Template talk:Intelligence cycle management
This is a really ugly navbox for Intelligence cycle management pages. Please feel free to gussy it up. As it is it's at the limit of my aesthetic and technical abilities w/r/t navboxes.
Not worried about prettiness yet...
But I did use this as a starting point both to add some disciplines (traffic analysis, direction finding) and move another (TEMPEST) under SIGINT. This is the first time I tried to do anything with a template, so feel free to fix errors.
This may be the basis for doing some merges that have been needed for a long time. Some issues, however, do not fit neatly under a major category. Honeypots, for example, are principally for HUMINT asset recruiting, but they also can be a counterintelligence technique to find trusted people who can be lured by sex.
There's a general problem in the HUMINT area, where some items seem to have articles more because they are popular entertainment issues (e.g., espionage, double agent), given that their content is largely covered (again without a neat single hierarchy) under HUMINT and counterintelligence.
Another question, perhaps for the Military History Project/Intelligence Task Force is how to handle things that may fall both under HUMINT and Special Operations, such as Special Reconnaissance. Some clearly SO functions like Direct Action (military), Unconventional Warfare, etc., may be, depending on the country, in the clandestine service and the military (US, Russia -- not sure about current UK), in the military alone, or in the clandestine service alone. Howard C. Berkowitz (talk) 22:50, 31 January 2008 (UTC)
I'd better not break this, but it would be good to have a hybrid category for things that intermix collection and analysis
- National means of technical verification (this is what it should be, but it redirects to national technical means of verification)
probably Medical Intelligence (MEDINT)