8, Combined Arms Countermobility Operations, lists the following benefits of employing obstacles in depth: (6)
Conducting countermobility operations in a complex world against a near-peer adversary requires the engineer planner to fully understand and use all planning tools at his disposal.
The engineer platoon is an asset that we can use for mobility and countermobility operations
in support of the rifle platoon's missions.
8, Combined Arms Countermobility Operations
, and Army Techniques Publication 3-34.
While it is still true that countermobility operations use or enhance the effects of natural and man-made obstacles to deny the enemy freedom of movement and maneuver, today's Sapper must be prepared to adjust the countermobility paradigm.
The aviation communities of the Army and Air Force demonstrate a similar lack of focus on the deployment of land mines in support of countermobility operations, yet it remains a nostrum among doctrine writers that mine warfare is countermobility.
Therefore, as we maneuver through the urban environment, engineers need to simultaneously conduct countermobility operations
to protect the flanks within a compressed area of operations.
But what that means is that the enemy has already conducted countermobility operations, and now we must reactively task-organize to perform mobility operations for our maneuver forces.
Using a tactical example, with advanced C4ISR technology, we are able to predict and detect enemy countermobility operations that will affect us.
Our force-modernization plan is sharply focused on enabling high mobility of the transformed Army and on emplacing dynamic obstacles for countermobility operations
My platoon was responsible for countermobility operations
in support of the OPFOR.
When we are defending, countermobility operations
allow us to seize, retain, and exploit the initiative.