In infantry what tactics differentiate both Marines and Soldiers. Also, from what i gather there are more marines in Afghanistan right now?
Also what are the different special forces within the Army, and the mariens. i.e. Rangers, SF, Force Recon, MEU, MARSOC etc.
Richard Engel was in the Korengal valley in Kunar following Army Infantry for like a year..and the unit before that, that was in that area got alot of attention also..Richard Engel just had a report with the stryker soldiers in Kandahar that have been in alot of combat recently too...
MEU stands for Marine Expeditionary Unit. Our Marine ninjas are MARSOC, Force Recon, and battalion Recon.Also what are the different special forces within the Army, and the mariens. i.e. Rangers, SF, Force Recon, MEU, MARSOC etc.
Seriously? 2003 called, it wants it's question back...Also what are the different special forces within the Army, and the mariens. i.e. Rangers, SF, Force Recon, MEU, MARSOC etc.
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Last edited by James; 10-03-2009 at 02:21 PM.
Been thinking about this for a long time but maybe I just don't know enough about stuff that goes on once troops step outside the wire for foot patrols, long patrols.
I am thinking 1 stationary UAV for every platoon that goes out (or several, as long as it's in the same area) -- kinda like overwatch. UAVs give the troops on the ground eyes-on what's happening 1,000-3,000 yards ahead of them. See if hadj is setting up an ambush or if there are targets of opportunity out there that the troops can reach.
This kind of UAV would just float above for a week and generally just feed information to the people on the ground, but unlike any other mission, this particular UAV would just focus on that area -- nothing else.
Thoughts, critiques, pros and cons are all appreciated.
In a nutshell, you
A: Gain fire superiority
B: Maneuver against the enemy
C: Destroy the enemy
Infantry engagement tactics:
Destroy By Fire and Maneuver.