FM 3-05.102: Army Special Operations Forces Intelligence   [open pdf - 5MB]

"Field Manual (FM) 3-05.102 provides the United States (U.S.) Army special operations forces (ARSOF) commander and his staff a broad understanding of intelligence support to ARSOF. This manual also provides guidance for ARSOF commanders who determine the force structure, budget, training, materiel, and operational requirements needed to prepare organic military intelligence (MI) assets to conduct their missions and collateral activities. This Service doctrine is consistent with joint doctrine. ARSOF need relevant, accurate, predictive, and timely intelligence and information to: Identify and develop targets; Plan missions; Secure the element of surprise; Protect the force; and, Protect friendly command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I). These actions take place across the full range of military operations, including war and military operations other than war (MOOTW). FM 3-05.102 describes the missions and functions of intelligence elements and organizations that provide intelligence and electronic warfare (IEW) support to ARSOF organizations. It provides an overview of ARSOF IEW capabilities, including the organization, missions, and functions of ARSOF MI assets, and connectivity from the level of the ARSOF battalion S2 section to national-level intelligence organizations. It shows how organic and nonorganic IEW assets meet ARSOF operational needs within the IEW system. It is authoritative doctrine for use by Active Army and Reserve Component (RC) ARSOF units and any other units or personnel operating with or supporting them."

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FM 3-05.102; Field Manual 3-05.102; FM 34-36
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