Too Little Tactical Technique

Wilson, G.I.; Poole, H. John
January 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jan2006, Vol. 132 Issue 1, p79
Conference Proceeding
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.


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