Accession Number : ADA307494

Title :   Wilderness Guide. Providing Intelligence for the Commander in Bosnia.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Ash, Lawrence N.

PDF Url : ADA307494

Report Date : 06 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The Intelligence Community has taken on the tough job of reducing the uncertainty that coalition task force commanders must face in conducting military operations other than war (MOOTW). Intelligence support to Bosnia peace operations presents a useful case study. The considerable efforts in Bosnia since 1992 have been well grounded in sound doctrine; however, this is not readily apparent because no subset of doctrine has been promulgated for coalition MOOTW. These precepts of such a needed subset have emerged from the Bosnia experience: (1) create an organization responsive to the commander's requirements that produces timely and accurate finished intelligence; (2) emphasize application of national and operational intelligence resources downward; (3) build communications connectivity up and down echelon to better disseminate intelligence; (4) acknowledge the enemy may be unknown, ambiguous, or not exist; (5) exploit tactical intelligence as it assumes a greater role, at times to the exclusion of national intelligence; (6) expect available resources to be scarce at some level; (7) adjust to national or organizational cultural differences; (8) unify effort; (9) emphasize sharing; (10) provide for complementary operations; (11) conduct liaison exchange; and (12) play the facilitating role of wilderness guide. Because of the burgeoning need for this new doctrine, it is time to codify our Bosnia experience. The coherence this doctrine lends intelligence support will enable the Commander to quickly orient his forces to a situation and step out smartly in the right direction. Intelligence support based on this doctrine will do what it is supposed to do--show the Commander the forest by guiding him through the trees.

Descriptors :   *UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, *TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, UNCERTAINTY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, CASE STUDIES, MILITARY COMMANDERS, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE