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  • That made those operations nonstarters for President Clinton, who was looking for small-unit insertions, not mini-invasions of Afghanistan.

    The Longest War

  • In addition, an important part of Marine Corps tradition has been to prepare to fight the kind of small-unit wars we have confronted over the past decade.

    Why We Still Need the Marines

  • In which case, and if Israel were in the slightest bit interested in my opinion, I'd suggest sending small-unit forces in to shoot the buggers, not chucking cluster bombs and white phosphorous.

    Israel: Learning From History

  • The small-unit farmers (land-owning), the petty tradesmen, and manufacturers.


  • The U.K. announcement gave cheer to rebels in Misrata, who have struggled with basic ground tactics, such as foxhole-digging, and with mounting small-unit operations to take out Col.

    U.K. to Send Officers to Advise Libyans

  • NCOs, not commissioned officers, are responsible for teaching the core "soldier" skills that lead to success in small-unit warfare.

    NCOs Are the Heart of a Great Army

  • Having served as an infantry officer for almost five years 2003-08, including one year as a very mediocre platoon leader, I came to recognize that at the small-unit level, where today's wars are fought and won, platoons and companies can function with strong NCO leadership and ineffective officer leadership, but not the other way around.

    NCOs Are the Heart of a Great Army

  • Much like the Indian Wars in the American West in the 1870s, the war in Afghanistan is defined by small-unit dramas in varying locales.

    Notable & Quotable

  • There we participated in what, shortly after World War II, was described by U.S. Army historians as the bloodiest small-unit battle in U.S. Army history: the battle for the La Fiere and Chef du Pont causeways and bridges.

    Yesteryear's Courage Is Needed Now

  • He and fellow fighters have learned small-unit tactics, such as how to operate in pairs, advancing toward the enemy one at a time, with each providing covering fire for the other.

    Libya Rebels Learned in a Hurry


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