work. A strong OPS-INTEL marriage helps alleviate some intelligence failures due to poor knowledge about intelligence and poor coordination between the two staffs. Intelligence failures due to poor dissemination depend on better intelligence intercourse between the three levels of war strategic, operational and tactical. Each level must possess its own collection, analytical and dissemination means to preclude failure. C4I for the Warrior is only an improvement in dissemination means, not a resolution to subjective problem of what to disseminate. New mind set, training and coordination can alleviate some intelligence failures.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE