From the thesis abstract: "Since the fall of the Iron Curtain in the late twentieth century, the primary threat to the U.S. has shifted from one single adversary to a host of adversaries ranging from transnational terrorist organizations, developing nations, and unstable nations. The U.S. defense policy, as well as the Intelligence Community has struggled int eh aftermath to develop a coherent system to deal with this new reality. As the demands on intelligence has also diversified, the manner in which we detail and train our intelligence officers must also evolve. No longer can intelligence professionals maintain a general knowledge of a particular area or subject, but must be allowed to gain and maintain the quantity and type of expertise commensurate with the demands of the intelligence consumer. Naval Intelligence Officers must become specialists in their field and not the generalists that the Navy has been grooming for the past decade." "Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Military Studies.
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