Field Manual FM 3-21.8 (FM 7-8)

The Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad March 2007

Author: United States Government US Army,Us Army

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781468179866

Category: Reference

Page: 598

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This field manual provides a doctrinal framework on how Infantry rifle platoons and squads fight. It also addresses rifle platoon and squad non-combat operations across the spectrum of conflict. Content discussions include principles, tactics, techniques, procedures, terms, and symbols that apply to small unit operations in the current operational environment (COE). FM 3-21.8 supersedes FM 7-8, Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad, dated 22 April 1992 (with change 1, dated 1 March 2001). It is not intended to be a stand-alone publication. To fully understand operations of the rifle platoon and squad, leaders must have an understanding of FM 3-21.10, The Infantry Rifle Company, and FM 3-21.20 (FM 7-20), The Infantry Battalion. The primary audiences for this manual are Infantry rifle platoon leaders, platoon sergeants, and squad and fire team leaders. Secondary audiences include, instructors in U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) schools, writers of Infantry training literature, other Infantry leaders and staff officers, and Reserve Officer Training Candidate (ROTC) and military academy instructors. Infantry leaders must understand this manual before they can train their companies using ARTEP 7-8 MTP, and ARTEP 7-8 Drill. They should use this manual as a set along with the publications listed in the references. The Summary of Changes list major changes from the previous edition by chapter and appendix. Although these changes include lessons learned from training and U.S. Army operations all over the world, they are not specific to any particular theater of war. They are intended to apply across the entire spectrum of conflict.
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The Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad (FM 3-21. 8 / 7-8)

Author: Department of the Army

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781481108447

Category: History

Page: 598

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This field manual, “The Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad (FM 3-21.8 / 7-8),” provides a doctrinal framework on how Infantry rifle platoons and squads fight. It also addresses rifle platoon and squad non-combat operations across the spectrum of conflict. Content discussions include principles, tactics, techniques, procedures, terms, and symbols that apply to small unit operations in the current operational environment (COE). FM 3-21.8 supersedes FM 7-8, Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad, dated 22 April 1992 (with change 1, dated 1 March 2001). It is not intended to be a stand-alone publication. To fully understand operations of the rifle platoon and squad, leaders must have an understanding of FM 3-21.10, The Infantry Rifle Company, and FM 3-21.20 (FM 7-20), The Infantry Battalion. The primary audiences for this manual are Infantry rifle platoon leaders, platoon sergeants, and squad and fire team leaders. Secondary audiences include, instructors in U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) schools, writers of Infantry training literature, other Infantry leaders and staff officers, and Reserve Officer Training Candidate (ROTC) and military academy instructors.
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U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Warrior Handbook

Author: Department of the Army

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493016237

Category: History

Page: 440

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In the global War on Terror, among the greatest threats to the United States military are insurgent uprisings. Enter the U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Warrior Handbook, the counterinsurgency playbook used by the greatest army in the world. This manual establishes fundamental principles for tactical counterinsurgency operations at the company, battalion, and brigade level. It is based on lessons learned from historic counterinsurgencies and current operations. The realities of today’s operational environment—an environment modified by a population explosion, urbanization, globalization, technology, the spread of religious fundamentalism, resource demand, climate change and natural disasters, and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Both a boots-on-the-ground field guide to defeating an insurgency in a nation where the U.S. military has oversight and a high-level leadership guide for commanders organizing counterinsurgency efforts, this book—which includes battle diagrams and illustrations—is not only a must-read for military buffs, but also a valuable resource for business and gaming strategists.
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