Infantry Drills

3-5: Disruption

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3-5. Defenders disrupt attackers’ tempo and synchronization with actions designed to prevent them from massing combat power. Disruptive actions attempt to unhinge the enemy’s preparations and, ultimately, his attacks. Methods include defeating or misdirecting enemy reconnaissance forces, breaking up his formations, isolating his units, and attacking or disrupting his systems.

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