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Preparing Military Intelligence for Great Power Competition: Retooling the 2-Shop


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In great power conflicts, combatants will need flexible military intelligence capabilities on the frontlines.

Military intelligence (MI) is critical to visions of future war. The analytical methodologies of the War on Terror have reshaped how MI teams are trained and deployed. MI personnel are increasingly specialised, with experience and judgement being replaced by rigid adherence to robust data-driven analytical methodologies. While these methods are likely to continue at higher echelons, Jack Watling argues that a large MI presence at the tactical edge will not be practical under

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WRITTEN BY

Dr Jack Watling

Research Fellow, Land Warfare

Military Sciences

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