NATO - AJP-2
ALLIED JOINT DOCTRINE FOR INTELLIGENCE, COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY
|Publication Date:||22 February 2016|
1. The aim of AJP-2(A) is to explain intelligence and counter-intelligence
2. Primarily written for commanders and their staff at the operational level, AJP- 2(A) is also the principal reference document for intelligence specialists and is the doctrinal baseline to develop effective intelligence, counter-intelligence
3. The main difference between AJP-2 and AJP-2(A) is the change of focus resulting from the change from state-versus-state conflict to multiple smaller scale intervention and counterinsurgency operations. It considers the more complex operational environment and the increasing number of factors that affect contemporary intelligence operations. It reflects the increasing intelligence capability within NATO and the advent of the comprehensive approach. AJP-2(A) also introduces the Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Concept3 and a revision of NATO intelligence requirement management and collection management (IRM&CM) functions.
4. The application of this doctrine will facilitate a single intelligence environment within which intelligence structures across the Alliance interface and operate in collaboration to support decision-makers at all levels
2 NATO Intelligence Policy is contained in MC 0128/8 dated 13 Jan 12.
3 MC 0582, 09 July 2009