I am currently applying to join the Intelligence Corps as an OPMI and have been told that I may have to wait a good few months before I can begin basic training. (Assuming that I get through vetting and Chicksands selection of course). In the mean time I want to do some background reading. I recently saw The Operators by James Rennie recommended on arrse and have just finished it. I thought it was very interesting but want to find a good guide to the basics/theory of intelligence gathering and analysis. If anyone could recommend anything along these lines then I would be very grateful. There are a number of books on Amazon, but I'm unsure how relevant/useful these are. Any help appreciated. Feel free to pm me with any suggestions. Thanks, Tom.