Accession Number : ADA312257

Title :   Tactical Intelligence Support In Somalia: Lessons Learned.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 31 Jul 95-7 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Stuteville, James M.

PDF Url : ADA312257

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : This study examines the tactical intelligence effort for Operations RESTORE HOPE and CONTINUE HOPE in Somalia from December 1992 to 31 March 1994. The doctrinal principles for intelligence support to force projection operations provide the framework for the examination of tactical intelligence support in Somalia. The doctrinal principles of intelligence support for force projection operations are: 'the commander drives intelligence'; 'intelligence synchronization'; 'split-based operations'; 'tactical tailoring'; and 'broadcast dissemination.' By analyzing the application of these principles in Somalia, insight was gained on the lessons learned and tactics, techniques, and procedures developed. The principles proved valid for intelligence support to operations other than war (OOTW). Analysis of lessons learned revealed that changes are necessary for improved application of these principles in OOTW. Better communications equipment and more efficient use of counterintelligence personnel represent two areas where changes are needed. The study concludes with a series of recommendations to improve tactical intelligence support for OOTW.

Descriptors :   *LESSONS LEARNED, *SOMALIA, *TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE, WARFARE, COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, EFFICIENCY, SYNCHRONIZATION(ELECTRONICS), COUNTERINTELLIGENCE.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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