NETWORKS: Terra Incognita and the Case for Ethnographic Intelligence
Renzi, Fred, Military Review
Author's note: What I have chosen to call "ethnographic intelligence" might be more accurately described as "ethnographic information," since much of the content involved in analyzing a hostile network will be opensource. I have chosen to retain "intelligence," however, to indicate the military utility of the content involved.
THE PROLIFERATION of empowered networks makes "ethnographic intelligence" (EI) more important to the United States than ever before.2 Among networks, Al-Qaeda is of course the most infamous, but there are several other examples from the recent past and present, such as blood-diamond and drug cartels, that lead to the conclusion that such networks will be a …
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Publication information: Article title: NETWORKS: Terra Incognita and the Case for Ethnographic Intelligence. Contributors: Renzi, Fred - Author. Journal title: Military Review. Volume: 86. Issue: 5 Publication date: September/October 2006. Page number: 16+. © 2009 U.S. Army CGSC. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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