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Intelligence

*FM 34-2-1                

FIELD MANUAL
NO 34-2-1
HEADQUARTERS      
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 19 June 1991  

FM 34-2-1

TACTICS, TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES FOR RECONNAISSANCE AND SURVEILLANCE AND INTELLIGENCE SUPPORT TO COUNTERRECONNAISSANCE

Table of Contents


PREFACE

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION

Collection Management Process

Solutions to Common Errors in Reconnaissance and Surveillance Planning

CHAPTER 2 - RECONNAISSANCE AND SURVEILLANCE AND INTELLIGENCE PREPARATION OF THE BATTLEFIELD

Terms

Reconnaissance and Surveillance Principles

Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield Process

Reconnaissance and Surveillance Plan Development

CHAPTER 3 - ASSETS AND EQUIPMENT

Assets and Equipment Organic to the Maneuver Battalion

Assets and Personnel Normally Supporting the Maneuver Battalion

Assets and Personnel Normally Supporting the Maneuver Brigade

CHAPTER 4 - PLANNING EFFECTIVE RECONNAISSANCE AND SURVEILLANCE

Staff Officer Responsibilities

Planning

CHAPTER 5 - METHODS OF TASKING RECONNAISSANCE AND SURVEILLANCE ASSETS

CHAPTER 6 - THE RECONNAISSANCE AND SURVEILLANCE OVERLAY

CHAPTER 7 - MONITORING THE RECONNAISSANCE AND SURVEILLANCE EFFORT

Tracking Targets and Assets

Evaluating How Your Assets Report

Managing Priority Intelligence Requirements

Modifying the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Plan

Tasking Assets

CHAPTER 8 - AUGMENTING OR TASK ORGANIZING RECONNAISSANCE AND SURVEILLANCE MISSIONS

Task Organized with Engineers and Artillery Forward Observers Attached to Reconnaissance Patrol

Task Organized with Signal Assets, Observation Posts, and Forward Observers Attached To Extended Reconnaissance Patrol

Scouts with Infantry

D Company, Scout Platoon, and Ground Surveillance Radar Effort Augmented

CHAPTER 9 - RECONNAISSANCE AND SURVEILLANCE IN OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS

Detailed Reconnaissance

Surveillance of the Objective

Ongoing Reconnaissance and Surveillance Planning

CHAPTER 10 - INTELLIGENCE SUPPORT TO COUNTERRECONNAISSANCE

Staff Officers

Mission Planning

Reconnaissance Fundamentals

Using Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield to Support Your Counterreconnaissance Effort

Counterreconnaissance

CHAPTER 11 - RECONNAISSANCE AND SURVEILLANCE OF LOW-INTENSITY CONFLICT

Factors

Guerrilla/Insurgent Operations

Upper Echelon Organization

Equipment

Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield Considerations

CHAPTER 12 - ELECTRONIC WARFARE ASSET EMPLOYMENT

Fundamentals

Planning

What Type of Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Assets Are Needed?

APPENDIX A - Management Tools For Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operations

APPENDIX B - Example of the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Process

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHORIZATION LETTER


DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

*This publication supersedes TC 30-25, 17 July 1977, and TC 34-50, 7 January 1980.



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