Le renseignement géospatial américain dans les frappes contre Daech: une arme à double tranchant

Van Puyvelde, D. (2017) Le renseignement géospatial américain dans les frappes contre Daech: une arme à double tranchant. Stratégique, 2017(116), pp. 223-232.

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Abstract

This article examines the uses and limits of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in the American intervention against the Daesh (Operation Inherent Resolve). At the strategic level, GEOINT products allow US intelligence agencies to inform decision-makers about the evolution of the conflict in Syria and Iraq. GEOINT also helps identifying, monitoring and locating targets to launch strikes. Some commentators question the effectiveness of the current US policy of counter-terrorism by strikes, which heavily relies on GEOINT. The limits of GEOINT are most obvious when strikes cause collateral damage, or when they cannot be launched as a result of adversaries’ counter-measures which exploit the limits of GEOINT. Despite its numerous promises, GEOINT remains an imperfect discipline.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Van Puyvelde, Dr Damien
Authors: Van Puyvelde, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Stratégique
Publisher:Institut de Strategie et des Conflits
ISSN:0224-0424
ISSN (Online):2430-2961

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