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Functional Cathegories in Intelligence Support
Functional Cathegories in Intelligence Support

Author(s): Mircea Mocanu
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: National Institute for Intelligence Studies
Keywords: intelligence support, communication process, actionable intelligence, clausewitzian friction, intelligence superiority, warning, decision-making, risk management

Summary/Abstract: Intelligence support is a communication process and the communication models, communication functions and other psychological concepts are relevant for understanding the role of both intelligence operators and decision-makers, as well as specific functions of intelligence support. Differences in these functions are supported by the amount of actionable intelligence and by the level of Clausewitzian friction involved in the security/operational situation. Consequently, three functions of intelligence support are suggested: construction of intelligence superiority, warning, and integration into action.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 47-66
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English