Accession Number:

ADA589230

Title:

Enhancing the Efficiency of NATO Intelligence Under an ASG-I

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

As part of North Atlantic Treaty Organization s NATO s ongoing intelligence reforms, its member nations should create an Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence ASG-I to bridge the gap between competing civilian and military intelligence structures. The creation of an ASG-I would both enhance the efficiency of NATO Intelligence and improve its quality by providing unity of effort. NATO already has Assistant Secretary Generals ASGs for several departments. However, there is not one responsible for leading intelligence. Because of this lack of NATO intelligence oversight, the organization is hampered by duplication of effort and over tasking of intelligence analysis centers for similar products. Leadership of the intelligence effort is currently the responsibility of the Deputy Secretary General DSG, who has a myriad of duties that do not allow for a comprehensive focus on intelligence. Therefore, NATO should create an ASG-I billet to oversee its intelligence personnel, systems, and structural enablers to enhance intelligence sharing within NATO, and to better predict when crises might occur as directed in NATO s latest Strategic Concept for the Defense and Security of its Members Lisbon, 2010.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE