Imagine this for a moment. You’re a General standing over a vast table map strewn with miniature soldiers and tanks, a physical representation of the battlefield many miles away. Your job is to make decisions that could determine the fate of nations. It’s a daunting task.

Now, imagine doing this blindfolded. That’s what making war strategies without military intelligence is like.

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Intelligence in warfare works like a game of chess. The eyes and ears provide the crucial insights needed to outwit the enemy and turn the tide of the battle.

But what does this entail? What does it look like, and how does it change the course of wars? Let’s unpack this.