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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Major Wolf & Murphy's Laws of Combat

Posted at Major Wolf's site, here.

One I would add, that is part deathly serious and part in keeping with Mr. Murphy:  "Only two types of enemy will try to kill you from a distance or buckle-to-buckle - Amateurs and Stone Cold Professionals.

Murphy’s Laws of Combat 

1 - Don't look conspicuous - it draws fire.  (This is why aircraft carriers are called "Bomb Magnets") 

2 - Try to look unimportant because the bad guys may be low on ammo. 

3 - Anything you do can get you shot - including doing nothing. 

4 - When in doubt, empty your magazine. 

5 - If you are forward of your position, the artillery will fall short. 

6 - If you are short of everything except bad guys, you are in combat. 

7 - If your attack is going really well, its an ambush. 

8 - No plan survives the first contact intact. 

9 - Never share a foxhole with someone braver than you are. 

10 - Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder. 

11 - All five second grenades will burn down in three seconds. 

12 - The enemy diversion you are ignoring is the main attack. 

13 - The important things are always simple. 

14 - The simple things are always hard. 

15 - The shortest route is always mined. 

16 - If the bad guys are in range, "SO ARE YOU ! ! !" 

17 - Incoming fire has the right of way. 

18 - Friendly fire - isn't. 

19 - The only thing more accurate than incoming fire is incoming friendly fire. 

20 - Tracers work both ways. 

21 - Things that must be together to work, usually can't be shipped together. 

22 - Beer math is:  two beers times 37 men = 49 cases. 

23 - No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection. 

24 - Professional soldiers are predictable, but the world is full of amateurs.

1 comment:

  1. I was told a similar version of that in my teens! True stuff, especially the beer!


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