Informational Site NetworkInformational Site Network
Privacy
 
    Home - Military Training Articles - Categories - Manuals - Secret Service - Sea Operations

Military Training

Definitions
Deploy. To extend the front. A squad deploys when it ...

To Mark Time
Being in march: 1. Mark time, 2. MARCH. At the comman...

Withdrawal From Action
The withdrawal of a defeated force can generally be e...

Miscellaneous Information
For convenience, military information is considered u...

First Aid To The Injured
In the army, as in civilian life, you are very often ...

The Eatyoup
Dicky Duck was a very wise young fellow. He swam ab...

Slow Fire Targets
This target is used during slow fire at 200 and 300 yar...

Snake Bite
In snake bites the poison acts quickly. Treatment:...

The Playroom Wedding
Paper Doll had been the maid of honor, but she did n...

When Jack Frost Was Young
Not that he is old now, for Jack is a snappy, bright...





ATTACK AND DEFENSE




The Theory Of The Defensive
The defensive is divided into the purely passive defense and the active defense. The passive defense seeks merely to delay the enemy. The results can never be other than negative. It is usually for the purpose of gaining time and...

The Theory Of Attack
Decisive results are obtained only by the offensive. Aggressiveness wins battles. If you want to thrash a man go after him; don't wait for him to come to you. When attacking use every available man. Have every man in the proper plac...

The Charge
There can be no rule to tell you when to charge. It may be from 25 to 400 yards. The common sense (tactical instinct) of the senior ranking officer on the firing line must tell him the psychological moment to order the charge. That ...

Advancing The Attack
It is now necessary to advance the attack to a point where the rifle is effective, so the attacking line can gain fire superiority. The attack which halts to open fire at extreme range (over 1200 yards) is not likely to ever reach i...

The Fire Attack
The fire attack commences when the infantry in the firing line first opens fire and it usually ends with the charge. A charge is sometimes not necessary because the enemy withdraws from his position. The fire attack does not start u...

The Actual Attack
Deployment. To deploy means to extend the front. When does a column extend its front or prepare to fight? When open terrain, which will probably expose the troops to hostile artillery fire, is reached. This place may be two or more ...

Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Defensive
The defense has the following advantages over the attack: (1) Troops attacking afford a better target than the troops on the defensive. (2) A larger amount of ammunition is usually available. (3) The men can shoot better beca...

Preparing A Defensive Position
Now let us suppose ourselves as part of a battalion that is to occupy a defensive position. What would probably be done? How and in what order would it be done? What would the major do? He would decide upon the kind of defense (acti...

Relieving The Outpost
Evening and shortly before dawn are hours of special danger. The enemy may attack late in the day in order to establish himself on captured ground by intrenching during the night; or he may send forward troops under cover of darknes...

Disadvantages Of The Defense
(1) The defender surrenders the advantage of the initiative as the attacker can elect the point of attack and the defender must be prepared at all points. (2) The defender must fight amidst his dead and wounded which is depressin...