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OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS

Subcourse Number IN0760

EDITION B

UNITED STATES ARMY INFANTRY SCHOOL
FORT BENNING, GEORGIA 31905-5593

4 CREDIT HOURS

Edition Date: June 1996

SUBCOURSE OVERVIEW

This subcourse is designed to teach you the fundamentals followed in conducting offensive and defensive operations.

There are no prerequisites for this subcourse.

This subcourse reflects the doctrine which was current at the time it was prepared. In your own work situation, always refer to the latest publications.

The word "he", him", "his," and "men" when used in this publication, represent both the masculine and feminine genders unless otherwise stated.

TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE

Action: List the considerations necessary for offensive and defensive operations.

Condition: Given the subcourse contained this subcourse.

Standard: You must correctly answer 70 percent of the questions on a multiple-choice test covering the subcourse material.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Subcourse Overview
Lesson 1: Considerations for Offensive Operations
  Part A: Characteristics of the Offense
  Part B: Types of Offensive Operations
  Part C: The Five Forms of Maneuver
  Part D: The Four Phases of Offensive Operations
  Part E: Main and Supporting Attacks
  Part F: Sequence of the Attack
  Practice Exercise
     

Lesson 2:

Considerations for Defensive Operations
  Part A: Purposes of Defensive Operations
  Part B: Characteristics of Defensive Operations
  Part C: Alternate Defensive Patterns
  Part D: The Framework of the Defense
  Part E: Combat Support and Combat Service Support Assets
  Part F: Defensive Capabilities of Light and Mechanized Infantry
  Part G: Operational Security Measures for the Defense
  Practice Exercise
IN0760 Edition B Examination