ULO-COE Defense.txt

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  1. What are the purposes of defense?
    • Retain key terrain or deny a vital area to the enemy
    • Attrit or fix the enemy as a prelude to offensive operations
    • In response to surprise action by the enemy
    • Increase the enemy�s vulnerability by forcing him to concentrate his forces
  2. What are the two types of defense?
    Hasty and Deliberate
  3. What are the five characteristics of the defense?
    • Preparation
    • Flexibility
    • Disruption
    • Security
    • Mass and Concentration
  4. What are the defensive tasks?
    • Area Defense
    • Mobile Defense
    • Retrograde
  5. What is an Area Defense?
    Defensive task that concentrates on denying enemy forces access to designated terrain for a specific time rather than destroying the enemy outright
  6. What is a Mobile Defense?
    Defensive task that concentrates on the destruction or defeat of the enemy through a decisive attack by a striking force
  7. What is a Retrograde?
    Defensive task that involves organized movement away from the enemy
  8. What are the three types of retrograde?
    • Delay
    • Withdrawal
    • Retirement
  9. What are some defensive control measures?
    • Battle Positions
    • Direct Fire Control Measures
    • Disengagement Line
    • Fire Support Coordination Measures
    • Forward Edge of the Battle Area
    • Main Battle Area
  10. Which defensive control measure is a defensive location oriented on a likely enemy avenue of approach?
    Battle Position (BP)
  11. Which defensive control measure is a means by which maneuver commanders employ and regulate direct fire?
    Direct Fire Control Measure (DFCM). Examples: Sector of Fire, Rules of Engagement, etc.
  12. What is a Disengagement Line (DL)
    A phase line that, when crossed by the enemy, signals to defending elements that it is time to displace to their next position
  13. Which defensie control measure assists in the rapid engagement of targets and provides safeguards for friendly forces?
    Fire Support Coordination Measures (FSCM)
  14. What is the Main Battle Area (MBA)?
    Area where the bulk of a unit�s combat power is deployed to conduct decisive operations to defeat an attacking enemy
  15. What is the goal of Fire Support Coordination Measures?
    Assist in the rapid engagement of targets and provide safeguards (concerning friendly indirect fire) for friendly forces
  16. What are the three forms of defense?
    • Defense of a Linear Obstacle
    • Perimeter Defense
    • Reverse Slope Defense
  17. What is an obstacle?
    Any obstruction employed to disrupt, fix, turn, or block movement and to impose losses in personnel, time, and equipment
  18. Which type of defense is best suited for the defense of a linear obstacle?
    Area defense
  19. What are the perimeter defense planning considerations?
    • Terrain
    • Security
    • Mutual support
    • All-around defense
    • Defense in depth
    • Responsiveness
    • Maximum use of offensive action
  20. What are the defensive planning considerations?
    • Movement and Maneuver
    • Exploit the Advantages of Terrain
    • Disrupt the Enemy Attack
    • Mass the Effects of Combat Power
    • Mobility/Counter-Mobility
    • Survivability Operations
  21. What are mobility and counter-mobility?
    • Mobility tasks include maintaining routes, coordinating gaps in existing obstacles, and supporting counterattacks
    • Counter-Mobility includes obstacles block, turn, fix, disrupt, or force the enemy to attempt to breach them
  22. What types of terrain that can be utilized as naturally occurring obstacles that provide little or no benefit to the enemy offensive?
    • Unfordable streams
    • Swamps
    • Lakes
  23. What are the thre survivability considerations for weapons, units, installations, and activities?
    • Hiding
    • Blending
    • Disguising
  24. What are the indicators that an enemy may be over-extended and open to a transition to offense?
    • Transition to defense
    • Heavy losses
    • Premature deployment
    • Reduction in tempo
    • Counter-attack success
    • Troops/equipment capture and/or destruction indicators
  25. What are the two transitional methods and what are the disadvantages to each?
    • Forces not committed to defense: slower
    • Forces committed to defense: quickly exhausted
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ULO-COE Defense.txt
2012-12-23 20:18:36
ULO COE Defense

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