FM 3-90 vol 1 Offense and Defense
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What FM covers Offense and Defense?
FM 3-90 vol 1
What are the 3 basic defensive tasks?
- Area defense
- Mobile defense
What are the 4 primary offensive tasks?
- Movement to contact
What is the difference between permissive and restrictive control measures?
Permissive control allows something to happen; restrictive control limits how something is done
What is the purpose of a defensive task?
A task conducted to defeat an enemy attack, gain time and develop favorable conditions
What are the characteristics of defensive task?
- Massing effects
- Operations in depth
What is the purpose of offense task?
A task conducted to defeat and destroy enemy forces and seize terrain and resources
What are the characteristics of an offensive task?
What is a deliberate operation?
An operation in which the situation allows for the development and coordination of detailed plans.
What is a hasty operation?
An operation in which the commander directs immediately available forces to perform activities with minimal preparation.
When does a battle occur?
When a division, corps or army commander fights for one or more objectives.
How long do engagements last?
They are short, usually minutes, hours or days.
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