critical intelligence


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critical intelligence

Intelligence that is crucial and requires the immediate attention of the commander. It is required to enable the commander to make decisions that will provide a timely and appropriate response to actions by the potential or actual enemy. It includes but is not limited to the following: a. strong indications of the imminent outbreak of hostilities of any type (warning of attack); b. aggression of any nature against a friendly country; c. indications or use of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons; and d. significant events within potential enemy countries that may lead to modification of nuclear strike plans.
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The system is rigged" is their slogan, and they are now politicising the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act process used to collect critical intelligence about our adversaries.
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In "exceptional circumstances", however, to gather critical intelligence, for example - they are allowed to hold them for longer.
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