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3-57. As the enemy’s momentum slows or stops, friendly forces may conduct a
counterattack. The counterattack might be for offensive purposes to seize the initiative from the enemy. In some cases, the purpose of the counterattack is mainly defensive such as reestablishing a position or restoring control of the sector. The Infantry platoon may participate in the counterattack as a base-of-fire elementproviding support by fire for the counterattack forceor as the actual counterattack force.