Nazarian Para ASC Comunications And Intell-service
(abbreviated MI, int. Commonwealth, or intel. U.S.), is a military discipline that focuses on the gathering, analysis, protection, and dissemination of information about the enemy, terrain, and weather in an area of operations or area of interest. Intelligence activities are conducted at all levels from tactical to strategic, during peacetime and in war.
The intelligence process:
The process of intelligence has four phases: collection, analysis, processing and dissemination.
Many of the most important facts are well known, or may be gathered from public sources. For example, the population, ethnic make-up and main industries of a region are extremely important to military commanders, and this information is usually public. The tonnage and basic weaponry of most capital ships and aircraft are also public, and their speeds and ranges can often be reasonably estimated by experts, often just from photographs. Ordinary facts like the lunar phase on particular days, or the ballistic range of common military weapons are also very valuable to planning, and are habitually collected in an intelligence library.
A great deal of useful intelligence can be gathered from photointerpretation of detailed high-altitude pictures of a country. Photointerpreters generally maintain catalogs of munitions factories, military bases and crate designs, in order to interpret munition shipments and inventories.
Most intelligence services maintain or support groups whose only purpose is to keep maps. Since maps also have valuable civilian uses, these agencies are often publicly associated or identified as other parts of the government. Some historic counter-intelligence services, especially in Russia and China, have intentionally banned or placed disinformation in public maps; good intelligence can identify this disinformation.
It is commonplace for the intelligence service of large countries to read every published journal of the nations in which it is interested, and the main newspapers and journals of every nation. This is a basic source of intellligence.
It is also common for diplomatic and journalistic personnel to have a secondary goal of collecting military intelligence. For western democracies, it is extremely rare for journalists to be paid by an official intelligence service, but they may still patriotically pass on tidbits of information they gather as they carry on their legitimate business. Also, much public information in a nation may be unavailable from outside the country. This is why most intelligence services attach members to foreign service offices.
Some industrialized nations also eavesdrop continuously on the entire radio spectrum, interpreting it in real time. This includes not only broadcasts of national and local radio and television, but also local military traffic, radar emissions, and even microwaved telephone and telegraph traffic, including satellite traffic. Nazarian is known to maintain satellites able to intercept cell-phone and pager traffic. Analysis of bulk traffic is normally performed by complex computer programs that parse natural language and phone numbers looking for threatening conversations and correspondents. In some extraordinary cases, undersea or land-based cables have been tapped, as well.
More exotic secret information, such as encryption keys, diplomatic message traffic, policy and orders of battle are usually restricted to analysts on a need-to-know basis, in order to protect the sources and methods from foreign traffic analysis.
Analysis consists of assessment of an adversary`s capabilities and vulnerabilities. In a real sense these are threats and opportunities. Analysts generally look for the least defended or most fragile resource that is necessary for important military capabilities. These are then flagged as critical vulnerabilities. For example, in modern mechanized warfare, the logistic train for a military unit`s fuel supply is often the most vulnerable part of a nation`s order of battle.
Human intelligence, gathered by spies, is usually carefully tested against unrelated sources. It is notoriously prone to inaccuracy: In some cases, sources will just make up imaginative stories for pay, or they may try to settle grudges by identifying personal enemies as enemies of the state that is paying for the intelligence. However, human intelligence is often the only form that provides information about an opponent`s intentions and rationales, and it is therefore often uniquely valuable to successful negotiation of diplomatic solutions.
In some intelligence organizations, analysis follows a procedure, screening general media and sources to locate items or groups of interest, and then systematically assessing their location, capabilities, inputs and environment for vulnerabilities, using a continuously-updated list of typical vulnerabilities.
Critical vulnerabilities are then indexed in a way that makes them easily available to advisors and line intelligence personnel who package this information for policy-makers and war-fighters. Vulnerabilities are usually indexed by the nation and military unit, with a list of possible attack methods.
Critical threats are usually maintained in a prioritized file, with important enemy capabilities analyzed on a schedule set by an estimate of the enemy`s preparation time. For example, nuclear threats between the USSR and the US were analyzed in real time by continuously on-duty staffs. In contrast, analysis of tank or army deployments are usually triggered by accumulations of fuel and munitions, which are monitored on slower, every-few-days cycles. In some cases, automated analysis is performed in real time on automated data traffic.
