A Concept for Force XXI Intelligence Operations

24 January 1996

Final Draft


Commanders in Force XXI Decisive Operations will require the capability to "see" their battlespace in depth, to provide a shared common relevant picture of the situation, to precisely locate and track critical targets, to conduct simultaneous attacks with lethal and non-lethal means, to operate with joint and multi-national forces, and to track and protect their own forces. The Intelligence Force of the 21st century - INTEL XXI - must be designed, equipped and trained to meet these demanding requirements. It must be a thoroughly integrated force - national to tactical, AC and RC - capable of supporting multi-dimensional, simultaneous, dispersed operations.

Department of the Army TRADOC Pam 525-XX
Headquarters, United States Army
Training and Doctrine Command
Fort Monroe, Virginia 23651-5000

10 January 1996

Military Operations

Summary. This pamphlet addresses the Army's concept for intelligence operations supporting Force XXI. It describes how the intelligence force is being designed and postured to meet the demands of the future battlefield across the spectrum of operations.

Applicability. This Concept applies to all TRADOC elements, to include Headquarters (HQ) TRADOC staff, major subordinate commands, functional centers, schools, and activities.

Suggested Improvements. The proponent of this pamphlet is the Commander, US Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca. Send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (recommended Changes to Publications and Blank forms) through channels to Commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, ATTN: ATZS-CD-C, Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613-5000.

Intelligence XXI Concept
Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction
    • Purpose 1-1
    • Reference 1-2
    • Abbreviations and terms 1-3
    • Background 1-4
    • The Future Environment 1-5
    • Foundation 1-6

  • Chapter 2 - Intel XXI Concept
    • Overview 2-1
    • Force XXI Decisive Operations 2-2
    • Intel XXI In Decisive Operations 2-3
    • Intel XXI Tasks and Required Capabilities 2-4

  • Chapter 3 - Implications
    • Doctrine 3-1
    • Training 3-2
    • Leader development 3-3
    • Organizations 3-4
    • Materiel 3-5
    • Quality People 3-6