Infantry Drills

A-75: Recent Activities

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A-75. Gaining complete understanding of the enemy’s intentions can be difficult when his situation templates, composition, and disposition are unclear. In all cases, the enemy’s recent activities must be understood, because they can provide insight into his future activities and intentions. If time permits, the leader might be able to conduct a pattern analysis of the enemy’s actions to predict future actions. In the operational environment, this might be the most important analysis the leader conducts and is likely to yield the most useful information to the leader.

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