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Defense Primer: Intelligence Support to Military Operations [Updated December 10, 2021]   [open pdf - 548KB]

From the Document: "Much of the 'Intelligence Community' (IC), nine of 18 total elements, resides within the Department of Defense (DOD). This includes the National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National GeospatialIntelligence Agency (NGA), and the intelligence components of the Navy, Army, Marines, and Air Force. Non-DOD IC elements, however, also provide support to the military. Integrated IC support of the military includes strategic, operational, and tactical intelligence activities, products and services that are necessary for military strategy, planning, and operations. The 'Director of National Intelligence (DNI)' serves as community manager for the IC and the principal intelligence advisor to the President. The core mission of the DNI is 'to lead the IC in intelligence integration' to ensure the IC's 18 elements operate as one team."

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CRS In Focus, IF10574
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2021-12-10
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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