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Operational and Technical SIGINT--2020 Foresight   [open pdf - 2MB]

"In many respects the 21st Century's New World Order will not be so 'new' or so 'orderly'. The increasing rich/poor dichotomy, overpopulation, rapid urbanization, environmental degradation and disease and rising nationalism will render the international arena more volatile and unstable. Into this morass U.S. troops will be employed to deter and/or fight insurgency, terrorism, proxy warfare and drug trafficking. To support them in this environment, signals intelligence must bury its classical separations which have divided it into four disciplines during the Cold War and must provide fused, operational and technical intelligence covering the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Ongoing and currently planned programs are leading to such increased capabilities and interoperability - - the key is to not let them become new collection programs, but maintain their emphasis on information processing and dissemination which will provide focused, fused, friendly intelligence - - the 'cheaper' force multiplier of the 21st Century."

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1993-04
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