Route Reconnaissance

1. A directed effort to obtain detailed information of a specified route and all terrain from which the enemy could influence movement along that route. (AFPM 3-8-1) 2. A form of reconnaissance focused along a specific line of communications, such as a road, railway, or waterway, to provide a new or updated information on route conditions and activities along the route. (PAM 8-03) 3. A route reconnaissance is conducted to obtain detailed information about one route and all the adjacent terrain to locate sites for emplacing obstacles. A route reconnaissance is oriented on a road; a narrow axis, such as infiltration lane; or a general direction of attack. (PAM 3-071(S-2008))


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