America's Commandos by Leroy Thompson

By Leroy Thompson

America's Commandos КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Greenhill Books Серия: The G.I. sequence - The Illustrated background of the yank Soldier Автор: Leroy Thompson Название: America's Commandos - US targeted Operations Forces of worldwide struggle II and Korea Язык: English Год издания: 2001 Количество страниц: seventy four ISBN: 1-85367-458-3 Формат: pdf Размер: 18.51 Мб eighty five

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In actuality, experience has shown that a large number of individuals—and often including those whose judgments or statements will carry the most weight—are rendering opinions in critical situations either in ignorance of important facts or without recognizing the relevance or significance of certain information which they may know. Indications and current analysts have been simply appalled, usually after a crisis has broken, to discover how many persons only slightly higher in the intelligence hierarchy were totally unaware of some of the most critical information from a warning standpoint.

A prudent precaution. 3 What Warning Is and Is Not efore we enter into a detailed discussion of the warning process and the analytical techniques involved, it is necessary to dispel some widespread misconceptions about what warning is and is not. We shall look first at— B What It Is Not a. Warning is not a commodity. It is not something which the analyst, the intelligence community, the policy maker or the nation has or does not have. ” Particularly when taken out of context, this misconception has also appeared in high-level official documents.

Since there are not many new indications to report, the current intelligence publication may convey the impression (and the analyst may actually come to believe) that the threat is somehow lessened, when in fact it is being maintained and may be increasing. It is important to recognize that, in time of approaching crisis when many abnormal developments are likely to be occurring, the current intelligence analysts more than ever will need the assistance of those with detailed expertise in basic military subjects, such as mobilization, unit histories, logistics, doctrine, a variety of technical subjects and other topics.

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