Light Infantry Platoon/Squad Headquarters, Department of the Army FM 7-70
1986 US Army FM 7-70 Light Infantry Platoon/Squad guide
Field Manual FM 7-70, Light Infantry Platoon/Squad, Headquarters, Department of the Army, September 1986, approx. 200 pages (not paginated), measures 5.5" x 8.5" x 1.25"
This manual represents the state of the art, the state of practice, and the state of knowledge just prior to U.S. engagement in the First Persian Gulf War. This manual is a guide for light infantry soldiers and units. It gives squad and platoon leaders basic guidance on how to fight as light infantry. It stresses the use of assets found in the division. Light infantry forces train to defeat enemy light forces on any terrain. Against heavier forces, light infantry fights on terrain that uses its unique abilities. Training and tactics emphasize fighting in close terrain such as forests, jungles, mountains, and urban areas. This manual gives squad and platoon leaders the basics needed for success in combat. The commander's estimate of the situation will determine how doctrine is applied. Techniques that apply in most combat situations are discussed. Unit training and standing operating procedures will add some of the detail necessary to execute these techniques in combat. Drills link soldier and leader tasks into well-planned, effective group action to speed the execution of critical tasks once a decision has been made.
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