Infantry Drills

3-48: Reconnaissance and Security Operations and Enemy Preparatory Fires

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3-48. Security forces must protect friendly main battle area forces in order to allow them to prepare their defense. These security forces work in conjunction with and complement company and battalion security operations. The enemy will try to discover the defensive scheme of maneuver using reconnaissance elements and attacks by forward detachments and disruption elements. It also tries to breach the platoon’s tactical obstacles.

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