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FM 100-61

FIELD MANUAL
100-61
Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 26 January 1998

FM 100-61

ARMOR- AND MECHANIZED-BASED OPPOSING FORCE
OPERATIONAL ART

Table of Contents


PREFACE

Introduction

Chapter 1 - Military Thought

War and Armed Conflict

Military Doctrine

Military Science

Principles of Operational Art

Chapter 2 - Strategic Operations

Military Geography

Organization

Strategic Context of Army Group Operations

Information Warfare

Strategic Offensive

Multi-Army Group Offensive Operations

Strategic Defensive

Chapter 3 - Strategic and Operational March

Preparation

Road Marches

Rail Marches

Combined Road and Rail Marches

Air and Sea Movement

Chapter 4 - Army Group Offensive Operations

Organization

Offense in Conventional Conditions

Commander's Decision

Operational Formation

Operational Maneuver Group

Missions and Norms

Forms of Operational Maneuver

Types of Offensive Action

Exploitation of the Attack

Chapter 5 - Army Offensive Operations

Organization

Offense in Conventional Conditions

Commander's Decision

Operational Formation

Missions and Norms

Forms of Operational Maneuver

Types of Offensive Action

Offense in Nuclear Conditions

Chapter 6 - Army and Army Group Defensive Operations

Nature of Operational-Level Defense

Army Defense

Army Group Defense

Reaction to Encirclement

Withdrawal

Chapter 7 - Command and Control

Concept

Command and Staff Procedures

Strategic-Level Organization

Operational-Level Organization

Information Warfare

Command Posts

Command and Control Process

Calculating the Correlation of Forces

Chapter 8 - Reconnaissance

Concept

Strategic Assets

Operational Assets

Chapter 9 - Artillery Support

Assets

Command and Control

Aims

Organization for Combat

Methods of Fire

Firing Norms

Offense

Defense

Antitank Reserves

Chapter 10 - Air Support

Strategic Aviation

Army Group Aviation

Army Aviation

Long-Range Fire Strike

Air Defense Operation

Air Support of Ground Forces

Chapter 11 - Air Defense Support

Integrated Air Defense System

Air Defense Operation

Operational-Level Assets

Command and Control

Reconnaissance

Electronic Counter-Countermeasures

Missions and Employment

Offense

Defense

Mountains and Water Obstacles

Chapter 12 - Engineer Support

Organization

Operational Employment

Missions

Engineer Reconnaissance

Fortifications

Movement Support

Obstacle Clearing

Gap Crossing

Obstacles

Chapter 13 - Electronic Combat

Concept

Assets

Components

Deception Support

Chapter 14 - NBC and Smoke Support

Preparedness

Chemical

NBC Protection

Smoke

Nuclear

Biological

Chapter 15 - Logistics

Concept and Principles

Central-Level Logistics

Operational Logistics

Supply

Transportation

Maintenance and Recovery

Medical Support

Rear Area Security

Chapter 16 - Airborne and Special-Purpose Forces Operations

Airborne Operations

Missions

Airborne or Heliborne Landings

Special-Purpose Forces Operations

Concept

Missions

Organization

Glossary

References

Authorization


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