The Strategy of Defense Intelligence

The top DOD intelligence official, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper, has issued a new Defense Intelligence Strategy paper. Clapper writes in the paper that the “pace, scope, and complexity of change” in the upcoming era “will challenge the minds and resources of the Defense Intelligence Enterprise.” He notes that it will take a “concerted, collective effort” by the enterprise, which he defines as the DOD intelligence, counterintelligence, and security communities, to protect intel assets “against all forms and domains of attack” and to transform itself into an “agile, global, and diverse” entity. The paper lays out a series of strategic goals, objectives, and priorities. We present it here.