Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace Terrorism Analysis Process/Methodology
The impetus for this manual was threefold. First, provide a process and methodology on the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace (IPB) as it applies to Counter-Terrorism (CT) analysis. Secondly, we wanted the text to be in a structure that most military analysts, whatever their background, would understand. Thirdly, this manual will provide those non-CT analysts with a place to begin their terrorism analysis. Hence the inclusion of multiple graphics to show how event, target development and named areas of interest (NAI’s) templates differ from the standard IPB conventional product templates, found in FM 34- 130, dated 1994.
This manual cuts across the tactical, operational, strategic operations or planning spectrum. In addition, targeteers, IMINT and SIGINT analyst’s and even intelligence elements within law enforcement can use the manual.