in-country HUMINT assets provided invaluable information through the pre-deployment
phase of JUST CAUSE even though they were restricted by national policy and
TDA manning issues. During the latter months of 1989, the 470th MI Bde provided
critical information concerning the repositioning of key PDF elements and specific
personnel. Without these efforts, analysts could not have accurately determined
the composition and disposition of the PDF. The area expertise maintained by
the personnel of the 450th enabled accurate tasking and collection.
commanders must ensure that area expertise is maintained for their contingency
areas. Programs, such as REDTRAIN, provide current, in-country training and
orientation missions for their S2 and analysts.
expertise of analysts, HUMINT specialists and intelligence officers is an intangible
element. Ample training and refresher visits to the operational area must be
that have served within the operational area must be tracked and properly utilized
within the command.
attached for periods of 179 days provide the greatest dividend to the command.
They develop area expertise.
of HUMINT organizations must ensure that sources and nets are developed. Liaison
personnel will not be useful upon commencement of hostilities.
current biographic data bases including facial photos must be maintained for
all contingency missions.
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Learned - Intelligence: Illicit Narcotics and Monies
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