May 1943

A Five-Platoon Company

Volume 27, Issue 2

THROUGH the course of history, even military regimes have felt the advantages of decentralization of authority and control. As wars have passed from the one extreme-static, to the other extreme-a highly mobile affair, the assignment of integral units on separate missions has developed. Men no longer fight as an uncoordinated mass. There has been a continual breaking down process, splitting the mass into small, compact, combat units which could be coordinately employed.

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