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Define Decisive Action - Defensive Tasks

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A defensive task is a task conducted to defeat an enemy attack, gain time, economize forces, and develop conditions favorable for offensive or stability tasks.

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Explain Decisive Action - Defensive Tasks - There are three tasks

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Mobile Defense
Area Defense
Retrograde

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Explain Decisive Action - Defensive Tasks - There are eight purposes

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Deter or defeat the enemy offense, gain time, achieve economy of force, retain key terrain, protect the populace, critical assets and infrastructure, and develop intelligence

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Elaborate on Decisive Action - Defensive Tasks - Five Battle Positions

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Primary
Alternate
Supplementary
Subsequent
Strong Points
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Elaborate on Decisive Action - Defensive Tasks -

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Normally the defense alone cannot achieve a decisive victory. However it can set conditions for a counteroffensive or counterattack that enables Army forces to regain the initiative. Defensive tasks are a counter to the enemy offense. they defeat attacsk, destroying as much of the attacking enemy as possible. They also preserve and maintain control over land, resources, and populations.

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Elaborate on Decisive Action - Defensive Tasks - Seven Characteristics

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Disruptions
Flexibility
Maneuver
Mass and Concentration
Preparation
Security