This publication describes the processes. procedures. and techniques used to produce all-source intelligence. It focuses on intelligence production at echelons at corps and below and amplifies the doctrine contained in FM 34-1. It provides guidance for intelligence staff officers, warrant officers. NCOs, and intelligence analysts at all skill levels. it is designed for use by the active Army and reserve components ( R C ) .
Intelligence is a key element of combined arms operations. It enables commanders to use their combat power effectively to win the decisive battles and it helps them identify and attack high payoff targets (HPTs). Intelligence is an important part of every combat decision.
The dramatic improvements in intelligence collection systems havegreatly enhanced the availability of battlefield information from many different sources. Battlefield information, however, is of limited value until it has been analyzed, Through analysis, this information becomes i n t e l I i g e n c e .