Author: A Murphy's Military Law

The enemy diversion you are ignoring is the main attack.

Recoilless rifles – aren’t.

Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.

The buddy system is essential to your survival; it gives the enemy somebody else to shoot at.

Neutral countries – aren’t.

Make it too tough for the enemy to get in and you can't get out.

The enemy invariably attacks on one of two occasions:
1. When you’re ready for them. 2. When you’re not ready for them.

Fortify your front; you’ll get your rear shot up.

The tough part about being an officer is that the troops don't know what they want, but they know for certain what they don't want.

If only one solution can be found for a field problem, then it is usually a stupid solution.

Suppressive fires – won’t.

Radios will fail as soon as you need fire support desperately

Corollary: Radar tends to fail at night and in bad weather, and especially during both

The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.

Things that must be together to work usually can't be shipped together; things which must be shipped together as a set, aren't.

If at first you don't succeed, call in an airstrike.

The enemy never monitors your radio frequency until you broadcast on an unsecured channel.

If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you may have misjudged the situation.

All other things being equal, the side with the simplest uniforms wins.

It's not the bullet with your name on it; it's the shrapnel addressed to ‘occupant’ you've got to worry about.

Incoming fire has the right-of-way.

When both sides are convinced they are about to lose, they're both right.

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