Author: A Murphy's Military Law

The quartermaster has only two sizes, too large and too small.

The only time suppressive fire works is when it is used on abandoned positions.

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

Field experience is something you never get until just after you need it.

If the enemy is in range, so are you!

Odd objects attract fire… never lurk behind one.

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

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

Mines are equal opportunity weapons.

When the enemy is closing, the artillery will always be long

Automatic weapons – aren’t.

Whenever you lose contact with the enemy, look behind you.

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

[When parachuting] it is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.

Anything you can do can get you killed – including doing nothing.

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

All battles are fought at the junction of two or more map sheets… printed at different scales.

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.

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.

The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.

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