Anti-Piracy Intelligence: Adapting Lessons from Other Forms of Irregular Conflict

Russell Glenn

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    Largely separate efforts characterize the current state of anti-piracy intelligence operations. Lessons from other forms of irregular conflict – counterinsurgency (COIN) in particular – can inform the gathering, processing, and distribution of information vital to ultimately persevering against the pirate threat. The author offers seven general guidelines to assist in this regard: Maintain a Systems Approach; Adapt Organizations; Train Everyone to Serve as a Sensor; Equip Everyone to Serve as a Sensor; Adapt Rather than Rely on Cold War Intelligence Approaches; Expand the Concept of “Coalition”; Influence Select Segments of the Population. Adaptation will be essential in moulding this guidance to the demands of an anti-piracy undertaking. Orchestrating the intelligence capabilities each participant can bring to bear will be of overarching importance if those capabilities are to effectively serve as implements in achieving ultimate success.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPrediction and Recognition of Piracy Efforts Using Collaborative Human-Centric Information Systems
    Editors Eloi Bosse, Elisa Shahbazian, Galina Rogova
    Place of PublicationFairfax, USA
    PublisherIOS Press BV
    ISBN (Print)9781614992004
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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