Chronicle of lessons learned in SWA points to the need for intel sharing

The Defense Department should pursue new policies and IT approaches to improve the fusion and sharing of intelligence information, states a new DOD report that chronicles lessons learned during the past decade of counterinsurgency operations in southwestern Asia, reports Defense News.

As the number of joint operations increases over time, DOD must “develop a strategy for best meeting [intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance] and information requirements of military forces” and increase expeditionary intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms and “improve training of personnel on available ISR capabilities to operations," according to "Decade of War, Volume 1. Enduring Lessons From the Past Decade of Operations."

The Joint and Coalition Operational Analysis division of the Joint Staff reviewed several dozen lessons-learned studies that were conducted over the last decade and found 11 strategic themes while putting together the 50-page report, the story said.

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