Infantry Drills

6-131: Movement in the Kill Zone

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6-131. Kill zone is not entered if entry can be avoided. When emplacing tactical
obstacles, care is taken to remove tracks or signs which might alert the enemy and compromise the ambush. If claymores or explosives are placed on the far side, or if the appearance of the site might cause the enemy to check it, a wide detour around the kill zone should be made. Here, too, care is taken to remove all traces which might reveal the ambush. An alternate route from the ambush site also is planned.

Figure 6-11. Assault and support elements moving to the ambush site

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