Intelligence Requirements for Operations Other Than War
Master's thesis 6 Aug 1999-2 Jun 2000
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study examines the intelligence requirements and collection methods recommended in support of operations other than war OOTW. An examination of four case study examples Operation Just Cause, Operation Restore Hope, Operation Uphold Democracy, and Operation Joint Endeavor determines the intelligence requirements necessary for OOTW, and collection methods developed over the course of these operations that help satis these requirements. The intelligence requirements for these operations were compared to what is currently contained in Army military intelligence doctrine. By comparing these requirements against doctrine the researcher developed gaps that were not contained in doctrine, but are necessary for intelligence professionals to examine when preparing for missions under the OOTW umbrella. The doctrine proved to be partially correct when preparing for OOTW. The study finds three major intelligence requirements that must be added to doctrine to fully prepare units for OOTW operations. The recommendations are by no means an all-exclusive list, every operation involving US forces will be different from the previous operation. What the author does is recommend a baseline for intelligence requirements and collection methods, which is contained in chapter 5 of the study.
- Military Intelligence
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics