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The YouTube Effect: Intelligence Operations Move Out of the Shadows | Defense One

The YouTube Effect: Intelligence Operations Move Out of the Shadows | Defense One

In an age when threats are proliferating and once-secretive military operations often are broadcast in real time across a range of social media, the nation’s integrated intelligence community must be “agile and adaptive,”  the Pentagon’s intelligence chief said Thursday.

Speaking at the Defense One Summit in Washington, Defense Undersecretary for Intelligence Marcel Lettre said the “YouTube effect” had profound implications for the way special operations forces and intelligence officers work together. The United States has gone “from secret wars to low-visibility wars,” he said.

Source: The YouTube Effect: Intelligence Operations Move Out of the Shadows – Defense One