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Two items I took from this analysis that I think are interesting.
First, the focus on assault tactics or just offensive operations to the detriment of defensive tactics.
Outside of the Ukraine forces specifics, our tendencies are also to focus on offensive tactics.
And yet all our leadership and dp1 training culminates in the defensive ?
Case in point, this month will see a certain Bn conducting a L3 and L5 Live trench assaults, good training to be sure. However, this Bn will be responsible for tactical tasks such as delay, block, retain, possibly as a fly over force. Do our BTS that we are training match up to our probable assigned mission tasks?
Well MR always includes a 5 ish day period in the defensive, so does Crystal Arrow. With the Cert Ex taking over from MR I’m sure TMST will handle the defensive ex portion.
The thing about defensive exercises and training is this: the value for the majority of the PTA drops substantially after occupation. Once trenches are sighted, dig in, and range cards are done it’s just more digging and really it’s not very good use of time. I’m not saying it doesn’t need to be done, but it doesn’t require the same level of coordination at the soldier level. Where it does require detailed coordination it is largely achieved by TEWTs and CAX.Second interesting item was the positioning of the Coy Comd. That is one of the key decisions of any combat leader, Where do I position myself to best exercise command? Where do I best position myself to exercise control? How do I switch between them and when do I need to switch.
It would seem the UKR commanders lean towards control informed via their ISTAR fusion system DELTA.
Separate point from other various OSINT of interest is that they are heavily using both DELTA down to the Coy and maybe Pl level to inform both red and blue PA, access multiple ISR feeds from anything within range and also feed their own data into it.
What is an "offensively-minded Major" as opposed to a "defensively-minded Major?" Is this something that would be found on their MPRR?
Probably in their character sheets, beside their charisma score and resistance to cold magic.