I, as many of you, have probably been thrown through the FIBUA training, grappeling hooks, ladders n all. As useful as it may have been in the battle of Stalingrad it doesn't exactly seem practical for most of the areas of operation we see ourselves faced with. Certainly there never seems a heave emphasis on the training and that there is is never very thorough. I still see 2 men taking rooms with a grenade in every room and hozing the place down afterwards, not clearing corners and not havign all arcs covered. Hardly practical in a large urban area or one with civilians still present. Unlike most of our doctrine the tactics never seem very fluid or thought out. I am on my way to Afghan and still the lads seem to be applying this there. What sort of room clearing drill where taught for NI? Surley we learnt a lot there? It almost pains me to say it (and many of my buddies over there will be looking really smug right now) but I think we can learn something from our American counterparts. They dropped the drill we used and have evolved them to the point that now they use adaptations of the 4 man stacks to clear rooms, with additional teams to breach the doors and pull security. Doctrine lifted from the SWAT teams. I trained with them on it and it works very fast and fluidly with all angles covered and a lot less confusion.