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As the new Managing Editor of the Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin (MIPB), I want to briefly address the charter of this bulletin. The role of MIPB is to enhance professional development within the intelligence community and to help formulate doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures through open dialogue. My personal goal is to create a forum for comfortable discussion and communication. Both are absolutely vital in today's quickly changing environment. The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) has placed incredible demands on the Military Intelligence profession in terms of the complex requirements for the many ongoing missions and the paradigm shifts in operations and training we have all encountered to meet the challenges of full-spectrum operations.

This is an exciting time to be in the intelligence profession. Because of the full spectrum warfare challenge, many of the "ways and means" we went by not too long ago are no longer applicable. Many of you have had unique experiences in intelligence arenas which you should share. Some of your conclusions based on these experiences may deviate from present doctrine or may uncover an area or activity not yet addressed by doctrine. Share your experience! In this issue, for instance, Captain Brian Gellman relates his observations on tactical intelligence operations in the Iraq Theater of Operations (ITO) in his article, "Lessons Learned From OIF: An SF Battalion S2's Perspective." In a sidebar to this article, CW3 McGinty, Doctrine Division, discusses how recent doctrinal publications, FM 2-0 Intelligence, FM 3-0 Operations, FM 6-0 Mission Command, Command and Control of Army Forces, and the draft version of FM 5-0, Army Planning and Orders Production, should help resolve some of the issues Captain Gellman brings up.

Several articles in this issue--"The Right Soldiers with the Right Skills"--explain some of the changes USAIC&FH is implementing to adapt our military intelligence training to meet the expanded training requirements. You will find out how we have revised, deleted or merged some MOS training to mirror changes in requirements. Concurrently, Doctrine Division is in the process of completing a Field Manual that will contain updated tactics, techniques and procedures for HUMINT. ST 2-91.6, Small Unit Support to Intelligence, is an approved source available to the field. This special text is designed to help all soldiers collect information through tactical questioning, enemy prisoner of war (EPW) handling, and document and equipment handling in all operations.

MIPB is your magazine. We need you to submit feature articles, provide feedback with Letters to the Editor, and participate in the MIPB book review program. We accept articles on all aspects of Military Intelligence--lessons learned, historical perspectives, problems and solutions, and new equipment and procedures as well as articles on the operational aspects of intelligence.
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Author:Smith, Sterilla A.
Publication:Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2004
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