Figure 3-2. Maneuver
attached to heavy units to conduct specific and special operations for a short time. Positioning
techniques and the careful use of terrain will deny the enemy the advantage of being able to bring total
combat power to bear on the light force. Such positioning techniques force the enemy to expose his
flanks and commit to piecemeal attacks.
(3) Reconnaissance operations.
(a) Reconnaissance operations provide information on the terrain and enemy to the
division commander, maneuver brigades, and staff. Reconnaissance verifies or refutes analyzed
information in IPB products. Reconnaissance may be mounted, dismounted, aerial, or a combination of
theme actions. Any element assigned or supporting the division may be tasked to perform
Reconnaissance elements employ stealth, infiltration, movement,
observation, and special equipment to obtain information throughout the division area. Reconnaissance
elements may be required to fight to gain intelligence in support of the division mission through
combined arms teamwork without degrading the