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Intelligence analysis is the process by which the information collected about an enemy is used to answer tactical questions about current operations or to predict future behavior. RAND has helped the U.S. intelligence community streamline its processes and aided military analysts collecting and processing information on the battlefield.

  • A boy holds up a white flag in Mosul, Iraq, November 16, 2016, photo by Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

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    What ISIS Leaves Behind in Mosul Will Reveal a Lot

    Nov 18, 2016

    The capture of Mosul, Iraq, may produce a potential trove of information about how ISIS organized itself to run a large city. Collecting, analyzing, and disseminating this material will be a major effort, one of the most important as the city is liberated.

  • A senior airman who led a target analysis team that located and relayed the positions of more than 4,300 compounds to coalition forces at a workstation, photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman/U.S. Air Force

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    Preparing for the Future of Air Force Intelligence Analysis

    Apr 27, 2016

    Given the recent focus on irregular warfare, it is essential that the United States Air Force has the capability to provide intelligence analysis in support of a broader range of operations. Past operations offer key lessons to help prepare for USAF intelligence in the future.

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