MCRP 2-10B.1 formerly MCRP 2-3A
SSIC 03000 Operations & Readiness // New
Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield/Battlespace
A dual-designated Army and Marine Corps manual that constitutes current doctrine on how to systematically evaluate the effects of significant characteristics of the operational environment for specific missions. It describes how the commander and staff examine mission variables to understand how these variables may affect operations. It discusses intelligence preparation of the battlefield/intelligence preparation of the battlespace (IPB) as a critical component of the military decision making process (MDMP)/Marine Corps Planning Process (MCPP) and how IPB supports decision making, as well as integrating processes and continuing activities.