FM 2-0 Intelligence is the Army’s Military Intelligence (MI) keystone manual. This army publication defines intelligence requirements and describes intelligence operations in support of the Army’s strategic roles. It serves as a reference for personnel developing doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP), materiel and force structure, and institutional and unit training for intelligence operations.
FM 2-0 is the Army’s Military Intelligence (MI) keystone manual. It introduces several major changes to the intelligence doctrine. This includes revisions to the intelligence process, the development of intelligence requirements, and language support. Moreover, it addresses the Army’s full spectrum operations within diverse operational environments (OE) that require continuous, simultaneous combinations of offensive, defensive, and stability or civil support operations. FM 2-0 is intended for use by every Soldier and Department of the Army Civilian who participates in or supports intelligence. It also serves as a reference for personnel developing MI doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP), equipment and force structure, and institutional and unit training for intelligence operations.
What is FM 2-0?
FM 2-0 is the Army’s new field manual for intelligence (MI). The new manual supersedes the old FM 34-1, Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Operations. It provides commanders, staff, and training professionals with a comprehensive guide to what is possible in the world of information collection. It is also a doctrinal resource for personnel developing doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP); materiel and force structure; and institutional and unit training for intelligence operations.
The most important function of FM 2-0 is its doctrinal guidance for the intelligence battlefield operating system (BOS) in support of commanders and staff, particularly when they are engaged in a high-intensity, large-scale combat operation. Other notable aspects of the new FM 2-0 include an overview of the new contemporary operational environment (COE) and a new intelligence process (previously referred to as the “intelligence cycle“) that consists of five functions: plan, prepare, collect, process, and produce. The new FM 2-0 will be available for purchase soon. It can be downloaded from our Army Knowledge Online (AKO) collaboration website until the Army Publishing Directorate prints and distributes it.
FM 2-0 Intelligence is the Army’s keystone manual for military intelligence (MI) doctrine. It covers the fundamentals of intelligence in unified land operations, including intelligence considerations in strategic readiness; the intelligence process; MI roles and functions; and MI core competencies and capabilities.
This book provides the basis for intelligence support in complex operational environments and a framework to support unified land operations across various military operations. It is a reference publication for all soldiers and Army civilians interacting with the intelligence warfighting function. It was published in August 2012 and has been updated periodically since then.
The Army needs lEW support for situation development, target development, and counterintelligence (CI) operations for offensive operations. CI special agents conduct investigations to determine the origin and nature of information about enemy espionage, terrorism, or subversion. The commander uses this information to disrupt and prevent threat operations and protect his assets from exploitation.
The Army has several important products to aid the G2 in this role, such as intelligence preparation of the battlefield/intelligence preparation of the battlespace (IPB). IPB integrates enemy doctrinal information with the battlefield situation and creates a dynamic battlefield picture. This allows the G2 to see the battlefield in context and project-friendly operations. IPB and other intelligence products are essential for the G2 to identify and destroy enemy forces in battle. They also support the G2 in developing an offensive strategy for friendly and hostile forces. Moreover, they reduce uncertainties to known factors for the commander.