c. Security of special ammunition. MP defend this high priority Threat target by using proactive
and tactical measures to counter the threat. MP provide security in depth using all around perimeter
d. Base response force operations. MP are the base commanders' link for detection, early
warning, and deployment against enemy attacks in the rear. A base commander's defense of a base is
the cornerstone of the rear operations mission. Base commanders are responsible for defeating level I
threats. When the threat exceeds his capabilities, he may request MP from the rear containing the
base under attack. The MP commander then consolidates his squads or platoons and dispatches them
to defend against the threat.
e. Counterinsursion operations. MP conduct counterinsursion operations to discover the enemy.
Their intent is to keep the enemy from dictating the time and place of an encounter or incapacitating
special weapons ammunitions storage and delivery means and communication nodes and centers.
General purpose MP units providing area security operate near these objectives. Organic special
purpose MP units are often conducting security for these bases, and MP operations in areas around the
base are likely to spot enemy tactical units threatening these bases.
f. Terrorism counteraction: In a theater of operations MP conduct terrorism counteraction to
maintain or restore control to areas vulnerable to terrorist actions. MP counterterrorism includes raids
and rescues as well as show of force and intelligence gathering.
g. Area damage control (ADC) operations. MP take measures to support ADC before, during, and
after enemy actions or natural and man-made disasters. ADC operations help reduce the level of
damage or lessen its effects. This helps restore combat operations and support. MP report and block
of affected areas. They also secure critical activities and reroute battlefield movement to alternate road
h. NBC detecting and reporting. MP play a critical role in NBC operations by detecting, monitoring,
and reporting the presence of NBC hazards. They do this in the course of performing their other
missions. As part of the area security mission, MP moving off the road to conduct area reconnaissance
and other security operations are especially well suited to detect NBC hazards. Each MP team is
equipped with detecting and monitoring equipment and because MP are mobile and have
communication assets they can monitor large areas, detect and report contaminated areas. Once
detected, the MP marks and reports the status of the contamination through operational channels. This
enables the commander to bypass contaminated areas.
5. Operations Zone.
To be successful in rear operations MP squad leaders must be familiar with the flow of information from
the responsible headquarters down to the MP team conducting area security operations. The rear area
begins at the rear of the main battle area (MBA) and extends through the communications zone