Re: Money for intel
"The answer to better intelligence is people, not technology. Offer a REAL reward for ratting out where the leaders are and make sure it's credibly paid out to encourage others."
We did loads of this in Afghanistan. What you get is a villager saying "That bloke is definitely Taliban and I claim my £5" when the reality is that he
a) just wants the money
b) wants revenge over that bloke borrrowing his lawnmower and not returning it (or local cultural equivalent).
If it's a significant sum of money, it's well worth a local conspiracy on a scale you can't hope to unpick.