Infantry Drills

2-271: Actions at the Probable Line of Deployment, Assault Position

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2-271. The attacking unit splits into one or more assault and support forces as it reaches the PLD, if not already accomplished. All forces supporting the assault should be set in their support-by-fire position before the assault force crosses the LD. The assault force maneuvers against or around the enemy to take advantage of support force’s efforts to suppress targeted enemy positions.

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