Infantry Drills

H-86: Windows and Restrictive Entrances

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H-86. Regardless of the technique used to gain entry, if the breach location restricts fundamental movement into the room or building, local or immediate support must be used until the assault team can support itself. For example, as a Soldier moves through a window and into the room, he may not be in a position to engage an enemy. Therefore, another window having access to the same room may be used to overwatch the lead team’s movement into the room. The overwatching element can come from the initial clearing team or from the team designated to enter the breach location second.

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