Accession Number:

ADA533659

Title:

Developing US European Command's Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Strategy for Fiscal Years 2010 through 2015

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR AND SPACE POWER JOURNAL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

As long as the United States continues to focus on Afghanistan and Iraq, the nations war-fighting resources will remain dedicated to prevailing in those wars. This article examines how Americas emphasis on United States Central Command USCENTCOM adversely affects intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ISR operations of other combatant commands COCOM it does so by analyzing United States European Commands USEUCOM ability to execute an effective ISR strategy in pursuit of its intelligence requirements. The article begins with a brief discussion of the impact of ISR operations in USEUCOM during the 1990s and then addresses national and Air Force-specific strategies and the ways they affect that command. Furthermore, it offers some tangible solutions designed to mitigate such problems as gaps in ISR collection, primarily caused by underresourcing, that, if adopted, would allow USEUCOM to better perform its critical ISR mission.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE