Strategic Intelligence Considerations When Preparing for War
JOINT MILITARY INTELLIGENCE COLL WASHINGTON DC
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This thesis seeks to answer the research question What strategic policy assessments should be made by intelligence prior to committing U.S. military forces to war Supporting details are culled from military and political writers addressing strategic policy issues and distilled into the following framework problem identification, interests analysis, objective and end state assessment, internal strategic appraisal, comparative national power assessment, strategy development, and the identification and closure of gaps between strategy and the means to execute that strategy. These seven basic considerations form the general outline for assessing the efficacy of committing U.S. forces to war.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics