(NSFW) Assault Team Runs Directly Into Landmine

Harrowing GoPro footage of an assault on a military outpost in the Kayar State of Myanmar shows an Anti-Junta assault team running headfirst into a landmine which forces them to stop their assault.


You're looking at the effects of Defense in Depth in this video. If you've never heard of the term Defense in Depth before, it's a strategic principle for defensive operations that states you need to have multiple layers of defense for your enemy to maneuver through before they can effectively get to your position. These layers of defense can range from physical obstacles like concertina wire and jersey barriers to systems like landmines and trip flares. All of these defensive measures should funnel into one another creating a network that mutually supports itself and dictates the assault path of your enemy.


The incident showcased in this video demonstrates the impact of defense in depth. While it remains uncertain whether the landmine was intentionally placed as part of a defense in depth strategy or a fortuitous event, its detonation resulted in multiple casualties, effectively halting the attack by preventing the Anti-Junta fighters from meeting the necessary conditions to continue their advance.


Defense in depth is a widely employed tactic employed by professional militaries worldwide. It often involves the strategic emplacement of landmines along potential avenues of approach, especially when coupled with other physical barriers in the terrain, to create obstacles for enemy forces. Although the specifics of this particular event are unclear, it brings up the effectiveness of defense in depth measures in impeding enemy movements and enhancing overall defensive capabilities.


Keep in mind, the above is an elementary explanation of the situation. I'm sure some of the guys down in the comments will weigh in on the topic a bit heavier.


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Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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Harrowing GoPro footage of an assault on a military outpost in the Kayar State of Myanmar shows an Anti-Junta assault team running headfirst into a landmine which forces them to stop their assault.


You're looking at the effects of Defense in Depth in this video. If you've never heard of the term Defense in Depth before, it's a strategic principle for defensive operations that states you need to have multiple layers of defense for your enemy to maneuver through before they can effectively get to your position. These layers of defense can range from physical obstacles like concertina wire and jersey barriers to systems like landmines and trip flares. All of these defensive measures should funnel into one another creating a network that mutually supports itself and dictates the assault path of your enemy.


The incident showcased in this video demonstrates the impact of defense in depth. While it remains uncertain whether the landmine was intentionally placed as part of a defense in depth strategy or a fortuitous event, its detonation resulted in multiple casualties, effectively halting the attack by preventing the Anti-Junta fighters from meeting the necessary conditions to continue their advance.


Defense in depth is a widely employed tactic employed by professional militaries worldwide. It often involves the strategic emplacement of landmines along potential avenues of approach, especially when coupled with other physical barriers in the terrain, to create obstacles for enemy forces. Although the specifics of this particular event are unclear, it brings up the effectiveness of defense in depth measures in impeding enemy movements and enhancing overall defensive capabilities.


Keep in mind, the above is an elementary explanation of the situation. I'm sure some of the guys down in the comments will weigh in on the topic a bit heavier.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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