Mission drives intelligence and intelligence in turn drives tactical operations or battle. Stating the mission as protecting our forces from enemy attack is not a well defined mission statement. We need to take into account the threats before they materialize and the attacks before they are launched by the enemy. Proper Mission Planning and Analysis is required to understand the battle.
INTELLIGENCE AQCQUIRED THROUGH A SYNCHRONIZED ISR EFFORT DRIVES OPERATIONS AND RESIDES WITHIN OPS.