Some measures taken in the name of
counterterrorism - be they criminal prosecutions, economic sanctions,
military strikes, or something else - may, in certain ways and in certain
circumstances, be not only ineffective but counterproductive. [Terrorism and
US Foreign Policy, Paul Pillar, p. 10]
From my experience in Iraq, I also noticed that intelligence, specifically HUMINT, drives the fight. Combat power is useless if we don't know how or where to employ our forces. Intelligence on the military and civilian side of the house are extremely important to the war on terrorism.