Accession Number : ADA192576

Title :   Operational Intelligence: Is It a Panacea?

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Burgess, Ronald L

PDF Url : ADA192576

Report Date : 21 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : This study investigates the question that if valid operational intelligence is available, are there reasons or factors that preclude it from contributing to or providing operational success? Case studies utilizing intelligence indicators from Pearl Harbor, Midway, and the Battle of the Ardennes are cited for use in the study. Doctrinal requirements from FM 34-1, Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Operations, form the basis for the study along with considerations from FM 100-5, Operations. The study concludes that operational intelligence indicators were present in all three case studies. The paper presents the case that while Midway is considered an intelligence success and Pearl Harbor and the Ardennes an intelligence failure, the intelligence indicators were present in all three to varying degrees and therefore intelligence should have contributed to operational success. Keywords: Intelligence, Operational intelligence.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC WARFARE, *INDICATORS, *INTELLIGENCE, CASE STUDIES, ELECTRONICS, FAILURE, PEARL HARBOR

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE