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Note these rules have been written from the perspective of a unit being on patrol and arriving at an objective that might be a new FOB site.
1) Pass by circle back,
That is as you arrive at objective you fly, drive, walk etc right by. So you can check the situation out, anyone or thing there, entries, exits you plan on using. Gives you chance to spot anyone circling back with you that might have been fallowing. Enemy will wonder any time you pass them if you’re going to circle back. This causes them to hunker down waist time, waiting for your return.
2) Pause before interring,
This is right at entrances. You’re waiting, watching, lessoning for sights and sounds of enemy activity. Also makes foe waiting in ambush think you’re suspicious about something, may make them move to soon. With large area or multi story building 10-15 minutes. Small room 20- 30 seconds. History has shown that if any activity is on going, you should hear or see something within the time periods suggested. Just in side subterranean entries 10-15 minutes to check air. With returning to bases i.e. FOBs there may have been a coup while your unit was on patrol. Lastly this gives you time to perform next rule.
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3) Bobby trap entries,
This could be a trail, path, road, river used to inter an area or hole, window, door for rooms or buildings. This is incase your being fallowed or planning on staying in area for a while. Or you can post guard, this covers your back and insures safe exit, if you choose to brake the don’t back track rule (i.e. #10 in PCP). With roads etc. use two deferent colors of flares for trip wires, to indicate direction of foe who set them off. Ex; approach from east would trip yellow flare. Do not divide duties with demolitions: This is to avoid the “I thought you did it” problem. IEDs designed to defeat a specific target, create an attitude of uncertainty and suspicion, in effect lowering morale and inducing a degree of caution that restricts and slows movement. They are unique because the builder has improvised with materials at hand. They generally become more difficult to detect and defuse as builders become more sophisticated. Builder will usually mark area in some way. To keep Comrades (tungzai) from being injured. You can search areas after finding IEDs to learn signs. Direction that wire is twisted can indicate if builder is left or right handed. IEDs share a common set of components 1) An initiation system. Or fuse; use surgical tubing with many tiny holes like yard soaker to limit smoke. Fast fuse Vs slow fuse burning time, 90 Vs 1cm. per second respectively. Always check fuse with test section. Ropes can be used for fuses. (Note most IEDs are victim-initiated/activated). EOD it requires a truly Machiavellian frame of mind. You insert mercury tremblers on door frames and contact switches under toilet seats. Acid time pencils and or plastic straws filled with acid and some sort of stopper/blug that acid would eventually eat though. Time-delay, Rubber strap rapping i.e. banding/binding Grenade spoons, placed in can of petrol bands dissolve. With vehicles heat activated bombs. Voice activated recorders as detonation device. Delay action fuses give you time to leave area. (Remote or command architectures), cordless phone, radio control device similar to the type used to fly model planes. Mobile platform hinders tracing or triangulation. Note blimp or balloon drifting with wind, signal would initiate IED upon and or timed with arrival. It could be a communication transmission (I-COM) in local area that sets off the IED. Note while the previous random ignition methods are possible these techniques IMO are for the armatures the pros make every IED count i.e. not only hitting the vehicle they target but the most venerable point. Trigger devices designed to work as close as 75’. Note on Iraqi Guerrilla; he had a black briefcase with Japanese markings, he flicks a switch on its side. He claims that the device is similar to those used by U.S. troops to block cellular signals around IEDs and disable bombs wired to detonate with a cell phone call. He invites people in the room to try to use their cell phones. None of us can get a signal. I’ve jammed them he says. But his own phone a cheap Nokia shows a full strength signal. “I made a few small changes inside. It took me just one day to figure it out”. He said. Most mid size mines equipment with MAD sensors. Sensitizing antitank (AT) mines. On some nonmetallic AT mines, the pressure plate spring is replaced to reduce the pressure required to initiate the mine. Average Infantry Marine’s weight prod