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Field Manual: SPEAR Missions

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I. Foreword from the Editor

Kul Tiras Marine bootcamp will culminate in the recruit executing a SPEAR mission along with an experienced Marine or Boralus Intelligence Agent. Successful completion of the SPEAR mission will allow the recruit to be recommended by the Commanding Officer for immediate induction into the Kul Tiras Marines in service of an elite Reconnaissance unit - the tip of the spear in the Kul Tiras Marines.

Table of Contents
I. Foreword from the Editor
II. Objectives, Briefing & Debriefing
III. Surveille
IV. Penetrate
V. Evade
VI. Assault
VII. Rendezvous
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II. Objectives, Briefing & Debriefing

SPEAR missions are the primary tools for conducting reconnaissance and observation against enemy forces. This type of mission is intended to send Marines and Agents deep into enemy territory to conduct surveillance, gather intelligence, evade detection, and - when possible, assault enemy forces and/or destroy enemy materials and equipment before leaving the area.

Officers will call for a Mission Briefing with the designated Marines and Agents to review the objective and requirements for the mission prior to departure, and provide them with the relevant details available to our forces.

Upon completion, a Debriefing will be held as well to review the outcome of the mission and determine the usefulness of any information obtained or objectives accomplished.

Mission Briefings will be conducted at the location designated by the Officer.
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III. Surveille

Surveillance consists of observing and documenting enemy activities, organizational strength and fortifications, as well as any environmental details that may be relevant for the deployment of additional resources.

This information will undergo analysis to identify any weaknesses which may be exploited, or if the information uncovered opens new paths for exploration of potential vulnerabilities.
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IV. Penetrate

In order to accomplish effective and actionable surveillance, it is often necessary to penetrate enemy organizational defenses and/or territory. Small teams or lone individuals are the best suited organizational unit for this type of deployment, as they are better able to evade detection by causing minimal disturbances as they move into position.
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V. Evade

Evading any and all detection is the preferred method to penetrate deep into enemy territory or organizational structures.

In some cases, complete evasion is impossible for a variety of reasons. In these situations, it is acceptable to be temporarily detected as long as any witnesses to our activities are eliminated before they are able to alert the main enemy force of our presence. Evidence, including bodies, should not be left in any manner that would lead the enemy to believe that we are responsible. If possible, utilize misdirection to steer the enemy towards a third party (such as the Blood Trolls on Zandalar, Quillboar in Kalimdor, etc.)

In the event that enemy forces must be eliminated to remain undetected, it is imperative to accelerate the pace of the mission before the enemy force determines that they are missing any individuals.
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VI. Assault

When elimination of enemy forces is necessary, it should be done quickly and retaining mobility as much as possible. The main advantage of a small force is it's mobility - play to our strengths and not to our weaknesses. Marine forces must evade retaliatory attacks where we are at a numerical disadvantage. Stay on the move, and wherever possible, misdirect enemy action to a third party. No witnesses of our presence should be allowed to survive.

During extraction, when Marine forces are exiting the enemy area after mission objectives have been completed, Marines are encouraged to attack targets of opportunity where we may conduct quick strikes, kill as many enemies as possible while avoiding casualties, then continue on to exiting enemy territory.
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VII. Rendezvous

Marines will meet at a designated Alliance extraction point such as a fortified position, gryphon deployment depot or landing zone, and will meet with their commanders immediately after returning to Boralus or other pre-determined meeting point.

The debriefing will then be conducted whereby the Marines and Agents will inform the commander of the results of the mission, and share any findings and recommendations in a non-formal setting.

A final report of the SPEAR mission will be prepared using the template for reconnaissance missions.

Library Link - Reconnaissance Reports
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