TITLE

Too Little Tactical Technique

AUTHOR(S)
Wilson, G.I.; Poole, H. John
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jan2006, Vol. 132 Issue 1, p79
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the use of tactical techniques in insurgency. In U.S. assault technique, all elements move forward on line, firing their weapons at maximum sustained rate. For the squad and center fire team, the guide is toward the center. For the flank fire teams, the guide is toward the side closest to the center. Individual riflemen maintain some spacing, remain upright, and elevate their weapons. While none of these procedures seems worthy of rehearsal, several in fact are. Infantrymen who do not regularly pick lanes while moving forward converge toward the center and commit fratricide.
ACCESSION #
19412094

 

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