Infantry Drills

2-127: One Squad Overwatching

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2-127. One squad overwatches the bounding squad from covered positions and from where it can see and suppress likely enemy positions. The platoon leader remains with the overwatching squad. Normally, the platoon’s medium machine guns are located with the overwatching squad.

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