TRADOC Bulletin 9: Infantry Fighting Positions
ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND FORTMONROE VA
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The fighting position, well sited and carefully constructed, gives a distinct advantage to an infantry defender. The purpose of this bulletin is to describe what we k now about locating and constructing positions to secure the maximum advantage for our soldiers, and to convince you to train accordingly. Briefly stated, a fighting position must Protect against small arms fires Protect against indirect fire fragments Protect against aerial and ground observation protect against tank and ATGM fires Provide for long-range observation and fires Provide for protected fighting and mutual support even as the enemy advances Provide confidence to fight and win. This bulletin will expand on these requirements. It will tell you why the requirements are valid and how you and your soldiers can meet them.
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