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URVIO Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios de Seguridad

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CABRERA, Lester. Between change and historical inertia: the current context of military intelligence in South America. URVIO [online]. 2017, n.21, pp.8-21. ISSN 1390-4299.

This article studies some historical and current aspects that determine the conception of military intelligence in South America. To do that, it's consider the influence of the classic doctrinal elements of military thought, the existence of an eventual change of paradigm in the understanding of the conflictive processes and in the own dimensions of the intelligence, and the incorporation of other elements that would result in the adoption of other analytical parameters for the aforementioned subject. This conduces to the approach of some challenges that the region maintains in military intelligence tasks, always considering a division between the maintenance of a classic conception of the conflict and the adoption of new tendencies in the field of war. It is concluded that despite the effort to maintain the classic notions of war applied to military intelligence, the countries of the region must incorporate other thought schemes, which are associated with a more complex understanding of the conflicting phenomena that affect both the State as to societies, not as a subsidiary function but as a complement to the one they traditionally execute.

Palabras clave : military intelligence; paradigm; South America; doctrine.

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