PART H - IDENTIFYING AVENUES OF APPROACH
Having determined where a force can move with difficulty, the analyst can
concentrate on those areas. Enemy forces have doctrinal zones of action and attack
frontages. Figure 2-16 illustrates these zones for elements of a task army. Zones
of action for other units can be found in FM 100-2-1.
Zones of Action.
A useful avenue of approach should contain at least two MCs. Avenues of approach
and MCs would provide sufficient movement and maneuver space for the size force
being analyzed. Figure 2-17 shows normal requirements for identifying avenues of
approach and MCs.
Avenues of Approach by Echelon.
NOTE: An enemy avenue of approach into the friendly area is also considered as the
friendly avenue of approach into the enemy area.