Street Smart: Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield for Urban Operations


Offers enhancements to the intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB) process to improve its usefulness for urban operations.

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Offers enhancements to the intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB) process to improve its usefulness for urban operations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833031716
  • Publisher: Rand Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Pages: 148
  • Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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Street Smart

Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield for Urban Operations
By Jamison Jo Medby Russell W. Glenn

Rand Corporation

Copyright © 2002 Jamison Jo Medby
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780833031716


This monograph discusses how the U.S. Army's intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB) process should be adapted for military operations on urbanized terrain (MOUT). It notes the capabilities of this process to help a unit engage successfully in any type of operation, and it suggests modifications to the traditional process in order to address the operational and analytic difficulties posed by urbanized areas.

This study will be of interest to armed forces and intelligence community personnel planning for or conducting operations in urban areas. It will also be of interest to any armed forces, law enforcement, and intelligence community personnel with the need to assess and address the changing threat conditions emerging from urbanization.

This research was undertaken for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology and was conducted in the Force Development and Technology Program of RAND Arroyo Center. The Arroyo Center is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the United States Army.


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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield: An Overview 11
Ch. 3 Challenges Posed by Urbanized Terrain 25
Ch. 4 IPB for Urban Operations Step One: Define the Operating Environment 39
Ch. 5 IPB for Urban Operations Step Two: Describe the Operating Environment's Effects 51
Ch. 6 IPB for Urban Operations Step Three: Identify and Evaluate Threats and Relevant Influences 89
Ch. 7 IPB for Urban Operations Step Four: Develop Non-U.S. Courses of Action 122
Ch. 8 Recommendations 133
App Web Sites for Conducting Urban IPB 139
Bibliography 143
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