The French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) has published in early 2017 a study (only available in French) entitled "Les mutations du renseignement militaire : dissiper le brouillard de la guerre ?", written by Joseph HENROTIN. This study's aims to investigate on the evolution of intelligence research and analysis through time and for military purposes, including OSINT.
"In the 1990s, military intelligence was at the core of the “revolution in military affairs”, carrying the hope that it would help dissipate the fog of war and increase transparency on the battlefield. However, because of the last two decades of military operations, this transformation has proved challenging. Confronted with increasingly complex opponents, Western armed forces have had to adopt the concept of “military interest intelligence”, which widens the scope of its mission."
"In France, this transformation has borne many questions regarding intelligence organization and capabilities at both the service and joint levels. Given current technological challenges, both for collection and analysis, the future of military intelligence depends, more than ever, upon the amount of human and financial resources political and military leaders choose to allocate to this domain."
To read more about this study (in French): "Les mutations du renseignement militarire: dissiper le brouillard de la guerre?"