Accession Number : ADA311821

Title :   Joint Intelligence in Support of Peace Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Boyd, Herchell A.

PDF Url : ADA311821

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : While the joint military intelligence (MI) system is increasingly robust, technologically capable, and more responsive to the operational commander's needs, it has principally been designed to support conventional combat operations. Since DESERT STORM, however, commanders from Somalia to the Balkans have found the system requires substantial modification of its mechanisms and focus in order to successfully cope with less conventional peace operations. Analysis of recent and ongoing peace operations yields eight key differences between joint MI support to them and conventional combat support operations, none of which receives sufficient emphasis in published joint or individual service peacekeeping doctrine or associated tactics, techniques, and procedures. Those key differences combine to form a practical planning framework from which four imperatives are extrapolated and proposed as vital to future peace operations planning. In short, joint MI support in this realm must focus foremost on force protection. It must be centered around an in-depth human intelligence core. It must judiciously apply technology to support that human intelligence core. And its architecture must be designed for simplicity and understanding in order to accommodate the complex mix of military, cultural, political, and economic factors that distinguish peace operations from the conventional combat support role it was designed to serve.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *LESSONS LEARNED, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *PEACEKEEPING, POLITICAL SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, MILITARY DOCTRINE, COMBAT SUPPORT, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY PLANNING, MILITARY TACTICS, CULTURE.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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