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Marine Corps intelligence for war as it really is

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Authors
Leard, Thomas Edgar
Subjects
Marine Corps operations
Marine Corps intelligence requirements
MEU (SOC)
Low-intensity conflict
C4I2
Military intelligence
Intelligence architecture
Marines in Lebanon
Marines in Grenada
Marines in Liberia
Marines in the Dominican Republic
Advisors
Grassey, Thomas B.
Date of Issue
1991-06
Date
June 1991
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The objective of this thesis is to evaluate the operational intelligence apparatus that exists to support the U.S. Marine Corps' tactical warfighting commander. The questions that drive such an analysis are: what are the fundamental uniformities of operations? What are the intelligence requirements for the most likely conflict? What is the intelligence architecture? What are the problems of intelligence support? What are the near- term and long-term remedies for intelligence support in these most likely conflicts? Based on the recurring intelligence requirements of historical antecedents, the thesis focuses on the lack of an integrated and complete intelligence architecture that supports the warfighting commander. This encompasses a lack of operational connectivity of intelligence within the larger command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, and interoperability (C4I2) system/architecture. One utility of this thesis is in isolating the prevalent, realistic, operational and intelligence requirements for the employment of Marines. Another is in expanding the concept of a Marine Corps intelligence architecture. Optimizing the Marine Corps for its most likely military responses requires focusing intelligence on 'war as it really is.'
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Thesis
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Department
Department of National Security Affairs
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School
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Format
122 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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