d. Determine Threat Courses of Action. (Step 4) An analyst must be able to
develop a situation template in order to portray the threat in the command estimate and
targeting process. He must first complete the previous steps of the IPB process in order
to develop an accurate situation template.
5. Throughout the IPB process, the analyst utilizes graphics to depict the enemy forces,
weather, and terrain. These graphics include:
* Doctrinal template.
* Situation template.
* Event template.
* Decision Support Templates.
* Annotated military maps.
* Gridded photomaps.
6. The analyst's main responsibility of the IPB process is to support the unit
commander and his staff in the decision-making process. These decisions that IPB
The best ways to gather new and more current information about the enemy
The best ways to employ active and passive electronic warfare (EW) measures.
c. The best ways to keep the enemy from learning our plans (operations security
The best ways to deploy our units to defect the enemy force (AirLand Battle).