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Link – CO 1 Intelligence Battalion’s Reading and Resource List 2016

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Here the CO of the Australian 1st Intelligence Battalion shares his 2016 reading and resource list. It includes a broad selection of texts and links on specific intelligence matters, but also bridges to tactics, strategy, military history and operational planning.  If you look deeply, you’ll even find some ethics in there.  Hyperlinks have been included where available.

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3 thoughts on “Link – CO 1 Intelligence Battalion’s Reading and Resource List 2016

  1. That is an incredible resource. The many categories are very useful, I like the synthesis category, plus handy information on good apps to use. Extremely useful. Another possible book to include is: “No Good Men among the Living – America, the Taliban and the War through Afghan Eyes” by Anand Gopal. This points to several situations where fake intell was given to the US by criminals who wanted the US to do their dirty work and take out some of their enemies etc, and the very destructive impact this had.

  2. Thanks Nick for the list. Jumping off Liz’s recommendation on the topic of Afghanistan – as a short “must-read” for both Intelligence specialists and Intelligence staff – is the LTG Mike Flynn (Retd) co-authored ‘Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan.’ It makes some important observations that are unlikely to be tied to just the coalition’s Afghanistan experience during the ISAF years.

  3. Yes, the List is a very useful resource. For Australian intelligence operations during the Vietnam War, I would recommend the inclusion of:
    Chamberlain, E.P., The Viet Cong D445 Battalion: Their Story (and the Battle of Long Tan), 2016. A complimentary copy is held in the Battalion, and it is free-to-read on the Internet. The 348,200-word work includes an extensive index and bibliography. The 49-page Annex E on SIGINT operations would be of particular interest to Battalion personnel.
    For background to operations in East Timor, I would recommend: Chamberlain, E.P., Independence Movements in East Timor, 2010 – free-to-read on the Internet. The work includes coverage of operations in Timor by Indonesia’s BAIS and ABRI/TNI’s RPKAD/Kopassandha/Kopassus.

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