Military Source Operations
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Military Source Operations

The collection, from, by and/or via humans, of foreign and military and military-related intelligence.

Military Source Operations

The collection, from, by and/or via humans, of foreign, military and military- related intelligence.

  • Also, the collection from, by, and/or via humans, of foreign military and military-related intelligence conducted under SecDef authorities to satisfy DoD needs.
  • Also, DoD HUMINT activity or operation which is conducted to specifically respond to, and satisfy, DoD intelligence collection requirements. These operations directly support the execution of the Secretary’s responsibilities, commanders in the field, military operational planners, and the specialized requirements of the military departments (e.g., research and development process, the acquisition of military equipment, and training and doctrine) and span the entire HUMINT operational continuum, utilizing varying degrees of tradecraft to ensure the safety and security of the operation.
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Military Source Operations has been defined 2 different ways in documents like Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, CI Glossary.

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