Intelligence in War: It Can Be Decisive

Elder, Gregory
June 2006
Studies in Intelligence;2006, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p7
Government Document
This article explores the role of tactical and operational intelligence in dictating force employment schemes and as a decisive element in strategically significant battles. These battles include the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861, the Battle of Tannenberg in 1914, and the Israeli air strike initiating the Six-Day War in 1967. The article demonstrates how actionable intelligence and military leadership attributed to the victory of the battles.


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