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FM 5-102

Field Manual
No. 5-102
Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 14 March 1985

FM 5-102

COUNTERMOBILITY

DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION. This publication contains technical or operational information that is for official Government use only. Distribution is limited to US Government agencies. Requests from outside the US Government for release of this publication under the Freedom of Information Act or the Foreign Military Sales Program must be made to HQ, TRADOC, Fort Monroe, VA 23651-5000.

Table of Contents


Introduction

Chapter 1 -COUNTERMOBILITY ON THE BATTLEFIELD

The Battlefield

Threat Engineers

Countermobility Requirements

Summary

Chapter 2 - COUNTERMOBILITY FUNDAMENTALS

Types of Obstacles

Existing Obstacles

Reinforcing Obstacles

Principles of Obstacle Employment

Summary

Chapter 3 - COMMAND AND CONTROL

Levels of Responsibility

Reserve Obstacles

Summary

Chapter 4 - OBSTACLE PLANS

Planning Considerations

The Planning Process

Offensive Planning Considerations

Defensive Planning Considerations

Retrograde Planning Considerations

Summary

Chapter 5 - MINE WARFARE

Classification

Minefield Employment

Minefield Employment Authority

Reporting, Recording, and Marking

Summary

Chapter 6 - OBSTACLES OTHER THAN MINEFIELDS

Bridge Demolitions

Non-nuclear Craters

Antitank Ditches

Expedient Obstacles

Preconstructed Obstacles

Atomic Demolition Munitions

Summary

Chapter 7 - DENIAL OPERATIONS

Authority and Responsibility

Denial Targets

Denial Methods

Denial Planning

Summary

Chapter 8 - CONSIDERATIONS FOR SPECIAL OPERATIONS

Supporting Light Forces

Special Terrain Environments

Combined Operations

Contingency Operations

Summary

Appendix A - OPERATIONS ORDERS

Appendix B - STRONGPOINTS

Appendix C - OBSTACLE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Appendix D - STANDARD OBSTACLES

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHORIZATION LETTER




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