Marine Corps Intelligence: Investing in Its Personnel for Fourth Generation Warfare
EWS contemporary issue paper
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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The most pervasive challenge facing any national security apparatus involves identifying the range of threats the nation currently faces, predicting future threat models and preparing to confront both current and future threats. Effectively countering these threats requires investing in equipment, systems and, principally, personnel. Investing in people includes assigning specialities in the appropriate mixtures, organizing to maximize the complementary nature of those specialties, and educating those personnel. The U.S. Department of Defense DoD, including the Marine Corps, has identified the most significant present and future threats to U.S. national security as those involving fourth generation warfare 4GW. In light of the anticipated future threats, the Marine Corps intelligence community needs to increase its manning while reorganizing itself and broadening intelligence Marines educations if the Marine Corps intelligence community is to be relevant in confronting these threats.
- Military Intelligence