AUTHOR:Lieutenant Colonel John J. Bird, United States Army
TITLE:Analysis of Intelligence Support to the 1991 Persian Gulf War: Enduring Lessons
FORMAT:Strategy Research Project
DATE:19 March 2004PAGES: 28CLASSIFICATION: Unclassified
When examining intelligence support to military operations, one cannot truly appreciate where the United States Army is today, or, sense where it must go in the future unless we fully understand and embrace the critical lessons of the past. The 1991 Gulf War presented a number of critical intelligence support lessons which are highly relevant to future U.S. Army operations.
The intent of this paper is to analyze Gulf War intelligence collection and analysis efforts, primarily at echelons division through theater, in order to distill the enduring lessons learned. The paper is an unclassified, executive level presentation of the rich, timeless and meaningful intelligence lessons learned from the 1991 Gulf War.