About Association of Geo-Strategic Analysis (AGSA)
AGSA arose in the aftermath of the 1991 Operation Desert Storm, recognizing the critical failure of Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB), from strategic to tactical levels, the high cost of lives and materials. IPB according to US Army Manel 1 March 2019 ATP 2-01.3, page 1-1
“Intelligence preparation of the battlefield is the systematic process of analyzing the mission variables of enemy, terrain, weather, and civil considerations in an area of interest to determine their effect on operations. IPB allows commanders and staffs to take a holistic approach to analyzing the operational environment (OE). A holistic approach"
Precise and relevant intelligence more indispensable than ever. Today intelligence constitutes an essential compass for the initiative in battle, one that can direct the fire and maneuver efforts. The ability to bring intelligence to the field and link it with operational activity, both defensive and offensive. AGSA since 2002 has published several books (See Book Store Page), published articles and numerous ebook research reports (See Featured AGSA Reports Page). Currently e-book reports are found on line at academia edu.
Association of Geo-Strategic Analysis has an international following, AGSA reports are downloaded all over the world from academia edu, a summary can be see here ANALYTICS Stephen E Hughes is found and CEO of AGSA.
Bio -spent 13 years with the U.S. Army, as Armor Recon, schooled in IPB, Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield, half of that time was spent overseas, now retired. 5 years of active duty was spent patrolling the former Border of East/West Germany Fulda. He is a U.S. Army /NATO, 1991 Gulf War Vet. Author of several books concerning Iran & Mid-East.