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Intelligence Support of Personnel Recovery System


Personnel Recovery intervenes to almost all areas of planning, preparation and implementation of military operations. One of the important areas of the personnel recovery system is the intelligence area. This article describes on the operational level the reasons and basic methods of intelligence support of Personnel Recovery during joint military operations.  It introduces selected intelligence disciplines and explains the suitability of their use in the various Personnel Recovery phases. It also describes the intelligence activities related to post-reintegration phase and outlines the basic issues associated with the intelligence support of Personnel Recovery.

Jiri Svoboda has studied International Relations and European Studies at the Metropolitan University of Prague. From 2016 a student of a combined doctoral degree at the University of Defence in Brno. He has worked in positions related to the implementation and management of the Personnel Recovery in the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic. He is currently working in the field of risk management.


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