PROCESS ENEMY PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT, AND MATERIAL
Intelligence of Threat NBC capability is important in the analysis of their ability and intent to use these
NBC weapons. In this lesson you will learn how to analyze information and captured materiel to
determine enemy NBC capability. Information on reporting procedures for discovered enemy items;
aspects of collection points; marking and tagging captured items; and provisions of security and escorts
for NBC equipment are discussed.
PART A: IDENTIFY REPORTING METHODS AND SUBMIT
SPOT REPORT FOR CAPTURED ENEMY ITEMS
The possibility of enemy employment of chemical and biological agents introduces new factors into
intelligence operations. Agent effectiveness, difficulty of immediate detection of agent employment,
and the surprise with which agents can be delivered present a formidable intelligence problem. These
things create requirements for detecting chemical and biological agents and obtaining information on
the enemy's capability and intention to employ these agents.
NBC technical intelligence is an integral part of the total military intelligence effort and is essential to
military operations. The impact that enemy NBC operations will have on friendly forces makes timely
technical intelligence essential.
Captured enemy materiel may provide technical intelligence information of immediate value to target
intelligence; to the order of battle intelligence; or to the determination of enemy capabilities and
vulnerabilities of tactical or strategic interest. The production of technical intelligence is helped by a
continuous collection and exploitation effort by combat and support troops.