Accession Number:

ADA528898

Title:

Joint Intelligence and Uphold Democracy

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

On September 18, 1994, U.S. Atlantic Command ACOM set in motion Operation Uphold Democracy, an airborne, amphibious, and special operations invasion of Haiti. A few hours after the invasion started the Carter agreement was signed in Port au Prince, abruptly halting the kick-in-the-door operation and initiating a dramatic transition to a soft-landing option. This was flawlessly executed the next day as the 10th Mountain Division lifted off USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and alit at Port au Prince International Airport. A few days later Marines launched an amphibious landing at Cap Haitien from USS Wasp. The striking success of this operation was based on joint training, which contributed to the readiness and flexibility of our forces, and adaptive joint force packaging, which facilitated the overall plan. It was also due to robust joint intelligence support, which dramatically demonstrated the progress of the intelligence community in meeting the needs of joint task force JTF commanders and components. Much will appear in JFQ and other journals on joint force packaging for Haiti. This article focuses on lessons from the Persian Gulf War and Somalia, and how those lessons improved intelligence support for the joint warfighter. Specifically, it outlines how ACOM and its Atlantic Intelligence Command used training support, technology, and common tactics, techniques, and procedures TTP to support four JTF commanders in various Haiti contingencies.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE