Interesting observations about Marine Corps Intelligence Operations in Anbar

The Past Matters.  “In many cases the most useful function a TFC analyst could perform for a tactical unit was not tell them was happening or going to happen, but what had happened two years before their rotation. In the COIN environment, the past matters.”

Mining Data about People.  “Without question, more insurgents were kept off the streets through the integrated mining of the detainee tracker database, biometrics and census data than by kinetic actions alone.”

Proprietary is Bad News.  Amen, brother! “…but much more needs to be done.  Theater specific data formats, contractor controlled proprietary information management systems, and in some cases, unwillingness to adhere to reporting standards continues to plague this process.”

Marine Intelligence Battalion returns for 5th consecutive deployment in 2007

Marine Intelligence Battalion returns for 5th consecutive deployment in 2007

Intelligence Enablers are more than Worth their Weight in Fuel! “A large number of commanders in 2003 were exceedingly resistant to the idea of “wasting lift” on any intelligence enabler; that has changed.”

See LtCol Timothy Oliver’s article  Marine Corps Intelligence Operations in Anbar: A Blueprint for Success in the Apr-2010 Marine Corps Gazette.

Add to DeliciousAdd to DiggAdd to FaceBookAdd to Google BookmarkAdd to RedditAdd to StumbleUponAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Twitter

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: