I can think of several instances where initiative was taken and in the process losing control which could have caused blue on blue at the CLC course. This video makes more sense if you take these courses.
To add, some of us have experienced this in FoF. In fact, the time I shot Mike, my buddy and I were taking the initiative and, unknown to me, Mike was in depth from the enemy position. He ended up taking a round from me before I realized he was a friendly.
Yes, FoF gives us a good lab to test this out. It highlights the value of deep understanding between teamates. If you tell a fire team to go do something and it gets misunderstood, initiative can then cause problems. Understanding the overall objective helps to avoid this as Max points out so well.
Every day that goes by without training on this with your team, works against you. You don’t get better by not doing it. Radios are not the magic answer here either. I think you want to train without them first.
It was a great video, if I was on a patrol I would like to know everything I could about who and why we are going and the just in case information to be able to fully understand the mission.
great information thanks