The Intelligence Cycle: Part 1 – Direction

The intelligence cycle is an important, detailed process used by analysts to create intelligence and answer intelligence requirements. It consists of collecting relevant information, analysing and interpreting it then providing assessments and recommendations. The intelligence cycle acts as a tool used for the creation of intelligence which informs the planning and decisions of commanders and policy makers.  …

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The Intelligence Cycle: Part 2 – Collection

Following the initial ‘direction’ stage in the intelligence cycle, once you have clearly established the intelligence you require, and have considered all of the options available for how to deal with the situation, you then move on to the collection phase. The ‘collection’ phase consists of establishing the priorities and collection the intelligence required in …

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