INTV427 Intelligence Support to Targeting


Intelligence Support to Targeting

Course Description

INTV427 provide students an in-depth look at the role and practice of Intelligence in the United States Joint Targeting Cycle. This course builds on fundamental knowledge from previous courses, to include the concepts and methodologies used for Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment (JIPOE) and Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield. Additionally, this course will provide students insights into targeting state and non-state actors in competition and conflict, and integrating Intelligence into lethal and non-lethal strategies to create effects against competing or threat actors.

Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  • Explain how Intelligence supports target selection, development, and assessment, and how intelligence improves effects synchronization across the Joint Force and National capabilities.
  • Examine and evaluate the methods for prioritizing targets and producing target solutions.
  • Evaluate targeting methodologies and select tools and techniques most applicable to the targeting problem.
  • Explain the concept of sensor to shooter, and why optimal coordination between Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance capabilities is essential for effective Joint Targeting.

Course Objectives

The student will:

  • Examine and evaluate the application of Intelligence support to targeting across the instruments of national power and at each level of war: Strategic, Operational, and Tactical.
  • nalyze scenarios to determine when various targeting methodologies are used.
  • Examine and evaluate how the Intelligence, operations, and targeting cycle complement one another in the conduct of Joint Targeting.
  • Apply Targeting Models in the conduct of lethal and non-lethal fires, and in the pursuit of strategic and operational objectives/national ends.