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Subject: Close Quarter Battle Tactics: The Darby Document
Braddock    3/2/2005 6:58:31 PM
Close Quarter Battle Tactics: The Darby Document By Terrance Jones ARNG Troop 1 Troop 1 determines the initial penetration of the attacking force and the success or failure of securing structures by space control and precision clearance interlocking fire that is assigned to each troop by vector field trajectory assignments. The weapon preference for troop 1 depends on reconnaissance reports on the configuration and size of the building that is to be attacked /secured. This last point will also need detailed analysis of the following: 1. Numerical troop strength of opposing force. 2. Spacing of individual rooms. 3. Overall building configuration. * The weapons used by troop 1 should provide positive tandem force continuity in regards to initial penetration/ repelling fire of troop 1. This will help troop 1 determine the rate of initial entry room control and the rate of multiple space entry and control. Troop 2 This assignment is a force multiplier position in urban assault missions, as it will exponentially accelerate the success of single and multiple room space control. Example: The initial entry assignment of troop 1 will facilitate an opportunity for troop 2 to severely weaken the opposing force by use of decisive marksmanship by M-16 and or handgun depending on reconnaissance factors, as the initial entry assignment of troop 1 should divide the positions of the opposing forces in the room to two vector field trajectory points which gives troop 2 a chance to neutralize several opposition force in one vector field if speed, stealth and surprise factors are successfully taken advantage of. Troop 3 Troop 3 operates as an attritional force establishment (advancement and space control term in this case) force multiplier along with troops 1 and 5. Troop 3 will give the attacking force more efficient and rapid control of a room due to its lethal rapid fire weaponry while giving the following members of a 6 man team the option of expanding their control to multiple areas. Troop 4 Troop 4 shares the speed and stealth continuity assignments of troops 2 and 6 on a 6 man team. Troop 4 will decide the rate of multiple room penetration and initial entry room control. This will make multiple room penetration and control possible while reducing the degree of difficulty. Troop 4 must execute his tasks precisely, as he will take on the role of troop 1 if the opportunity exists for more rapid control measures by two 3 man teams. This type of tactical assault should be implemented from the vector formation to facilitate efficient rapid control and relinquish tactics between the 6 man team members. Troop 5 Troop 5 must implement and exhibit lethal force through proper positioning and appropriate firepower depending on size and configuration of the building. Troop 5 performs redundant control tasks that multiply the options of troop 6. If dual team(3man configuration) rapid control measures are being implemented, troop 5 will assume the vector formation assignment of troop two although, his entry task and weaponry will remain the same. This is made possible by precision and speed in regards to all troop tasks. Troop 6 Upon entry, troop 6 will cover multiple gaps in the vector field trajectories of troops 1-5 with precision shooting by handgun or M-16. This coverage task will enhance the efficiency and lethality the 6 man team by redundant space control tactics. In a vector assault from the vector formation, troop 6 will take on the assignment of troop 3 to facilitate multiple room penetration and control by troops 1-3. Bibliography American Warfare: Merging Dominant Stratagems
 
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shek    RE:Close Quarter Battle Tactics: The Darby Document   3/10/2005 8:25:10 PM
Is this some kind of video game scenario? Never heard of vector field trajectory in any 4 man stacks I've ever been in or trained.
 
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Braddock    RE:Close Quarter Battle Tactics: The Darby Document   3/11/2005 1:54:32 PM
Shek These tactics are for 5-6 man troop assignments and are based on controlled space convergence ascertainment. I can fax you a diagram if you like.
 
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shek    RE:Close Quarter Battle Tactics: The Darby Document   3/11/2005 6:03:46 PM
Braddock, Curious as to why you are going with a 6 man team. I'm only familiar with the infantry squad organization of the US Army and to a degree the US Marines as well. Are there 6 man fire teams or squads in other armies? Who performs breaching tasks in your 6 man stack? Why does the #1 man choose the point of penetration - sounds like a PSG/PL task to me since you'll have to support movement to the building with other squads in the platoon, something that they're responsible for (if you have small buildings, then it will be the SL). Are you familiar with the 4 man stack battle drill, because I'm not seeing a huge difference between it and your proposal minus two extra people.
 
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Braddock    RE:Close Quarter Battle Tactics: The Darby Document   3/11/2005 6:36:27 PM
5-6 man teams is not outside of US Army parameters(check your US Army FM) If you use the Vietnam Era US Army Rangers LRP squads as a model, you would have an example of 5-6 man squad capable of traversing rugged terrain, reaching their target area and implementing raid or snatch and grab missions against isolable forces and structures with and without the assistance of multiple squads or platoons. The existence of supporting squads or platoons are required for some missions while hindering others. It depends on the mission(conventional, special ops, etc.) and the projected strength of opposing forces. My proposal is a lethal variation on those US Army tactics. Your US Army field manual should give you an idea of the high lethality of these tactics as well as the professionalism and discipline that must be exhibited to work within very tight clearances because of the controlled space convergence measures that are very much a major part of this type of assault.
 
