OEE Red Diamond May13

This issue of Red Diamond begins with the continuation of the series from the TRISA Wargaming, Experimentation, Test, and Evaluation Directorate (WETED).
Other articles feature the recent suicide vest attack on the embassy in Ankara, an operational environment assessment of Dijbouti from the perspective of the military variable, and an orientation on Jabhat al-Nusra (JN) in contemporary operations.
Threat tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) is demonstrated by small boat operations in Nigeria by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and pirates in Somalia. The article assesses recent tactics to include swarm-based maneuver, using speedboats in the swamps to quickly attack targets in succession, improved firepower and combat training, and tactical reach of small boat operations in the coastal regions.
Another article addresses Russian preparations to launch the Kondor satellite system into orbit by the end of 2013. Russia claims “remote sensing” capabilities designed to film the earth 24/7 in all weather conditions. Defense of a Threat complex battle position (CBP) emphasizes TTP and functional organization from an opposing force (OPFOR) perspective. Whether in an urban or rural setting, understanding the security measures, fighting position purposes, and an integrated defense concept are fundamental to “Know the Threat—Know the Enemy!”