Accession Number : ADA291749

Title :   Naval Doctrine Publication 2: Naval Intelligence.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA291749

Report Date : 30 SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The United States faces an array of geopolitical, social and technological changes that are fundamentally altering the course of world events.These challenges have necessitated a new naval strategy that changes the way U.S. naval forces operate. The focus of naval warfighting has shifted to operations in littoral regions of the world, where outcomes can be controlled or influenced from the sea. This new focus makes the nature of potential threats more difficult to predict. Because of this increased uncertainty, the need for naval intelligence has never been greater. More than any other service, naval forces deploy forward in harm's way. U.S. naval forces promote regional stability and stand ready to respond to crisis. Every day the Navy trains and operates within range of potential adversaries whose military capabilities pose an immediate threat These circumstances create a unique operational environment for naval intelligence. It provides around the clock support to widely dispersed forces. Its hallmark is tailored, fused, all-source intelligence, provided directly to operating forces. This publication defines naval intelligence and outlines its enduring principles. It describes the way naval intelligence supports military planning for routine peacetime operations, operations other than war, and full scale naval warfare. Finally, it identifies specific challenges for naval intelligence in the future. Naval Doctrine Publication 2(NDP-2), NAVAL INTELLIGENCE, is the second in a series of six capstone documents that articulate naval doctrine and provide the foundation for the development of tactics, techniques and procedures.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *NAVAL PLANNING, *NAVAL INTELLIGENCE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), UNCERTAINTY, STABILITY, DEPLOYMENT, MILITARY STRATEGY, INTELLIGENCE, PEACETIME, THREATS, NAVY, FORECASTING, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, THREAT EVALUATION, GEOPOLITICS, NAVAL WARFARE, STRATEGIC WARFARE, MILITARY PLANNING, MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, MILITARY TACTICS, TACTICAL WARFARE, LITTORAL ZONES, SEA CONTROL SHIPS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Naval Surface Warfare
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
      Marine Engineering
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Intelligence
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE