The Human Environment Capability is NATO’s capability to understand and efficiently interact with the human environment
The human environment of an operation consists of all the people impacting the operation. It includes the local populations and authorities together with domestic and global public opinions, the friendly and enemy forces.
The human environment assets consist of all the capabilities, functions, concepts and processes contributing to understand, operationalize, adapt to, and engage the human environment.
This includes but is not limited to:
PSYOPS – Psychological Operations
CIMIC – Civil-Military Cooperation
HTS – Human Terrain System
ISTAR - Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance
INFO OPS – Information Operations
STRATCOM – Strategic Communication
CCOMC – Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Centre
COIN Doctrine – Counterinsurgency Doctrine
CA – Comprehensive Approach
CMI – Civil-Military Interaction
JISR – Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
COPD – Comprehensive Operational Planning Directive.
CCOM Process - Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management