1-74: Limitations

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1-74. The Infantry rifle platoon and squad has the following limitations:

  • Limited close combat and sustainment assets.
  • Limited vehicle mobility, the foot speed of organic elements may establish the pace of operations.
  • Vulnerable to enemy armor, artillery, and air assets when employed in open terrain.
  • Vulnerable to enemy CBRN attacks with limited decontamination capability.

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