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Threat, OPFOR, Regional & Cultural

Threat, OPFOR, Regional & Cultural

  • OPFOR SMARTbook 1 - Chinese Military

  • OPFOR SMARTbook 2 - North Korean Military

  • OPFOR SMARTbook 3 - Red Team Army, 2nd Ed.

  • OPFOR SMARTbook 4 - Iran & the Middle East

  • OPFOR SMARTbook 5 - Irregular & Hybrid Threat

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Military Reference: Service-level

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Homeland Defense, DSCA, & Disaster Response


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OPFOR SMARTbook 3 - Red Team Army, 2nd Ed.

OPFOR SMARTbook 3 -  Red Team Army, 2nd Ed. See a Sample
ISBN-13 :978-1-935886-78-5
ISBN-10 :1-935886-78-9
Release Date :Oct 15th, 2019
Cover Type:Gloss U.V. Coating
Binding Type:Perfect Bind
Print Inside Pages:Black and White
Trim Size:5.5'' x 8.5''
Total Pages:264

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Red Team Army: Forces, Operations & Tactics (OPFOR3-2)

It has been nearly thirty years since a holistic explanation of the Soviet-based Opposing Force (OPFOR) was examined in the U.S. Army Field Manual 100-2 series. Recognizing this, OPFOR SMARTbook 3: Red Team Army re-examines and outlines the doctrinal operational construct and historical foundations of Soviet-era military forces from the FM 100-2 series, which is now out-of-print and largely unavailable. Second, OPFOR SMARTbook 3 reorganizes that foundational material and aligns it in keeping with contemporary military doctrinal taxonomy. Third, OPFOR SMARTbook 3 translates and bridges the strategic- and operational-level doctrine into tactical application at the small-unit level. Through this triangulation, a more modern rendition of Red Team Armies emerges.

OPFOR3-2 is the second edition of OPFOR SMARTbook 3 - Red Team Army, completely revised for 2019. In addition to the base FM 100-2-1/2/3 Soviet Threat series, new/updated material includes the FM/TC 7-100 Opposing Forces series, FM 3-0 Operations (Oct ‘17), ADP 3-90 Offense and Defense (Aug ‘18), FMs 3-90-1 & -2 (May ‘13), a review of modern (present-day) Russian forces, and more than a dozen historical vignettes. At 264 pgs, this second edition also features an additional 32 pages over the original first edition.

OPFOR3 topics and chapters include an Opposing Force Overview/Introduction, Red Team Army Overview (Military Doctrine, Operational Concept, Personnel & Training, Force Structure, Motorized Rifle Regiment, Modern Russian Land Forces), Offensive Operations (Front & Army Operations, Division and Lower Tactics, Small Unit Tactics), Defensive Operations (Prepared Defense, Hasty Defense, Withdrawal & Relief, Small Unit Tactics), Specialized Warfare (Airborne, Heliborne, Amphibious, Unconventional Warfare), Tactical Enabling Tasks (Reconnaissance, River Crossings, Troop Movement, Relief in Place, Passage of Lines, Checkpoints), Small Unit Drills (Movement & Formations, Dismounted and Mounted Patrols), Urban & Regional Environments (Urban, Mountain, Desert, Cold Wx, and Nighttime Operations), and Rear Area Operations & Logistics.

Editor's Note: Future editions will be updated to focus centrally on modern Russian forces, operations, tactics and lessons learned in the Ukraine.

AODS7: The Army Operations & Doctrine SMARTbook, 7th Ed.

OPFOR SMARTbook 1 - Chinese Military

INFO1: The Information Operations & Capabilities SMARTbook

OPFOR SMARTbook 2 - North Korean Military

OPFOR SMARTbook 4 - Iran & the Middle East

OPFOR SMARTbook 5 - Irregular & Hybrid Threat

The ''OPFOR THREAT'' SMARTset (5 books)