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3 Block War

Block 3: A Non-Permissive Environment
Block 2: An Uncertain Environment
Block 1: A Permissive Environment

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Example of Block 3

Kicking down doors

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Example of Block 2

Peacekeeping

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Example of Block 1

Humanitarian Aide

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OCOKA-W

Observation and Fields of Fire
Cover and Concealment
Obstacles
Key Terrain
Avenues of Approach
Weather Considerations

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Observation and Fields of Fire (OCOKA-W)

Street Level - Narrow Fields of Fire
Grazing Fire
Limited to Avenues of Approach
Upper Level - Wide Fields of View
Dead Space all Around

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Cover and Concealment (OCOKA-W)

Structures provide cover and hardened positions
Easy Concealment
Difficult to observe inside structures (changing light)
The population

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Obstacles (OCOKA-W)

Rivers and Canals
Walls and Fences
Rubble
Traffic/Vehicles
Available Material
Population

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Key Terrain (OCOKA-W)

Tall Buildings
Rooftops
Utilities/Infrastructure
Intersections
Bridges
Population

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Avenues of Approach (OCOKA-W)

Sub-terrain;
Street Level
Building Level
Air Level

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Weather Considerations (OCOKA-W)

Weather effects on local population
mission planning;
Air Support
Visibility
Human Factors
Mobility

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ASCOPE

Areas
Structures
Capabilities
Organizations
People
Events

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Areas (ASCOPE)

Residential, commercial, industrial
Boundaries: tribal, economical, religious
Significant to local populace

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Structures (ASCOPE)

Cultural significant
Mosques, shrines, monuments
Infrastructure (schools, markets, police stations)

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Capabilities (ASCOPE)

Functions and services provided by local authorities: Courts, hospitals, police, firefighting, utilities, sanitations

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Organizations (ASCOPE)

Religious groups
Gangs / Criminal
NGOs
Political

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People (ASCOPE)

Leaders
Influential persons
Tribal
Religious
Political

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Events (ASCOPE)

Religious holidays (Ramadan, Eid)
Local (Weddings)
National (Elections)

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RISS

RECON the Objective
Isolate the Objective
Secure a Foothold
Seize the Objective

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SOSR

Suppress
Obscure
Secure
Reduce

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Steps of Clearing a Room

Dominate
Eliminate
Control through verbiage
Search the dead
Search the living
Search the room
Transition
Mark

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Fundamentals of the Defense

Knowledge of the Enemy
Maneuver
Use of Terrain
Preparation
Surprise
Mass and Concentration
Flexibility
Offensive Action
Mutual Support
Defense in Depth

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Block

To deny the enemy access to a given area or to prevent enemy advance in a given direction or on an avenue of approach. It may be for a specified time. Units assigned this task may have to retain terrain.

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Delay

An operation where a force under pressure trades space for time by slowing down the enemy's momentum and inflicting maximum damage on the enemy without becoming decisively engaged.

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Elements of a Defense

Battle Position
Main Engagement Area
Command Post
Coordinating Instructions
Signal Plan

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Battle Position

Primary, Alternate, Supplementary
Improvement
Consider Mutual Support
Movement Plan / Route
360 degree security

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Main Engagement Area

Obstacles
TCMs (TRPs)
Combined arms dilemma?
Ambush Mentality

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Command Post

Coordination
Main Engagement Area
Signal Plan
Multiple Locations
Point of Most Friction

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Coordinating Instructions

Multiple Casualty / EPW collection points
Target Precedence List / Engagement Criteria
Least Engaged Unit
IA Drills
Rehearsals
Displacement Criteria

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Signal Plan

Communications assets.
Redundancy
Triggers and signals
Decentralized execution

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Task Organization

Assault Element
Support Element
Security Element

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Purpose of the Assault Element

Attack

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Purpose of the Support Element

Provide Support, Supress

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Purpose of the Security Element

Provide Security, Isolate

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TCMs

Phase Lines
Boundaries
Checkpoints / Contact Points
Attack Position
Line of Departure (LD)

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TDOOTS

Types of Defense
Distribution of Forces
Orientation
Occupation Plan
Tactical Control Measures (TCMs)
Security Plan