Infantry Drills

A-65: Analysis of Enemy

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A-65. The second mission variable to consider is the enemy. Leaders analyze the enemy’s dispositions, compositions, strengths, doctrine, equipment, capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable COA. The line between enemy combatants and civilian noncombatants is sometimes unclear. This requires the leader to understand the laws of war, the ROE, and local situation.

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