Comment: The purpose of this manual is to relate intelligence functions at all echelons to the doctrine contained in FM 100-5. The critical importance of intelligence to success on the battlefield as a combat multiplier is expressed in this manual. Particular attention should be given to the chapters dealing with Operations Other Than War (OOTW) and Information Operations.
Comment: According to the Preface, this manual "describes the processes, procedures and techniques used to produce all-source intelligence." The focus is on intelligence production at corps-level and below, and it applies to tasks assigned to intelligence officers, warrant officers, NCO's and analysts at various skill levels. As such, this is the Army's principal publication on intelligence analysis.
Comment: This manual discusses the intelligence assets available at division level, the importance of these assets to the commander, and the ways in which these assets are employed. The use of these assets in different scenarios is also discussed.
Comment: This manual parallels FM 34-10 and describes the assets available at Corps; their capabilities and limitations. The structure of the MI Brigade is also presented.
Comment: Operations by the MI Group at echelons above corps is discussed. The assets found at this level are enumerated and the doctrinal employment of these assets are laid out.
Comment: This counter- intelligence (CI) field manual gives an overview of the field, delineating the duties and functions of CI agents. It relates these duties to the battlefield, particularly in the rear area of operations.
Comment: This manual is designed for use by the intelligence staff officer and his section at the maneuver battalion and brigade levels. It describes the equipment available and its capability as well as how these assets interact.
Comment: This publication serves to explain the purpose and uses of Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB). The techniques used by analyst are set out.
Comment: As the Army's new principal warfighting doctrine manual, FM 100-5 Operations contains some very important sections relating to intelligence. Special attention should be given to the Strategic Context, Combat Power, and Planning and Conduct sections. It also contains a chapter on Operations Other Than War (OOTW) which is where the MI Corps will play an increasingly larger role.
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