ADP 3-90 / ADRP 3-90 - Offense and Defense
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What is tactics?
Tactics is the employment and ordered arrangement of forces in relation to each other.
What is the tactical level of war?
The tactical level of war is 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 an engagement?
An engagement is a tactical conflict, usually between opposing, lower echelon maneuver forces.
What echelons typically conduct engagements?
Brigades and smaller echelons typically conduct engagements
How long to engagements last?
They are usually short, executed in terms of minutes, hours, or days.
What is a battle?
A battle consists of a set of related engagements that lasts longer and involves larger forces than an engagement.
What do battles affect?
Battles can affect the course of a campaign or major operation.
When does a battle occur?
A battle occurs when a division, corps, or army commander fights for one or more significant objectives. Battles are usually operationally significant, if not operationally decisive.
The art of tactics consists of three interrelated aspects. What are they?
- The creative and flexible array of means to accomplish assigned missions.
- Decision making under conditions of uncertainty when faced with a thinking and adaptive enemy.
- Understanding the effects of combat on Soldiers.
What is the science of tactic?
The science of tactics encompasses the understanding of those military aspects of tactics—capabilities, techniques, and procedures—that can be measured and codified.
What is a hasty operation?
A hasty operation is 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 operation?
A deliberate operation is an operation in which the tactical situation allows the development and coordination of detailed plans, including multiple branches and sequels
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