Going Behind Enemy Lines Without Detection
Before the U.S. Army makes a strategic strike against an adversary, Special Forces Soldiers are often sent behind enemy lines to run Special Reconnaissance (SR) missions -- covert, fact-finding operations designed to reveal information about the enemy.
These intelligence-gathering activities monitor as much about the enemy's movement and operations as possible and are considered by many to be among the most important Special Forces operations.
Special Forces teams survey enemy camps, machinery and weapons and send back the information to their commanders in order to best prepare for a strike.
Special Reconnaissance missions generally take place before any movement by our military. Without that vital information, U.S. Army Soldiers might be caught off guard and unprepared when entering enemy territory.