Marcus Aurelius: CRS Overview of UCP & COCOMs

Commercial Intelligence, Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Government, Idiocy, Ineptitude, Military, Peace Intelligence
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius

Reading between the lines recommended.

PDF (72 pages):  2013-01-03 CRS on UCP and COCOMS

Phi Beta Iota:  Buried in the small print are severe shortcomings in intelligence support to strategy, policy, acquisition, and operations around the world; TRANSCOM thinking that Guam comprises a long-haul strategy; the Arctic uncovered and the Antarctic ignored; and at the very end, a tiny mention of the alternative concept of joint inter-agency commands–and of course no mention at all of the key concepts of Network-Enabled Capabilities, OSE (technical solution) and M4IS2 (human solution).  The new National Security Advisor is inheriting a gawd-awful mess that is out of control, out of money, out of imagination and out of integrity.

See Also:

2013 Robert Steele: Reflections on Reform 2.2 Numbers for 30% DoD Cut over 2-4 Years

2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on the US Military — Redirection Essential — and a Prerequisite to Creating a 450-Ship Navy, a Long-Haul Air Force, and an Air-Liftable Army

2012 Robert Steele: Practical Reflections on UN Intelligence + References & Reviews + UN RECAP Updated

2012 Robert Steele: Addressing the Seven Sins of Foreign Policy — Why Defense, Not State, Is the Linch Pin for Global Engagement

NATO OSE/M4IS2

Open Source Agency (OSA)

Public Intelligence 3.3