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The intelligence warfighting function is

the related tasks and systems that facilitate understanding the enemy, terrain, and civil considerations. . . . For purposes of the definition, the term enemy includes the entire range of threats and the term terrain includes weather.[1]


"The effectiveness of the intelligence warfighting function hinges directly on access to the intelligence community through the intelligence enterprise. The intelligence community consists of national-level organizations that provide intelligence support to the U.S. Government (including the Department of Defense). Maintaining cooperative relationships with the members of the intelligence community facilitates requirements management, complements Army intelligence capabilities, and promotes the timely flow of critical intelligence."[2]

"The intelligence warfighting function is comprised of the following four primary Army intelligence tasks that facilitate the commander's visualization and situational understanding of the operational environment:


  1. ADP 2-0, at 3.
  2. Id. at 5.
  3. TC 2-33.4, at 1-1.