NATO - AJP-2.1
ALLIED JOINT DOCTRINE FOR INTELLIGENCE PROCEDURES
|Publication Date:||6 June 2016|
NATO doctrine for intelligence procedures is primarily intended for NATO forces. It could also be applied multi-nationally within the framework of an allied joint force. This can include, with adaptations agreed by participating nations where necessary, its utilization for operations under other international mandates, or as part of a coalition of NATO and non-NATO nations (when such utilization would not be against NATO's interests). Interoperability between NATO nations in these instances will be based upon NATO standardization agreements, other policy documents and publications. Allied Joint Publication (AJP)-2.1, Allied Joint Doctrine for Intelligence Procedures:
- focuses on the intelligence and requirement management functions;
- builds on the key themes set out in AJP-2(A) Allied Joint Doctrine for Intelligence, Counter-intelligence
and Security; and
- provides an authoritative basis for intelligence procedures to support NATO operations.
The purpose of AJP-2.1 is to describe, primarily at the operational level, the generic procedures, interdependencies, and considerations required to conduct intelligence operations in support of peacetime and crisis operations. It specifically concentrates on the intelligence and requirement management and collection management functions of intelligence, while leaving AJP-2.7(B), Allied Joint Doctrine for Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance2 to provide detail on joint intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. In addition, it covers intelligence support to joint tasks, specifically joint targeting.
2 This AJP will replace the current AJP-2.7, Allied Joint Doctrine for Reconnaissance and Surveillance