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Military intelligence (abbreviated MI, int [Commonwealth], or intel [U.S.]), is a military discipline that focuses on information gathering, analysis, and dissemination about enemy units, terrain, and the weather in an area of operations. Wikipedia Logo File links The following pages link to this file: Talk:Amino acid Australian Army Boxing Bioterrorism Brick Broadway (Manhattan) Geography of Canada Transportation in Chile Confucius Colorado Rockies Origins beliefs Democracy Document Type Definition Equuleus East Slavic languages Flanders Fifth Monarchy Men Grenada Geyser Harry Potter Information explosion...


Most militaries maintain a military intelligence division, section, or corps. Officers and enlisted men assigned to military intelligence are selected for their analytical abilities and the ability to keep secrets. They receive formal training in these disciplines.

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Strategic intelligence

Strategic intelligence usually proceeds by assessing or anticipating changes in world society. Relevant changes may be scientific, technical, tactical, or diplomatic, but these changes are analyzed in combination with known facts about the future, such as geography, demographics and industrial capacities. Demographics comprises selected characteristics of a population (age and income distribution and trends, mobility, educational attainment, home ownership and employment status, for instance) for purposes of social studies. ...


Strategic intelligence is usually packaged as simulations or games based on particular scenarios. These games let policy-makers test new types of tactics and forces against the anticipated abilities of possible future enemies.


United States

The U.S. military refers to the military intelligence officer as the J-2, G-2 or S-2, depending on whether his or her assigment is with a joint service staff, a general officer's staff, or the staff of a unit commanded by an officer who ranks below general. In infantry battalions, this post is usually held by a captain, with a first lieutenant as a deputy and a Master Sergeant (pay grade E-8) or Sergeant First Class (pay grade E-7) as staff NCO. The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... United States Master Sergeant insignia U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant insignia U.S. Army Master Sergeant insignia U.S. Marine Corps A Master Sergeant is: the seventh enlisted rank in the United States Air Force, just above Technical Sergeant and below Senior Master Sergeant. ... Sergeant First Class insignia Sergeant First Class (SFC) is the seventh enlisted rank in the U.S. Army, just above Staff Sergeant and below Master Sergeant, and is a non-commissioned officer. ... NCO may mean: a numerically-controlled oscillator in electronics a non-commissioned officer in the military   This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


The United States Army trains military intelligence officers at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Fort Huachuca is a military installation in Southeastern Arizona, in the United States of America. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Other U.S. States Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano Official languages English Only State Area 295,254 km² (6th)  - Land 294,312 km²  - Water 942 km² (0. ...


Britain

In Britain the MI abbreviation is used by MI5 and MI6, but neither organization is a military intelligence group—the use is a historical vestige relating to their origins. The intelligence group of the British Army is the Intelligence Corps. Current MI5 headquarters in Thames House, London MI5—officially called the Security Service—is one of the British secret service agencies. ... The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), more commonly known as MI6 (originally Military Intelligence [section] 6), or Her Majestys Secret Service or just the Secret Service, is the British external security agency. ... The Intelligence Corps (often called Int Corps) is one of the corps of the British Army, responsible for gathering, analysing and disseminating military intelligence and also for counter-intelligence and security. ...


See also

See also: Topics in cryptography The security of all practical encryption schemes remains unproven, both for symmetric and asymmetric schemes. ... Disinformation, in the context of espionage, military intelligence, and propaganda, is the spreading of deliberately false information to mislead an enemy as to ones position or course of action. ... Doublespeak is language deliberately constructed to disguise or distort its actual meaning, often resulting in a communication bypass. Such language is associated with governmental, military, and corporate institutions. ... Electronic warfare (EW) includes, but is not limited to, the following: Electronic countermeasures (ECM) This is the active use of the electromagnetic spectrum to deny its use by an adversary. ... Spy and secret agent redirect here; for alternate use, see Spy (disambiguation) and Secret agent (disambiguation). ... A military secret is secret information that is purposely not made available to the general public (and hence to any enemy) by the military in order to gain an advantage, not reveal a weakness, avoid embarrassment, or to help in propaganda efforts. ... North Korean propaganda showing a soldier destroying the United States Capitol building. ... Reconnaissance is the military term for the active gathering information about an enemy, or other conditions, by physical observation. ... Scenario planning is a strategic planning method that some organizations use to make flexible long-term plans. ...

External links

  • Intelligence News (http://HavenWorks.com/intelligence)

  Results from FactBites:
 
German Espionage and Sabotage Against the U.S. in World War II (5121 words)
This was accomplished by Gen. Friedrich Wolf, the Military Attache, and Johannes Siegfried Becker, an S.D. officer sent clandestinely to Argentina from Germany in January 1943.
This was under the leadership of Heinz Lange, a veteran of German espionage in Brazil and Paraguay, assisted by Eugenio Ellinger, whom Becker sent to Chile in April 1943.
Throughout the war the Germans sought military, political and economic information of any and all types, and the broad assignments given agents may well be one reason for the failure to obtain specific data of high quality.
espionage. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (0 words)
Espionage is a part of intelligence activity, which is also concerned with analysis of diplomatic reports, newspapers, periodicals, technical publications, commercial statistics, and radio and television broadcasts.
Espionage is a very important part of guerrilla warfare and counterinsurgency.
Joseph Fouché is credited with developing the first modern political espionage system, and Frederick II of Prussia is regarded as the founder of modern military espionage.
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