By Lester W. Grau, David M. Glantz, National Defense University Press
This number of vignettes used to be written by way of Soviet junior officials describing their reports scuffling with the Mujahideen guerillas. it isn't a historical past of the Soviet-Afghan battle, yet snapshots of strive against as visible by way of younger platoon leaders, corporation commanders, battalion commanders and army advisers.
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An airborne company would move on each flank of the bronegruppa. The sweep began at 0800 on the morning of 11 May and by the day's end of 13 May, we had completely cleared the mujahideenout 17V. I. Kurochkin served in the OKSVA from February 1984 until April 1986. THE BEAR WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN 25 of the oasis. We captured a large a m o u n t of weapons and ammunition. Despite the fact that one of the companies came under fire m o r e than 10 times and that over 40 R P G rounds were fired at our tanks, our battalion did not have a single casualty.
Subsequently, be prepared to link up with the reconnaissance battalion on the axis Kokabulak-Fuloli to block and destroy the enemy in the village of Fuloli. 14A. M. Kovyrshin served in the OKSVA from September 1982 through November 1984 as a platoon leader in a motorized rifle company; He was decorated with the Order of the Red Star. ). ). 20 GPAU The 1st Motorized Rifle Battalion, reinforced with a artillery battalion and a flamethrower squad, conducts a road march to arrive at Marzek by 0800 hours, 20January and destroy the enemy located in the Marzek-Ishkamesh region.
EDITOR'S C O M M E N T A R Y : The bronegruppaconcept is excellent for providing a quick reaction reserve and for moving fire power into a threatened sector. Mechanized infantry must train to function away from their personnel carriers. 36 GRAU Sequential blocking and sweeping of a mountain valley near Anushella by Major P. A. Skovorodnikov 25 In February and March 1986, guerrilla activities were recorded in the area of Kandahar, Kalat and Shar-e-Safa including attacks on Soviet and Afghan convoys, road mining, shellings of military camps and security outposts, and the armed protection of guerrilla caravans carrying weapons and ammunition from Pakistan.