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Section 2 – INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION ACTIVITIES AND DISCIPLINES – Operations Security

Section 2 – INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION ACTIVITIES AND DISCIPLINES – Operations Security – INTELLIGENCE THREAT HANDBOOK <br />

INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION ACTIVITIES AND DISCIPLINES

Defining Intelligence

Intelligence is the product resulting from the collection,
collation, evaluation, analysis, integration, and interpretation
of collected information.[1] It is a specialized information
product that provides the United States or an adversary with
information required to further its national interests. One of
the most important functions of intelligence is the reduction of
the ambiguity inherent in the observation of external activities.
In the most obvious case, adversary intelligence organizations
may seek information concerning military capabilities or other
matters that directly threaten the national security of the
United States. In other cases, adversary nations, or other
groups, may seek information about U.S. diplomatic negotiating
positions, economic programs, or proprietary information from
U.S. corporations.

In each of these cases, the information sought may provide the
adversary with an edge and might

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