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Note: Surprised on contact, yet the enemy is virtually limited to engaging and without choice -- so of course they'll take a dramatic action. This was ramming the motorbike into them, or at least trying. Shot down and troops looking elsewhere and one soldier GOT IN THE LINE OF FIRE of others cutting off interlocking arcs, not covering sectors, obviously shook up post-engagement -- must be their first? Or maybe it was just a prolonged operation. Checking the bodies for intelligence and anything else, tick in my box. Interesting analysis though.
Re: Combat Footage
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:54 am
"A unique view from an embed photographer of one the toughest jobs in Iraq. Marines come across a building held up by insurgents. Their objective is to clear the build of all hostiles. Their first attempt proves almost disastrous as a Marine is almost hit by a grenade. They move to the roof where again they find it almost impossible to deal with the situation. They finally decide to abandon the building all together and have it demolished by a Bradly IFV."
Note: The guy at the start, RPG in firing hand - not combat effective so he had to be escorted by another soldier. That's either teamwork in a controlled setting or tactical mayhem in a potential contact. He might be the ammo bitch (rifleman) though... They use the call-out technique to try and influence a surrender, but unfortunately not in Arabic and in an ineffective way with just shouting, once or twice in the video which is useless for what they are trying to achieve. Communications calling FUCK instead of CONTACT, etc, happens and I don't dig at anyone for it but it's quite a crazy setting. They have to break contact due to a booby-trap, they call enemy upstairs rather poorly. They call that he was "gone" just because the body isn't there... It means you're missing a threat in that area, not a good sign, means they are still mobile so even with 5 hits they WILL still fire back, they proved their survivability.
They sure are shocked, as I would be and stated in my fear topic. It happens to everyone, soldier trained poorly or greatly. Facing danger and death, perception vs reality, it's going to affect some better or worse than others -- and it'll affect us all in some negative way. The dude does a big jump when he gets a fright, quite crazy, reminds me of bunny-hopping.
What they do awesomely is pop that frag through a hole on the roof, cooked just perfectly. The enemy uses their psychological warfare to the max by screaming, "ALLAH AKBAR". Especially synchronously and with a kind of call to war. The soldiers take another route into the building, not the shortest distance to the threat. They call enemy sign such as blood, they engage through doors and call their sectors of fire with flashlights on.
Note how one of them kicks the door, stops in the fatal funnel to pie then quick-peeks the only hard-corner left with his muzzle on-line. He then moves to clear the most likely threat area by ignoring that hard corner and peeking into that room (same-side, double side room) and turns to clear the hard corner he missed out, whilst moving to the POD. And note the accidental/negligent discharge as they retreat under Bradley cover. But at last, the right idea, to use assets against that kind of threat with light bricks, and assess the damage through a proper clearance with back-up, of course hard under war-time logistics and co-ordination but job well done. Good battle damage assessment (BDA) by the end of it.
Re: Combat Footage
Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:41 am
Training footage but not bad for rebels.
Re: Combat Footage
Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:54 pm
Re: Combat Footage
Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:37 pm
"its not so much him as his PL and SL, who deserves to be critizised.
it is well known that moving down hill is very dangerous and the PL should have taken alot of precations for that, but instead from what im readin in the video description this man and the PL are going down the hill in front of the whole platoon. now thats a major fault and this guy is just lucky as fuck that he was up against the gunner that he was.
alot of bad stuff can be said about his individual fighting skills, but it is a well known fact that unless trained and drilled regioursly for years all the stuff you learn will go straight out the window when the adrenaline starts pumping. This includes the fight, flight, or frezze instinct going into effect and his fine motor skills suffer from it very obviously. it might also be very likely that he is experiencing tunnelvision and impared heraing from the stress, which explains why he yells so much at the medic. (there have been cases of people shooting themselves in the head because they couldnt hear their weapon fireing and started inspecing it)
so all in all, poor guy, with a short training put in a crappy situation by a overconfident PL."