intelligence preparation of the battlespace


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intelligence preparation of the battlespace

An analytical methodology employed to reduce uncertainties concerning the enemy, environment, and terrain for all types of operations. Intelligence preparation of the battlespace builds an extensive database for each potential area in which a unit may be required to operate. The database is then analyzed in detail to determine the impact of the enemy, environment, and terrain on operations and presents it in graphic form. Intelligence preparation of the battlespace is a continuing process. Also called IPB.
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As in COIN, Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace (IPB) in decisive action remains the bedrock upon which the Military Decision Making Process is conducted.
Although "human terrain" is usually associated with the intelligence preparation of the battlespace, it is valuable to police and military operations as well, as long as it enables forces in the field to better insert their actions in a complex social and cultural fabric.
Intelligence preparation of the battlespace should consider social network targets with the same level of scrutiny and effort applied to kinetic targeting.
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7) While this reads a lot like joint intelligence preparation of the battlespace (JIPB), ONA might be viewed as an expansion of JIPB to include all elements of national power as well as to enable EBO.

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