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obstacle intent

Definition/Scope: Used by the maneuver commander to convey the effect tactical obstacles and fires must have on the enemy's maneuver. Obstacle intent identifies the target (enemy force), the effect (disrupt, turn, fix, or block), and a relative location on the battlefield in which the intent is to occur. In short, it defines the end state that must be achieved by fires and obstacles for success. Is part of all obstacle plans at brigade and below.

Narrower Terms:

block (tactics)
disrupt (tactics)
fix (tactics)
turn (tactics)

Related Terms:

obstacle plans
tactical obstacles

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