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Welton Chang: A Strategic-Level Intelligence Advisor’s Lessons Learned

By Truman Project Staff | 7.1.12

Truman Security Fellow Welton Chang in Military Review:

“How we perform will determine whether we win against the terrorists. We’re fighting an intelligence war,” said Major General Hasan Daim Rasan al-Burhami, director of Iraq’s National Intelligence Cell, to a conference room full of Iraqi intelligence officers representing several agencies.

As U.S. forces in Iraq shifted focus to advise-and-assist efforts, success in Operation New Dawn now equated to the success of Iraqi Security Forces in securing the population and defeating the insurgency.

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