Infantry Drills

4-45: Fires

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4-45. Although indirect fire support planning for stability is the same as for offense and defense, the use of indirect fire support may be very restricted and limited. (Refer to appendix C of this publication for more information.) The Infantry leader integrates indirect fire support into his plan considering the ROE. The ROE may impose restrictions on the use of certain munitions and detail release authority/strike approval authorization. Special considerations include the following:

  • Procedures for rapid clearance of fires.
  • Close communication and coordination with host country officials.
  • Increased security for indirect firing positions.
  • Restricted use of certain munitions such as dual purpose improved conventional munitions, area denial artillery munitions, or remote antiarmor mine.

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