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Unformatted text preview: As appropriate, address both fixed and mobile (generic) targets. 9. Effects of Characteristics. State conclusions reached through analysis of the facts developed in the previous paragraphs. (1) Effects on hostile courses of action. (2) Effects on friendly courses of action. Figure A-1. Area study outline format (continued) 30 November 2010 TC 18-01 A-5 Appendix B Special Forces Area Assessment This appendix provides an outline format for an area assessment. This format provides a systematic means for compiling and retaining essential information to support SF operations. Although the basic outline is general, it is flexible enough to permit detailed coverage of a given JSOA. IMMEDIATE—INITIAL ASSESSMENT B-1. The initial assessment includes items essential to the operational detachment immediately following infiltration. Detachments must satisfy these requirements as soon as possible after arriving in the JSOA. This initial information should include the following: Location and orientation. Physical condition of the detachment. Overall security, to include the— Immediate area. Attitude of the local populace. Local enemy situation. Status of the local resistance element. SUBSEQUENT—PRINCIPAL ASSESSMENT B-2. The principal assessment is a continuous operation that includes collection efforts that support the continued planning and conduct of operations. The principal assessment forms the basis for all of the detachment’s subsequent activities in the JSOA. Figure B-1, pages B-1 through B-5, shows the areas that the principal assessment should encompass. Principal Assessment The Enemy: Disposition. Composition, identification, and strength. Organization, armament, and equipment. Degree of training, morale, and combat effectiveness. Operations, such as: Recent and current activities of the unit. Counterguerrilla activities and capabilities, with particular attention to reconnaissance units, special troops (airborne, mountain, ranger), rotary-wing or vertical-lift aviation units, counterintelligence units, and units having a mass CBRNE delivery capability. Unit areas of responsibility. Daily routine of the units. Figure B-1. Sample principal assessment 30 November 2010 TC 18-01 B-1 Appendix B Prin...
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