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What is an engagement?
A tactical conflict, usually between opposing, lower echelon maneuver forces.
What is the tactical level of war?
The level of war at which battles and engagements are planned and executed to achieve military objectives assigned to tactical units or task forces.
What is a battle?
A set of related engagements that lasts longer and involves larger forces than an engagement.
What are the three aspects of the art of tactics?
- The creative and flexible array of means to accomplish assigned missions
- Decisionmaking under conditions of when faced with a thinking and adaptive enemy
- Understanding the uncertainty effects of combat on Soldiers
What is the science of tactics?
The understanding of those military aspects of tactics - capabilities, techniques, and procedures - that can be measured and codified.
What is the key to achieving decisive results?
What is a hasty operation?
An operation in which a commander directs immediately available forces, using fragmentary orders, to perform activities with minimal preparation, trading planning and preparation time for speed of execution.
What is a Deliberate operations?
A deliberate operation is an operation in which the tactical situation allows the development and coordination of detailed plans, including multiple branches and sequels.
What are the commander/s responsibilities within his AO?
- Terrain management
- Information collection
- Civil Affairs operations
- Ground movement control
- Personnel recovery
- Environmental considerations
- Minimum essential stability tasks
What is an area of operation?
An area of operation is an operational area defined by the joint force commander for land and maritime forces that should be large enough to accomplish their missions and protect their forces (JP 3-0).