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Three purpose of defense
retain or control terrain

gain time to develop more favorable cnditions for offensive action

economix forces to allow the concentration of forces elsewhere
mission of infantry squad in the defense
stop the enemy by fire as he approaches the battle position, to repel his assault by close combat if he reaches the battle position and to destroyy him by counterattack if he enters the battle position
three types of mission
frontline squad

squad as part of the reserves

squad as a security element
frontline squad
stop the enemy by fire forward of the platoon battle position and to repel him by close combat if he reaches the platoon battle position. assigned a fighting position and a sector of fire. withdraws only on orders from higher authority.
squad as part of the reserves
normally assigned a fighting position to the rear of the frontline units and suports them by fire. fighting position and sector of fire is assigned to concentrate fire in the rear, on the flanks,or into a gap between frontline platoons.
squad as a security element
located forward of the platoon battle positon.
9 fundamentals of defense
preparation

concentration

flexibility

maximum use of offensive action

proper use of terrain

mutual support

defense in depth

surprise

knowledge of the enemy
preparation
squad leader must ascertain from the platoon commander how much time is available to prepare his defensive position.
concentration
attack at the most likely spots. establish his position as directed by the platoon commander
flexibility
achieved through the continuous development of various courses fo action to meet the enemy threat. asking what di i do if the enemy does this.
maximum use of offensive action
platoon commander will normally task the squad or platoon to conduct various types of patrols to maintain contact with the enemy.
proper use of terrain
maximum advantage of the military aspects of terrain. (KOCOA)
mutual support
units and supporting weapons are located and employed so that they can assist one another
defense in depth
if the attacker penetrates the frontline squad, those squads may move to supplementary positions to continue to engage the enemy
surprise
must employ every means available to mis lead the enemy as to the true locations of hisposition.
knowledge of the enemy
the capabilities of the enemy
sector of fire
an area which is required to be covered. pie shape area enclosed by two lateral limits and a forward limit
lateral limits
are readily identifiable terrain features selected to indicate the line of sight along each side of the sector
forward limit
established at the range which the weapon will open fire.
Principal direction of fire (PDF)
specific direction within the sector of fire given to a flat trajectory weapon and which is designated as its primary fire mission. assigned to automatic rifles.
final protective line (FPL)
assigned to your attached automatic wapon (240G)
organization on the ground
posting security

positioning automaticweapons

clearing fields of fire

digging fighting holes

constructing obstacles

selecting supplementary fighting positions

comouflage measures