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Updated on 23Dec09 to include map updates
I. Situation<br /> <br /> We have recently seized this airstrip but the Battalion is spread out and attempting to seize other Logistic points. The chalks from other units are moving towards this airstrip but slowly.<br /> We just recieved intel that this location is going to be attacked and we have been tasked to clear the area and destroy the local enemy forces. This operation will be identified as<br /> OPERATION ABBOTT<br /> <br /> A. Enemy Forces<br /> IRANIAN ARMY. A Company, 1st Armor Battalion, 2nd IRGC Armored Division are occupying OBJ Village and OBJ Airstrip. A CO may be structured like a Soviet MRB Company plus support.<br /> Intel estimates this unit is preparing to move north and retake Airstrip North sometime in the next 48 hours.<br /> Elements of B company, 3rd IRGC Independent Special Operations Group are conducting recon and security patrols near Airstrip North. Enemy support unknown. S2 expects that the Armor company maybe reinforced by other elements of the 1st Armor Battalion in the next 24 hours.<br /> <br /> B. Friendly Forces<br /> A Company, 161 CAB are occupying a hasty defense at Airstrip north organizing support for operations. You will be in control of 14 M1A1 (HA), one Raven and attachments...see below.<br /> <br /> C. Attachments/Detachments<br /> B Company, 161 CAB is temporarily providing a platoon of M2A3 and dismounts. HHC, 161 CAB has permanently attached to us one Medical M113, two Fuel HEMTTs, two Ammo HEMTTs, one HMMWV and a M88 and Mechanic M113.<br /> Thunderbolt 161 will provide indirect fire support.<br /> <br /> II. Mission<br /> <br /> A 1-161 and attachments will move to contact with enemy forces in the two southern valleys. A 1-161 will continue the attack and seize control of OBJ Village and OBJ Airstrip.<br /> A 1-161 will establish an overwatch of key terrain south of the two enemy controlled Objectives.