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Title: Intelligence and Military Doctrine: Paradox or Oxymoron
Authors: Davies, PHJ
Gustafson, K
Keywords: Intelligence;Military;Doctrine;Joint;UK;Defence
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Defence Studies
Abstract: This article examines the evolution of the current British military joint intelligence doctrine. We argue that military intelligence doctrine is dogged by an intrinsic tension between the ethos and expectations of military doctrine and those of the professional practice of intelligence. We further argue not only that prior iterations of UK joint intelligence doctrine failed to effectively deal with this intelligence doctrine dilemma, but also that measures in the current doctrine to address this problem directly created their own problems. Moreover, as a result, otherwise sound innovations in the current UK intelligence doctrine have proven unsuitable to wider diffusion in more recent intelligence doctrine such as the new NATO intelligence doctrine which, otherwise, draws extensively on its British precursor.
ISSN: 1470-2436
Appears in Collections:Dept of Social Sciences Media and Communications Embargoed Research Papers

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