The section on tracking deals with human sign extensively, so we won't repeat it all here.
For target-detecdon purposes, all you need to remember is that man tends to be a messy beast who leaves tracks and trash in his wake, and the larger the enemy force the less concerned they are about concealing human sign. They may have perfectly prepared overhead camouflage.
USMC Scout-Snipers transmit a digital image on the Marine Air Ground Task Force Secondary Image Dissemination System (MSIDS).
but with a spotting scope you can find boot tracks leading into their fighting positions.
A related indicator is smoke from cooking or warming fires, sure signs of human—and enemy—activity.
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