Accession Number:

ADA463545

Title:

The Role of Culture on Joint Operations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-02-13

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Currently, no formal joint intelligence doctrine, no joint intelligence data base, and no formalized and accepted joint training model exist to adequately address the effects of culture on military operations. Current joint doctrine and operational planning processes continue to focus on the Cold War mentality of a conventional force-on-force intelligence preparation of the battlespace. Current joint doctrine and conventional intelligence estimates do not adequately direct the preparation of cultural estimates based on military cultural factors. These estimates would include, but are not limited to ethnic groups, political authority, cultural attitudes, customs and beliefs, lifestyle, history, religion, language, ideologies, tribal affiliations, and social institutions. In order to best support joint forces across the full range of military operations, the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, and each individual service component must realize the importance of cultural intelligence and awareness, integrating them at every echelon.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE