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Tier One Targeting: Special Operations and the F3EAD Process | HavokJournal
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Tier One Targeting: Special Operations and the F3EAD Process | HavokJournal

Find, Fix, Finish, Exploit, Analyze, and Disseminate (F3EAD), pronounced “F-three-e-a-d” or “feed,” is a version of the targeting methodology utilized by the special operations forces (SOF) responsible for some of the most highly-publicized missions in support of overseas contingency operations. F3EAD is a system that allows SOF to anticipate and predict enemy operations, identify, locate, and target enemy forces, and to perform intelligence exploitation and analysis of captured enemy personnel and materiel.

Central to the F3EAD process is the functional fusion of operations and intelligence functions throughout the SOF organization.  In F3EAD, commanders establish targeting priorities…

Source: Tier One Targeting: Special Operations and the F3EAD Process