Help a brother out : a case study in multinational intelligence sharing, NATO SOF

dc.contributor.advisorTucker, David
dc.contributor.authorAra, Martin J.
dc.contributor.authorLarsse, Brage Andreas.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.contributor.secondreaderDoorey, Timothy
dc.dateDecember 2011
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:33:23Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:33:23Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines how to optimize intelligence sharing in a coalition by a thorough literature review and site visits to intelligence sharing organizations in order to establish best practices for multinational intelligence sharing. The newly established NATO SOF Headquarters (NSHQ) in Mons, Belgium was treated as a test case to validate their intelligence sharing procedures and structures in reference to the authors' identified best practices: mutual gains and benefits; trust; direct control; and accessibility and interoperability. Intelligence support to SOF is a decisive factor, when in conventional operations it often is not; therefore intelligence support to SOF is special - NATO SOF is no exception. The level of intelligence support to SOF normally only exists at the national level, due to bureaucratic obstacles, a need to protect sensitive sources and capabilities, and lack of trust. The NSHQ is experimenting with several innovative methods to enhance trust and streamline intelligence capability amongst NATO SOF forces. There are structural and organizational lessons learned from the establishment of the NSHQ that can be applied to future operations and coalitions.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) authoren_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/helpbrotheroutca1094510727
dc.format.extentxv, 55 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/10727
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNPS Outstanding Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.subject.authorSOFen_US
dc.subject.authorNSCCen_US
dc.subject.authorNSHQen_US
dc.subject.authorSpecial Operations Interoperabilityen_US
dc.subject.authorMilitary Networksen_US
dc.subject.authorNATO Transformationen_US
dc.subject.authorEuropean Common Threatsen_US
dc.subject.authorNATO Training and Education Program-NSTEPen_US
dc.subject.authorBICES Networken_US
dc.subject.authorAfghanistan Special Operationsen_US
dc.subject.authorISAF SOFen_US
dc.subject.authorIntelligence Sharingen_US
dc.subject.authorMultinational Operationsen_US
dc.subject.authorIntelligenceen_US
dc.subject.authorCoalitionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial intelligence.en_US
dc.titleHelp a brother out : a case study in multinational intelligence sharing, NATO SOFen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Defense Analysisen_US
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