Infantry Drills

A-57: Conclusions From Terrain Analysis

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A-57. Terrain analysis should produce several specific conclusions:

  • Battle, support by fire, and assault by fire positions.
  • Engagement areas and ambush sites.
  • Immediate and intermediate objectives.
  • Asset locations such as enemy command posts or ammunition caches.
  • Assembly areas.
  • Observation posts.
  • Artillery firing positions.
  • Air defense artillery system positions.
  • Reconnaissance, surveillance, and target-acquisition positions.
  • Forward area arming and refueling points.
  • Landing and drop zones.
  • Breach locations.
  • Infiltration lanes.

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