Intelligence is the main pillar of successful counter terrorist operations. Successfully detected, carefully selected and efficiently processed information, tactical knowledge and the understanding of your opponent puts any counter terrorist organization into the pole position.
So how come, that terrorist are still launching deadly attacks and responding forces are sometimes lost with inactivity and helplessness? Does the structure and set up of counter terrorist organizations allow the best possible answer to the threat? This article disputes and analyses the interface between intelligence and operational forces. How can operational behavior be supported by relevant information and guidance towards success? What is the role of operational learning? Can we adapt to the shift of terrorist tactics and their success in learning our responses?