Accession Number : ADA536892


Title :   Defense Intelligence Agency: 50 Years Committed to Excellence in Defense of the Nation


Corporate Author : DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WASHINGTON DC HISTORICAL RESEARCH SUPPORT BRANCH


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA536892


Report Date : 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 61


Abstract : Military intelligence is intelligence on any foreign military or military-related situation which is significant to military policy-making or the planning and conduct of military activities. It is the product of gathering information about foreign military capabilities, intentions, plans, dispositions, and equipment; analyzing the contents of that information; and disseminating the findings to decision-makers, combat troops, and other recipients. Military intelligence appears in three basic forms: strategic, operational, and tactical. Strategic intelligence is intelligence that is required for the formulation of strategy, policy, and military plans and operations at national and theater levels. It involves a focus on overarching factors such as foreign geography, infrastructure, and force planning, or long-term trends such as the application of new tactics, techniques, and procedures or the development of new resources. It is an important tool in the effort to anticipate and counter threats throughout the world.


Descriptors :   *DEFENSE SYSTEMS , *MILITARY HISTORY , MILITARY OPERATIONS , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , POLICIES , STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE , COLD WAR , MILITARY PLANNING , COUNTERMEASURES , COUNTERINTELLIGENCE , MILITARY INTELLIGENCE , WEAPONS , DECISION MAKING


Subject Categories : HUMANITIES AND HISTORY
      DEFENSE SYSTEMS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE