Counterinsurgency and the Education of the GEOINT Professional
Counterinsurgency and the Education of the GEOINT Professional Todd S. Bacastow Professor of Practice for Geospatial Intelligence John A. Dutton e-Education Institute The Pennsylvania State University August 5, 2008 Counterinsurgency is military, paramilitary, political, economic, psychological, and civic actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency. Joint Pub 1-02/ FM 3-24 /MCWP 3-33.5, p. 1-1 U.S. Army Spc. Roger Rich visits with an Iraqi child during a stop in a village near the city of Musayyib, Iraq, while on a civil affairs mission, June 12, 2005. Rich is assigned to Scout Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, part of the 155th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Edward G. Martens. Irregular Warfare (IR), Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW), Limited Wars, or whatever other moniker the army has put on counterinsurgency (COIN), peacekeeping, peaceenforcement, etc., have traditionally received short shrift from the military education system.
COIN 101 - Principles Its about Firepower is not the answer The goal is to provide a secure Cut the insurgent off from support of the people I Iraq, Jan. 30, 2005: An Iraqi man shows off his ink-stained finger after casting his ballot at a polling station in Jisr Diala on the southern outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Wide World Photo/John Moore). COIN 101 - Phases Source: RAND, 2008 COIN 101 Intelligence
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Title 10 U.S. Code 467 Brigadier Nick Rigby former Director of Intelligence for the UK Ministry of Defense Geospatial Intelligence GEOINT Whats geospatial intelligence? Geospatial intelligence Cholera outbreak in Soho, England, in 1854 Dr. John Snow (1813-1858), a legendary figure in Geospatial intelligence professional No adequate definition since the field is too new Broad competency areas
Technical Situational Analytical Personal After: Building the Geospatial Workforce Cyndi H. Gaudet, Heather M. Annulis, and Jon C. Carr URISA Journal Vol. 15, No. 1 2003 PSU Geospatial Intelligence Program GEOG 882 GEOG 883 GEOG 884 IST 885 GEOG 889 PSU vs ABCA Report
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domain decision tree analysis analytic hierarchy process alternative scenarios/futures Delphi technique Lockwood Analytical Method for Prediction (LAMP) Summary Physical Human Open terrain Closed terrain Data Evidence Top down Bottom up Individual Team Descriptive Predictive Workflows Analytic process We must cease confusing mastery of software commands with attaining a grasp of critical intellectual concepts.
U.S. Army Maj. Robert Holbert takes notes as he talks and drinks tea with local school and Andar Special Needs School administrators during a cordon and search of Nani, Afghanistan, on June 2, 2007. Holbert is attached to the Human Terrain Team, 4th Brigade Combat Team. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Michael L. Casteel, U.S. Army. (Released) Key References Counterinsurgency Warfare, Galula, 1964 The Changing Face of War: Into the Fourth Generation, Lind, 1989 Field Manual 100-7, Decisive Force: The Army In Theater Operations, 1995 Military Operations Other Than War Briefing Slides and Script, J7, undated The Information Edge: Imagery Intelligence and geospatial Information in an Evolving National Security Environment, NIMA, 2000
Developing the Geospatial Workforce, Gaudet, 2001 GIS & T Body of Knowledge, DiBiase, 2003 Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife, Nagl, 2005 Army-Marine Corps Counter Insurgency Field Manual, January 2007 ABBA Report, 2007 USGIF Accreditation Standards, 2007
A Conceptual Framework for Facilitating Geospatial Thinking, Golledge, 2008 Analytic Support to Intelligence in Counterinsurgency, RAND, 2008 International Association for Intelligence Education Conference, June 2008 The Future of Intelligence Co-operation between Military Forces and Private Security Companies based on Lessons Learned in Iraq" Strachan-Morris, Mar 2008 Taxonomy of Structured Analytic Techniques, Presentation, IAFIE Conference, June 2008 Insurgency/Counter-Insurgency: Does the U.S. Army "Get It," Reynolds, June 2008
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