One of the main aims of this manual is to put intelligenceinto its proper context in relation to other activities of warfighting. The Marine Corps views intelligence as a funda-mental component of command and control that is inseparablefrom operations. The general concepts which apply to effectivecommand and control apply equally to intelligence. This publi-cation, therefore, presumes familiarity with MCDP 6,
Com-mand and Control
, which establishes fundamental doctrine forcommand and control.MCDP 2,
, does not supersede any current doc-trinal publication. It provides the authoritative basis for thesubsequent development of intelligence doctrine, education,training, equipment, procedures, and organization.
affords no specific techniques or procedures for intel- ligenceactivities; rather, it offers broad guidance which requires judg-ment in its application. Other publications in the intelligenceseries of Marine Corps warfighting publications provide spe-cific tactics, techniques, and procedures.Marine Corps intelligence doctrine applies across the fullspectrum of conflict, from peacekeeping or humanitarian assis-tance operations on the one hand to general war on the other.