* "Military Intelligence is an oxymoron."
* "Military Intelligence is a contradiction in terms."
* "Military Intelligence are two mutually exclusive words."
* "Military Intelligence are two terms that do not go together."
All the above are true? Such is the public perception? Is it so?
Consider the case of Yaakov Armidror.
"Yaakov Amidror . . . is a former major general and National Security Advisor of Israel, and was also the head of the Research Department of Israeli military intelligence [AMAN as opposed to Mossad]."
From a recent edition of the Sheldon Adelson Internet news letter Israel Hayom and thanks to same:
"When will the next war begin?"
"At one time, military intelligence was responsible for alerting the government to an imminent war. Following the intelligence failure of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, a complex concept called "indicative signs" was developed, the purpose of which is to enable the intelligence collection units to focus their efforts and intelligence research to closely monitor the processes indicative of the concrete preparation for war."
Read the whole article for yourself and also decide for yourself if military intelligence is an 'oxymoron", a "contradiction in terms", "two mutually exclusive words: or perhaps "two terms that do not go together". Yaakov his "intelligence" of the highest and most profound nature?
When Yaakov speaks we should all listen? Yaakov in retirement from the military but now very active in Israeli politics. That is a common occurrence for Israeli general officer elite when their military career ends. Just one step further in service to their country.