Author: A Murphy's Military Law

Incoming fire has the right-of-way.

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

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

The combat worth of a unit is inversely proportional to the smartness of its outfit and appearance.

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

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

Density of fire increases proportionally to the curiousness of the target.

Mines are equal opportunity weapons.

All five-second grenade fuses will burn down in three seconds.

The complexity of a weapon is inversely proportional to the IQ of the weapon's operator.

Never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lie down, never stay awake when you can sleep

Surprise is an event that takes place only in the mind of a commander.

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

If enough data is collected, a board of inquiry can prove anything.

Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who don't.

No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection.

The weight of all of your equipment is proportional to the cube of the time you have been carrying it.

No matter which way you have to march, its always uphill.

Whenever you have plenty of ammo, you never miss; whenever you are low on ammo, you can't hit the broad side of a barn.

Exceptions prove the rule, and destroy the battle plan.

Suppressive fires – won’t.

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