Cordon and search is a military tactic to cordon off an area and search the premises for weapons or insurgents. It is one of the basic counter insurgency operations. Other related operations are Cordon and knock and Cordon and kick.
Cordon and knock is a relatively new technique in military operations. It has taken over the old term of a simple house search. It is part of new doctrine called Stability and Support Operations or SASO. It is a technique used where there is no hard intelligence of weapons in the house and therefore is less intense than a normal house search. It is used in urban neighborhoods. The purpose of the mission is to search a house with as little inconvenience to the resident family as possible.
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- U.S. Detains 6 Iranians in Irbil Raid Accessed Jan 11 2007 -- included use of "stun bombs" in the operation.
- Used in "Operation Quick Strike" in Iraq on August 6, 2005. Retrieved 11 January 2007.
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- U.S. Detains 6 Iranians in Irbil Raid Accessed Jan 11 2007—included use of "stun bombs" in the operation.
- Used in "Operation Quick Strike" in Iraq on August 6, 2005. Accessed 11 January 2007
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