The Intelligence Lessons of the Iraq War(s)
August 6, 2004
The war and "war after the war" in Iraq has exposed broad challenges for intelligence. Some are strategic and involve areas where any separation between the problems for intelligence and the problems at the policy level is artificial, and would be the issue. Others occur at the warfighting level, where it is equally apparent that any narrow separation of intelligence functions from the broadest possible consideration of command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I), overall battle management (BM), and the broadest use of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (IS&R) in netcentric warfare would be highly artificial.