Rose P. Keravuori
Winter 2017 (18/11)
The US Army has arguably not fought a capable state adversary since World War II. Now, after decades of conducting limited interventions, the expansibility and adaptability of military intelligence capabilities are in question. . . . During interviews for this study, intelligence leaders repeatedly mentioned three areas that require special attention in order to expand the Army intelligence corps: (1) shortages of airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) assets; (2) limited processing, exploitation, and dissemination (PED) capacities; and (3) insufficient human intelligence and counterintelligence capacities.
ROBERT STEELE: Marty Hurwitz destroyed tactical intelligence capabilities in the 1980’s and 1990’s, confident that theater capabilities were sufficient. He was wrong. The Services went along with this massive mistake, and also failed to call the national intelligence community out for being totally worthless to military strategic, operational, tactical, and technical decision-support needs. We have been dishonest and unprofesssional for decades.The same three shortfalls I and many others have been identifying since the 1980’s are still with us. This young author has done a very fine job of summarizing where we are in the US Army (and by extension, the Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard). Put bluntly, we suck and we are not going to get better any time soon.
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