Doctrinal Functions of Intelligence: Are They Applicable to Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement Operations?   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the thesis abstract: "Today's Army finds itself increasingly involved in 'Operations Other Then War', specifically peacekeeping and peace enforcement operations. Effective intelligence support is essential for success in these operations. This monograph examines the doctrinal functions of intelligence and their applicability to peacekeeping and peace enforcement operations. The monograph first discusses the six doctrinal functions of intelligence; Indications and Warning, Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield, Situation Development, Force Protection, Target Development/Target Acquisition, and Battle Damage Assessment. Next historical cases are examined to determine the tactical intelligence requirements during peacekeeping/peace enforcement. Finally, the functions of intelligence are compared to identified intelligence requirements to determine their applicability. This monograph concludes that the functions of intelligence are applicable to both peacekeeping and peace enforcement. However, traditional means to accomplish these functions are not effective in peacekeeping/peace enforcement. These operations require significant changes in the intelligence structure of the force, a reliance on human intelligence capability, and a intelligence focus that synthesizes military, political, and cultural aspects of the operation, into all intelligence analysis."

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