Does intelligence oversight support or hinder counterinsurgency (COIN) and homeland defense operations?
Harris, Victor Hugo.
Thesis (M.A.L.S.)--Georgetown University, 2010.; Includes bibliographical references.; Text (Electronic thesis) in PDF format. This document begins with a description of the necessity of intelligence as a tool for fighting a counterinsurgency. From analyzing two theorists on the practice and theory of counterinsurgency it will become clear that the population is the key to countering the efforts of an insurgent force.; Standards of practice in obtaining intelligence are the means to maintaining an effective counterinsurgency. The established laws and guidelines for gathering intelligence will be studied. The evolution of intelligence gathering in the United States brings to light the necessity of laws and guidelines for gathering intelligence both within and outside our nation's borders. The laws developed serve to constrain the intelligence gathering agencies not restrain them. Constraints place limits of the method of gathering intelligence, while restraints keep agencies from gathering intelligence.; The current conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan serve as examples to exemplify the effects of improper intelligence gathering techniques. When intelligence oversight laws were set aside the insurgency gained strength. Once sound theories were placed into practice and intelligence oversight and international laws were followed the insurgence lost support; or rather the counterinsurgency gained support.; The function of gathering intelligence can be fulfilled within the civic and humanitarian laws in place. In fact, following international humanitarian laws enhances the credibility of action at home and abroad. Intelligence oversight laws do not place undue constraints on operators, but provide guidance in proven methods of supporting counterinsurgency and homeland operations.
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