NATO Creates Center to Fuse Intel

Seventeen NATO countries now will share intelligence information in one place at the alliance’s new Intelligence Fusion Center. Some 100 international dignitaries, military leaders, and local British officials gathered at an opening ceremony on Oct. 16 in Cambridgeshire, England, reports Stars and Stripes. “The purpose of this center is to share, not to protect [intelligence],” said Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Information will be gathered from NATO partners around the world, especially in Afghanistan, to consolidate information better and faster.