Accession Number : ADA264453


Title :   An Intelligence Process for the Operational Commander


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI


Personal Author(s) : Munn, Christopher J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264453.pdf


Report Date : 17 Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : This paper examines a process that has been in use by the U.S. Army at the tactical level of war for 15 years. It is a process that systematically analyzes the weather, terrain and the enemy in order to effectively predict an enemy's likely course of action. The products of this process are used by the tactical commander to identify the best possible friendly course of action in order to achieve the assigned tactical objectives... The process is known as Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB). This paper will address why we use intelligence processes, briefly describe the IPB methodology, how it is applied at the tactical level of war, and how it can and should be applied at today's operational level of war. Intelligence Processing and Collection, Enemy and Battlefield Environment, and Synchronization.


Descriptors :   *TACTICAL ANALYSIS , *MILITARY COMMANDERS , *TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE , MILITARY OPERATIONS , METHODOLOGY , ENVIRONMENTS , WEATHER , ENEMY , INFORMATION PROCESSING , ARMY , PREPARATION , BATTLEFIELDS , TERRAIN , DATA ACQUISITION


Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE