Infantry Drills

3-115: Indirect Fires and Obscurants

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3-115. Artillery or mortar fires assist the platoon during disengagement. Suppressive fires slow the enemy and cause him to seek cover. Smoke obscures the enemy’s vision, slows his progress, or screens the defender’s movement out of the battle position or along his displacement route.

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