Urban Military Operations Explained | Door Kicking 101

Urban Military Operations Explained | Door Kicking 101

Is the US Military method for urban room clearing the best one? It’s a relatively new procedure in the past few decades. The MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) room clearing tactics used by the army and marine corps infantry are also the same ones adopted by most western & NATO countries. Many military experts say the alternative British FIBUA (Fighting in Built Up Areas) methodical room clearing approach is better.

In this video we’ll cover the military history of urban operations and room clearing. The US Army calls this battle drill 6 alpha AKA Platoon enter and clear a building. We will go over the raid procedures from kicking in a door to capturing the high valued target.

Inquiries: Capelluto@taskandpurpose.com
Host instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cappyarmy
Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/vW4KMgA

Written and Edited by: Chris Cappy


Task & Purpose Gaming Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86QRqNk11-gppBfWqr2Fvw
Military Conspiracies Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLOQr5yTUmswwrG30Mf4vDQ

Want more fun military content and news? Follow Task & Purpose!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TaskandPurpose/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taskandpurpose/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TaskandPurpose



  1. Ryan Silvia on October 20, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Runners? You mean SQUIIIRTERS

  2. SCAR-H -Chan on October 20, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Violence of action, what does that mean?

  3. D Roganovic on October 20, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    The best method would probably be a combination of US and UK/Israeli tactics supplemented with flashbangs.

    Pie the room like Israeli/UK forces, toss in some 9 bangers and then USA the fuck outta that room.

    For extra freedom just use some explosives to _create a new door_ and pie->rush boffum

  4. coom slinger 69 on October 20, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    i also personally hate doors

  5. Mr. Chopsticks on October 20, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Do Counterinsurgency next!!

  6. Ag3nt0fCha0s on October 20, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    I thought military intelligence was an oxymoron?

  7. Gunfighter Simulations Group on October 20, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    FIBUA has largely been adopted by SWAT Teams in the US, and is slowly being taught to patrol Officers for Active Shooter response as an option if appropriate. IMO. It is a better method for LE since time is almost always on our side. If there is no exigent need, i.e. hostage rescue, active killing, why would anyone want to rush into a room occupied by an armed subject. You can clear 75-90% of a room by slicing pie making your ultimate entry much more successful. Standard MOUT tactics without some sort of distraction device against an entrenched and committed enemy are pretty suicidal if you ask me.

  8. zwinmar21 on October 20, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Yeesh, back in 99 we just got a "go clear that building" no plans like that, yeah we had training but this was before all the nifty tech. Though prefered method of ‘door kicking’ was SMAW UP!

  9. John Clark on October 20, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Great video and well researched. I enjoyed reading the informed comments and reply’s as well. You’ve got a good community here.

  10. Paul Routh on October 20, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    I would like to see a video in the future on Army Field Intelligence.

  11. Sleep deprived on October 20, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Did I see a Grau in this vid?

  12. Michael 732 on October 20, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    O 100 hours? O is a letter and not a number. I hope you meant to say Zero (0) 100 hours. Sorry had to say it. Yea, I’m that guy.

  13. your local ONI operative on October 20, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Just level the building with explosives

  14. Carl Becklehimer on October 20, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    The Israeli method is better imho. I’ve trained in both. An advantage to the Israeli way is it requires fewer personnel inside.

  15. MJ Anaya on October 20, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    I feel like the Fabou method could be better because a 30 round AK mag+automatic fire= not good

  16. Heather Wasmund on October 20, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    He changed the title, didn’t it used to be called MOUT vs. FIBOU or whatever

  17. Gilb Errr? on October 20, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    If I was an Army man I’d go for the FIBUA doctrine! I am 100 percent biased, sorry about that. I have learned a lot about the Army in these posts, I do wonder if an Intelligence personage would be able (or want to) discuss the ins and outs of intelligence gathering.

    According to some torture is an ineffective way of gaining reliable information!

    If you are able to (and want to) I’d like to see you and your colleagues look at something like the Waco incident. It happened in the 1990s and the outcome was way too much collateral damage.

    It would probably be better to create a scenario loosely based on that particular event.

  18. Jonah Bernatz on October 20, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Can you make a video for cavalry scouts?

  19. Henry P. V. on October 20, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    I would be really interested in the intelligence vid

  20. Mad Rabbit on October 20, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Army intelligence? That’s an oxymoron.
    -A Squid

  21. Mofidul Islam Shuvo on October 20, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    0:58 my whole life changed thanks to, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*

  22. Sk0lzkiy on October 20, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    In mader rasshia we clear buildings from the landscape.

  23. KeK StrayHALO_MAN on October 20, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    My 15 year old dogs farts usually clear the building.

