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Intelligence is extremely important in homeland defense and security. Our society is suspicious of intrusions on personal liberties. Mandated identitycards, restricted vehicle access and random searches of airline passengers are generally not well received. That makes it especially important to prevent terrorist attacks by interdicting the terrorists and their resources before they can reach their targets. The primary means of accomplishing this is through a combination of intelligence and law enforcement work.
Military intelligence branches have been extremely effective while operating in various countries with the use of multiple forms of intelligence: 
Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT), Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), Strategic Intelligence (STRATINT), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), and Technical Intelligence (TECHINT). Simply stated, and reduced to the lowest common denominator, intelligence is information of the world about us. Regardless of the form of intelligence, the world can be divided into short-term, narrow focus, Tactical Intelligence, and longterm broad focus, Strategic Intelligence.

This course will rapidly take you through the basics of intelligence/counterintelligence followed by standard and tested and proved techniques of both..citing case studies/examples.Intelligence/counterintelligence collection and operations will be looked into in detail , source operations/management , dissemination management..all from the perspective of the ever important HUMINT and a careful amalgamation with the counterintelligence element.The overall thrust will be in the direction of combating terrorism/insurgency using proven methods of both.
Intelligence & Counterintelligence Course Level 1 & 2


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      Course Outline/Calendar Description


Course Title: Intelligence & Counterintelligence Course Level 1

Delivery Method: Online


Course Description:

Intelligence is a critical part of  operations.It is not separate from operations. Information, on its own, is not intelligence. However, when the intelligence process is properly applied, resulting intelligence products allow the operational planners to effectively interpret the  environment , gain a good situation understanding , plan and execute the operation successfully and forecast future actions or trends.


Intelligence & Counterintelligence Course Level 1 focuses on the intelligence process and counterintelligence and introduces the current concept of Every Soldier is a Sensor or ES2.ES2 is the overriding factor in the global transformation of intelligence and it has been very successfully applied to situations in Iraq/Bosnia.A case study has been elaborated to drive home the concept.The case study is based on a real situation.Counterintelligence is treated with reference to insurgency but the techniques can well be extrapolated and applied to terrorism as well.The intelligence-operations dynamic has been highlighted and the importance has been very clearly outlined.HUMINT has been discussed in detail.The student is given a thorough brush of HUMINT before being taken into the world of ES2 and Counterintelligence.Initial lessons conform to doctrinal concepts but gradually newer methods are focused upon.


The course is designed with the student in mind and too much technical terms and abbreviations are avoided.Any person with a security acumen can do this course but once complete will have added a very good brief on intelligence,counterintelligence and applications to his repository.

The course has been designed by army officers and research scholars.The RIEAS and ATAB top management staff have overseen the course development.



Course Objective(s):

ü  Define intelligence,HUMINT,various types of intelligence disciplines and counterintelligence

ü  Define insurgency and counterinsurgency.

ü  Describe the  intelligence cycle

ü  Explain how an intelligence project is planned and directed

ü  List and explain the advantages and disadvantages of the various intelligence disciplines.

ü  List and explain the advantages and disadvantages of HUMINT

ü  Describe ES2

ü  Describe the advantages of ES2

ü  Explain the importance of intelligence in operations and vice versa

ü  Explain HUMINT functions,process,traits of HUMINT collectors and advantages and limitations of HUMINT

ü  Explain source operations

ü  Explain the counterintelligence structure

ü  Explain the functions,techniques of counterintelligence and the support it gives to military security and force protection.

ü  Explain Force Protection and the need of Counterintelligence in Force Protection.

ü  Explain the techniques of insurgent counterintelligence

ü  Explain the techniques of Government Counterintelligence

ü  Explain deception types and characteristics




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Evaluation Standard:

Students will complete a final assessment consisting of 30 questions. Students will have unlimited

attempts to successfully pass the evaluation. Pass criteria is 60%.

Target Audience: Military personnel, Police Officers,Criminal Justice students,Security professionals

Duration: 6 months

Price: $895.00

Prerequisite(s): None

Language(s): English / Greek (Under Development)

Special Notes: None




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                                      Content Provider/Subject Matter Expert(s)


Content Provider(s): Research Institute for European and American Studies in collaboration with Tactical Intelligence Operations Control Center and Antiterrorism Accreditation Board ATAB.

Subject Matter Expert: (updated September 23, 2013)

Content for this course was provided by members of the RIEAS ATAB and TIOCC Education initiative team with assistance from the TIOCC War College.The War College offers specialized and advanced courses in antiterrorism, intelligence and counterintelligence , PSD , Bodyguard Protection , Tactical driving , Close Combat and Surveillance..ATAB Professionals are drawn from diverse fileds such as Army,Law enforcement and Security Industry.

Course Directors:
Prof John.M.Nomikos , Dir RIEAS , Athens , Greece
Keith Flaningan CMAS USA
Course Administrators: Colnel S.K.Chakravarty (Retd) ;
Keshav Mazumdar CPO CMAS CRC  ASC ATO


Keith Flaningan CMAS Certification Chairman ATAB USA
Prof. John M Nomikos Dir RIEAS Athens
Keshav Mazumdar CMAS Antiterrorism Officer & Sr VP ATAB USA
Richard Hughbank US Army
Col S K Chakravarty (Retd.) Indian Army

Students Advisor :Samarjit Chaudhuri BA ;
Liasion : Deepshikha Bhattacharjee BCA
Correspondence(mail): atabwarcollege@gmail.com


  • Asymmetric Warfare
  • Definitions
  • Terrorism and intelligence
  • Need for Intelligence 1
  • Need for Intelligence 2
  • Need for Intelligence 3
  • Actionable Intelligence
  • Actionable Intelligence-ES2 I
  • Actionable Intelligence-ES2 II
  • The Intelligence Process 1
  • Categories of Intelligence
  • The Intelligence Process -CIA Notes
  • COIN Process Summary
  • HUMINT Operations
  • Intelligence/CI Derivatives
  • HUMINT Limitations
  • What is CI/HUMINT?Differences
  • Counterintelligence:Its Need
  • Introduction to CI
  • Counterintelligence-Important note
  • Counterintelligence-Functions
  • Terrorism & Intelligence
  • Espionage and Terrorist Counterintelligence
  • CI DOCTRINE--Its need
  • The Anatomy of Counterintelligence
  • Counterintelligence-Force Protection
  • Espionage and terrorist CI
  • Insurgent CI
  • The CI Agent
  • Deception        

  • To join please write to atabwarcollege@gmail.com with full CV for obtaining access.No qualification restrictions but background in Intelligence/Security or studentship/certification in CAS of ATAB.

  • Certificate in Antiterrorism
  • HUMINT course--Basic
  • Antiterrorism Officers Course
  • Intelligence Collection Management
  • Warning
  • Counterintelligence Course Intermediate
  • Intelligence and Counterintelligence Course--Combined Level 1 & 2
  • ATAB Certified Intelligence and OPSEC specialist course

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