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Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in Tactics101

Tactics 101 099 – Light Fighters

Tactics 101 099 – Light Fighters

This month Tactics 101 focuses on a light infantry battalion during a training rotation at the National Training Center (Fort Irwin, Cal.), to put some meat on the bone in terms of how to employ light infantry.

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Posted on Apr 9, 2013 in Tactics101, War College

Tactics 101 083 – Targeting

Perhaps no area of military doctrine is tinkered with more than the targeting process. The latest installment of “Tactics 101″ puts a bulls-eye on the subject, including such information as how targeting has changed since the War on Terror began.

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Posted on Feb 13, 2013 in Tactics101, War College

Tactics 101 081 – The Assembly Area

This month’s Tactics 101 looks at all aspects of the assembly area: selection, actions of the quartering party, maneuvering from the release point to the assembly area, occupying the assembly area, and maneuvering out of the assembly area.

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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 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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Posted on May 15, 2009 in Tactics101, War College

Tactics 101 038 – Air Assault

Air assault operations! The authors of the continuing monthly series Tactics 100 on the Armchair General Website kick off a string of articles exploring mobile air assault – what it can do, what it can’t, and how to employ it.

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