Infantry Drills

2-33: Seize

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2-33. A platoon has seized an objective when it physically occupies it and the enemy can no longer place direct fire on it. A platoon may seize during either offensive or defensive tasks. Examples include:

  • A platoon seizes the far side of an obstacle as part of a company team breach.
  • A platoon seizes a portion of an enemy defense as part of a company team deliberate attack.
  • A platoon seizes key terrain to prevent its use by the enemy.

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