Accession Number : ADA308967

Title :   Strategic Vision for Theater Intelligence: Supporting the Requirements of the 21st Century Warfighter.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Sprowls, Laura J.

PDF Url : ADA308967

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The U.S. intelligence community is facing an era of profound and revolutionary change. Several key factors are driving this change, chief among them are: a new threat environment, rapid technological advances, the explosion in information processing, an emphasis on jointness, compressed decision-making time cycles and declining resources. The focus of this paper is on theater intelligence and how it is coping with these changes to meet the needs of the 21st century warfighter. This project examines the evolution of theater intelligence from 1989 to the present and the imperative for change. It argues for a long-range planning and a visioning process, presents basic principles which provide the underpimlings for theater intelligence, and introduces guiding foundations for its future success. U.S. Pacific Command's strategic vision for theater intelligence is presented as an example of how to embrace change and keep intelligence relevant in a dynamic world. It introduces three fundamental and interlocking strategies of partnership, information and training which frame the vision. The goal of the vision is singular, to significantly enhance intelligence support to theater warfighters. The project concludes that the challenge for theater intelligence is to achieve the vision or risk becoming irrelevant to the warfighter and the nation.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, COMPRESSION, RISK, DECISION MAKING, THREATS, DYNAMICS, EXPLOSIONS, LONG RANGE(TIME), CYCLES, TIME, PLANNING, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), MILITARY PLANNING, INFORMATION PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE