What is Infantry?

Introduction Infantry is a military specialisation that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and armoured forces. Also known as foot soldiers or infantrymen, infantry traditionally relies on moving by foot between combat(s) – but may also use mounts, military vehicles, or other transport. Infantry make up a large portion of all… Read More

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Military Operations & Tactical Decision Making

Research Paper Title Tactical Decision Making: A Proposed Evaluation Criteria Model for the Infantry Battalion’s Tactical Estimate during Offensive Operations. Abstract This study seeks to determine if it is possible to construct an evaluation criteria model that improves the infantry battalion’s capability to select the best course of action during the deliberate tactical estimate. It examines US and selected… Read More

Prepared Positions: Motorised vs Non-motorised

“Non-motorised infantry divisions are only of value against a motorised and armoured enemy when occupying prepared positions. If these positions are pierced or outflanked, a withdrawal will leave them helpless victims of the motorised enemy, with nothing else to do but hold on in their positions to the last round.” (Rommel, 1953, p198). Field-Marshal Erwin… Read More