Infantry Drills

6-218: Converging Routes Method

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6-218. When using the converging routes method, the leader selects routes from the ORP through the zone to a rendezvous point at the far side of the zone from the ORP. Each R&S team moves along a specified route and uses the fan method to reconnoiter the area between routes. (See figure 6-19, page 6-56.) The leader designates a time for all teams to linkup. Once the unit arrives at the rendezvous point, it halts and establishes security.

Figure 6-19. Converging routes method

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