Infantry Drills

5-34: Boxing-In the Route

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5-34. One of the techniques leaders can use to prevent themselves from making
navigational errors is to “box in” the leg or the entire route. This method uses catching features, handrails, and navigational attack points to form boundaries. Creating a box around the leg or route assists in easily recognizing and correcting deviation from the planned leg or route.

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