Countermobility on the Battlefield

 

Publication Title:                   Countermobility
Publication/revision date:    14 MAR 1985
Field Manual:                        FM 5-102
   Supersedes:                      none
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

Contents:
Table of Contents

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Introduction

Chapter 1 -COUNTERMOBILITY ON THE BATTLEFIELD

The Battlefield

Threat Engineers

Countermobility Requirements

Summary

Chapter 2 - COUNTERMOBILITY FUNDAMENTALS

Types of Obstacles

Existing Obstacles

Reinforcing Obstacles

Principles of Obstacle Employment

Summary

Chapter 3 - COMMAND AND CONTROL

Levels of Responsibility

Reserve Obstacles

Summary

Chapter 4 - OBSTACLE PLANS

Planning Considerations

The Planning Process

Offensive Planning Considerations

Defensive Planning Considerations

Retrograde Planning Considerations

Summary

Chapter 5 - MINE WARFARE

Classification

Minefield Employment

Minefield Employment Authority

Reporting, Recording, and Marking

Summary

Chapter 6 - OBSTACLES OTHER THAN MINEFIELDS

Bridge Demolitions

Non-nuclear Craters

Antitank Ditches

Expedient Obstacles

Preconstructed Obstacles

Atomic Demolition Munitions

Summary

Chapter 7 - DENIAL OPERATIONS

Authority and Responsibility

Denial Targets

Denial Methods

Denial Planning

Summary

Chapter 8 - CONSIDERATIONS FOR SPECIAL OPERATIONS

Supporting Light Forces

Special Terrain Environments

Combined Operations

Contingency Operations

Summary

Appendix A - OPERATIONS ORDERS

Appendix B - STRONGPOINTS

Appendix C - OBSTACLE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Appendix D - STANDARD OBSTACLES

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHORIZATION LETTER

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