COMPOSITION/TACTICS OF LEVELS I, II, AND III
THREATS OF THE OPPOSING FORCES
In this lesson you will learn the composition/tactics of Levels I, II, and III threats of opposing forces.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Describe the composition/tactics of Levels I, II, and III threats of opposing forces.
You have this subcourse, paper and pencil.
To demonstrate competency of this task you must achieve a minimum score of 70
percent on the subcourse examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following references:
FM 19-1, FM 19-4, FM 90-14, and FM 100-2-2.
During the next war, the enemy will attempt to:
o Disrupt the logistics flow.
o Impede the movement of passing units.
o Identify and destroy targets of opportunity in the rear area.
To the observer, rear operations will be almost the same as combat action along the forward edge of
the battle area. In order to defeat the enemy, all soldiers within the rear area must be aware of the
concepts and tactics the enemy will employ to hinder operations which support friendly forces in the
main battle. The rear area will be large geographically and have few combat forces. The rear area
combat support and combat service support personnel will be required to defend themselves. During
this time, military police units take action to either defeat or delay and disrupt the threat until enough
combat forces can be employed to defeat it.