TEHRAN (defapress) – Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri listed military intelligence, vigilance, caution and enhancing defensive and security powers of the armed forces as the main levers for foiling the enemy plots.
News ID: 67233
Publish Date: 03December 2017 - 14:02
Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, Iran’s Chief of Staff of the
Armed Forces gave a speech in Malek Ashtar festival Sunday where he felicitated
the resistance front on its victories over the conspiracies of the global
arrogance which manifested themselves through ISIL and other forms of terrorism
and said "as the commander-in-chief of armed forces has stated and as
historical experience shows, whenever the resistance front of the Islamic
Revolution achieves a great victory, enemies of the Islamic Revolution make
fierce determination to hatch new plots and conspiracies and place new
obstacles in the way of the Islamic Revolution, the present situation being no
Having expressed hope that the armed forces can take every
possible measure in order to avoid being caught off guard, Maj. Gen. Bagheri
said "only in this way can we continue along the paths of the Islamic
Revolution with vigor and resolve.”
"Military intelligence, vigilance, caution and enhancing
defensive and security powers are major steps in this respect, steps which we
need to take steadily and strongly,” he added.
Iran’s Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces asserted that the
philosophy of intelligence refers to the awareness of the commander of the
details of what happens around him, and said "we can cite numerous examples in
our own military and government and in regional events, where a shortage or
lack of knowledge on the part of managers and commanders about their
institutions and organizations has led to disasters and problems.”
"Every commander who has been successful in carrying out
operations and fulfilling responsibilities successfully has already had total
and detailed intelligence of all those who work under him,” he went on.
"Ayatollah Khamenei has variously stressed the importance
and centrality of the concept of intelligence, and his statements have been
officially communicated by the General Staff of the Armed Forces to the high
ranking commanders of the armed forces,” he added.
Maj. Gen. Bagheri said that intelligence services play major
roles in commanding the forces and provide the best guidance to the commanders
in decision making and asserted "commanders must consider intelligence as a
unique opportunity and an effective lever and use the intelligence agency in
order to make the best decisions.”
"Two of the most fundamental requests of the leader of the
Islamic Revolution are enhancing the defensive and the military powers of the
armed forces, and as you know, whenever intelligence reports are submitted to
the leader, he says that he is not satisfied with this much and believes that
more can be achieved,” he asserted.
"Intelligence can serve to enhance military and defensive
power as well by solving the key problems of the armed force. Intelligence
agencies must identify problems precisely and present the commanders with
effective approaches to solving them. That is why commanders must value
intelligence,” he said.
"We also need to value our human resources greatly. Whether
a mission is accomplished or fails, our human resources are responsible.
Intelligence agencies must help to identify capable, efficient elements at
different levels and help them to get promoted, so that work can be done by
competent experts,” he said.
Maj. Gen. Bagheri concluded by saying "today we have
fortunately made great developments in intelligence and the commanders of the
armed forces take it into account in managing their forces.”