This issue of the Red Diamond newsletter spotlights TC 7-102, Operational Environment and Army Learning. TC 7-102 presents concise guidance on how to integrate the variables of an operational environment (OE) and G2 OEE resources in support of Army readiness.
The “Subterranean Environment” article notes the adaptive use of this type of environment, and Hezbollah is cited as a case of cache sites, command facilities, and defensive positions. The purpose of “Hybrid Threat Mortar Tactics” is insight on various tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP).
The article on Operation ATROPIA COVENANT, DATE Rotation 14-05 at the Joint Readiness Training Center Ft. Polk included elements from the Regionally Aligned Forces Training Environment-Africa (RAFTE-Africa). The RTU commander’s focus was on movement to contact and attack.
Precision guided munitions (PGMs) in a hybrid threat such as Special Purpose Forces (SPF) and insurgents are a case in “Advanced Mortar Munitions in a Complex Environment,” which provides a vignette for training, and OE awareness of significant enemy capabilities.
The bombing of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut on 19 November 2013 demonstrates a complex OE, and is the first time an anti-Assad group on Lebanese soil mounted an attack against an Iranian target.