Infantry Drills

2-31: Defeat

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2-31. A platoon defeats an enemy force when the enemy force has temporarily or permanently lost the physical means or the will to fight. During a defeat, the defeated force’s leader is unwilling or unable to pursue his adopted course of action, thereby yielding to the friendly commander’s will. Also, he can no longer interfere with the actions of friendly forces to a significant degree.

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