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What is IPB?
systematic process of analyzing and visualizing the portions of the mission variables of the threat, terrain, weather, and civil considerations in a specific area of interest and for a specific mission.
What are the four steps to IPB?
- Define the Operational Environment
- Describe Environmental Effects on Operations
- Evaluate the Threat
- Determine Threat Courses of Action
Which publication addresses IPB?
Explain the difference between Operational variables and Mission variables?
- OV's facilitate the understanding of the OE and are directly related to campaign planning;
- MV's are those aspects of the OE that directly effect a mission.
How many sub-steps are associated with Defining the OE?
- 1.Identify significant characteristics of the environment
- 2.Identify the limits of the command’s Area of Operation
- 3.Establish the limits of the Area of Influence and Area of Interest
- 4.Evaluate existing databases and identify intelligence gaps
- 5.Initiate collection of information required to complete IPB
What are the military aspects of weather?
- Atmospheric pressure
- Cloud Cover
What is the Military aspects of terrain?
- Observation and Fields of Fire
- Avenues of Approach
- Key Terrain
- Cover and Concealment
What are the four basic techniques to evaluate the terrains effects on COAs? (CABB)
- Concentric ring
- Avenue in depth
What are the civil considerations aspects of operations?
When describing the environmental effects on operations, what analysis is the staff focusing on?
How the environment will effect both threat and friendly operations.
When describing the environmental effects on operations, which portions of the mission variables are we focusing on?
Terrain, weather, and civil considerations
What are the two sub-steps in evaluating the threat?
- Update or create threat models
- Identify threat capabilities
There are __________ fundamental areas in which one can begin detailed analysis of comprehending “the threat”.
How many sub-steps are associated with "Update or create threat models"? What are they?
- Convert threat doctrine or patterns of operation to graphics
- Describe the threat’s tactics and options
- Identify high-value targets (HVTs) and high-payoff targets (HPTs)
What is a Situation template?
A DEPICTION OF ASSUMED ADVERSARY DISPOSITIONS, BASED ON ADVERSARY DOCTRINE AND THE EFFECTS OF THE BATTLESPACE IF THE ADVERSARY SHOULD ADOPT A PARTICULAR COURSE OF ACTION
What is a CCIR?
Commanders Critical Information Requirement
An information requirement identified by the commander as being critical to facilitating timely decision making
What two key elements are included in a CCIR?
- Priority Intelligence Requirements (PIR)
- Friendly Force Information Requirements (FFIR)
When determining likely threat COAs, what screening criteria do we utilize to analyze threat COAs?
What tools do we utilize to graphically depict enemy COAs?
Templates; THREATEMP, MCOO, SITEMP, EVENTEMP
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