River-Crossing Operations

River-Crossing Operations

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CONTENTSPrefaceChapter 1. ConceptsGeneralTypes of CrossingsHastyDeliberateRetrogradeCrossing FundamentalsSurpriseExtensive PreparationFlexible PlanTraffic ControlOrganizationSpeedChapter 2. Terrain and EnemyGeneralEstimate of the SituationTactical RequirementsTerrainCharacteristicsMilitary AspectsCurrentWater MeasurementsWater ChangesObstructionsThe Friendly ShoreThe Enemy ShoreIntelligencePriority Intelligence Requirements (PIR)Information CollectionThreatRiver DefenseOffensive River CrossingChapter 3. Command and ControlGeneralOrganizationControl ElementsDivision HeadquartersBrigade HeadquartersCommunicationsControl MeasuresRelease Lines (RLs)Crossing AreasWaiting AreasEngineer Equipment Parks (EEPs)Traffic-Control PostsEngineer Regulating PointsCrossing PlanCrossing ControlAssault Across the RiverCrossing-Area OperationsTransfer of Support Forces to DivisionMovement ControlRetrograde CrossingsChapter 4. PlanningGeneralThe Planning ProcessAnalyzing the MissionDeveloping COAsAnalyzing COAsComparing COAsProducing OrdersChapter 5. Division Deliberate River CrossingGeneralPhases of a Deliberate River CrossingThe River CrossingAdvance to the River (Phase I)Assault Across the River (Phase II)Advance From the Exit Bank (Phase III)Secure the Bridgehead Line (Phase IV)Continuation of the AttackChapter 6. Retrograde OperationsGeneralRetrograde TypesDelayWithdrawalRetirementDenial MeasuresPlanningChapter 7. Crossing SitesGeneralCrossing-Site SelectionPlanningRequirementsEntry/Exit Routes or PathsRoutes and ApproachesWaiting AreasRiver ConditionsBanksBottomsEnemy SituationSite AnalysisField CalculationsMeasuring the Currents VelocityDetermining Slopes and DegreesMeasuring the River's WidthCalculating Downstream DriftRaftsSite PreparationRafting SitesRafting OperationsMaintenance and RefuelingBridgesSite OrganizationNight OperationsActions Under FireVehicle RecoveryOther Gap-Crossing EquipmentChapter 8. Assault CrossingGeneralTypes of Assault CrossingsRubber-Boat CrossingAir-Assault CrossingVehicle-Swim CrossingOrganizationSupport ForceAssault ForceEngineersPreparation Phase of the OperationFar-Shore ReconnaissanceFar-Shore PreparationNearshore ReconnaissanceAssault-Force RehearsalExecution Phase of the OperationAttack-Position ProceduresEmbarking ProceduresTactical Control AfloatWatermanshipObscuring With SmokeDirect-Fire ReactionIndirect-Fire ReactionDebarking ProceduresBoat ReturnMotor ProceduresCargo ProceduresCasualty ProceduresSafetyChapter 9. Engineer OperationsGeneralERP OperationsRafting OperationsBridging OperationsSwimming OperationsEngineer Contingency Bridging OperationsAssault Bridges, Long-Term UseMaintenanceAnchorageProtective SystemsApproachesLong-Term Gap-Crossing C2Multirole Bridge Company (MRBC)OrganizationBasic ConceptImplicationsTrainingAppendix A. Metric Conversion ChartAppendix B. Engineer-Planning CalculationsGeneralEngineer PlanningAppendix C. Crossing MeansGeneralDescriptions of Crossing MeansFording VehiclesAmphibious VehiclesAircraftBoatsAssault Launched BridgesRaftsBridgesCommand and Control General Organization Control Elements Division Headquarters Brigade Headquarters Communications Control Measures Release Lines (RLs) Crossing Areas Waiting Areas Engineer Equipment Parks (EEPs) Traffic-Control Posts ...

Title:River-Crossing Operations
Author: United States Army, U. S. Marine Corps
Publisher: - 2005-01-01

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