Military science Tactical Intelligence Issues Temptation facing S-2s in information dissemination The S-2s in the dissemination of information lack objectivity, where the information may have biases and thus distortion. The interpretation of information is critical to the S-2s, because giving information which has no objective misleads the agents.
Relating to Major Gerald Gustafson, the decision to rescue the friend whose jet hand been brought down, was due to objectivity that he was the only one would save the Major before the jet went down. Precognition of information leads to its distortion. Manipulation of intelligence product in support of the decision may lead to lack of objectivity. In military intelligence, information is always susceptible to many interpretations thus it needs conscious manipulation for proper notions of precognition1.
The S-2s do not show thoroughness in disseminating information. This implies that information does not reach the intelligence requirement. Thoroughness though does not entail certainty and completeness of the final details. Relating it to Major Gustafson, he took into consideration information thoroughness before attempting to save the other Major whose plane was going down.
Major Gustafson knew that his aircraft would be in danger while attempting to save the friend. hence he was able to give thorough information to those who were down such that when the aircraft with the other pilot got down, measures to take the pilot to a hospital were in place. Thoroughness includes what is unknown and what the officers know. Thus, risk taking evaluation is easy to do2.
Most S-2s do not give accurate information such that, they give an estimation rather than concrete information. This makes decision making for the other party hard. Considering the situation Major Gerald was in, he has to give the most accurate information concerning the whereabouts of the other pilot, thus by flying over the enemy land. he made the best decision on the best route to follow. Thus, Major Gustafson was able to rescue the other pilot. In that effect, the facts that the major had, were to coincide with the capabilities of the enemy. Assessment of intelligent comes from the reliability of the information given.
Most ignore the timeliness of information they give out. Such that the information that they give out does not reach the right people that require the information in time, this implies that decision making of tactical decisions is at the right time. S-2s should note that being punctual in giving the information is crucial to avoid the acute angle. Thus, information that is late is unnecessary. Through the Vietnam situation, that Gerald was in, timeliness was necessary for him to get to the other pilot before his aircraft went down. this is because it had already been shot at.
There is the temptation to give information with no content. thus it is not usable. This is in terms of assimilation by the military officers. Most S-2s give information that is not concise and clear, because most information is necessary during rough times. thus they have to give it as soon as necessary.
S-2s have a temptation to give irrelevant information just because it is necessary at that precise moment. Giving information that is significant ensures that the right decisions are in place. Most S-2s give information that is not available in the data base. thus it cannot be gotten by the agents in the field. It is essential for the agents to get the right information through the devices when they need it. This is because the information is to be in use when an enemy is near the troop3
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