is the Art and Science of determining what the opposition is doing, or might do, to prevent the accomplishment of your mission.
This process results in Military Intelligence that is used to support decision making related to battle planning and execution.
Military Intelligence is not discovered, or harvested by sensors. It is produced by soldiers with special technical training. This special training is in Intelligence Analysis, and these soldiers are generally called Analysts. There is no specific Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) for Analyst; every Military Intelligence Soldier must do this! In Intelligence, there is no place for the soldier whose sole contribution is the operation of a piece of equipment. All must be able to think! They may use powerful automation tools that amplify their cognitive abilities, but these tools in themselves do not produce Intelligence. No matter how intelligence the computer or software, it will always be incredibly more effective when wielded by the trained analyst. In today's Equipment-Centric Army, this point is often lost.