Infantry Drills

2-151: Forms of Contact

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2-151. In offensive and defensive tasks, contact occurs when a member of the Infantry unit encounters a situation requiring a lethal or nonlethal response to the enemy. These situations may entail one or more forms of contact:

  • Direct.
  • Indirect.
  • Non-hostile civilian contact.
  • Obstacles.
  • CBRN or CBRNE.
  • Aerial.
  • Visual.
  • Electronic warfare.

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