Accession Number:

ADA415751

Title:

How Can the U.S. Army Overcome Intelligence Sharing Challenges Between Conventional and Special Operations Forces?

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

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Report Date:

2003-05-22

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

The emphasis on the changing global environment, the complexity of emerging military operational requirements, the U.S. Armys Transformation Campaign Plan concept, and combined U.S. Army conventional and special operations forces operations has significantly increased over the past decade. Intelligence sharing between U.S. Army conventional and special operations forces is essential in successfully facing these challenges. The U.S. Army plans to adapt to the changes in the environment and expansion of military requirements through the Armys Transformation Campaign Plan. Under this plan, the Army seeks to transform to a knowledge-based force reliant on intelligence, which enhances situational understanding on the battlefield and fully supports the commanders decision-making process during military operations. U.S. Army conventional and special operations forces must improve intelligence sharing between one another to adapt to the changing global environment, the broad range of emerging military operational requirements throughout the world, and to fully support the U.S. Armys Transformation Campaign Plan. This monograph examines why intelligence sharing between U.S. Army conventional and special operations forces is more important than ever and identifies solutions designed to enhance conventional forces capabilities and facilitate greater intelligence sharing with special operations forces. This study addresses how U.S. Army conventional and special operations forces can overcome intelligence sharing challenges through improvements in equipment, training, and interoperability. First, this paper analyzes the current operational environment that dictates the requirement for conventional and special operations forces to transform to achieve success during military operations. Furthermore, this paper examines the current doctrinal framework that guide.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE