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"This box handbook (FM) is meant to aid company-level leaders comprehend the foundations and strategies of camouflage, concealment, and decoys (CCD). to stay workable, all devices needs to practice CCD to group of workers and gear. Ignoring a threat's skill to notice pleasant operations at the battlefield is shortsighted and unsafe. pleasant devices increase their survivability features in the event that they are good versed in CCD ideas and techniques."-From the Preface.

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However, offensive operations under these conditions present unique training and C2 challenges. 4-19. Breaching operations require concealing the unit that is conducting the breach. Use conditions of poor visibility, and plan the use of smoke and suppressive fires to screen breaching operations. 4-20. Deliberate river crossings are uniquely difficult and potentially hazardous. Plan the coordinated use of terrain masking, smoke, decoys, and deceptive operations to ensure successful crossings (see FM 90-13).

Helicopters travel at slower speeds but generally encounter similar time-on-target limitations. Because of lower flying altitudes and slower speeds, helicopters are more vulnerable to ground defenses. In either case, proper CCD can increase aircrew search time, thereby reducing available time to identify, designate, and attack an HVT. The longer an aircrew is forced to search for a target in a defended area, the more vulnerable the aircraft becomes to counterattack. ENEMY INTELLIGENCE 6-9. The location and configuration of most fixed installations are usually well known.

The winner of this preliminary battle is often the winner of the main battle. CCD, by virtue of its inherent role in counterefforts, plays an important role in both battles. PREPARATIONS 5-1. The purpose of CCD during defensive preparations is to mask key or sensitive activities. Successful CCD of these activities leads to an enemy force that is blinded or deceived and therefore more easily influenced to attack where the defender wants (at the strengths of the defense). These key activities include— • Preparing reserve and counterattack forces' locations.

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