U.S. Army Combatives – FM 3-25.150

9-05 Three Against Two

9-5. THREE AGAINST TWO

When fighting three against two, use the following procedures.

a. Angles of Attack. The fighters should advance so that the outside two are outside of the enemy. One of the enemies will have to make a choice to face either the outside or inside man. When he does, he will expose his flank to the other one. The fighter who is facing his opponent alone will stall until the other two have finished and can come to his aid.

b. Communication. Not only must the two who are fighting the same opponent communicate with each other, but also the fighter who is alone must keep them abreast of his situation. If he is in trouble, it may be necessary for one of them to disengage and come to his aid.


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