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Posted on Sep 14, 2011 in Tactics101, War College

Tactics 101 064 – Rehearsals

Rehearsals for combat missions can be a tremendous asset or a colossal waste of time and can cause more harm than good; Tactics 101, the continuing monthly series from Armchair General, examines the good, the bad and the ugly in rehearsals.

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Posted on Feb 10, 2011 in Tactics101, War College

Tactics 101 057 – Smoke Operations

The use of smoke on the battlefield can have a huge positive effect on the ability to achieve victory, but it can be extremely detrimental if not utilized properly. The ongoing series Tactics 101 takes readers behind the smoke screen.

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Posted on Oct 12, 2010 in Tactics101, War College

Tactics 101 054 – The Ground Tactical Plan

“American parachutists — devils in baggy pants — are less than 100 meters from my outpost line. I can’t sleep at night; they pop up from nowhere and we never know when or how they will strike next. Seems like the black-hearted devils are everywhere…” – found in the diary of a German officer killed at Anzio LAST MONTH In our last article, we continued our mini-series on airborne operations with a focus on The Landing Plan. We keyed on several subjects tied to The Landing Plan. These included: 1) How to Select a Drop Zone, 2) The Different Types of Delivery Methods and Techniques that can be Utilized, 3) The Different Methods Available for Attacking the Objective and 4) How to Plan, Prepare and Execute Assembly Procedures. As we highlighted, it is The Landing Plan which links operations in the air to those on the ground. Consequently, there are many variables that can come into play and much to consider in developing the plan. THIS MONTH As we...

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Posted on Sep 22, 2010 in Tactics101, War College

Tactics 101 053 – The Landing Plan

Tactics 101 continues its series on airborne operations with an in-depth look at developing a landing plan, including Selecting a Drop Zone, Delivery Methods and Techniques, Methods for Attacking the Objective and Assembly Procedures.

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