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					MSL 301, Lesson 8c: Squad Tactics - Attack




                             Squad Tactics - Attack
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                             The Attack

            I approve of all methods of attacking
            provided they are directed at the point
            where the enemy's army is weakest and
            where the terrain favors them the least.


                                    Frederick the Great


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                      Attack Characteristics

    An offensive action characterized by
     movement supported by fire.
    Through taking the offensive, we
     gain the initiative, carry the fight to
     the Enemy, fight in his positions,
     and seek a decision on our terms



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                             Types of Attack
           Deliberate - Characterized by detailed
            planning, reconnoitering, coordinating and
            rehearsals in preparation for the execution.
            Usually conducted when the enemy is in well
            prepared defensive positions or a hasty attack
            is not possible

           Hasty - upon contact with the enemy the unit
            decides to conduct an attack. Limited planning
            coordinating, rapid preparation and execution.
            The unit reacts immediately to exploit an
            enemy’s weakness.

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                               Attack
           Maintain the initiative
           Detailed planning and preparation
           Avoid detection
           Fix the enemy
           Find or create a weakness
           Maneuver to exploit the weakness
           Consolidate and reorganize

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                             Limited Visibility
                               Fundamentals
           Well-trained squads
           Natural light sufficient to employ night
            vision devices
           A simple concept with sufficient control
            measures
           Detailed reconnaissance of objective,
            routes, passage points, support-by-fire
            positions, and other key locations

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                             Limited Visibility
                              Considerations
           Controlling movement of individuals and squads
           Identifying targets; controlling direct and
            indirect fires
           Navigating and moving
           Identifying friendly and enemy soldiers
           Locating, treating, and evacuating casualties
           Locating and bypassing or breaching enemy
            obstacles




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                   Planning Considerations
           Troop leading procedures
           AA procedures
           Support element
           Assault element




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             Planning Considerations (2)
           Movement to the objective
                Movement techniques and routes
                Control measures




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             Planning Considerations (3)
           Actions at the line of departure (LD)
            - PSG counts out
           Actions on chance contact
           Security halts
           ORPs




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             Planning Considerations (4)
           Move to assault position - last cover
            and concealment before OBJ
           Assaulting the OBJ concentration of
            fire direct and indirect, shifting of
            fires




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             Planning Considerations (5)
           Consolidate and reorganize
           Special teams
                Aid and litter
                EPW team
                Demo team
           Sector of responsibility (clock or grid)
           Fields of fire, sector stakes
           Op for early warning
           ACE reports
           Alert for counter attack
           Remaining key personnel and key weapons

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                        Security at all times!

     The officers and men who permit
     themselves to be surprised deserve to
     die, and the commanding general will
     spare no efforts to secure them their
     desserts.


                                             D. H. Hill, 1863


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                             Deliberate Attack




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                             Deliberate Attack




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                             Deliberate Attack




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                             Deliberate Attack




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                             Deliberate Attack




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                             Deliberate Attack
                                    vs
                               Hasty Attack



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                             Hasty Attack




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                             Hasty Attack




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                                         Hasty Attack




       ** Different from deliberate attack

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                              Squad Attack



                             Questions???



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