FM Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield. CHAPTER 1 . Everyone in the US Army conducts some form of IPB. For example: A rifleman in an infantry . United States Army Command and General Staff College .. Current doctrine accepts that goal, as reflected in FM “IPB is an analytical. FIELD MANUAL Headquarters. Department of the Army. Washington, DC , 8 July INTELLIGENCE PREPARATION OF THE BATTLEFIELD.
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Sometimes the battle will progress in a direction unanticipated during the initial IPB and wargaming.
Sign In Sign Out. Products developed in this step might include, but are not limited to Here you summarize the effects of the battlefield environment on friendly and enemy COAs, list the set of probable threat Tm in order of probability of adoptionand list the threat’s exploitable vulnerabilities. Every commander and every member of the staff needs to understand and apply IPB during the staff planning process.
IPB is a continuous process which consists of four armyy which you perform each time you conduct IPB:. IPB plays a critical role in the decision making process.
Whenever possible, he plans and arranges direct dissemination of targeting intelligence from the collector to the targeting cell or appropriate tire support element FSE.
Arm shows this wargaming. The ISOS is the flexible architecture of procedures, organizations, and equipment that collect, process, store, and disseminate intelligence.
When operating against a new or less well-known threat, he may need to develop his intelligence data bases and threat models concurrently.
Step 4 integrates the results of the previous steps into a meaningful conclusion. Generally, these are analyzed in more detail for areas within the command’s area of operations AO and battle space than for other areas in the AI.
It is the application of battlefield common sense. The command’s collection manager uses the results of IPB to develop and implement a collection plan that will satisfy these requirements see IPB and the Collection Management Process. Using the results of staff wargaming and IPB as a guide, they armh For a thorough discussion, see Chapter 2.
Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield:: The event template identities the NAI where the activity will occur.
This supports the commander’s decisions during COA execution and helps him to quickly confirm or deny the assumptions used during COA development. This evaluation focuses on the general capabilities of each force until COAs are developed in later steps of the IPB process.
Refined and updated requirements result from staff wargaming and selection of a particular friendly COA. There are six intelligence and electronic warfare IEW tasks described in FMthe Army’s intelligence principles manual. The targeting team further refines the event templates and matrices to include the information required to ramy targeting. Fmm they usually armyy graphic depictions doctrinal templatesthreat models sometimes emphasize matrices or simple narratives.
The IPB process is continuous. The products developed during IPB are so critical to this cycle and the staff planning effort that it is a distinct function. This requires key members of the staff to “huddle” or conduct “mini-wargaming.
Define the Battlefield Environment. Incorporating the results of IPB into COA development ensures that each friendly COA takes advantage of the opportunities the environment and threat situation offer and is valid in terms of what they will allow. IPB is an essential element of the intelligence cycle. The decision making process is a dynamic and continuous process. This guidance generates additional intelligence requirements in support of each potential friendly COA the targeting process supports.
Both of these examples illustrate an informal application of IPB; that is, describe the effects of the battlefield and determine the threat’s COAs. The bottom line is that every armyy conducts IPB.