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Braddock    RE:Close Quarter Battle Tactics: The Darby Document   3/11/2005 6:57:29 PM
Oh, I forgot, I like troop 2, 5 or 6 depending on the entry formation(as their are variances in this respect contrary to popular opinion)and breaching techniques. If I can come up with assignments for 6 troops I am sure you give me the benefit of the doubt in regards to my ability to make it hurt with 4 troops.
 
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shek    RE:Close Quarter Battle Tactics: The Darby Document   3/11/2005 9:42:45 PM
What is "close space convergence"?
 
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Braddock    RE:Close Quarter Battle Tactics: The Darby Document   3/12/2005 9:22:26 PM
Shek What is war but the strategic and tactical manipulation of time, speed and area to achieve dominance in war? What is your rank and position in regards to fire team ops? Your question facilitated me asking you this question, as you seem to lack some knowledge of fire team ops. I mean no disrespect.
 
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shek    RE:Close Quarter Battle Tactics: The Darby Document   3/13/2005 9:26:08 AM
I just completed my time as a company commander last year and trained all of my fire teams in the shoothouse every quarter (the platoon leadership was the primary trainer; however, CQB relies on standard techniques so you can "plug and play" individual soldiers into CQB formations when necessary, so I was responsible for making sure that techniques were standard when necessary across the company). We used this training to conduct dozens of successful raids in Iraq. I first learned CQM and CQB techniques seven years ago, having been trained by two of my squad leaders who had grown up in the Ranger Battalions and my PSG and 1SG, both of whom also spent dozens of years in Ranger battalions and had completed the SRT courses (both are CSMs now). I also had a huge base of knowledge in the company I commanded because the battalion had spent 50% of its training on urban ops. Once again, we had a huge base of expertise from the Ranger battalion as well as great urban operations training facilities at Fort Lewis. So, I would characterize my knowledge of urban ops as being very good thanks to all the NCOs who have taught me throughout my career. Your terminology is what is crushing me - your terminology sounds as if it should be in a physics classroom, not a shoothouse. I am familiar with sectors, point of domination, spherical security, short, long, strong wall, etc. when talking about CQM, not controlled space divergence. I understand that these aren't necessarily the only way to define urban terminology; but, when someone talks about arc of fire, I understand that completely unlike "controlled space divergence." If you would like me to explain the 4 man stack for you, I can. By the way, your definition of war is circular - "war - strategic and tactical manipulation of time, speed and area to achieve dominance in war".
 
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Braddock    RE:Close Quarter Battle Tactics: The Darby Document   3/13/2005 4:12:44 PM
Shrek It is a little early to speak on how successful a particular mission was, as our soldiers still face attacks from multiple regions in Iraq. We are still at war and we really do not know how successful previous operations have been until all threats have been neutralized and all intelligence have been reconciled with operations on the ground. My work as a strategist is heavily influenced by my interaction with soldiers from the special operations community and some of the best strategists and tacticians in the country. My last post was in response to your questions about my 5-6 man assignments. I thought you should have understood them, as squad level assaults range from 4-9 in the US Army depending on the mission. Have you been to OBC yet? My terminology is understood amongst most strategists and tacticians and I am wondering if you are being a little facetious here. You should get used to the terminology as many of my strategy and tactics proposals are being seriously considered for future implementation by high ranking military officials and institutions. Warfighting is becoming more difficult by the minute and soldiers must elevate their ability to ascertain and implement innovative techniques that will offer military commanders increased strategic and tactical options from which to attack the enemy.
 
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Braddock    RE:Close Quarter Battle Tactics: The Darby Document   3/13/2005 4:50:11 PM
Shek (Please Forgive my typos). It is a little early to speak on how successful a particular mission was, as our soldiers still face attacks from multiple regions in Iraq. We are still at war and we really do not know how successful previous operations have been until all threats have been neutralized and all intelligence has been reconciled with all operations on the ground. My work as a strategist is heavily influenced by my interaction with soldiers from the special operations community and some of the best strategists and tacticians in the country. My last post was in response to your questions about my 5-6 man assignments. I thought you should have understood them, as squad level assaults range from 4-9 in the US Army depending on the mission(so I can easily ascertain the costs and benefits of a 4 man assault). Have you been to OBC yet? My terminology is understood amongst most strategists and tacticians and I am wondering if you are being a little facetious here. You should get used to the terminology as many of my proposals are being seriously considered for future implementation by high ranking military officials and institutions. Warfighting is becoming more difficult by the minute and soldiers must elevate their ability to ascertain and implement innovative techniques that will offer military commanders increased strategic and tactical options from which to attack the enemy.
 
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