TRADOC G-2 ACE Threats Integration (ACE-TI) is the source of the Threat Tactics Report (TTR) series of products. TTRs serve to explain to the Army training community how an actor fights. Elements that contribute to this understanding may include an actor’s doctrine, force structure, weapons and equipment, education, and warfighting functions. An explanation of an actor’s tactics and techniques is provided in detail along with recent examples of tactical actions if they exist. An actor may be regular or irregular, and a TTR will have a discussion of what a particular actor’s capabilities mean to the US and its allies.
An important element of any TTR is the comparison of the real-world tactics to threat doctrinal concepts and terminology. A TTR will also identify where the conditions specific to the actor are present in Decisive Action Training Environment (DATE) and other training materials so that these conditions can easily be implemented across all training venues.
This compendium of Threat Tactics Reports, Volume 1, features the most current versions of four TTRs: ISIL (Version 1.4, published February 2015), North Korea (Version 1.0, published July 2015), Russia (Version 1.0, published July 2015), and China (Version 1.0, published September 2015). ACE-TI plans to publish four more TTRs later this year: Boko Haram, Iran, Syria, and Pakistan. Each of these, once published, is eligible for update as appropriate so the product stays relevant.