English translation: information reliable enough to act on
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11:20 May 27, 2003
English to English translations [PRO]
English term or phrase:actionable intelligence
This appears like a conclusion/motto at the end of a PPT slide.
Actionable intelligence is essential for preventing acts of terrorism.
intelligence that calls for or justifes taking action
Explanation: It is odd that such a statement would come from an official source. In a way, it is self-indicting: Intelligence is often used to legitmize action that is contemplated anyway. For the state to achieve its "reasons of state" and still appear legitimate, it often resorts to "intelligence," real or manufactured.
Fuad Yahya Native speaker of: Arabic, English PRO pts in pair: 893