This publication is intended for maneuver commanders. It is composed of two major sections. The first section is a listing by Battlefield Operating System of insights and training tips. The information was collected through an analysis of past desert operations and integrated with current experience. The lessons learned from combat training centers are included. The second section provides a perspective on the identification of the Iraqi forces and how they fight. This section gives information on offensive and defensive operations. Additional information on unit organizations and equipment is included in schematics and equipment-type lists.
The information in this newsletter does not replicate that presently found in doctrinal publications. It is not intended to serve as a program to guide the conduct of operations and training. Rather, this booklet is designed to highlight operational concepts that are applicable to the unique environment offered by the desert. Moreover, it offers a list of training concepts that a commander could use as training time becomes available.
AirLand Battle doctrine is ideally suited for the desert environment. The enclosed tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) plus the Iraqi overview can complement our doctrine.
Appreciation is extended to all those agencies that contributed information for use in this newsletter.
TRAINING IS THE BATTLELINK!
Brigadier General, USA
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