Tuesday, August 23, 2016

SOCOM adopting Israeli room clearing tactics?

I got this from a little birdy, a if he swings around and tells me to take this post down then so be it.

With that out of the way, I was told that SOCOM is adopting Israeli room clearing tactics after lessons learned in the Middle East.  The difference is the action at the "fatal funnel".  US tactics were to stack at the door and then move rapidly to clear that choke point while taking up positions of dominance in the room being cleared.

Israeli tactics are to stack at the door achieve dominance at the funnel and then once the threat is suppressed move forward.  Its a poor description but I hope you get the gist.

I personally view this as a good thing.  Its alot less dynamic, alot more methodical but it should reduce casualties on our side.

This is a good sign.  No need to reinvent the wheel.  Innovation comes from many places and if an ally or even an enemy comes up with a better way then we should be all over it.

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