(as of May 12,2021 11:16:21 UTC – Details)
This United States Army manual, Army Techniques Publication ATP 2-01.3 Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield Change 1 January 2021, constitutes current doctrine on how to systematically evaluate the effects of significant characteristics of the operational environment (OE) for specific missions. This publication— Describes how the commander and staff examine mission variables to understand how these variables may affect operations; Discusses intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB) as a critical component of the military decision-making process, how IPB supports decision making, and the integrating processes; Facilitates a common understanding, foundational concepts, and methods of the IPB process. The principal audience for ATP 2-01.3 is tactical Army commanders and staffs. Commanders and staffs of Army headquarters serving as a joint task force or a multinational headquarters also refer to applicable joint or multinational doctrine related to IPB. Trainers and educators throughout the Army also use this publication. ATP 2-01.3 uses joint terms where applicable. Selected joint and Army terms and definitions appear in both the glossary and the text. Terms for which ATP 2-01.3 is the proponent publication (the authority) are marked with an asterisk (*) in the glossary. Definitions for which ATP 2-01.3 is the proponent publication are boldfaced in the text. For other definitions shown in the text, the term is italicized and the number of the proponent publication follows the definition. This manual applies to intelligence activities conducted outside the United States. Intelligence activities conducted inside the United States, as well as those that target U.S. persons and groups outside the United States, invoke additional requirements and intelligence oversight rules. To the extent any of the activities described in this publication are conducted inside the United States, or target U.S. persons or groups outside the United States, consult the judge advocate for assistance. ATP 2-01.3 applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated.