7-1. PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS
A detailed schematic of the layout of the area guarded by sentries must be available. Mark known and suspected locations of all sentries. It will be necessary-
- a. To learn the schedule for the changing of the guards and the checking of the posts.
- b. To learn the guard’s meal times. It may be best to attack a sentry soon after he has eaten when his guard is lowered. Another good time to attack the sentry is when he is going to the latrine.
- c. To post continuous security.
- d. To develop a contingency plan.
- e. To plan infiltration and exfiltration routes.
- f. To carefully select personnel to accomplish the task.
- g. To carry the least equipment necessary to accomplish the mission because silence, stealth, and ease of movement are essential.
- h. To conceal or dispose of killed sentries.