Infantry Drills

2-32: Destroy

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2-32. A platoon destroys an enemy force when it physically renders an enemy force combat-ineffective until it is reconstituted. A platoon can destroy an enemy force by—

  • Executing an ambush where the entire enemy element is in the kill zone.
  • Using surprise direct and indirect fire into an engagement area.
  • Coordinating direct and indirect fires onto an objective.
  • Massing indirect fires onto an unprepared enemy.

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