Infantry Drills

5-67: Crossing of Linear Danger Areas (Platoon)

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5-67. A linear danger area is an area where the platoon’s flanks are exposed along a relatively narrow field of fire. Examples include streets, roads, trails, and streams. The platoon crosses a linear danger area in the formation and location specified by the platoon leader. (See figure 5-4.)

Figure 5-4. Crossing a linear danger area

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