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Light Infantry Company

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140 pages, illus. in 8˝ x 11 inch format
ISBN: 1-886848-36-X {Item No.36} Price 20.00
Edited by Bruce A.Hanesalo


This is a reprint of U.S. Army's FM 7-71 Light Infantry Company (August 1987).


CONTENTS
Preface	
Introduction
CHAPTER 1 ORGANIZATION 
1-1.  General
1-2.  Company
1-3.  Capabilities
1-4.  Headquaters Platoon
1-5.  Platoon	
1-6.  Duties and Responsibilities
      of Key Personnel 
CHAPTER 2 COMMAND AND CONTROL
Section I System
2-1.  General	
2-2.  Philosophy
2-3.  Elements
Section II Philosophy
2-4.  General	
2-5.  Command Presence
2-6.  Mission Orders	
2-7.  Commander’s Intent
2-8.  Initiative
Section III Organization
2-9.  General	
2-10. Chain of Command
2-11. Orders Group
2-12. Continuous Operations
Section IV Process
2-13. General 
2-14. Troop Leading Procedure
2-15. Estimate of the Situation
2-16. Orders	
Section V Facilities
2-17. General	
2-18. Commander
2-19. Command Post
CHAPTER 3 MOVEMENT 
3-1.  General
3-2.  Movement Formations
3-3.  Movement Techniques
3-4.  Maneuver
3-5.  Control Techniques
3-6.  Task Organization and Positioning of Elements
3-7.  Infiltration
3-8.  Linkup	
3-9.  Departure from Friendly Lines
3-10. Reentry to Friendly Units
3-11. Rally Points
CHAPTER 4 OFFENSE
Section I Fundamentals
4-1.  General	 
4-2.  Characteristics of Offensive Operations
4-3.  Phases of Offensive Operations	
4-4.  Forms of Maneuver 
4-5.  Offensive Framework
Section II Movement to contact
4-6.  General
4-7.  Search and Attack
4-8.  Conventional Technique
Section III Attacks
4-9.  Types
4-10. Techniques
4-11. Consolidation and Reorganization 
CHAPTER 5 DEFENSIVE AND RETROGRADE OPERATIONS 
Section I Fundamentals
5-1.  General	
5-2.  Purpose
5-3.  Characteristics of the Defense
5-4.  Alternative Defensive Patterns
5-5.  Defensive Framework
Section II Considerations of the defense
5-6.  General
5-7.  Counter-Reconnaissance
5-8.  Reconnaissance and Surveillance Plan
5-9.  Fire Plan
5-10. Subunit Missions
5-11. Occupation Plan
5-12. Priority of Work	
5-13. Counterattacks
5-14. Local Security
Section III Defensive Techniques
5-15. General
5-16. Reverse Slope
5-17. Elastic Defense
5-18. Seamless Web Defense
5-19. Urban Web Defense (Archipelago)
5-20. Perimeter Defense
5-21. Strongpoint
Section IV Retrograde
5-22. General
5-23. Types of Retrograde Operations
5-24. Delaying Operations
5-25. Stay-Behind Operations
5-26. Withdrawal
5-27. Breakout from Encirclement
5-28. Retirement
CHAPTER 6 TACTICAL EMPLOYMENTS OF COMBAT SUPPORT 
Section I Relationships
6-1.  General
6-2.  Command Relations
6-3.  Support Relationships 
Section II Organic assets
6-4.  General
6-5.  Tactical Employment of the 60-mm Mortar
6-6.  Antiarmor Section (Dragon)
Section III Nonorganic assets
6-7.  General
6-8.  Indirect Fire Support
6-9.  TOW Antiarmor Platoon
6-10. Engineers
6-11. Army Aviation
6-12. Close Air Support 
CHAPTER 7 COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT 
7-1.  General	
7-2.  Organization
7-3.  Planning
7-4.  Soldier’s Load
7-5.  Load Planning
7-6.  Load Calculation
7-7.  Load Management Technique
7-8.  Supply System and Resupply Techniques
7-9.  Water Supply
7-10. Maintenance
7-11. Transportation
7-12. Personnel Services
7-13. Replacement Operations
7-14. Health Services
7-15. Reorganization 
APPENDIX A  Principles of War	
APPENDIX B  Sample Orders Formats
APPENDIX C  Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
APPENDIX D  Squad Automatic Weapon
APPENDIX E  Demolition Guard	
APPENDIX F  Air Assault
Glossary
Reference
Index

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