Several factors make it harder to use publicly available information in all-source assessment than classified information.
DEFENSE ONE | BOB ASHLEY AND NEIL WILEY | JULY 16. 2021
During his House Appropriations Committee testimony on May 27, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley presciently stated that a country must master ubiquitous intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance to win the next major war. Indeed, in an era in which the United States can no longer rely on economic or military overmatch to guarantee its security, we need a more intimate understanding of an adversary’s goals, iuntentions, capabilities, and actions to safeguard our national interests. The chairman’s challenge bets important questions. How do we ensure that our civilian and military leaders enjoy decision advantage in an increasingly contested environment?