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Accession Number ADA562681
Title Military Intelligence Fusion for Complex Operations: A New Paradigm.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 39p
Personal Author B. Connable
Abstract Military intelligence often fails to provide commanders and policymakers with an effective understanding of complex counterinsurgency (COIN) environments. This failure stems in great part from a failure to deliver holistic, fused analysis.2 Most analyses of complex environments are derived from a systems analysis model that artificially deconstructs both the environment and the people and groups within that environment. Treating complex environments, such as Iraq or Afghanistan, as a system that can be broken into simply labeled component parts leads analysts to make unhelpful and logically unsound assumptions regarding human identity. These assumptions, in turn, undermine analytic effectiveness. Instead of fusing available information in a way that accurately reflects the inherently complex shades-of-gray ground truth, military analysts influenced by systems analysis and conventional military doctrine often channel their thinking and efforts into three artificially color- coded categories: red, white, and green.3 These colors represent, respectively, the enemy, the population, and the host nation.
Keywords Counterinsurgency
Military commanders
Military doctrine
Military intelligence
Military operations
Systems analysis

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74F - Military Intelligence
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Rand National Defense Research Inst., Santa Monica, CA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Occasional paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number W74V8H-06-C-0002

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