A very interesting article on the Radio today about possible job losses at DIS. One of the points made by a commentator, whose identity I missed, was that although collection agencies are being enhanced, the all source analysis and processing of information into intelligence is being reduced and sidelined. Can the same argument be made for the Corps? There seems to be huge efforts put into the collection of information, but the processing and analysis is something that "just happens." There is still no effective and overarching Int database, Analysis is something taught simply as an adjunct to other collection processes - instead of being the absolutley fundamental core of what the Int Corps does, and there is little or no rigorous and disciplined challenge from all source analysis to single source comment. The Int Corps is the only institution that provides analysed all source intelligence at a tactical/operational level for commanders. Collection on the other hand can and is done by all types of units across the tri-service community. We (the Int Corps) are in danger of becoming simply a post box for single source information, which not only negates the necessity of having an Int Corps, but, much more seriously, damages the ability of HM forces to provide timely accurate and objective intelligence to commanders.