In addition, as is the case with warning intelligence, strategic warning may be available but not tactical warning
. The latter would for instance specifically relate to terrorist attacks or attempted coups d'etat.
"Furthermore," the paper helpfully notes, "it is highly unlikely that any enemy [i.e., the United States] would ever contemplate a first strike, since it would have to assume that Russian ICBMs and submarine-launched ballistic missiles/nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines in port would be launched after tactical warning, which would neutralize the effectiveness of the assault."
A policy of tactical warning, commonly known as launch-on-warning, is the policy of responding to nuclear attack in the interval between the detection of an attack and the arrival of the bombs.
This year, we attempted to gather more detailed data on specific market segments: active countermeasures, expendables and dispensers, tactical warning
systems, collection and exploitation systems, simulation and secure communications.
It includes the functions of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); tactical warning
and attack assessment; environmental monitoring; communications; and precision navigation and timing.
As the Armada preparations came to a head, Walsingham commissioned naval reconnaissance missions of key Spanish ports, and although his work provided strategic warning to the crown and the Royal Navy, contrary winds prevented tactical warning