Accession Number : ADA293286

Title :   Operational Intelligence in the Joint Arena: A Clear Sense of Direction.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Navarro, Robert M.

PDF Url : ADA293286

Report Date : 09 MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The range of military operations is wide, touching many missions each with varying and unique requirements. In order to provide a coherent response, recent doctrine has emphasized an enhanced structure under the Joint Forces commander (JFC) in order to optimize unity of effort and unified action. At the Operational level, the JFC J-2 is responsible for ensuring appropriate intelligence support to the JFC and subordinate commands. As part of this, supporting joint intelligence doctrine further charges the JFC J-2 with providing relevant intelligence in response to JFC-developed requirements. However, structuring a support organization to respond to intelligence requirements may limit the J-2's initiative to anticipate requirements. For this reason, the JFC J-2 must beware of using intelligence doctrine as an "ideal" in itself. He or she must still independently divine and anticipate the overarching "Operational Intelligence" and "Operational-level Intelligence'. needs intrinsic to the JFC's success. Moreover, he or she must clearly articulate the role of intelligence at the Operational level in order to implement a supporting framework.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, COHERENCE, RESPONSE, MISSIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE