Anti–terrorist operations (ATOPS) are fought on a wide front.
The army forces, various government departments and the civilian population all have a role to play.
In implementing the anti–terrorist action contained herein, members of the army forces must appreciate the vital need for cooperation and the under–standing of each other's characteristics and capabilities.
ATOPS warfare probably places a greater burden of responsibility on the individual than does any other form of conflict. It connotes small groups and light scales. Catch–words are: thorough training, self–discipline, skill at arms, initiative, guile, endurance and above all, the will to win.
This manual details specific strategies implemented to fight Rhodesian insurgents and maintain order.