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Update on Joint STARS, JTT, CGS, and the Distributed Common Ground System-Army

Update on Joint STARS, JTT, CGS, and the Distributed Common Ground System-Army Stephen J. Bond The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) System Manager (TSM) for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JOINT STARS) and the Program Manager (PM) have been actively involved with the Common Ground Station (CGS) and the Joint Tactical […]

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speaking prose in a world of verse

FMSO-JRIC and Open Source Intelligence: speaking prose in a world of verse Jacob W. Kipp The views expressed are those of the author and should not be construed to represent the views of the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense. Introduction There has been much debate about the role of open source […]

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What is “DCGS-A”?

What is “DCGS-A”? Stephen J. Bond “DCGS-A is one of the cornerstone systems of the Objective Force….” –General Eric K. Shinseki, Former U.S. Army Chief of Staff, 21 November 2002 “DCGS-A is the centerpiece of the future intelligence framework and is the enabler for all operations….” –Lieutenant General Keith B. Alexander, Deputy Chief of Staff […]

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TSM notes: update on Joint STARS, Common Ground Station , Joint Tactical Terminal , and the Distributed Common Ground System-Army – CGS – JTT

TSM notes: update on Joint STARS, Common Ground Station , Joint Tactical Terminal , and the Distributed Common Ground System-Army – CGS – JTT – DCGS-A Stephen J. Bond Last summer the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) System Manager (TSM) Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) received the added responsibilities of […]

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The bear went Over the mountain: Mujahideen tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War.

The bear went Over the mountain: Mujahideen tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War. – book review Ali Ahmad Jalali Reprinted with permission from The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan, Grau, Lester W., Editor (Washington, D.C.: National Defense University Press, 1996). PREFACE Afghanistan, a multi-ethnic state in southwest Asia, is home to […]

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Lessons learned: six things every “2” must do—fundamental lessons from OIF

Lessons learned: six things every “2” must do—fundamental lessons from OIF – military intelligence during war with Iraq James A. Marks During OIF MG Marks was deployed as the C2, CFL CC. LTC (P) Steve Peterson, Student National Defense University, was also deployed as the Chief Planner, C2, CFLCC, during OIF. This article and slides […]

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Generating one-meter terrain data for tactical simulations

Generating one-meter terrain data for tactical simulations Wolfgang Baer In order to enhance a soldier’s effectiveness on the battlefield, simulation systems depicting operational scenarios require the accurate calculation of concealment, cover, and detection parameters. Measurement and analysis of tactical battlefield features requires the generation of metrically accurate terrain-elevation databases at higher resolution than the standard […]

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Measures of effectiveness in the information environment

Measures of effectiveness in the information environment David C. Grohoski Assessing the effectiveness of an information operation is one of the greatest challenges facing a staff. Despite the evolution of information operations (IO) doctrine and the refinement of supporting tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), the Army has not solved the problem of IO assessment methodology. […]

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The CIA’s Russians

The CIA’s Russians – Book Review Dick Cameron By John Limond Hart (United State Naval Institute Press, 2003), 264 pages, $28.95, ISBN: 1-59114-352-7. John Hart was a career Field Operator and Manager for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1948-76). While assigned to Central Intelligenge Agency (CIA) Headquarters, he ostensibly became so “intrigued” with the reasons […]

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Global war on terrorism: polygraph—an intelligence tool

Global war on terrorism: polygraph—an intelligence tool Joe Don Castleberry On 31 March 1998, in United States v. Scheffer (1) a divided U.S. Supreme Court held that either side could ban the results of a polygraph examination from use in a criminal trial because there is no consensus that polygraph evidence is reliable. The Court […]