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Time-sensitive targeting

Definition/Scope: Time-sensitive targets (TSTs) are targets of such high priority to friendly forces that the JFC designates them as requiring immediate response because they pose (or will soon pose) a danger to friendly forces or they are highly lucrative, fleeting targets of opportunity. The JFC establishes guidance on procedures for coordination, deconfliction, and synchronization among components in a theater or JOA. ARSOF's contribution against TSTs is clandestine or covert reconnaissance, surveillance, terminal guidance and control of weapons systems, and direct action. TSTs are targets and, as such, their nomination, development, execution, and assessment will still take place within the framework of the joint targeting cycle. A critical factor in prosecuting TSTs is the requirement to conduct all the steps of the joint targeting cycle in a short time.



Broader Terms:

combined targeting coordination board
human intelligence
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Priority Intelligence Requirement
signal intelligence

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Related Terms:

combined targeting coordination board
Find, Fix, Finish, Exploit, Analyze and Disseminate
High-Payoff Target
High-Value Target
Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield
Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment

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