Developing better regional threat expertise will help Naval Intelligence refocus on its core mission and most indispensable service—delivering a deep understanding of the adversary. This will require more than lip service or adding a few blocks of training curriculum, however. It demands freeing its personnel from an endless sideshow of distractions and instituting more disciplined career paths. External demands notwithstanding, the problem Naval Intelligence finds itself in today is largely one of its own making.
Naval Intelligence: Build Regional Experts
By Captain Bill Bray, U.S. Navy (Retired)
In a world returning to regional power competition, Naval Intelligence must devote career paths to knowing potential adversaries.