US Army Combatives

6-1 Combat Scenarios


In some combat scenarios, innocent noncombatants may be present. Firing of small arms, grenades, and so on, would needlessly endanger them. Therefore, the soldier may need to engage the enemy in hand-to-hand combat in such situations. In other scenarios, the enemy may make a surprise attack at close quarters or confront the soldier in an area where firearms are either out of reach or impractical to use.

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