Synopses & Reviews
Throughout history, military leaders have recognized the importance of reconnaissance and surveillance. United States military history contains many examples where knowledge of the enemy-or lack of knowledge-directly led to victory or defeat.
The role of reconnaissance has not changed on the modern battlefield; if anything, it has become even more important. Straight from the desk of the U.S. Army, this field manual provides tactics, techniques, and procedures for reconnaissance and surveillance planning, mission management, and reporting. It is intended for commanders and their staffs, intelligence staffs and collection managers, and others involved in planning and conducting reconnaissance and counter-reconnaissance operations, including U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command schools. It comes, in short, from the top.
This handbook provides tactics for surveying battlefields, as well as enemy equipment and troops. It provides tips on organizing the massive amounts of information presented to commanders, and advice on delegating intelligence tasks. It also surveys counter-reconnaissance options, from detecting enemy observers to disinformation. It also has special chapters on guerrilla reconnaissance, spying on enemy staff, and electronic surveillance.
Perfect for the military buff, or even the active serviceman, The U.S. Army Reconnaissance and Surveillance Handbook is the last word on finding things out, military style.
The U.S. Army's official guide to reconnaissance and surveillance.