(general; special) (2-3)
General reconnaissance is a broad, continuous, operation, initiated as soon as the organization enters the area
in which it is to conduct operations. Special reconnaissance seeks specific information for a specific purpose.
However, the same reconnaissance party may perform both kinds of reconnaissance.
General reconnaissance is a ___________________________, _______________________ operation. Special
reconnaissance seeks _________________________ _________________________.
Photos are most useful for reconnaissance when they are used to supplement maps, unless they are specially-
printed "orthophotos," which are the only aerial photos which are as accurate as maps in scale and positions.
Photos should be used to _______________________________ maps in preliminary reconnaissance studies.