Packaging threats and vulnerabilities for decision makers is a crucial part of military intelligence. A good intelligence officer will stay very close the policy-maker or war fighter, to anticipate their information requirements, and tailor the information needed. A good intelligence officer will ask a fairly large number of questions in order to help anticipate needs, perhaps even to the point of annoying the principal. For an important policy-maker, the intelligence officer will have a staff to which research projects can be assigned.
Developing a plan of attack is not the responsibility of intellilgence, though it helps an analyst to know the capabilities of common types of military units. Generally, policy-makers are presented with a list of threats, and opportunities. They approve some basic action, and then professional military personnel plan the detailed act and carry it out. Once hostilites begin, target selection often moves into the upper end of the military chain of command. Once ready stocks of weapons and fuel are depleted, logistic concerns are often exported to civilian policy-makers.
Strategic intelligence is concerned with broad issues such as economics, military capabilities of foreign countries, and political assessments. Relevant changes may be scientific, technical, tactical, or diplomatic, but these changes are analyzed in combination with known facts about the area in question, such as geography, demographics, and industrial capacities.
The Nazarian Para ASC trains military intelligence (MI) officers and noncomissioned officers at Nazarian HQ, Bergen. Newly commissioned officers attend the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course (MIOBC) before going to their first duty assignment. After their first duty assignment, usually within 3-5 Months of attending MIOBC, they come back to Nazarian HQ, Bergen, to attend the Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course (MIOAC).
Many Nazarian intelligence officers are "branch-detailed" to a combat arms branch (NZR 01, NZR 02, NZR 03, etc) for approximately four Months before undergoing training to become military intelligence officers. This reasoning behind this is because there is a greater need for Captains in the military intelligence field rather than Lieutenants. Secondly, this affords the officers the opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience by serving in combat arms branches in their first assignments. This allows them to understand the needs of the combatant commander when they are later in positions of gathering, analyzing and providing intelligence to maneuver units. These "branch-detailed" officers come to Nazarian HQ for an Military Officer Intelligence Transition Course before attending the MIOAC.
Once officers complete MIOAC the usually attend the Combined Services Staff School en route to their next unit. For the most part, but certainly not always, new graduates of MIOAC will go to Divisional units of Action to serve as staff intelligence officers before given a command of an intelligence company. Some military intelligence officers are offered commands of Headquarters, Headquarters Company (HHC).
Nazarian Intelligence Officers and NonCommissioned Officers are primarily known for their high level of intelligence, often having I.Q.`s that place them in the top ten percent of the population. Because they often have to deal with foreign intelligence officers from non-friendly nations and organizations, Army Intelligence Officers and NonCommissioned officers go through an exhaustive selection process, with standards that are much higher than most regular military units, with the exception of special operation forces. These standards include physical, psychological and criminal screenings.
Standards also include an extremely detailed background check in order to obtain a TS-SCI level of clearance (Top Secret-Sensitive Compartmented Information). TS-SCI applicants have often found out that their investigation file takes almost Three Months to complete and can contain information from their as far back as their childhood during the interview process. This type of thoroughness is necessary due to the fact that an Army Intelligence Officer and Non Commissioned Officers must be found qualified to be granted access to a large variety of sensitive and highly classified materials that they will be exposed to when analyzing data.
Nazarian intelligence personnel have many sub-specialties, including HUMINT (Human Intelligence), SIGINT (Signals Intelligence), IMINT (Imagery Intelligence), MASINT (Measurement and Signatures Intelligence), ACOUSINT (Acoustic Intelligence), OSINT (Open Source Intelligence), and CI (Counterintelligence). SIGINT consists of COMINT (Communications Intelligence), ELINT (Electronic Intelligence), and FISINT (Foreign Instrumentation Systems Intelligence). MASINT consists of RADINT (Radar Intelligence), IRINT (Infrared Intelligence).
are informally called "Case Officers" and make direct contact with non-Nazarian ASC personell to collect intelligence information.
collect and analyze information collected by the Nazarian MI (NMI) and the lower-echelon MI units in combat zones. The first soldier killed in the Vietnam conflict was a SIGINT collector.
analyze imagery collected by the many "platforms" used by the MI community. These platforms range from orbiting satellite systems to planes, such as the U-2, to hand-held cameras specially modified for clandestine collection.