  24. David Sendt on October 20, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Who was the army with the Steyrs? (definitely didn’t look like Australia)

  25. Nelson Tesla on October 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    1:50 I have no more stress because of, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*

  26. Raider SW on October 20, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Speaking as a brit, its pronounced:

  27. Ian Farquharson on October 20, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    British is BEST!!! Of course we are. America needs all the help it can get atm..Hope everyone is doin ok????

  28. Alan Cox on October 20, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    It’s fibuaaaaaaaa. Pronounce the A cappy. Also my unit called it simply FISH. (Fighting in Someone’s house 😂)

  29. JMG.JpneseOtaku on October 20, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    I really love your videos man! Always excited to seeing my notification bar with your upload. Keep up the great content!

  30. Fer Morales on October 20, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    I’m no expert on the matter, so take this question as coming from someone with little knowledge on the subject.

    How feasible is it to hybridize MOUT and FIBUA? Can two soldiers first sweep the room from outside the door and make sure there’s no immediate threat like in FIBUA, then order the stacked formation inside to clear the room more thoroughly in a more traditional MOUT formation?

  31. David James on October 20, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    I think everyone gets flashbangs it’s the only way. Ps I play call of duty real gud

  32. victor ng on October 20, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    was an active Singapore Armed Forced Armoured Infantry Trooper during national service and trained on both US doctrine as well as FIBUA. I must say personally I prefer FIBUA for it’s usually much quieter and better element of surprise. But of cus once an enemy is spotted outside and shot, all element of surprise is gone, therefore we adopted a very similar doctrine to both, where we scan the corner of the doorway and once we spot the enemy, we shoot and rush in at the same time. This takes out one possible threat while maintaining the element of surprise.

  33. Rebilionistheanswer on October 20, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    FIB U A

  34. Christian Guzman on October 20, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Infantry: "Breach the door!"
    Combat Engineer: "Breach the wall"
    Armor: "What wall?"
    Aviation: "What building?" *Fortunate Son Plays*

  35. Steven on October 20, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Runners or squirts

  36. I have to wait 90 days to change my name on October 20, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    US Soldier kicking open doors is still isn’t as scary as my parents going in my room without knocking first

  37. James Choong on October 20, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    In a more slow way? America’ whole thing is fast and violent show of force. Can’t have a hostile air force if you remove the air force before it can even clear for takeoff. It’s basically modern day blitzkrieg but on a smaller sale.

    Most enemies wouldn’t be well trained and would be susceptible to surprise; and wouldn’t know how to respond making it a good system to use most of the time.

  38. berner on October 20, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    True story: We were stacked up outside the door. I was the guy at the rear. Everything was clear so I blindly slapped my hand back to give the guy behind me the tap to pass up to the front. Problem is my hand swung too low and I ended up striking him in the balls.

    Thank goodness this was in training.

  39. WolfHunter on October 20, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    Good to see my fellow Aussies in this one. 👍🏻

  40. Brady Sylvester on October 20, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    New Zealand Army RNZIR represent !! – Onward

  41. john1182 on October 20, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    to me it all depends on intel.
    that should determin the room room/ structre clearing
    why be set in one mind set unless you can only train one way

  42. CHZ Lee on October 20, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    @14:30 I’m no expert but an expert told me that by trying to clear as much as the room before entering is good if your a cop but not for an warfighter. Violence of action prevents the enemy from being able to throw a grenade while your outside the door. I would love to do the slow and steady but I felt safer just busting in because I own the element of surprise and shock. I think once an enemy knows your trying to enter he can just keep shooting at whatever tries to peak out. Then at that point no one wants to take the room cuz he’s just ADSing waiting to let off a rip to the first man in

  43. Legion Of The Damned on October 20, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    smooth is fast, fast is smooth

  44. Carsten Nokleby on October 20, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    FIBUA is definitely better. I think people playing R6 Siege get to experiment and that is how the vast majority play. Not perfectly realistic, but still insightful.

  45. Agri Medicus on October 20, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    5:54 is that a howa type 89 ?


  46. Keith A. on October 20, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    In Canada, our number one is a virile male Canadian Goose. We run the cage up to the door, lift the gate, and that territorial rageturkey clears the whole place faster than you can say, “violence of action”

  47. Aarotron on October 20, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    Or as my trainers liked to call it: "navy seal hathat shit"

  48. grant on October 20, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    What’s the strategy after pie-ing off the door? It’s the exact same. And I have never heard of anyone saying to not engage an enemy in direct front. More like a dumb A misinterpretation of tactics. Not that I’d throw that past army infantry

  49. gee ransfield on October 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Say man does the us military use the metric system cause you chop and change between the 2 ie Beretta 9 mm 1911 45 cal which is 11.5mm ? From Western Australia

  50. Daniel Dinklberg on October 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Na, just toss tear gas in. The room will clear it self😂