Leader’s Reference Guide to Conducting Tactical Operations
Tactics is the employment and ordered arrangement of forces in relation to each other. Through tactics, commanders use combat power to accomplish missions. The tactical-level commander uses combat power in battles, engagements, and small-unit actions.
Establishing a common frame of reference, doctrine provides a menu of practical options based on experience. It provides an authoritative guide for leaders and Soldiers but requires original applications that adapt it to circumstances.
The Small Unit Tactics SMARTbook translates and bridges operational-level doctrine into tactical application — in the form of tactics, techniques and procedures — and provides the “how to” at the small-unit level, providing a ready reference at the battalion, company, platoon, squad and fire team level.
The Small Unit Tactics SMARTbook includes chapters on Tactical Mission Fundamentals, Offensive Operations, Defensive Operations, Stability and Counterinsurgency Operations, Tactical Enabling Operations, Special Purpose Attacks, Urban Operations and Attacking Fortifications, and Patrols and Patrolling.
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