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Unified Land Operations
- How Army units seize, retain, and exploit the initiative to gain and maintain a position of relative advantage in sustained land operations to create conditions for favorable conflict resolution. The Army's warfighting doctrine.
- Combined Maneuver & Wide-area Security
Tenets of Unified Land Operations
Categories of Operations
Definition of Offensive Operations
Operations conducted to defeat and destroy enemy forces and seize terrain, resources and population centers; and impose the commander's will on the enemy.
4 Types of Offensive Operations
- Movement to contact
Definition of Stability Operations
Various military missions, tasks and activities conducted outside the United States in coordination with other instruments of national power to maintain or re-establish a safe and secure environment, provide essential governmental services, emergency infrastructure reconstruction and humanitarian relief.
5 Types of Stability Operations
- Civil Security
- Civil Control
- Restore Essential Services
- Support to Governance
- Support for Economic & Infrastructure Development
3 Types of Defensive Operations
- Mobile Defense
- Area Defense
Definition of Defensive Operations
Operations to defeat an enemy attack, buy time, economize forces, or develop conditions favorable for offensive or stability operations.
3 Types of Operations
- Decisive (enemy focused)
- Shaping (enemy focused)
- Sustaining (internally focused)
Concept of Operations (CONOP)
Directs the manner in which subordinate units cooperate to accomplish the mission and establish a sequence of actions the force will use to achieve the desired end state.
Definition of Decisive Operation
The operation the directly accomplishes the mission
Definition of Shaping Operation
Operations at any echelon that creates and preserves the conditions for the success of the decisive operation.
Definition of Sustaining Operation
An operation at any echelon that enables the decisive or shaping operations by maintaining and generating combat power; determines operational tempo.
2 Areas of Operations
- Contiguous: boundaries touch
- Non-contiguous: distinct AOs; unassigned areas between belong to higher HQ
Definition of Combat Power
The total means of destructive, constructive or information force which a military unit/formation can apply against the opponent at a given time.
3 Levels of War
- Strategic - National interests
- Operational - Campaign & major operations
- Tactical - Battles & engagements
Contents of Commander's Intent Statement
- Key Tasks
- End State