"Murphys Laws of Combat"
June 19, 1995 humor
- If the enemy is in range, so are you.
- Incoming fire has the right of way.
- Don’t look conspicuous — it draws fire.
- There is always a way.
- The easy way is always mined.
- Try to look unimportant — they may be low on ammo.
- Professionals are predictable, it’s the amateurs that are dangerous.
- The enemy invariably attacks on two occasions:
- When you’re ready for them.
- When you’re not ready for them.
- Teamwork is essential — it gives them someone else to shoot at.
- If you can’t remember, the claymore is pointed at you.
- The enemy diversion you have been ignoring will be the main attack.
- A “sucking chest wound” is nature’s way of telling you to slow down.
- If your attack is going well, you have walked into an ambush.
- Never draw fire, it irritates everyone around you.
- Anything you do can get you shot, including nothing.
- Make it tough enough for the enemy to get in and you won’t be able to get out.
- Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than yourself.
- If you are short of everything but the enemy, you are in a combat zone.
- When you have secured an area, don’t forget to tell the enemy.
- Never forget that your weapon is made by the lowest bidder.
(I don’t remember where I found this gem, I know it was back in the 1990’s some time.)