Book- U.S. Army Reconnaissance and Surveillance Handbook (US Army Survival)
The official United States Army manual, U.S. Army Reconnaissance and Surveillance Handbook provides tactics, techniques, and procedures for reconnaissance and surveillance planning, mission management, and reporting.
Throughout history, military leaders have recognized the importance of
reconnaissance and surveillance.
Gaining and maintaining contact with
the enemy is essential to win the battle, and U.S. military history
contains many examples where our knowledge of the enemy, or lack of
knowledge, directly led to victory or defeat.
The role of
reconnaissance and surveillance has not diminished on the modern
battlefield; if anything, it has become even more important.
Battles at the combat training centers prove that a good reconnaissance and surveillance effort is critical to successful attacks.
On the other hand, a poor reconnaissance and surveillance effort almost guarantees defeat for the commander.
The message is clear: success on the battlefield begins with reconnaissance and surveillance.
This essential handbook covers: