Successful desert operations require adaptation to the environment and to the limitations its terrain and climate impose. The FM 90-3 US Marine Corps Desert Operations Manual contains all of the US Military training information provided to troops deployed in desert environments.
It is a key reference for commanders and staffs regarding how the desert affects personnel, equipment, and operations. It will assist them in planning and conducting combat operations in desert environments.
This manual demonstrates how to modify equipment and tactics to adapt to a dusty and rugged landscape where temperatures vary from extreme highs down to freezing and where visibility may change from 30 miles to 30 feet in a matter of minutes.