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Suppress and Slaughter was a tactic used by Theodore Roosevelt.


This tactic involves a unit providing suppressive fire from machine guns on their enemies so they can charge up to the enemy positions and fight at close range.


Theodre Roosevelt applied this tactic during the Battle of San Juan Hill, where the Rough Riders came under artillery and infantry fire and Roosevelt responded by ordering his Gatling gun detachment to provide suppressing fire which allowed his troops to charge up and take the San Juan and Kettle hill positions.