RUSI JournalVolume 160Issue 4

Finding the Right Answer: Adapting Military Intelligence to the Information Age

The nature of warfare in the information age requires fundamental changes to the UK’s military intelligence culture and training

Rapid changes in technology and the democratisation of information capabilities have sparked the concept of ‘War in the Information Age’. Intelligence branches within NATO militaries have been slow to adapt and risk being outpaced.

Sean Ryan, a former British military intelligence officer, argues that while some structural changes have occurred, lessons from the Afghanistan and Iraq campaigns about the nature of modern intelligence have not yet been learned, and fundamental changes to the doctrine, training and culture of military intelligence are required.


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