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Risk, Maneuver and Positional Warfare
by Peter Nealan
“Shoot, Move, Communicate.” That’s been the mantra for the infantryman for years. So how come we do so little of the second one?
I’ve been in several firefights downrange. In every one, we held our position and shot back at an enemy that maneuvered freely around us. On the first day on the ground in Helmand, we were actually taking fire from three directions, and were effectively pinned for several hours. During a firefight in open country in Zaidon, Iraq, we were actually told by our commander to stay put, rather than try to close with the enemy.
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